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 …

Artificial Intelligence: What is It?

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Technology is advancing by leaps and bounds in our time. It is advancing so far, in fact, as to throw into question what it means to be human. We are struggling in our thinking to keep up with the pace at which technology is advancing. Today, the AC crew addresses the question of artificial intelligence and how it connects with …

Defending Your Marriage: The Reality of Spiritual Battle

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It is said, “If you think you are perfect, there is only one hope for you – get married.” When two sinners try to live with each other, you are bound to experience trouble. Now, how many of us think of the spiritual reality behind the problems in our marriage? How many books have you seen that addresses that dimension? …

A Theology of Adventure: Contemplating the Ethics of Risk

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It’s a good habit as Christians to debrief on media that we just consumed. Be it movies, TV shows, or the news, what does our Christian worldview have to say about what we just saw and listened to? This exercise led today’s edition of the AC Podcast after the AC team watched a nail-biting documentary, Free Solo, as Andy, Steve, …

We’ve Been There All Along: The Surprising History of Christians’ Contribution to Canada’s Political Life

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Canada – a country known for her beautiful landscape and friendly people. She’s also known for being rather secular, well on her way to becoming more like Europe. However, what many people don’t seem to remember is how critical a role Christianity played in Canada’s formation and political life in general. Today, we hear from Jojo Ruba, the Executive Director …

AC Conference 2019 Highlights

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Perhaps the most high-profile thing Apologetics Canada does is its annual apologetics conference. Over a thousand like-minded people (and not so like-minded people) come together to engage ideas. Do you ever wonder what things look like from the perspective of the organizers of this event? Join Andy, Terry, and Steve as they talk about some highlights from this year’s conference. …