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In a world full of scandals, not only in the news but also in our families, how do we live out the gospel's call to be ministers of reconciliation? This isn't easy, especially when we disagree if a broken situation has been mended. It happened with ministry leaders in the Bible and it still happens today. In this episode of the AC Podcast, join the…
 
The modern church design, many would argue pales in comparison to that of the churches of past centuries. From tapestries, stain glass windows and limestone statues the level of detail at least for the aesthetic puts many of today's churches to shame. Yet the question remains, how is it that something with such rich architecture could fall to becom…
 
The importance of loving God with our hearts has never really come into question for the believer. Even the Christian who wrestles with an emotional relationship with Jesus will still likely admit that a devotion to Christ is at the foundation of our faith. Yet, when it comes to loving the Lord with our minds, biblical academia has often been seen …
 
One of the most controversial topics in culture today, is that of gender and sexuality. The church for a long period of time has received backlash for their attempts to uphold believed biblical approaches to the subject. Even the best of times, these conversations, though tense, can not be shied away from if we truly desire to love God and love peo…
 
Humility is one of those virtues that we like to see in others but not in ourselves. It is difficult to live out consistently. What is humility? Why should we—regardless of whether we are Christians or not—strive for humility? Andy, Troy, and Steve put their heads together virtually to discuss this virtue from various angles.…
 
Our taste in media consumption can tell us a lot about where we are as a culture. Lately, we’ve been seeing more and more shows and movies come out in which what was once considered evil is portrayed with sympathy or even outright glorification. Tune into this week’s AC Podcast episode, as the AC team hashes out some of their thoughts on this cultu…
 
Will everyone eventually be saved, or will some be lost forever? Andy, Steve, and Wes continue their conversation on the issue of hell, eternity, and what to make of the view that God will save everyone without exception in the end.Apologetics Canada
 
What happens when we die? According to the traditional Christian view, there are those who enter into eternal life and those who are lost forever. But this wasn’t the only view in town. Some Church Fathers held to a view that everyone, without exception, will be reconciled to God in the end. What does the AC team make of this view? Andy, Steve, and…
 
Christians have been called to the ministry of reconciliation. However our differences often give room to division which will always be in conflict with our call to reach the lost for the sake of the gospel. God is truly the author of our faith and as such, there is no restoration story beyond his grasp. On this week's episode Andy invites a specia…
 
In discussing morality, one question that often arises is whether the application of said morality is subjective or objective. Also, the foundation of that morality also comes into discussion when comparing a secular worldview with a religious one. Recently, a young Iranian woman, Mahsa Amini, lost her life while in the custody of Iran’s Morality P…
 
The UK and the British Commonwealth officially said goodbye to the Queen Elizabeth II this week as her funeral was held. From mourning to outright celebration, the passing of the longest-reigning monarch in the British history is evoking all manner of reactions. Is she to be remembered as a woman of virtue and faith, or is she to be remembered as t…
 
Apostasy. That’s a relatively unfamiliar word for most people. Yet, the concept is a familiar one to most Christians, particularly Protestants. Once saved, can you lose your salvation? Not only does this question touch on many points of Christian doctrine, it’s also one that is deeply emotional for many Christians. Much theological and philosophica…
 
Often, what we think is a matter of common sense turns out to be false. All of us probably hold to ideas that we would begin with “Everyone knows…” that are just not true. This week’s edition of the AC Podcast features Wes and Steve talking about some things we might believe about Christianity that are either completely wrong or greatly exaggerated…
 
The fight for the environment is taking on greater and greater priority for many government agencies. But can we go too far in protecting the environment? Now, farmers are saying it’s led to irrational measures. Join Andy, Steve and Troy as they discuss the implications of extreme environmentalism and what the Christian worldview has to say about t…
 
Inspiration of Scripture — the idea that God breathed out Scripture through human authors — is something Evangelical Christians would be happy to affirm. It speaks both to its source and authority. And yet, our defense of it rarely goes beyond the mere citation of 2 Timothy 3:16. The AC team came together on this week’s edition of the AC Podcast to…
 
It used to be that death was not an acceptable outcome of a medical procedure. Well, no more. The legal and social development in Canada in the last several years has opened the door to assisted suicide and euthanasia. When death is an acceptable outcome of a medical procedure, how does it impact both medical professionals and those who are on the …
 
Deception, an aspect of the Fall of Man, receives comparatively little attention, yet it has the potential to exercise one of the most far-reaching influences in our lives from social media posts to adverts on TV to financial investments, even to our relationships, down to what we believe about reality, the world, life, death, and God! Join Andy St…
 
