Dehumanizing Implications of AI: Report from Cambridge and World Congress (Pt. 2)

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What is a bottom-up worldview? What is a top-down worldview? Which one can account for human dignity in the face of some who seek to create “persons” through artificial intelligence? Is there a relationship between imitation and being? Andy, Terry, and Steve come together this week to continue where they left off with Andy’s report from Cambridge and World Congress. …

Means to an End: Sports, Athletes, and Going Beyond the Game

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Are athletes just bodies performing on the field? Often, we reduce athletes to that. Worse still, many athletes view themselves in that way. Labouring under the constant pressure to achieve the next thing, merit is the ever-present undertone of their perceived worth. Yet, there are those who seek to bring a positive change. In today’s episode of the AC Podcast, …

Kissing My Faith Goodbye: Purity, Marriage, and Deconstruction of Faith

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A great shockwave reverberated through the Evangelical world, as the one-time megachurch pastor, Joshua Harris, announced that he was separating from his wife and leaving Christianity. This story was of interest to the mainstream media as well. After all, this was a very prominent advocate of the purity movement in the late 90s and early 2000s, known for his bestselling …

Dehumanizing Implications of AI: Report from Cambridge and World Congress (Pt. 1)

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming more and more of a hot topic as people come to recognize the challenging metaphysical and ethical questions. What was the stuff of science fiction is not only at the door of our culture but is now forcefully demanding an answer from us. This week, Terry and Steve sit down with Andy to hear about …

Jude 3 Project: An Interview with Lisa Fields

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Most Christian endeavours are multi-front efforts, and apologetics is no exception. This is to be expected, given that different communities come with different experiences. The same spiritual need manifests itself in different ways. For today’s edition of the AC Podcast, Steve reached out to Lisa Fields of the Jude 3 Project which ministers primarily to the black community. Links & …

Can We Trust the Gospels?: An Interview with Dr. Peter J. Williams

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The Gospels portray the most famous and influential figure in all of human history – Jesus of Nazareth. Billions worship him as the unique Son of God. Even those who do not worship him still consider him to be an important moral teacher. But what reason do we have to trust the Gospels? Andy had an opportunity to sit down …

Deepfake: When the Theoretical Rubber Meets the Practical Road

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Our thinking on ethics and law seems to be playing catch-up with the development of new technology. This seems to be the case with Deepfake. What makes this technology particularly interesting is that it betrays what we really think about truth and morality. What happens when the theoretical rubber meets the practical road? Links & Articles Deepfake on Wikipedia

Theology of Humour: An Interview with Leland Klassen

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Those who grew up in a very traditional church, especially, will remember having to remain very solemn and quiet in the sanctuary. After all, in the New Testament, we read about Jesus weeping but we never read that he laughed. What is the place of laughter in the life of the Church? Is it too irreverent? To discuss this topic, …

Caught Between Haram and Halal: Understanding and Engaging Muslims

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The second largest world religion, Islam has about 1.8 billion adherents around the world. As Muslims immigrate to the West, we no longer have to travel overseas to encounter one. Many of the 1.8 billion can be found in our neighbourhood. They are our friends, neighbours, and coworkers. Are you ready to reach out to them with the gospel? Links …

Why the Rwandan Genocide Matters 25 Years Later: An Interview with Allison Alley

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Do you remember the movie Hotel Rwanda? The country of Rwanda has come to be known most prominently with the genocide of 1994. The racial and political tension that had been brewing finally blew up, and many people lost their lives in a short 3-month period. 25 years after the fact, why is this so important for us to remember? …