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Celebrating 500 Episodes!

This is a special week in the life of AC. This week marks the 500th episode of the AC Podcast! From three guys huddled around a single mic, to reaching thousands of people, a lot has happened in the last 10 years of running the show. Join us for this special edition of the AC Podcast as we celebrate this milestone. Not only will you hear from “The Quad,” but you will also hear from podcast fans!

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The Rwandan Genocide

It’s been 30 years since the Rwandan genocide, and like other tragedies, it continues to impact generations, as documented in films like Hotel Rwanda. Each year, from April 7th to July 4th, marks 100 days of mourning, commemorating the nearly 1 million people who were killed during this short period in 1994. In this week’s episode of the AC Podcast, Andy sits down with local pastor Jean Michel for an insightful conversation about the effects of evil and how the person of Jesus leads us to hope and reconciliation.

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Biblical Contradictions Part 1

“The Bible is the word of God.” So say Christians. One implication of this is that the Bible cannot contradict itself. But what do we do with the differences between, say, the four Gospels? Why are Jesus’ genealogies different between Matthew and Luke? What were Jesus’ last words on the cross? Many skeptics quickly cry, “Contradiction!” Is that what we actually have? Wes and Steve sat down to hash out some alleged Bible contradictions in this two-part episode of the AC Podcast.Join us on this week’s AC Podcast as Troy, Steve, and Wes dive deep into the shift in perspective. Discover why this reimagining of Satan is spreading, and learn how it’s moving from the shadows of the Church of Satan into mainstream media and pop culture. Whether you’re a seasoned believer or simply curious about these cultural changes, this episode will surely challenge your thinking and spark meaningful conversation.

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The Surprising Demise of Atheism

The Four Horsemen of the New Atheists: Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett, have faded from the cultural spotlight they once attracted. The New Atheists are now the Old Atheists. In fact, only two of the four are still alive. The questions they once raised still linger faintly but cultural conversations have shifted dramatically. Instead of asking, “Does God exist?” there are now an array of books and personalities asking and answering questions of sex, gender, and race, to name but a few. We have new questions and new influencers that now dominate the conversation in academia and households. Yet, as it turns out, the Old Atheists are not as irrelevant as one might think. On the AC podcast this week Andy, Steve, and Wes discuss how this current cultural moment is, in part, a product of their making and what we can learn from it moving forward.
Join us on this week’s AC Podcast as Troy, Steve, and Wes dive deep into the shift in perspective. Discover why this reimagining of Satan is spreading, and learn how it’s moving from the shadows of the Church of Satan into mainstream media and pop culture. Whether you’re a seasoned believer or simply curious about these cultural changes, this episode will surely challenge your thinking and spark meaningful conversation.

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Satan, the Good Guy?

Is Satan the good guy? Spoiler alert: absolutely not. Yet, there’s a rising trend in secular circles casting Satan as a misunderstood cosmic vigilante. From mainstream cartoons to lively round-table debates with Satanists, this narrative is gaining traction. Why is Satan suddenly getting a makeover? And what does this mean for believers and the broader culture?

Join us on this week’s AC Podcast as Troy, Steve, and Wes dive deep into the shift in perspective. Discover why this reimagining of Satan is spreading, and learn how it’s moving from the shadows of the Church of Satan into mainstream media and pop culture. Whether you’re a seasoned believer or simply curious about these cultural changes, this episode will surely challenge your thinking and spark meaningful conversation.

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When the Church Breaks Your Heart

If you’ve been a part of a church community for any length of time, you’ve likely experienced moments of hurt, disappointment, or even betrayal. These painful incidents often drive people away from their local congregation, their ministry, or, in the worst cases, the faith itself. But what if there’s a way to address these wounds before they push us toward deconstructing our faith? What would it take for us to go from, the Church breaking our hearts, to our hearts breaking for the Church? Join us on this week’s episode as we explore the power of empathy, forgiveness, and restoration within the body of Christ. Listen as Troy, Andy and Steve discuss how we can transform our church experiences into a movement of healing and unity for the whole body of Christ.

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Peace Be the Journey

On this week’s episode of the AC Podcast, Troy sits down with TWU students, Rea, Marko, and Jeremy to talk about peace. Recently, this trio of student body leaders were invited to the 3rd Global Peace Summit organized by Humanitarian Affairs Asia. “It is a conference designed to empower the next generation of peacebuilders from diverse corners of the world.” In addition to representing TWU at the GP Summit, Rea, Marko, and Jeremy were selected to attend as leaders at the conference. Only 11 people worldwide were accepted for a leadership role from 350 applicants. Listen to this week’s episode to hear a story of hope, prayer, and representing Jesus on the global stage.

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Reacting to Mark Driscoll: How to Blow Up a Conference

In the realm of Christian figures, few have stirred as much controversy in recent years as Mark Driscoll. Amid the echoes of the podcast “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill,” the rock-and-roll preacher once again finds himself at the epicenter of Christian discourse. Recently, as a guest speaker at one of the nation’s largest Christian men’s conferences, Driscoll sparked uproar by beginning his talk with a rebuke for opening the men’s conference with a chest baring, male acrobat. This public disagreement led to a remarkable moment as Driscoll was escorted off stage by the event’s host pastor, John Lindell. The fallout has left the Christian community divided, with opinions split on whether Driscoll or Pastor Lindell handled this correctly. Join us in this week’s episode as Troy, Andy, and Wes delve into their perspectives on the incident.

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Richard Dawkins Converts to Cultural Christianity?

Once known as the leading figure of the Four Horsemen of New Atheism, Richard Dawkins made a name for himself for his vitriol against religion in general and Christianity in particular. So, then, it surprised many people to hear him self-identify as a cultural Christian. While he rejects the truth claims of Christianity, he still seems to see value in the impact of Christianity, at least in comparison to some other worldviews. Is this new from Dawkins? What should we make of the comment itself? Steve and Wes sat down to discuss them in this week’s edition of the AC Podcast.

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Sikh and Ye Shall Find

On this week’s episode, Troy sits down for an in-person conversation with Trinity Western student, Rea and AC Adjunct speaker, Isaac Paul. The nature of their conversation revolves around the importance of interfaith dialogue. Listen as Rea unpacks her story of deconverting from Sikhism to Christianity and Isaac’s insights as to how we can take a more relational approach to evangelism.

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