RELEVANT Series Recap

Patrick Erskine
Topics: @P2C, apologetics

“Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is the belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.”

This quote by Richard Dawkins, a widely known author and atheist, is representative of how Christianity is viewed by many students on Canadian University campuses. The belief by students that Christianity is anti-intellectual is something that we encounter regularly as a ministry. Another common objection to faith, and specifically Christianity, is that it’s just not relevant to the everyday life of your average Canadian student.

In light of that reality, RZIM and P2C-Students have partnered to bring the RELEVANT Series to university campuses across Canada. Over a span of two weeks in January, RELEVANT was host to a series of talks in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, and Montreal, focused on “Thoughtfully engaging questions of life, faith, culture, science, and more.” Featuring speakers like Andy Bannister, Abdu Murray, Jen Pollock Michel, and Sam Allberry, the topics ranged from “Has Science Buried God” to “God, Sex, and Relationships: Where is Intimacy to be Found?”

Here are some social media highlights from the event.

To learn more about the RELEVANT Series check out the website at

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About the Author

Patrick Erskine

Patrick Erskine is originally from Toronto where he graduated from the Ryerson School of Journalism, he now lives in Guelph, Ontario with his wife and annoying dog. Patrick has a passion for hearing and telling stories that reflect the beauty of the gospel in a broken world. Patrick is often mistaken for a hobbit, and longs to one day return to the Shire.

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