47 episodes

The KAC podcast is meant to provide you excellent content that will equip you in your apprenticeship to Jesus. Each episode will feature raw and authentic conversations with thinkers and leaders in their respective fields. We cover topics that sit at the intersection of faith and culture, providing you the resources and tools you need to know Jesus and make him known.

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    • Religion & Spirituality

The KAC podcast is meant to provide you excellent content that will equip you in your apprenticeship to Jesus. Each episode will feature raw and authentic conversations with thinkers and leaders in their respective fields. We cover topics that sit at the intersection of faith and culture, providing you the resources and tools you need to know Jesus and make him known.

    Skeptics Welcome: Responding to Your Questions Part 2 - Chris Throness & Danielle Johnson

    Skeptics Welcome: Responding to Your Questions Part 2 - Chris Throness & Danielle Johnson

    In this episode, Danielle Johnson will have a conversation with Chris Throness about our Skeptics Welcome series, where we’ve looked at the big questions of the Christian faith, responding with grace and invitation, looking to the Scriptures for guidance. 
    We asked you to send in your questions pertaining to these topics, so in this episode Chris and Danielle will unpack your good and thought-provoking questions, as we discover the enduring relevance of Jesus Christ for our world.
     
     You all sent in so many great questions we couldn't answer them all in one episode. In part two, Chris and Danielle focus on questions about history, religion, and the Bible. 

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Skeptics Welcome: Responding to Your Questions Part 1- Chris Throness & Danielle Johnson

    Skeptics Welcome: Responding to Your Questions Part 1- Chris Throness & Danielle Johnson

    In this episode, Danielle Johnson will have a conversation with Chris Throness about our Skeptics Welcome series, where we’ve looked at the big questions of the Christian faith, responding with grace and invitation, looking to the Scriptures for guidance. 
    We asked you to send in your questions pertaining to these topics, so in this episode Chris and Danielle will unpack your good and thought-provoking questions, as we discover the enduring relevance of Jesus Christ for our world.

    You all sent in so many great questions we couldn't answer them all in one episode. Stay tuned for Part 2 of answering your questions coming soon! 

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Be a Bringer: The Hope of Evangelism in Canada - Shaila Visser

    Be a Bringer: The Hope of Evangelism in Canada - Shaila Visser

    We are so thrilled to introduce to you, Shaila Visser.
     
    Shaila Visser is the National Director of Alpha Canada and the Global Senior Vice-President for Alpha International. She is the Executive Producer of both The Alpha Youth Film Series (2013) and The Alpha Film Series (2016), and currently holds positions on the Board of the Damascus Road Foundation and on the Board of Regent College - an International Graduate School in Vancouver. 
    Shaila has a heart for people coming to know Jesus and is passionate about helping the local church flourish. She is a gifted communicator who is known for her strategic leadership as well as her ability to bring people together. Shaila is recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Christian Women in Canada. Shaila lives in Vancouver BC with her husband, Ryan Visser, a Vancouver Police Officer, and their four-legged family members, Talon and Benny. You can reach Shaila on Twitter or Instagram @shailavisser.  

    In this episode, Shaila and Chris talk about the very real challenge of sharing your faith with people who do not know Jesus. It is real, authentic, and raw, as Shaila opens up her heart and passion for Jesus and for people. This episode will challenge you, as well as offer hope, as you try to make Jesus known in your spheres of influence.

    • 52 min
    Authentic Discipleship in a Divided World - Jason Ballard

    Authentic Discipleship in a Divided World - Jason Ballard

    We are so excited to introduce to you, Jason Ballard. 
     
     Jason Ballard is a pastor at a new church in Vancouver, Canada called, The Way Church. He is a part of the team at the Canadian Church Leaders Network which helps create resources to serve the Church in Canada and around the world. Jason is also one of the hosts of the Youth Alpha Film Series. Jason and his wife, Rachael, have three kids - Hudson, Mary, and Millie. 
    This conversation explores the contours and realities of church, in a secular world, in a post-pandemic world, and the intersection of faith and culture. 
    In this episode, Jason and Chris talk about senior leadership, and the blessing of leading a church in Canada. It’s a raw, behind the scenes conversation about ministry and hope for the Canadian church in this time. Jason is hopeful, so very sincere, and passionate, and we hope you enjoy the conversation!

    • 50 min
    BONUS: How Technology Will Destroy Your Soul - David Wood

    BONUS: How Technology Will Destroy Your Soul - David Wood

    We are so pleased to share this bonus episode with you, and introduce to you, Dr. David T. Wood.

    This episode is different than our regular conversational interview type format, and is instead a lecture David did at KAC on October 26, 2022 on, “How Technology Will Destroy Your Soul (and other understatements)”. The lecture explores the idea that perhaps technology is not as neutral as we think it is. Sometimes we uncritically adopt technology without thinking about how it affects our lives and our faith. David takes us deeper to think critically about how your phone, and the screens, and the technology, and all of these good things, may affect the way we think, live, and love. 

    Dr. David T. Wood serves as Senior Associate Pastor at Coquitlam Alliance Church in Coquitlam, BC, Canada, and also serves as Adjunct Professor at Pacific Life Bible College in Surrey, BC and Instructor at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC. He has pastored since 2000 in the area of Spiritual Formation and Christian Education and teaches in the Vancouver Lower Mainland.
    David lives in Coquitlam, BC, with his wife, Karen and three young adult children.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Building Bridges - Father Matthew Francis

    Building Bridges - Father Matthew Francis

    In this episode, we are so excited to introduce to you, Father Matthew Francis.
     
    Father Matthew Francis is a caring Parish Priest, and a really thoughtful student of scripture, theology, and church history. Often, we get so stuck in our own tradition as Christians. We know a lot and feel comfortable about our own theology and ministry, but honestly, we often feel confused and even hesitant about other Christian traditions like maybe Catholicism, or in this case, orthodoxy, or the Orthodox Church. 
    Father Matthew is the founding Parish Priest of Holy Apostles Orthodox Church in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Prior to planting Holy Apostles in 2015, he served Orthodox parishes in Edmonton, rural Alberta, and Whitehorse, Yukon. Father Matthew is a graduate of Ambrose University and the University of Manchester, where his research focused on the themes of sacred space and place, and the Book of Revelation. In addition to his pastoral work, he also serves as Regional Director for BC & Yukon with the Canadian Bible Society, where he encourages and supports pastors and communities to dig deeper in their engagement with the Scriptures. Matthew lives in Chilliwack with his wife Krista, and teenage son, Basil.

    In this episode, Father Matthew Francis and Chris discuss the similarities and differences between Protestant Evangelicalism and Orthodox thought and theology. Father Matthew is knowledgeable, but also pastoral, as they have important conversations like this that build bridges and link arms, instead of more confusion and caricature. Listen in on the unique history and beauty of the Orthodox Church.

    • 1 hr 8 min

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