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What do video gaming and apologetics have to do with each other? More than you might think at first. From how games are designed, to the nature of coding, our humanity and dignity are implicated. Today, Andy invited a rather unusual guest, a video game developer, to discuss how video gaming intersects with the Christian worldview and the place of h…
 
With the American presidential election merely days away, partisanship is flaring up as might be expected. We are used to seeing such political allegiances in many places, but we might not rightly expect it from science journals. What happens when science shakes hands with political power? Andy and Steve are back on today's edition of AC Podcast to…
 
When a well-known and beloved Christian minister and evangelist faces allegations of sexual misconduct, what are we to make of it? Allegations have been made by several women working at the spa co-owned by the late Ravi Zacharias. The organization that bears his name, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, opened an investigation. Many listeners …
 
Social media. That phrase probably brings up lots of phrases and images in your mind, from cat videos to political slogans and more. Are you in charge of your social media uses? One documentary says an emphatic "No." By popular demand, Andy and Steve came together on today's edition of AC Podcast to discuss the Netflix documentary, The Social Dilem…
 
How comfortable are you with talking about sex? There is a podcast where two women talk about sex so openly that, despite its popularity, it's bound to make some people uncomfortable. For Andy and his guest, Alisha Stobbe, what's truly disturbing is not the open talk about sex but their view on sexuality. What is the cultural narrative that we have…
 
What is the most loving gift you can give to your child? Typically, you wouldn't think having zero siblings would be one of them, but that is precisely what an environmentalist group is advocating for. With overpopulation, it is claimed, we are depleting the planet's resources and this will spell a disaster for our future generations. Andy and Stev…
 
When Christians think of Jesus, he is someone who is way ahead of his time, demonstrated by his counter-cultural acceptance of people who are marginalized and ostracized by society. You wouldn't think that, though, when you look at his interaction with a Canaanite woman where he calls her a dog. Was he being racist? Join Andy and Steve as they wrap…
 
Jesus throwing a tantrum. Or so some critics of Christianity might characterize Jesus' cleansing of the Jewish Temple. Driving animals out, overturning moneychangers' tables - Even for Christians, this seems out of character for "gentle Jesus meek and mild." What's going on here? Andy and Steve are back with part 2 of the series, Did Jesus Dehumani…
 
"Slaughter these enemies of mine before me." These are probably not the sort of words you would expect to find on the lips of Jesus. Yet, in the Parable of Ten Minas in Luke 19:11-27, the noble man who becomes king says this. Did Jesus dehumanize his enemies? Is this king meant to be Jesus? If so, in what way? Join Andy and Steve as they start a 3-…
 
In today's edition of the AC Podcast, Andy and Steve celebrate a belated 300th episode milestone with a little status update on what we've been up to and where we are headed. From something as visible as the launch of Andy's new book, to things that are somewhat less known, today's episode will give you a glimpse into what's going on with this mini…
 
When it comes to defending the reliability of Scripture, many Christians often focus on the canonical Gospels. But what about the Book of Acts? How can the accuracy of this book shed light on the reliability of the other books of the New Testament? And what reasons might there be for thinking that this volume was indeed accurately written? Join Wes…
 
Caution: Today episode deals with mature subject matter at times. Please be mindful of little ears around you. What are some warning signs of online troubles we should be looking out for in our children? What does online transparency look like for accountability's sake for ourselves and for our children? Also, what are some websites and apps we wan…
 
When we deal with children and adolescents, what are our tendencies? For many of us, we find it tricky to discern just how "adult-like" we should treat them. Now, throw into the mix the parenting challenges that comes with online technology and smart devices. How does screen time relate to the brain and social development of our children - young an…
 
WARNING: This week's episode, while not explicit, deals with mature subject matter. Listener discretion is advised. Technology is everywhere, and we are more connected than every before. With that kind of ubiquitous connection comes risks and dangers, especially for our children. How do we parent so that our children are protected while learning to…
 
Christians are sojourners. You may have heard that phrase before. We are first and foremost citizens of heaven. At the same time, we find ourselves living in a wider culture as part of it. How are we to live in that tension? And are we in the best of times or the worst of times? How we answer these questions will impact the way we engage the cultur…
 
If Andy had a chance to interview Jesus, would you be interested in listening in? Well, he didn't exactly interview THE Jesus, but he had the wonderful opportunity to interview Jonathan Roumie who plays the role of Jesus in The Chosen. This hit miniseries portrays the life of Christ and his disciples. Just what goes through the mind of someone who …
 
Are Christianity and Islam sister religions? Because of their many similarities, many think so. After all, both religions proclaim one God, both religions have their Scriptures, and both religions trace back to Abraham. Does that mean we worship the same God? And why should we even care about this question? Wesley returns in this week's episode of …
 
There is a heated controversy in some circles over the ethics of using vaccines. The reason? Some vaccines contain fetal cells. For many people, this raises enough ethical problems that they refuse to use the vaccines themselves or have their children vaccinated. What might be a Christian view of it? Andy and Steve take a jab at this topic in this …
 
Have you heard of Critical Theory? If you don't recognize it by that name, perhaps you will recognize it by the terms associated with it, such as white privilege, intersectionality, oppression, etc. Critical Theory is gaining more and more momentum in our culture, and it's becoming ever more popular among Christians. What is Critical Theory (or The…
 
As technology develops, the world of sci-fi is becoming more and more of a reality and with it come its challenges. More than ever, we are confronted with what it means to be human and how we are to be distinguished from the machines that we build. On this episode, Andy and Steve continue their discussion on the show, Year Million. Year Million: Im…
 
