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Aug 20, 2018

In this bonus episode, Kyle and Daniel sit down with Dr. Barry Danylak, who has spent a lifetime studying what it means to be a single Christian and whose life is devoted to working with singles in the church. They talk about Barry’s practices as a single, celibate Christian, his scholarship on sexual ethics, and his understanding of the historical context of first century sexual ethics.



Assumptions is sponsored by ATB Financial (this week we highlight their support of the Edmonton Fringe Festival)  and the Alberta Podcast Network (this week we told you about the show Un Dad).


Show Notes:

Barry Danylak got his PhD in New Testament Studies at University of Cambridge. He is currently the community pastor of single adult ministries at Centre Street Church in Calgary. He holds graduate degrees in mathematics, Christian thought, and New Testament. He is the author of Redeeming Singleness: How the Storyline of Scripture Affirms the Single Life . He speaks and teaches all over the world on biblical singleness.

Wesley Hill refers to Barry’s work in Wesley’s book Washed and Waiting.

The organization that Barry described (and that Daniel lived amongst for a week) is called Servants of the Word.

Barry is a pastor at Centre Street Church in Calgary, Alberta.

Daniel and Barry briefly allude to Japanese trend of lonely-deaths.

Barry quotes from Genesis 2:24: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”

Barry referred to a conference hosted by Tyndale House, Cambridge.

Barry also quotes from 1 Corinthians 7:5: “Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again.”



Assumptions is written and produced by Daniel Melvill Jones and Kyle Marshall.

This episode edited by Kyle Marshall.

Our soundtrack comes from The Parson Red Heads.

Podcast artwork designed by Chris Taniguchi.

Photography by Josh Boak

Assumptions is available wherever podcasts are found, including Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Soundcloud, Spotify, iHeart Radio, and through the CKUA app.

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