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. …

Warning: Moral Inversion Ahead

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Can you be too committed to morality? We’ve seen in the 20th century (and others) how good intentions can lead to horrific atrocities. The Hungarian scientist, Michael Polanyi, saw in his day what was coming and called this a “moral inversion.” Is our own culture also ripe for a moral inversion? The AC team invited Dr. Andrew Grosso, a friend …

I Didn’t Ask for This!: Man Sues Parents for Giving Birth to Him

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Every now and then, we come across a news story that strikes us as utterly bizarre. The story of Raphael Samuel was one such story for the AC crew. This businessman from Mumbai is taking his parents to court for giving birth to him without his consent. While we might be tempted to dismiss this as a random oddity, there …

Is Evangelism Wrong?: Discussing Barna’s Findings

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Perhaps no other mantra resonates with us more in a pluralistic society than “Live and let live.” (Or today’s cousin, “You do you.”) Could this be behind the disturbing trend noted by Barna? According to some recent findings, while Christian millennials overwhelmingly affirm that their faith is important to them, almost half of them also say that they think evangelism …

Modern-Day Hermits: The Global Threat of Social Withdrawal

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From a battery-operated fan attached to chopsticks to cool down noodles, to people who get paid to shove people onto the commuter train during rush hours, Japan has a reputation for strange things. Have you heard of the hikikomori? These are people who have withdrawn themselves from society in Japan. The problem is, this is not limited to Japan. More …

Arrested Development: Discussing Insights from the Renegotiating Faith Study

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You may remember the study, Hemorrhaging Faith, a number of years ago which looked into the phenomenon of millennials leaving the church in large numbers in Canada. There’s been a follow-up study that was done to look at the transitioning period for young adults. What might be going through the mind of the young adults during this phase that some …