Relevant is a series of dialogues and talks about faith, culture, science, life, and more topics that are relevant to students.

Join us on zoom this year from January 19-21, 2022!

About Relevant Series

Relevant is a series of dialogues and talks about faith, culture, science, life, and more topics that are relevant to students. Join us on zoom this year from January 19-21, 2022!

The goal of Relevant Series is to engage students in thoughtful discussions and be a launching point for important conversations.

If you are a student and you are interested in exploring God’s role or existence in our world, then join us this year.

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Relevant is a series of dialogues and talks about faith, culture, science, life, and more topics that are relevant to students.

Schedule

Each day features a theme. Click a button to navigate that day’s talks. 

Wednesday, January 19th

God & Science

Lunch Talk - "What is the Value of a Human Being?"

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm EST

Speaker: Dr. Andy Steiger (Apologetics Canada)

Panelist: Dr. Ewan Goligher (Christian Medical and Dental Association of Canada)

Description: We are all familiar with, either through the news or firsthand, the atrocities that follow when human life is devalued? Although people agree that humans have dignity, they’re not as sure what exactly that value is or where it comes from. An important question our society is wrestling with is this: Is human value given or is it encountered? If it’s given, it can be taken away. If it’s encountered, where does it originate? Join Andy for this session as he explores human value from multiple perspectives.

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Evening Talk - "An Argument for God's Existence From Machines"

Time: 7:00-8:15pm EST

Speaker: Dr. Andy Steiger (Apologetics Canada)

Description: We are growing more and more accustomed to living our lives with machines. From the car in your garage to the smartphone in your pocket, they are all around us. As technology advances, the attempt to create ever more human-like machines is gaining interest. We are beginning to realize that the machines we create teach us something profound about ourselves and even about God. In this session, Andy will make a unique argument for the existence of God through the machines we create based on purpose.

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Thursday, January 20th

God & Suffering

Evening Talk - "Art & Faith Conversation: Suffering & Hope? Does God Care about my Pain?"

Time: 7:00-8:15 pm EST

Panelists: James Paterson, Ruthia Pak Regis, Maria Gabankova

Description: In a world where we seem to be surrounded by suffering – where can hope be found? What role if any might imagination and the arts play in providing a resource for nurturing a hopeful spirit? Join us for a conversation with three visual artists as we explore how suffering and hope may come together in unlikely partnership.

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Join us for “Artists from Stations Of The Cross: A Journey to Easter Arts Exhibition” on March 2-April 14 (crossingstoronto.com)

Friday,
January 21th

God & Sexuality

Lunch Talk - "Longing for Love"

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm EST

Speaker: Sam Allberry

Description: Love can often feel more complicated than we think it should be. We know a life without love is not a full life at all, but don’t always know exactly what it means to love. We’ll think together about some of the unique perspectives Christianity can bring to these areas.

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Evening Talk - "Why Would God Care Who I Sleep With?"

Time: 7:00-8:15 PM

Speaker: Sam Allberry

Description: Jesus is both uniquely challenging and uniquely dignifying when it comes to our sexuality. We’ll think together about what he has to say and the difference it can make to our lives.

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Speakers

Dr. Andy Steiger, PhD (Apologetics Canada)

An Argument for God’s Existence From Machines

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Ruthia Pak Regis

Suffering & Hope? Does God Care About My Pain?

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James Paterson

Suffering & Hope? Does God Care About My Pain?

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Maria Gabankova

Suffering & Hope? Does God Care About My Pain?

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Dr. Ewan Goligher (Christian Medical and Dental Association of Canada)

What is the Value of A Human Being?

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Sam Allberry

Longing for Love?

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Relevant series 2022 is organized in partnership with the following campus clubs and Churches:

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