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Answering Life's Five Biggest Questions

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Over the last decade there have been a number of excellent written materials providing Christians with resources to be better equipped in giving an answer for the hope that they have. Among these includes Andy Steiger’s, Thinking? Answering Life’s Five Biggest Questions.

Andy Steiger, who you can catch at this years P2C Plus Conference as a keynote speaker, is the founder of Apologetics Canada and the lead in the in the joint P2C and AC initiative The Human Project.
Thinking? addresses five overarching apologetic questions regarding some of the ultimate questions humanity has...
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Ultimate Questions For Buddhists

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Last week I took the train to Montreal, Quebec to do a talk at McGill University on "Is Tolerance Tolerant?" I planned on getting all sorts of work done. The trip from Toronto to Montreal is just over 5 hours, so I brought lots of Greek translation work to do. However, it didn't take too long into the ride to start a conversation with the lady sitting beside me. And low and behold it turned out that she was a resent convert to Tibetan Buddhism. Suffice to say, I didn't get much studying done for the next few hours.

With 500 million adherents globally Buddhism is in the top 5 of the world's largest religions. Founded 500 years before Christ by (as the story goes) an Indian prince named Siddhartha Gautama. Gautama reached the state of enlightenment and was henceforth known as "the Buddha" or "enlightened one." While by far most concentrated in East Asia, Buddhism and it's influence of eastern mysticism has been on the rise in the West for…

Is Tolerance Tolerant? - A Talk At McMaster University

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This November I had the opportunity to speak at a handful of Universities. On Nov. 16th I gave a presentation on "Is Tolerance Tolerant?" at Mcmaster University in Montreal, Quebec.



Is it OK to have an opinion?

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Our lives are shaped by how we look at the world: what we think, do, eat, say, and how we act towards ourselves and others. All of these have a huge impact on our perspective on the world. This is what is commonly referred to as our worldview, which means the way we perceive and understand the world around us. C.S. Lewis described his Christian worldview by saying “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” The truth about belly buttonsYour worldview includes your most fundamental beliefs about the world you live in. It reflects how you view, understand, and answer life’s ultimate questions. In short, the opinions you hold flow from the worldview perspective you possess. Everyone has a worldview, whether they realize it or not, and everyone has opinions that freely flow from that worldview. Worldviews and opinions are a bit like belly buttons. _______________ Keep reading at: https://p2c…

Faith & Folly: A Sermon About The Cursing of the Fig Tree

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Along with the evangelistic apologetics work that I do with Power to Change I am a pastoral intern at West Toronto Baptist Church in Toronto, Ontario. This last Sunday I preached a sermon on Mark 11:12-26, which includes the events of the cursing of the fig tree and the cleansing of the temple. You can find that message by clicking here.



F.F. Bruce Vs. David Cross

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I continually see atheists, agnostics, and skeptics, who on one hand demand higher and higher "standards of evidence" and on the other hand insist on posting this quote from David Cross. It doesn't seem to matter that the assertions within it have no bearing on historical fact (even a simple google search to the words of secular scholarship would undue some if not all of the assertions made); or that David Cross has no formal study in history, biblical studies, antiquity, textual criticism, papyrology, archaeology, or any such related field.

So for educational purposes I've placed Cross' quote alongside of the words of famous scholar and historian F.F. Bruce, one of the greatest minds in regards to biblical studies from the 20th century.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, if you're getting your theology (and in this case biblical history) from a comedian, don't be surprised when it turns out to be a joke.




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5 Things You Didn't Know About Islam & Coffee

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I often talk with Muslims. Although the majority of people I talk to when I do outreach tend to identify as atheist/agnostic, Muslims come in at a close second. I grew up in a missionary home, first in Pakistan and then in Jordan, and always knew that the conversation around our dinner table wasn't exactly like other white Canadian families. Along with discussing day-to-day events, I have memories of talking about theology (both Christian and Islamic) and world politics. As a young kid I knew a smattering of Arabic and Urdu words and phrases that were occasionally used around the house. In fact, there was even an Urdu phrase that I didn't know wasn't English and used well into my high school years. It was only when a friend asked me what it meant that I realized it was not, in fact, English. Likewise, I always remember there being Arabic/English dictionaries, history books about many Middle Eastern countries, and of course a Qur'an on the shelf in the living room.


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