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? …

What Leads to Human Flourishing?: The Human Project Session Three

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In history, we see peoples and governments trying to achieve utopia through social engineering projects. Some of these have resulted in crises that we hadn’t foreseen. What was meant to lead to human flourishing in fact created the opposite. What then does lead to human flourishing? How does the question of what is human and its value inform how we …

What is the Value of Human Life?: The Human Project Session Two

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The UN Declaration of Human Rights begins begins with the words: “Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world…” Did you catch that? Human dignity (or value) is inherent and we merely recognize it. But what is …

What is Human?: The Human Project Session One

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What is human? Are we stardust? Bags of chemicals on bones? Or something more? Our answer to this question has practical consequences that can spell out the life and death of millions. Yet, how are we to go about answering this question if God becomes irrelevant to us culturally? This week, Andy, Steve, and Terry begin a 4-part series on …

Doctor-Assisted Suicide: An Interview with Harold Albrecht, MP

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Do you know what the laws are in Canada on doctor-assisted suicide and how we got to the current laws? In his recent filming trip to Ottawa, Andy had a chance to sit down with Harold Albrecht, the Member of Parliament for the Kitchener-Conestoga riding, to get an insider’s view. How does the question of dying well connect to the …

Soviet Canada?: Free to Believe But Not Free to Act

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The Canada Summer Jobs program is a grant program intended to support employers in hiring secondary and post-secondary students so they can gain valuable work experience. The Liberal government in Canada, though, has been getting lots of media attention after making it a requirement for applicants to sign off on the attestation stating both the job and the mandate of …

Critiquing Theistic Evolution: An Interview with Stephen Meyer

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The question of the origin of life – and origin of humanity, more specifically – can be an emotionally charged topic. It goes to show that how we answer this question is very important to us. To that end, a number of theories vie for our attention, one of them being theistic evolution, the idea that God used evolution to …

Dare to Accept Diversity: An Interview with André Schutten

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Our Western culture rightly values diversity and tolerance. Yet, the troubling trend is arising where a certain kind of diversity is not tolerated. Can a wonderful country like Canada handle diversity of views on marriage and sexuality? This question underlies the Trinity Western School of Law case that is before the Supreme Court of Canada. Steve and Terry invited André …