A deceased daughter who returns as an android. A spouse who uploads her digital self to the cloud to live in a Metaverse with god-like powers. Does it sound far-fetched? Many futurists and sci-fi writers tell us that we as a society are on a collision course with a future where these things will be come a possibility through artificial intelligence…
 
Racism has once again taken front and centre stage in the public consciousness with the killing of George Floyd and the outrage that is sweeping the globe as well as the US. The outrage has turned violent in many cities in the US as riots break out causing destruction of property, injury, and even death. What are we to make of all this? Andy and St…
 
As his speaking engagements have slowed down with pandemic, Wesley has taken to Facebook to do some live Q&A on a semi-regular basis. He fields questions, making a case for the Christian worldview. In this week's edition of the AC Podcast, you get to get a taste of it, as you listen to Wesley discuss the moral argument, supposed Bible contradiction…
 
UFOs and aliens. They used to be fringe belief riddled with conspiracy theories. Now, they seem to be gaining a bit more traction with news companies like The New York Times began covering it a number of years ago. Recently, they covered the release of declassified videos by the US Department of Defence, much to the excitement of UFO conspiracy the…
 
There are lots of resources on Christian apologetics out there, but you may have found that, as an average person, you still find it challenging to read and absorb the material. Two good friends of Apologetics Canada, Dr. Paul Chamberlain and Chris Price, came together to edit a volume with contributions from various Canadian authors to respond to …
 
Would you be intentionally given the COVID-19 virus? That's what some 14,000 people have signed up to do. As various organizations scramble to create a vaccine, human trials are needed and people are stepping up to be exposed to the virus on purpose. There's a lot of discussions taking place on the ethics of this kind of vaccine testing. Andy and S…
 
Last week, the AC team looked at the faith deconstruction story of Rhett, one of the hosts of the popular YouTube show, Good Mythical Morning. If Rhett's faith deconstruction story had a heavy intellectual element in it, his friend and co-host Link's story has a more experiential dimension to it which many Mythical Beasts who happen to be Christian…
 
Are you a Mythical Beast who happens to be a Christian? If you are, you were probably disturbed to hear the hosts of Good Mythical Morning, Rhett and Link, share their faith deconstruction stories. They were once solid Evangelicals, and they have now come to jump ship from Christianity. Andy, Terry, and Steve came together to discuss their deconstr…
 
PARENTAL ADVISORY: This week's episode deals with mature subject matter. Please exercise caution if you have little ears nearby. Have you heard of pedobots? These are machines that are made to look like children for the purpose of sex. With the advancing technology, these machines are becoming more and more convincing-looking. So, again, we find ou…
 
Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, the pandemic is forcing us to stay home more than before. Why not take this time to watch a worthwhile movie? Parasite, a South Korean film that won Best Picture at the Academy Awards (among many awards), takes a penetrating look at the tension between, and among, different social classes. Andy, Terry, …
 
The greatest of Christian holidays, Easter, is just around the corner. Billions of believers will be celebrating the very foundation of their faith, the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and all that entails. Yet, if you grew up in the church like many Christians, you perhaps felt that you've been told a lot to believe that Jesus rose from the dead wit…
 
For many, these are scary times we find ourselves in. Routine is interrupted, we can't do things we would normally do without a second thought, and it's becoming obvious just how fragile our lives can be. How should we make sense of all this? For this week's edition of the AC Podcast, Andy and Terry invited on the line an old friend who is certainl…
 
Are you a Christian parent feeling a bit stuck, unsure of how to have deeper conversations about life and faith with your children? For those with children, being together at home with them more than usual is creating some golden opportunities. How should we make the most of it? In this bonus episode of the AC Podcast, Andy invited a friend of Apol…
 
In times of crises, we see heartening stories of kindness and selflessness. On the flip side of this brightness, however, lurks the darkness of human brokenness. This COVID-19 crisis is no exception. Andy, Terry, and Steve are back to throw in their two cents on this week's edition of AC Podcast. Gospel Thoughts on COVID-19 Download Episode Links &…
 
We often hear the word "pandemic" in the context of movies and games, but, somehow, we now find ourselves living in the midst of it. The new coronavirus, COVID-19, is affecting us globally. It certainly affected Apologetics Canada as well. Join Andy, Terry, and Steve as they discuss COVID-19 and how this virus has affected our annual Apologetics Ca…
 
Church. Many people shudder at the word. It brings to mind hypocrites, as well as historical atrocities. What is the church and why is she so broken? And why would a former atheist continue to return to her? Andy and Terry explore this topic with Mary Jo Sharp, the author of Why I Still Believe. Why I Still Believe: An Interview with Mary Jo Downlo…
 
What comes to mind when you hear the word "saint"? Especially if you grew up in more ancient traditions, you may recall paintings of dead Christians with halos around their heads, the kind of people who lived out such an exemplary faith, that it seems so distant. What if this distant reality is actually not as distant as it seems? Join Andy and Ter…
 
If you had lost a daughter, and you were given a chance to meet with her again, would you do it? A South Korean mother was given a unique opportunity to meet with her deceased daughter in virtual reality and to find some closure. Reactions of all types poured out, some praising what's been accomplished, while others criticizing it. Andy and Steve c…
 
The famed atheist and evolutionary biologist, Richard Dawkins, faced much backlash recently for his tweet saying that "eugenics works". Many people shudder at the thought of that frightening ideology whose bitter fruit saw the death of millions. Yet, are we better today? Andy and Wesley sat down together (remotely) to address this issue on today's …
 
Few things come as natural and unnatural at the same time as relationship. It's natural because we are all in it in one way or another. It's unnatural because relationships take work to do well. Whether you are already married or considering getting hitched someday, you will want to tune in to this week's edition of the AC Podcast. In celebration o…
 
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