ABOUT

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Our Story

When Andy Steiger and his wife, Nancy founded Apologetics Canada in 2010, they were motivated to stop the exodus of young people leaving the church. God however had much more in store. This generation of young people both Christians and non-Christians alike have questions and are seeking truth.  The challenge in Western culture is communicating the message of Jesus in a way that people can understand and appreciate. Sharing the gospel requires us all to understand and speak the language of culture and address the questions being asked with intellectual honesty, gentleness and respect. When we do this in the love and winsomeness of Christ Jesus, lives are impacted and culture is changed.

OUR TEAM

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Andy Steiger, PhD

President
Itinerant Speaker
Andy is the founder and president of Apologetics Canada, dedicated to helping Christian communities grow in their faith and share their hope.
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Steve Kim

Alberta Director
Itinerant Speaker
Steve is a follower of Christ with a heart for apologetics which he views as the "intellectual care of the soul." He serves from the Edmonton area.
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Troy Lydiate

Creative Director &
Youth Engagement
Troy is a recording artist and public speaker. He joins Apologetics Canada as the Creative Director, Podcast Host and oversees Youth Engagement
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Wesley Huff

Central Canada Director
Itinerant Speaker
As a New Testament PhD student, Wesley is the unofficial resident historian of the AC team. He comes with extensive public speaking experience.
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Daniel Gilman

Speaker and Scholar
 
Daniel Gilman speaks on questions of justice and human value, and is undertaking a PhD at Cambridge University on the campaign to end the slave trade.
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Nancy Steiger

Office Manager
 
As Andy Steiger’s wife, Nancy has been with Apologetics Canada right from the start. Together they make a great team. She holds the team together with her gift in administration.
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Julie Hong

Media Producer
Julie has a passion for storytelling and appreciates the power of using diverse forms of media to elevate the impact of the story.

ADJUNCT SPEAKERS

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Andy Bannister, PhD

Andy is the Director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity and is an experienced international speaker. He has authored many books and other resources.
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Logan Gates

Christian Apologist
 
Logan is a PhD student in Political Theory at the University of Toronto. He has a heart for reaching people wrestling with tough questions about Christianity.
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Ewan Goligher, MD, PhD

Critical Care Physician
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Ewan Goligher is a physician-scientist practicing intensive care medicine. He writes and speaks on faith, science, suffering, ethics, and conscience.
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Mike Hiscock

Former Pilot
Christian Apologist
Mike is a retired pilot. Ever since he's had a taste of it, he has come to appreciate the value and the role of apologetics in Christian discipleship and faith formation.
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Priyan "Max" Jeganathan

Max is an international speaker who is passionate about helping people make sense of current issues and life’s big questions through the lens of the Christian message.
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Rachel MacKenzie

Elementary School Teacher
Author
Rachel is an elementary school teacher and Instructional Coach who co-authors children's books with Andy Steiger, and helps produce children's resources for AC.
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Alanzo Paul

Christian Apologist
Alanzo is an international speaker with extensive public speaking experiences. He is passionate about making sense of life through the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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Raphael Samuel, M.D.

Anesthesiologist
Christian Apologist
By presenting evidence for the coherence of the Christian worldview, Raphael aims to help both the believer and the skeptic.

What is Apologetics?

Apologetics comes from the Greek word apologia, meaning to give an answer or reason, specifically for Christian truth claims. The Apostle Peter exhorts all Christians to be prepared to give answers and reasons for the hope we have in Christ and to do so with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15). In other words, apologetics is about Christians understanding what they believe and why, and knowing how to communicate those beliefs effectively. We believe apologetics is a key task of discipleship and for the health and growth of the church. Apologetics is not a new trend but a Christian tradition. It has been a critical task of Christians for millennia and is as important today as ever before.

For answers to frequently asked questions about apologetics, click here.

How are we structured?

Apologetics Canada Ministries (ACM) is a registered non-profit society in British Columbia, Canada (#79927 1143 RR0001). Andy Steiger is the founder and president. The mission of ACM is to equip the Christian community with biblically sound, intellectually robust, and culturally engaged faith. ACM seeks to strengthen people’s faith in God through books and video resources, in-person and online events, and our weekly podcast.

All donations are tax deductible in Canada.

What do we Believe?

We recognize the 66 books of the Protestant canon of the Bible as the inspired word of God and the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We also recognize these post-biblical creeds and confessions as valuable and faithful, though not infallible, expressions of Christian orthodoxy.

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