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Idle Church: The Balance Between Apathy and Idolatry

The modern church design, many would argue pales in comparison to that of the churches of past centuries. From tapestries, stain glass windows and limestone statues the level of detail at least for the aesthetic puts many of today’s churches to shame. Yet the question remains, how is it that something with such rich architecture could fall to becoming nothing more a museums? Join the team of Andy, Steve, Troy and Wes as they discuss the pros and cons of the modernization of the church via technology and innovation.

Loving the Lord With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength and….Mind?: Reflections of ETS

The importance of loving God with our hearts has never really come into question for the believer. Even the Christian who wrestles with an emotional relationship with Jesus will still likely admit that a devotion to Christ is at the foundation of our faith. Yet, when it comes to loving the Lord with our minds, biblical academia has often been seen as far too daunting for the average believer to properly appreciate. Andy, Steve, Wes and Troy, while on location at the Evangelical Theological Society Conference have a conversation about the important of a healthy diet of study and practical relationship with Jesus.

Gay Stripper Saved by Jesus: An Interview with Samuel Perez

One of the most controversial topics in culture today, is that of gender and sexuality. The church for a long period of time has received backlash for their attempts to uphold believed biblical approaches to the subject. Even the best of times, these conversations, though tense, can not be shied away from if we truly desire to love God and love people. On today’s episode Andy sits down with special guest, Samuel Perez, a formerly gay man who in the midst of his career as a nightclub dancer, found Jesus in the midst of his search for identity and belonging. Hear on this week’s episode a true story of a prodigal son, coming home.

Embracing Humility

Humility is one of those virtues that we like to see in others but not in ourselves. It is difficult to live out consistently. What is humility? Why should we—regardless of whether we are Christians or not—strive for humility? Andy, Troy, and Steve put their heads together virtually to discuss this virtue from various angles.

Glorification of Evil

Our taste in media consumption can tell us a lot about where we are as a culture. Lately, we’ve been seeing more and more shows and movies come out in which what was once considered evil is portrayed with sympathy or even outright glorification. Tune into this week’s AC Podcast episode, as the AC team hashes out some of their thoughts on this cultural phenomenon.

Will Everyone Be Saved? Part II

What happens when we die? According to the traditional Christian view, there are those who enter into eternal life and those who are lost forever. But this wasn’t the only view in town. Some Church Fathers held to a view that everyone, without exception, will be reconciled to God in the end. What does the AC team make of this view? Andy, Steve, and Wes sat down for this two-part conversation.

Will Everyone Be Saved? Part I

What happens when we die? According to the traditional Christian view, there are those who enter into eternal life and those who are lost forever. But this wasn’t the only view in town. Some Church Fathers held to a view that everyone, without exception, will be reconciled to God in the end. What does the AC team make of this view? Andy, Steve, and Wes sat down for this two-part conversation.

From Two Moms To Jesus

Christians have been called to the ministry of reconciliation. However our differences often give room to division which will always be in conflict with our call to reach the lost for the sake of the gospel. God is truly the author of our faith and as such, there is no restoration story beyond his grasp. On this week’s episode Andy invites a special guest named Nicole, whom the AC team met in Kelowna while speaking at an event. Hear Nicole’s unique journey to faith from two mom’s to one named Jesus and how she uses her testimony to reach a marginalized community.

Defund the Morality Police

In discussing morality, one question that often arises is whether the application of said morality is subjective or objective. Also, the foundation of that morality also comes into discussion when comparing a secular worldview with a religious one. Recently, a young Iranian woman, Mahsa Amini, lost her life while in the custody of Iran’s Morality Police after the 22-year-old was arrested for improper dressing of her Hijab. This seems to be the straw that broke the backs of many Iranians, particularly women, who are already dissatisfied with the country’s focus on Sharia Law. Join Andy, Troy and Wes as they discuss the roots of morality and whether the western world has its own morality police.

Reflecting on the Monarchy

The UK and the British Commonwealth officially said goodbye to the Queen Elizabeth II this week as her funeral was held. From mourning to outright celebration, the passing of the longest-reigning monarch in the British history is evoking all manner of reactions. Is she to be remembered as a woman of virtue and faith, or is she to be remembered as the figurehead of colonialism? What is the significance of monarchy in a practically democratic country? Andy, Steve, Troy, and Wes came together to debrief their reactions to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, and to reflect on monarchy in general and the British monarchy in particular.

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