Meet Generation Z: An Interview with James Emery White

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The Baby Boomers, the Generation X, the Millennials, and, now, the Generation Z. Who are the Generation Z? What is their outlook on the world? How is the digital environment shaping them, and what does it mean for them to be a post-Christian generation? When we send missionaries overseas, we intuitively understand that they need to learn the language and …

Hello, Robot: Google Duplex vs. Human Interaction

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Google has made a splash in the social media world with their recent I/O developer conference where they revealed Google Duplex, a system that Google Assistant to make phone calls on behalf of the user. That may not sound bad in and of itself, but critics say this piece of technology is incredibly dangerous. Why might that be? Also, Andy …

The Incel Rebellion: The Motivation Behind the Toronto Attack

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CAUTION: This episode deals with mature subject matter and is not appropriate for children. Toronto and all of Canada were rocked last week at the news of a deadly incident that claimed the lives of 10 people and injured many when Alek Minassian drove a van into a crowd. Naturally, people focused on the motive for such a senseless attack. …

“Don’t Tell Me What to Think”: Thoughts on the Indoctrination Hypothesis

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It seems intuitive that one born and raised in Saudi Arabia would likely be Muslim and one born and raised in India would likely be a Hindu, probably because an average child grows up being taught the religious views of the parents. Some call this indoctrination and would go so far as to say that, without indoctrination, religion would simply …

Seeking Guru Nanak, Finding Jesus: An Interview with a Former Sikh

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Sikhism, the youngest of the major world religions, is becoming more prominent in Canada as Sikhs rise to positions of prominence, and it is becoming increasingly easy in urban areas (and often in not-so-urban areas) to come across the iconic turban and the long beard. What is Sikhism? What does it take for a Sikh to come to faith in …

Does Religion Poison Everything?

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God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, reads the title of the late Christopher Hitchens’ bestselling book. From greedy preachers to militant jihadists, it is not that difficult to come across stories of people doing terrible things in the name of religion, and many people resonate with the idea that religion poisons everything. Does religion really poison everything? In …

Your Meaning vs My Meaning: What is the Purpose of Life?

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When theists challenge atheists that they have no meaning in life, atheists often indignantly respond that their life is, in fact, full of meaning. What’s going on here? Clearly, theists and atheists are talking past each other. What kind of meaning are we talking about? Can we just give life whatever meaning we want? What’s wrong with doing that? Andy, …

Limited Religious Freedom: Navigating the Collision of Rights

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Since its legalization in 2015, the issue of doctor-assisted suicide continues to remain a contentious issue in Canada. Recently, the Ontario divisional court ruled that, while the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario violated the charter rights of those physicians who are against doctor-assisted suicide by requiring them to make an effective referral, it was nevertheless an acceptable violation …

An Apologetic for Apologetics: Q&A with Listeners

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Is apologetics just for a small number of a particular kind of people in the church? Is it even appropriate for the youth? Also, how do we engage in apologetics and conversations with non-Christians in a way that is not merely academic? Can we do it in such a way that we are intimately aware of God’s presence in this …

What is a Better Foundation for Human Rights?: Dialogue Debrief with Dr. Andy Bannister

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Just a couple days before the Apologetics Canada Conference 2018, Apologetics Canada and Westside Church partnered to host a dialogue on human rights between a Christian and a secular humanist. Dr. Andy Bannister, the director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity, and Ian Bushfield, the executive director of the BC Humanist Association, had a conversation moderated by Apologetics Canada’s …