Apologetics Canada Staff:
Andy Steiger is one of those people that asks questions and enjoys thinking. You’ll often find him adrift in his thoughts on art, science, philosophy and religion. More than a book addict, Andy enjoys a good adventure. His love for people and culture has led him and his wife Nancy to travel and serve in over 30 countries. These experiences have challenged him to ponder life’s tough questions from a broader worldview perspective. Currently Andy and Nancy live in Vancouver, BC Canada with their two boys: Tristan and William. Although Andy is originally from Portland, Oregon he lives and works in Vancouver, BC Canada as the director of Apologetics Canada. He is also a fellow radio host and contributor on 99.5 fm KKLA with Apologetics.com in Los Angeles. He has a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Columbia Bible College and a Masters Degree in Apologetics from Biola University.
Jon got his start in Christian apologetics for two reasons: 1. Growing up in the church, his twenties were spent investigating and wrestling with whether the faith he grew up believing was intellectually reasonable. 2. As a pastor of students, he loved them too much to let their doubts overcome their love for Jesus. Jon now seeks to be the kind of 1 Peter 3:15 apologist who gives the reasons for his hope that Jesus is Lord with the gentleness and respect due to all people and worldviews. Jon speaks at retreats, camps and conferences all over North America. Jon holds a BTh from Ambrose University College and has also completed programs at the Resurgence Training Center (Re:Train) and Oxford University. He is currently working to finish an MA in Apologetics at Biola University. His strongest influences are C.S. Lewis, Tim Keller, D.A. Carson, Os Guinness and John Lennox.
What’s our story?
When Andy Steiger and his wife, Nancy began Apologetics Canada in 2009, we were motivated to stop the exodus of young people from the church. God however had much more in store. This generation of young people both Christians and non-Christians alike are hungry for truth. They are continually amazed by the number of young adults we have had the privilege of leading to faith in Jesus Christ. The challenge in Western culture is communicating the message of Jesus in a way that people can understand and appreciate. Sharing the gospel requires us all to understand and speak the language of culture and address the questions being asked. When we do this in love and with the winsomeness of Christ Jesus, lives are impacted and culture is changed.
Apologetics Canada seeks to inspire and challenge Canadian believers to think and thinkers to believe.
What is Apologetics?
Apologetics comes from the greek word apologia, meaning to give an answer or defense, specifically of Christian truth claims. The Apostle Peter exhorts all Christians to be prepared to give an apologia for the hope we have in Christ (1 Peter 3:15). Apologetics is about Christians understanding what they believe and why, and knowing how to effectively communicate those beliefs. Apologetics is not a new trend but a Christian tradition. It has been a critical task of Christians for millennia and is as important today as ever before. R.C. Sproul calls this the most anti-intellectual period in the history of the church and that is something we believe needs to change. We believe along with C.S. Lewis who wrote, “Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy needs to be answered” (The Weight of Glory). Every Christian needs to be able to give an answer, a reasonable one, for why they are followers of Jesus Christ with winsomeness and precision.
How are we structured?
Apologetics Canada is a ministry of Christian Education Ministries International (CEMI) in Canada and Apologetics.com in the US. Andy Steiger is the director of Apologetics Canada. Apologetics Canada seeks to provide seminars, conferences and resources for people to become and stay fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ in Canada and around the world.
*CEMI is a registered non-profit society in British Columbia, Canada.
*Apologetics.com is a registered non-profit society in California, USA.
All donations are tax deductible in Canada through CEMI and the US through Apologetics.com
What do we believe?
We recognize the 66 books of the Protestant canon of the Bible as the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We also recognize the following post-biblical creeds and confessions as valuable and faithful though not infallible, expressions of Christian orthodoxy.