The Pulse Podcast is about living abundantly wholeheartedly.
It includes feature topics, interviews, and weekly biblical studies.
This episode is a talk with Pastor Paul Carter about persecution. I recently read one of his posts titled: “What If We Had 50 Years Before The Outbreak Of Formal Persecution In Canada?”
It was thought-provoking and made me to want to dig a bit deeper on some of the points that he raised.
What is persecution? Is there any in Canada? What is the difference between persecution and losing influence in the culture generally?
Paul is married with five children. He attended Moody Bible Institute and is a graduate of York University and McMaster Divinity College. He has been in pastoral ministry since 1994 and currently serves as the Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Orillia, Canada. He is a council member of The Gospel Coalition Canada and is the host and Bible teacher on the Into The Word podcast.
Here are some of the topics we touch on:
- What is persecution?
- What is the difference between persecution and losing cultural influence?
- The waning of Christian influence in the public sphere
- The apostle Peter’s advice to ostracized Christians prior to formal persecution and what we can learn from that today
- Always living five minutes before midnight
- The temptation to catastrophize
- Possibly contentious issues in Canada
- Christianity functioning well on the margins as salt and light
- The positive side of losing influence
Here is our talk. Please note that our internet connection dropped for a second or two here and there so please forgive that. Also, there are some links and notes below. Enjoy!
Notes and links:
- Into the Word podcast
- Open Doors
- The Gospel Coalition Canada
- Book: Mark A. Noll, What happened to Christian Canada?