"A house divided against itself, cannot stand." This has become the reality for the LGBTQ+ community as of late. So much so, that even leading activists are hesitant to comment on how dire of a situation they find themselves. It goes without saying that the logical disagreements on gender identity speak to the much deeper issues of our human identi…
 
Recently, Andy returned from a trip to Romania. From the World Congress, to local churches, and even to a radio station, he had some wonderful opportunities to speak in various settings. Even as he was enjoying the company of an amazing people and appetizing food, Andy came back with many thoughts about the global Church. Join us for this week’s ed…
 
This is a special week for Apologetics Canada. The AC Podcast celebrates its 400th episode! From its humble beginning as “something to try out” to being a major part of AC’s ministry, the podcast has undergone many changes over the years. Join the AC team as they share why they do this podcast and the very human process behind it all.…
 
Do women and children have inherent human dignity? Almost all of us would readily say, “Yes, of course!” In fact, it would seem almost weird in our culture to even raise that question because the answer seems so obvious. Yet, it hasn’t always been this way, and, often human dignity was allotted selectively. Join Wes, Troy, and Steve on this week’s …
 
“They judge you, they judge Christ, Godspeed to women’s rights.” Coming off the back of the overturning of the Roe V. Wade decision, Recording Artist and Pop Culture mogul Kendrick Lamar recites this polarizing message at the Glastonbury festival in England. If his mantra wasn’t enough, Kendrick, already dawning a crown of thorns, would then drip p…
 
Conscience is a hot topic these days. Many people — especially certain medical professionals — are feeling the pressure of rapidly changing cultural values. What is conscience? Why is it important to allow room for people to act according to their conscience? Andy, Steve, Troy, and Wes sat down together to discuss these questions and more as Andy p…
 
There has often been a tendency to be rather comparative when it comes to sharing testimonies. While Christian culture often lends its attention to the most tragic of stories, it doesn't share it's scars. Apologetics Canada is honored to have many talented speakers join our AC Adjunct Speaker team and on this weeks podcast Troy and Steve sit down w…
 
5 weeks, 4 members,17,598 feet,1 epic trip. The Steiger family is officially back from their trip from Nepal. They set out to share a "coming of age" adventure with their children as the hiked to Mount Everest Base Camp, with the hopes of bring back some incredible memories. Listen as Andy and Nancy reflect on some of the aspects of parenting that …
 
Is America turning more pro-life? The majority opinion draft of the ruling on Roe v Wade shows that SCOTUS is set to overturn this infamous 1973 ruling that legalized abortion across all 50 states. The impact of this upcoming decision can be felt across the border in the Great White North. There was a short but intense period of Canadian media bein…
 
5 weeks, 4 members,17,598 feet,1 epic trip. The Steiger family is officially back from their trip from Nepal. They set out to share a "coming of age" adventure with their children as the hiked to Mount Everest Base Camp, with the hopes of bring back some incredible memories. Well, they did just that. Tested by the elements and conditions, the famil…
 
What are some words you would use to label yourself? An Arminian Japanese engineer? A likeable Sudanese Sufi Muslim? There are a myriad of ways to identify and describe ourselves. Why do we use labels? Are there any pros and cons we should consider? Are there good ways and bad ways to use them? How do we go about the use of labels in a church conte…
 
The Bible is a big library of books. Naturally, people take certain memorable passages or verses for easy access. “For I know the plans I have for you…” or “I can do all things through Christ…” Some of these verses may even have a place in your cupboard, etched onto your favourite mug. Have you taken the time to look at these verses more closely fo…
 
It's the Mother's Day takeover! For the first time AC hosts got the opportunity to hand the reins of the AC Podcast over to the incredible women in their lives. It goes without saying that much of what is done at AC wouldn't be possible without the support, wisdom and insight of these incredible ladies. Tune in and listen to Jasmine (wife of Troy),…
 
It's no secret that the Christian Music industry has grown to heights and levels that rival the modern industry. Yet, it has to be said that their are potential dangers that come with celebrity culture finding its footing in the church. Troy sits down with CHVN radio host Mike Thom to chat about the modern music industry and the desire to keep wors…
 
Most, if not all, deliberate human activity gets filtered through the lens of some worldview. What has metaphysics got to do with medicine? As it turns out, quite a lot. Questions of medical ethics touch on what it means to be human, what the value of human life is, and a host of other issues of deepest significance. Today, Andy sat down with Rapha…
 
Why should I care about the environment?” Asked this question, most people would say, “because we need to save the planet for future generations.” Yet, if life has no meaning or purpose, why bother saving the environment for anyone, let alone future generations? We might as well get what we can while we can. If we ought to protect the environment (…
 
