Oneness Pentecostal Pastor: Why I Left

On this episode of the AC podcast, Andy Steiger sat down with friend David Drysdale to discuss David’s journey out of Oneness Pentecostalism. Given that David was pastoring a Oneness church, this was not an easy decision to make. There’s a lot to learn from David’s encounter with the fruit of truth and what fidelity to the truth can cost you.

The Ethics of AI: Outsourcing Our Humanity

ChatGPT is bringing AI into the spotlight of cultural dialogue again. Some are excited about its potential, as it gives us a sandbox where we can create whatever our imaginations tell us. Others are less enthused, invoking images from dystopian sci-fi movies like The Terminator. Further, as technology develops at break-neck speed, our laws are playing catch-up. Andy, Steve, and Troy met virtually this week to discuss some of the pitfalls of AI that we should be mindful of.

Disagreement Doesn’t Equal Dehumanization

“My humanity is not up for debate.” This statement, often made by activists, comes in recognition of the serious nature of dehumanization. When we fail to see the humanity of others, we can do horrible things to one another. At the same time, this statement has many layers of ideas behind it. What is human? What is dehumanization? What is the relationship between our actions and our identity? Andy, Steve, and Wes sat down together to unpack these ideas in this week’s episode of the AC Podcast.

Did God Create Suffering?

Why did God create humans knowing they would sin and be condemned to hell?” The AC Podcast is no stranger to the tough questions, we always appreciate the emails and comments from people offering challenging podcast episode ideas. Join Andy, Steve and Troy on this week’s episode as they discuss one of the questions they received surrounding God, Sin and Suffering.

Understanding Sin (Pt. 2): What are its Implications?

Sin and evil are not the sort of things we can be indifferent about. When we experience evil in our lives, we immediately recognize that something has to be done about it. With the sin and evil we see in our world and in ourselves, we are right to raise the question, “What has God done about it?” Andy, Steve, and Wes sit down together to hash out the implications of sin in this week’s episode of the AC Podcast.

Understanding Sin (Pt. 1): What is It?

Sin is something of a dirty word in our culture. In the minds of many, it perhaps conjures up images of Bible-thumping Christians harassing young people for holding hands. But what exactly is sin? There is richness to this biblical concept that comes in many layers. In this two-part series on sin, Andy, Steve, and Wes sat down to discuss the layers and how they connect to other biblical concepts.

What the Resurrection Teaches Us about Heaven

The Holy Week leading up to Easter naturally has Christians reflecting on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. There will be many o’ sermon, conversations and messages directing believers and non-believers alike to magnify what the Lord has done and is still doing for us, while we were yet sinners. On this week’s episode Andy, Troy and Wes wanted to dive deeper in to the conversation about what the Resurrection teaches us about Heaven. From all of us at AC, Happy Easter!

Youth Homelessness: A Story of Redemption with Les Talvio

Homelessness is unfortunately all too common. We, however, may not see just how prevalent it is around us, especially among the youth. Their homelessness is sometimes hidden behind their dirty clothes that we too easily chuck up to laziness. One man who comes from a broken home saw the need and responded. Listen to Andy’s interview with Les Talvio, the founder and Executive Director of Cyrus Centre, to hear about how his own upbringing in a broken home opened his eyes to the needs of the homeless youth, and the kind of impact the Cyrus Centre is making.

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