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 …

The Human Project for Kids

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“You are stardust. Every tiny atom in your body came from a star that exploded long before you were born.” These words begin a children’s book called “You Are Stardust” that goes on to describe people, plants and animals as being simply made from the dust of dying stars. No more. No less. Nothing distinguishing humans from insects or flowers …

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 …

Highlights from the 2018 AC Conference

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The 2018 Apologetics Canada Conference has now come and gone. If you were there, you saw the conference from the front. Ever wondered what the view from the back might be like? Andy, Steve, and Terry are back this week to debrief on the conference and offer the behind-the-scenes view of it. Links & Articles Order Apologetics Canada Conference 2018 …

Love Thy Body: An Interview with Nancy Pearcey

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Does secularism have a lower view of the body? How does this impact the political hot-button issues of the day, like abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, and transgenderism? Nancy Pearcey, in her new book, Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality, powerfully critiques the secular ethic regarding the human body and explains how Christianity’s high view of the body …

How Should Humans Live?: The Human Project Session Four

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What’s a good life? Everyone wants to live one but seldom do we come across those who have carefully thought through this question. How do the questions we’ve been covering so far in this series (What is human? What is the value of human life? What leads to human flourishing?) build up to the question of how we should live? …