Bethel Church and Bay Park Baptist Church invite you the 2nd year of Crucial Conversations Meets Hot Seat Sunday!
Combining Bethel’s annual guest speaker series, Crucial Conversations, and Bay Park’s live question & answer forum, Hot Seat Sunday, this collaborative three-week event invites guest speakers to present on important discipleship & faith topics, and invites you to ask questions and engage with the speakers.
January 23, January 30, February 6
- January 23, 10:00AM only
- January 30, 9:00AM + 10:30AM
- February 6, 9:00AM + 10:30AM
- January 23, 10:00AM
- January 30, 9:00AM
- February 6, 9:00AM
- 12:30PM on January 23, January 30 & February 6
- Zoom ID 825 9196 3202 all 3 weeks
When it comes to the truth about what’s happening in our world, we look to the media. Yet, we are seeing a discouraging trend — more and more people are losing their trust in it. Between politicization, algorithms, and more, many feel that they can no longer rely on the media to deliver us the truth. Is reporting a fact enough? What does this say about the way we should approach Scripture? Are these questions even related? Andy Steiger will discuss this trend.
What is a human being? Are we just the stuff of which we’re made? A random collection of animals? A slightly more highly evolved primate? These are all answers we hear in our culture — but what are the implications of reducing humanity this way? And what, uniquely, does the Christian faith have to answer by way of an answer to the question “What does it mean to be human?”
We live in a world that encourages us to find ultimate happiness in career, money, academic success, or our performance. But the evidence is clear that this isn’t working: more and more of us find ourselves stressed, anxious, or wondering “is there more to life than the 9-to-5”? In this talk, Andy will explore if there’s a better way to find true happiness, peace, and security.
About the Speakers
Andy Steiger is the founder and president of Apologetics Canada, an organization dedicated to helping churches across Canada better understand and engage today’s culture. Most recently, he wrote the book Reclaimed: How Jesus Restores Our Humanity in a Dehumanized World. This book was preceded by The Human Project video series. In 2018, The Human Project debuted at film festivals around the world and won a number of awards including Best Short Film and People’s Choice. He also created and hosted The Thinking Series and is the author of Thinking? Answering Life’s Five Biggest Questions. Andy speaks on these topics internationally at universities, conferences, churches, prisons and coffee shops. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Andy is originally from Portland, Oregon and currently lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia with his wife, Nancy, and their boys.
Dr. Andy Bannister is the Director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity, speaking and teaching regularly throughout the UK, Europe, Canada, the USA, and the wider world. From universities to churches, business forums to TV and radio, he regularly addresses audiences of both Christians and those of all faiths and none on issues relating to faith, culture, politics and society.
Andy holds a PhD in Islamic studies and has taught extensively at universities across Canada, the USA, the UK and further afield on both Islam and philosophy. He is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Arthur Jeffery Centre for the Study of Islam at Melbourne School of Theology and is also Adjunct Faculty at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto.