Helping churches speak the language of our culture with intellectual honesty, gentleness, and respect
Loki: A Story of Free Will and Identity
The Norse god of mischief gets a spotlight with the new Disney+ series featuring Loki. This new show gives its viewers - particularly philosophically and theologically inclined ones - plenty to think and talk about. From questions of identity to questions of time and free will, Andy, Steve, and Troy had a field day watching the show. This trio is back on this week’s edition of the AC Podcast to wag their philosophical and theological chins.
Olympics: The Controversy of Competition
This round of the Summer Olympics is kicking off in Tokyo one year late and accompanied by many controversies. The fear of COVID surrounds this global event, particularly as the Delta variant continues to be a concern. Because of this, what was supposed to be a big economic booster is now costing Japan billions of dollars. And this is not all. This year, Japan has to grapple with the complexities that come with allowing transgender athletes. By the way, did you know that Wesley is a track & field buff? Tune in to this week’s edition of the AC Podcast to find out.
Hijacked: When Words Get Lost in Translation
Free will. White privilege. Pro-life. What is your reaction to these words? Chances are, you know people in your life who may show a very different reaction to these exact same words. Why might that be? Many people hear some of these words and then make up their minds about those who used these words. What might be the dangers of such reactionary habits of thinking? Is there any way to get beyond it? Andy, Steve, and Troy are back this week to discuss these questions and more in this week’s edition of the AC Podcast.
Many Progressive Christians, over time, come to abandon views that are distinctively Christian. There is plenty of anecdotal evidence for this, from an atheist Christian minister in Toronto to a former Evangelical pastor who holds to views that look more like panentheism than monotheism. Those in conservative Christian circles have long been warning the church about this “progress” out of Christianity. If there are “progressive” people in Christendom, what about our secular counterparts? Are there secular people who are progressing out of secularism and into Christianity? A number of recent articles have picked up on intellectual atheists who are calling for people to hold on to Christianity, attend church, and have the gospel preached. Andy, Steve, and Troy came together to discuss this fascinating trend.
Angels and Demons: An Interview with Dr. Heiser
What comes to mind when you think of the words “angels” and “demons”? Perhaps a beautiful woman in a white robe with feathered wings with a halo over her head? Or a horned red man with a pointy tail? Did a third of the angels follow Satan and rebel against God, only to be cast out of heaven to become demons? While these may be familiar stories and images to you, they are not all that biblical. Today, Steve and Wes are joined by biblical scholar, Dr. Michael Heiser, to get a more biblical picture of the unseen realm.
Your Enneagram Number?: A Christian Perspective on Personality Tests
Who am I? We all seek to answer this question at one point or another. One way we do this is by taking personality tests. From Myers-Briggs to Enneagram, we want to know what makes us tick and why others are the way they are. But can we be reduced down to four letters or a single number? What are the pros and cons of personality tests? Join Andy, Steve, and Troy as they process these questions on this week’s edition of the AC Podcast.
Super helpful and approachable conversation
I can’t recommend more! I ran across AC by accident on the podcasts app, but I’m so glad I did. This podcast covers so many fascinating ethical issues that very few Christians touch. I’ve always been a thinker, and I deeply appreciate hearing others grounded Christians approach relevant topics from an intellectually honest and rigorous perspective.
Great laid back discussion
In this podcast, the hosts (who have higher education training in apologetics and love Jesus) discuss and wrestle with apologetics and the issues of our day in conversation.
Hi. I’m a 21 year old college student and I recently experienced faith-identity crisis. It’s so encouraging to listen to a podcast that not only provokes thought but also is spoken by people who have been in my shoes. Thank you so much for this ministry. It makes me not feel so lonely during this time.