Gospel Identity: A Story of TRANSformation with Kyla Gillespie

In today’s society, the pursuit of happiness and fulfillment often hinges on crafting our sexual identity. But what happens when this promise falls short? Join us as we delve into Kyla’s transformative journey, challenging the contemporary narrative. Moving from a transgender identity to finding profound transformation through the gospel, her story illuminates the power of anchoring one’s identity in Jesus and His church.

Rekindled Faith: An Interview with Melanie Beerda

Many people struggle to understand who God is, and this struggle often leads them to resent Him and His church. When we wear the label of Christian, we represent the God we serve, and we are responsible for representing Him well. In this week’s episode, Troy sits down with Melanie Beerda, one of AC’s newest adjunct speakers, for a conversation about the rekindling of faith and how we must fight to not let circumstance snuff out a true passion for Christ.

Who We Are: Defined by Colossians 3:15

The Apostle Paul’s ministry is widely recognized for its attention and call to the organization and unity of the church. Notably we see Paul wrote his Epistle to the Colossians because of a report that they were falling into serious error. Specifically in Colossians 3:15, we are reminded that we are one “Body” which we are still welcomed into thousands of years later. On this week’s episode Andy, Steve and Troy take a direct look at the passage of Colossians 3:15 and what it means to be apart of the family of Christ.

Reconstruction with John Marriot, author of Set Adrift.

North America has entered the grips of a culture war that has intensified beyond what anyone could have imagined. The culture wars have challenged many to question Christianity and ultimately deconstruct their foundational beliefs in God and themselves. With significant numbers of people leaving the church, we all have stories of the casualties. How do we stay hopeful and compassionately help the spiritually wounded to re-construct a solid foundation of faith? Join Andy Steiger and special guest John Marriott as they discuss deconstruction on this episode of the AC podcast.

Grief, Guilt, and Regret: Moving Beyond Our Mistakes

Troy, Wes, and Steve delve deep into the themes of grief, guilt, and regret, drawing parallels between the responses of Judas and Peter to their denials of Jesus. Exploring the nuanced emotions and consequences faced by these two figures they shed light on the contrasting paths they took. How do we deal with our mistakes? By examining these biblical examples of human frailty that provide a roadmap for moving beyond the shadows of our own regrets.

Faith in the ER

Join host Andy Steiger in a conversation with ER doctor Quentin Genuis as they explore maintaining unshakable faith amidst the chaos of the “emergency room of life.” How do we keep our faith when tragedy strikes? Through personal stories, they delve into the challenges of upholding faith during medical crises and discuss the ethical depths of viewing patients as multifaceted individuals. Genuis’ first-hand experiences of suffering reveal how spirituality can bolster resilience, providing a unique perspective on faith, hope, and compassion as we care for those in need.

Spiritual But Not Religious?

Depending on where you live, if you asked people what their religious affiliation is, you will likely hear something like, “I’m spiritual but not religious.” There is a lot to unpack in this simple statement. Why is this stance becoming more popular? What is religion, anyway? Is “spiritual but not religious” ultimately a cult of self-worship? Or is there something else going on? Andy, Steve, and Troy discuss these questions and more on this week’s edition of the AC Podcast.

Lights, Camera … Agenda!: The Complexities of Hollywood’s Culture War

Storytelling has the great power to shape the minds and consciences of people. That’s what makes Hollywood such an important player among our cultural institutions. Against the backdrop of an increasingly shrill culture war, Hollywood, in general, seems to be shaping people’s imaginations in a particular direction. On the other hand, there are films like “Sound of Freedom” that are going in a different direction. What are we to make of this? Join Andy, Steve, Troy, and Wes (“the Quad”) as they sit down together to share their thoughts on the way movies are consumed.

The Promises and Perils of AI

As we countdown to our upcoming ACLE “In AI We Trust,” Andy Steiger sits down with computer programming friend, Ryan Vandendyck. Founder and CEO of Eden Industries and City Lead for Faith Tech Vancouver Ryan offers insight and perspective as to the perils and positives of artificial intelligence.

How to Talk About Jesus Without Looking Like an Idiot

Every Christian knows (or, at least, should know) that evangelism is part of a Christian way of life. Yet, the very idea of evangelism induces panic in many Christians. What’s going on here? Is there a better way forward? Andy Bannister, the director of Solas Centre for Public Christianity, has written a book with a title that many Christians can resonate with “How to Talk About Jesus Without Looking Like an Idiot.” Tune in this week as Steve has a conversation with Andy on how Christians might share the gospel in a low-pressure way.

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