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, …

Fearless Prayer: An Interview with Dr. Craig Hazen

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There are many verses and passages in the Bible that make many people uncomfortable, Christians and non-Christians alike. However, not all verses make us uncomfortable in the same way. While some verses disturb us because it seems horrific, others disturb us because it seems too good to be true. Jesus’ words in John 15:7 fit the bill for the latter …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Should Christians Use Birth Control?

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Is there room for contraception within Christianity? How does the Big Picture inform our choices on contraception for Christians, and what are some theological, philosophical, and ethical implications of using contraception? What kind of contraceptive methods (currently) might be questionable and why? Is the pill you are taking abortifacient? Andy (Yes, he is back!), Steve, and Terry are back to …

Can a Christian Smoke Marijuana?

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Cannabis – more commonly known as marijuana – is being legalized for recreational use both in Canada and the US. As marijuana becomes (or will become) more readily available around us, many Christians are wondering what our response to it should be. Is marijuana like alcohol which can be enjoyed in moderation with a clear conscience? Or is it like …