Why Freedom Matters: The Importance of Free Will in Love and Rationality

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Freedom is a highly prized concept in the West, particularly in North America. In order for us to have freedom, we need free will. But what is this thing called free will? How do different people understand it? Is it even possible? What is the cost of denying it? Join Steve as he interviews Tim Stratton, the executive director of …

Strategic Compassion: An Interview with the President of Compassion Canada

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Poverty is something we can all see and want to combat. Yet, it’s not always easy to define what poverty is. What is true poverty? Is throwing money at people enough? How should Christians go about our fight against it? In this edition of the AC Podcast, Andy and Terry interview Barry Slauenwhite, the president of Compassion Canada, to talk …

Being a Public Christian

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What happens when a pastor becomes a business consultant? It may seem at first glimpse like it is an odd switch with the two fields that share hardly anything at all, but there is lots of fascinating things we can observe. Andy and Terry invited back their good friend, Jon Morrison, to the show to talk about the theology of …

Authentically Emergent: An Interview with Dr. R. Scott Smith

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You may remember names such as Brian McLaren, Rob Bell, Tony Jones, and others from the so-called Emergent Church movement that gained popularity about 10 years ago. Now largely forgotten with some rare exceptions, you might be thinking this movement is passé. Yet, their story is still relevant to the Evangelical church today, as she is influenced by the same …

The Future of Apologetics: With Voices from the Past

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If you’ve been a regular listener, you are in for a treat. As the AC Podcast celebrates its 200th episode milestone, Terry and Steve bring on a blast (two, to be exact) from the past. Join us for this special edition of the AC Podcast where we retrace Apologetics Canada’s footsteps and look ahead to where we are headed. Links …

Confident Pluralism: An Interview with Dr. John D. Inazu

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We live in a society with a plurality of views. This can be a good thing, but, as we’ve all been observing lately in the realm of politics, this is most certainly a challenging thing. How should we, Christians and non-Christians alike, navigate the turbulent waters of a pluralistic society? Andy and Terry are back this week to interview Dr. …

Faith Beyond Belief: An Interview with Jojo Ruba

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Are you looking for solid Canadian apologetics ministries? Steve is back this week to introduce you to one of them. In this week’s episode, he interviews Jojo Ruba, the Executive Director of Faith Beyond Belief, a Christian worldview training organization based in Calgary, AB. Tune in this week to learn more about what Faith Beyond Belief does and what Jojo …

Won’t You Be My Neighbour?

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Many adults both in Canada and the US remember seeing Fred Rogers growing up. In many ways, he was the hallmark of our childhood TV experience. This highly influential public TV figure with an air of a friendly grandpa about him was featured in a recent biographical documentary. In this week’s episode of AC Podcast, Andy, Terry, and Steve sat …

How the West Really Lost God

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Conventional wisdom says that secularization is the result of increasing access and quality of education and affluence. This seems to explain why it is that secularism is more prevalent in wealthy Western countries. Yet, when sociological data is examined more rigorously, this theory of secularization seems lacking. Andy, Terry, and Steve are back this week to discuss a couple of …

Why Does God Allow Evil?

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While some objections to Christianity seem to be more or less time-bound fads, others seem to be perennial. The question of evil and suffering is one such question. This is particularly a problem for the Judeo-Christian worldview which posits an all-powerful and all-loving God. A number of years ago, at our annual apologetics conference, we had the privilege of hearing …