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The Apologetics Canada Podcast helps churches understand and speak the language of our culture and address questions being asked with intellectual honesty, gentleness and respect.

The AC Podcast Apologetics Canada

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 192 Ratings

The Apologetics Canada Podcast helps churches understand and speak the language of our culture and address questions being asked with intellectual honesty, gentleness and respect.

    We Need to Talk: AC Conference Recap Part 2

    We Need to Talk: AC Conference Recap Part 2

    The Apologetics Canada Conference in BC has officially come to completion for 2023. It was an incredible experience after back to back cancellations due to Covid. This years theme, Branded: Rethinking Identity brought in some culturally hot button topics. From CRT, to Medical Assistance in Dying, there was lots to discuss. Listen to this week's episode as Andy, Steve, Troy and Wes reflect on this years conference in part 2 of a two part episode.

    • 32 min
    We Need to Talk: AC Conference Recap Part I

    We Need to Talk: AC Conference Recap Part I

    The Apologetics Canada Conference in BC has officially come to completion for 2023. It was an incredible experience after back to back cancellations due to Covid. This years theme, Branded: Rethinking Identity brought in some culturally hot button topics. From CRT, to Medical Assistance in Dying, there was lots to discuss. Listen to this week's episode as Andy, Steve, Troy and Wes reflect on this years conference in part 1 of a two part episode.

    • 44 min
    Staring MAiD in the Face: A Personal Story of End-of-Life Care

    Staring MAiD in the Face: A Personal Story of End-of-Life Care

    Since the Supreme Court of Canada first opened the door to so-called MAiD (medical assistance in dying), the door has opened ever wider. It’s coming to the point where Canada is becoming extreme in her eagerness to offer death as an option to those who are suffering, tempered only by—at least, in theory—respect for the patient’s autonomy. In this week’s edition of the AC Podcast, Steve sat down with Mike Schouten, the Director of Advocacy for ARPA Canada, to put a human face to what can often be talked about in abstraction. Join us this week to hear from Mike how his family navigated the last days of a loved one and how this impacted their view on doctor-assisted death.

    • 53 min
    Welcome to the Wilderness: Discussing Troy's New Album "Scribe & the Wildlings"

    Welcome to the Wilderness: Discussing Troy's New Album "Scribe & the Wildlings"

    The books of the bible that highlight the journey through the wilderness for the Israelites and Jesus have enough drama in them to make a movie. If we're willing to, it's also fairly easy to see ourselves in their shoes and how our own seasons of wilderness can relate back to the same mistakes made by God's people. On this week's episode Steve chats with AC's own Troy aka Scribe Music about his new album, Scribe & the Wildlings and how the contrast of Jesus and the Israelites time in the wilderness directly influenced his new project.

    • 43 min
    The Gift of Encouragement

    The Gift of Encouragement

    Coming off the back of an incredible weekend at the Saskatchewan AC Conference, the guys Andy, Steve and Troy can help but discuss the joys of ministry. This moment of reflection comes with the testimonies of some incredible people they got to meet, including one man who introduced himself as carrying the "gift of encouragement." This inevitably became a topic of discussion as it's not something you hear every day. What does it truly mean to carry a gift of encouragement, and why does it seem so rare?

    • 40 min
    Questioning Christianity: A Story of Reconstruction

    Questioning Christianity: A Story of Reconstruction

    For Christians and non-believers alike, there are questions about Christianity that can be difficult to get past. Often leading to roadblocks in the faith causing many to either stop engaging or stop growing altogether. Questioning Christianity is a new initiative that Apologetics Canada has started in partnership with Northview Community Church. Seeking to create a space for people like today's guest Tanner, to grow in their faith in order to see Jesus and the bible in a more practical way. Listen as Andy sits down with Tanner to hear his testimony of transformation, assisted by his attending of an event geared towards fielding some of life and the gospels toughest questions.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
192 Ratings

192 Ratings

Riznatts ,

No fear!

There are many podcasts that tackle the culture. There are few that present relevant scriptural and thoughtful responses to current events. AC does exactly that while equipping and educating listeners to respond in Christ-like ways to the social, political and sexual upheavals of our rapidly changing culture.

Danthereader ,

Thoughtful, Respectful Discussion of topics concerning Christians

I have been listening to the AC podcast almost since it began. I have learned a lot from it and deeply appreciate the wisdom and insight of the Apologetics Canada team. I also commend the tone they set and the care they take to be gentle and respectful of other points of view. So many Christians are dismissive and sometimes bombastic with respect to other thoughts, interpretations, and opinions. You won’t find that here; instead you will find intelligent, clear discussion of important topics. This podcast will be a blessing in your life. Give it a try!

MoonGirl738 ,

Finally, Canadian Theological Content!

So grateful for the AC team and their thoughtful approach to various intellectual, ethical, and spiritual issues. In particular, it’s a blessing having a great theology podcast that comes from a Canadian perspective. Though I would love to see more specifically Canadian content that reflects on issues and news stories that would help us navigate living as Jesus’ disciples in our cultural context. Maybe more interviews with Canadian theologians and pastors from across the country?

In addition to the weekly podcast, I have also really appreciated the Thinking Series and the short, animated YouTube videos on apologetics. While I miss former AC co-host Terry, with his funny stories and sense of humour, I have been consistently impressed by the AC team.

So keep it up, AC team. I’m grateful for and blessed by your content.

Blessings,
Pastor Derek Melanson
Barrington, NS

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