Why the Rwandan Genocide Matters 25 Years Later: An Interview with Allison Alley

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Do you remember the movie Hotel Rwanda? The country of Rwanda has come to be known most prominently with the genocide of 1994. The racial and political tension that had been brewing finally blew up, and many people lost their lives in a short 3-month period. 25 years after the fact, why is this so important for us to remember? …

Re-Engaging the Imagination of the Disenchanted: An Interview with Dr. Paul M. Gould

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If the Flat Earth Society (with “members from around the globe!”) were to host an event discussing astrophysics, would you attend it? Likely, virtually everyone would answer, “No.” This is because of what’s known as the plausibility structure in our minds. That is to say, what do we think is within the realm of the possible? The flat earth hypothesis …

Why These Books in the New Testament? Part Deux

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What would happen if we were to discover additional writings by Apostle Paul? Should we include that in the canon or not? What about the forged documents we know of? Do we have reason to be confident that, say, the four Gospels are not forged? Andy and Terry continue their interview with Wesley Huff on the questions of the Bible …

Why These Books in the New Testament?

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If you’ve ever wondered how the books in the New Testament came to be included in the Bible, you are not alone. While books like The Da Vinci Code would have us believe that the books in the New Testament were arbitrarily chosen for the purpose of power, a less sensational and more careful study seems to disappoint fans of …

The Future of Abortion in Canada and the US

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Abortion, once thought to be a settled issue, has sharply come into focus again with the shifting political atmosphere in Canada and the US, particularly with the new pro-life laws coming into effect in the State of Georgia and Alabama. Emotions are running wild on both sides of the debate, as they both try to protect what they consider to …

R.I.P.: What We Can Learn from Rachel Held Evans

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On May 3, 2019, Rachel Held Evans, the 37-year-old popular progressive Christian author, tragically passed away, leaving behind two young children and a husband. Known for questioning and challenging the Evangelical establishment, her authenticity won the admiration of many conservative Christian leaders despite their sharp differences. Andy, Terry, and Steve come together in today’s edition of the AC Podcast for …

Imaged: Navigating Dignity in a Technological Age

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PARENTAL ADVISORY: The episode addresses mature subject matter at about the 29 minute mark. Technology has an interesting way of raising deeper questions for us. It invites us to scrutinize what we used to take for granted, or, at times, it raises a set of questions we’d never considered before. Check out this week’s edition of the AC Podcast to …

Four Views of Evil: An Interview with W. Paul Franks

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Evil is a fact of life. Some may experience it more intensely than others, but it seems ubiquitous nonetheless. It has puzzled many philosophers and theologians for centuries and much ink continues to be spilled even today. How do theists and non-theists explain evil? Dr. W. Paul Franks of Tyndale University College and Seminary has edited a very helpful volume …

More than Pixels: Exploring a Theology of Video Gaming

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Remember the Super Mario Bros.? Some 30 years ago, video gaming was a harmless and pixelated diversion. However, the growing sophistication in video gaming technology is forcing us to raise some interesting questions. How does video gaming intersect with theology? Join Steve in today’s edition of the AC Podcast to see how these two seemingly unrelated worlds collide. Links & …

Compassion Precedes Action

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We’ve all heard the stories: a homeless person finds help, abuses the system, and then goes back out onto the street. These kinds of stories can make us jaded toward those who struggle with poverty, homelessness, and drug addiction. But what if we are looking in the wrong place to “fix” the problem? What happens when we throw off our …