The pandemic has seen many Christian events and programs shut down, causing many to rethink their methods of evangelism. One initiative of Youth For Christ Saskatoon, called California Breakaway, has made it their goal to always be willing to explore creative ways to reach today's youth. They've been doing it since 1974 Join Troy as he chats with Y…
 
It's no secret to anyone that cancel culture has dug its fingers into society. The truth is, no one is safe from its impact, and that includes the accuser. We have seen many go on somewhat of a crusade in the hopes of bringing "justice" and "accountability" to a person or an organization who has committed an act deemed inexcusable. But what is that…
 
We have watched from afar as the Russian military have continued to invade Ukraine for the last month. It can be difficult to know what's actually going on and how to respond. In part 2 of "Invaded" Andy sits down with 3 Ukrainian believers whose families are still caught in the war. A brother, a sister and friend give us an update on Ukraine, thei…
 
Crossings: A Journey to Easter is an all-outdoor art exhibition featuring 16 art pieces depicting the scriptural stations of the cross. Set at sites throughout downtown and midtown Toronto, Crossings draws upon the centuries-old Christian spiritual practice of walking and praying the path that Jesus took on his way to the cross. In this exhibit, th…
 
Are we headed towards a totalitarian dystopia? George Orwell’s work, 1984, has been gaining more attention in recent days. Some think we are getting dangerously close to Orwell’s dystopia. Others think this is an overreaction. In preparation for the upcoming AC Literary Expedition, Steve and Wes invited Dr. Scott Masson on this week’s edition of th…
 
How do we love well, when we disagree? Can we honour people while maintaining difference of opinion? Join Troy and Miss MacKenzie in the classroom of Regent Christian Academy to hear from some bright Grade 3 students explore these questions and more.Apologetics Canada
 
We have watched from afar as the Russian military invaded Ukraine. It can be difficult to know what's actually going on and how to respond. On this episode of the AC podcast we invited two Ukrainian friends, with family caught in the fighting, to provide a much needed Christian perspective.Apologetics Canada
 
I’m sure you’ve heard of deconstruction but what about decolonization? Regardless of your opinion, these concepts are becoming more prevalent within the Christian context. So, let’s talk about it. Join Troy as he interviews Clare Williams of Get Real (UK) as they take a brief look at decolonization and how the church can respond.…
 
In recent years, organizations, businesses and churches have sought to better diversify their teams and leadership. While the thought behind it has been genuine for some, others have fallen to the level of cultural exploitation through the act of Tokenism. This leads many to think that this “diversification" is really nothing more than a PR stunt. …
 
The table turned. Stephen Colbert voluntarily sat in the hot seat as he got his guest, Dua Lipa, to interview him instead. She asked a profound question: “How does your faith overlap with your comedy?” The response given by Colbert, a professed Catholic, drew mixed responses. That much one can see from the responses to Tim Keller’s tweet endorsing …
 
It's often said that perception is everything; but what happens when the "powers that be" seemingly misuse their abilities for the sake of hijacking a narrative? Who do we trust? This past month Canada has seen a nationwide convoy of a so-called "fringe minority" lead by many of the nations truckers. Uniting in protest, their actions would see them…
 
The last few years have been challenging to everyone. From lockdowns, bills being passed and vaccine mandates. Much of what people thought was freedom of thought and choice have either been outright dismissed or consistently challenged by what appears to be any means necessary. It's gone so far as to even draw a large convoy of truckers to the door…
 
It's a question asked by many who have either walked away from the Christian faith, or those who have never claimed it. There's no denying that much of what people desire in this life is to live comfortably, have fun and potentially leave a mark after they are gone. When someone claims to be happy, do they mean it? If so, by what scale do they dete…
 
Jesus Buddha? Jesus the Greek-speaking Jew? This week, Wes and Steve seek to put Jesus in his proper historical context. Did Jesus travel to Nepal in his teen years to receive Buddhist teachings, later to bring it back home? Did Jesus speak exclusively in Aramaic? And what do the answers to these questions have to say about God’s character? Find ou…
 
It’s well enough known that we live in a hyper-sexualized culture. Sex is taken casually and this has made its way into the church, too. “I’m shocked that so many young Christian men expect sex before marriage,” one listener complains. What’s going on here? Andy, Steve, and Troy sat down this week to kick off year 2022 by reflecting on dating, marr…
 
From across the pond, AC adjunct speaker Andy Bannister (Director at Solas Centre for Public Christianity) joins us digitally from his home in Scotland. Andy and Andy, as they’re known, discuss Bannister’s new book, Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God? Are Christianity and Islam the same? Join us for this week's episode of the AC podcast…
 
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