We are excited to be partnering with Bethel Church to host three weeks of virtual guest speakers giving answers to our honest questions. Each week a guest speaker will speak on a given topic, followed by a Q & A session which you will be able to text in your questions for throughout the service.

Join us LIVE on January 17th and 24th at 10:00am on baypark.online.church

If you miss a week, each Sunday’s service can be viewed in the Crucial Conversations/Hot Seat Sunday Service Playlist on the Bay Park YouTube page, beginning the Monday after each service.

January 10 – Should We Take Jesus Seriously? // Greg Koukl

Greg Koukl founded Stand to Reason in 1993 and currently serves as President of Stand to Reason. He has spoken on more than 70 college and university campuses both in the U.S. and abroad and has hosted his own call-in radio show for 27 years, advocating for “Christianity worth thinking about.” He has debated atheist Michael Shermer on national radio and Deepak Chopra on national television. An award-winning writer and best-selling author, Greg has written seven books.

Click here for the answers to all January 10th Crucial Conversations and Hot Seat Sunday Questions.

January 17 – Unity, Blessing and Reconciliation

Andrew Thunder and Joel Gordon will be sharing about Unity, Blessing and Reconciliation.

Andrew Thunder currently works as a policy analyst with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and previously worked as an Executive Pastor, Aboriginal Missions Assistant Director and Associate Pastor within the PAOC denomination. Andrew is passionate about seeing resilient Indigenous communities and congregations grow from coast to coast. He is also committed to helping non-Indigenous evangelical congregations across Canada learn about reconciliation.

Joel Gordon is a filmmaker, actor, pastor and the Creative Director at the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. In 2013 he produced a magazine and TV series called Love Is Moving that features youth groups living out God’s love in their communities. Joel is passionate about guiding his own children into a deeper relationship with God and also about sharing stories from youth and young adults across Canada through EFC’s magazine, Love Is Moving. In January 2021, he will start a new role as EFC’s Director of Partnership and Ministry Innovation.

January 24 – Is Christianity Bad for the Environment?

Andy Bannister will be joining us to answer the question is Christianity bad for the environment?

Andy Bannister is the Director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity and an Adjunct Speaker for RZIM, 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 address audiences of both Christians and those of all faiths and none on issues relating to faith, culture, politics and society.