On March 11th, Justin Schieber and I had the privilege of taking over the Saturday evening service at Sherwood Park Alliance Church (SPAC) in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Some large suburban churches can feel a bit cold, but SPAC had a beautifully welcoming vibe.
For an hour Pastor Greg Hochhalter fielded questions from the audience (via phone texts) and lobbed them to us like a major league pitcher. It was a fascinating exchange. There were dozens and dozens of questions from the audience of hundreds and it’s clear we could only scratch the surface. All in all, the evening embodied the vision I outlined at the end of my book Is the Atheist My Neighbor? in which I advocate for Christians extending hospitality to atheists by inviting them into their space for genuine dialogue. I think you’ll agree that this evening achieved that much.
The video (with high production values) is available at SPAC’s website here. And for those on the go I have also ripped an audio version which is available for listening/download below. So check it out and let’s keep the conversation going!