ARPA Audio Tag

09 Jul 2012 Canada Day Sermon: God Surrounds His People

{mp3}slaa{/mp3} Note: You can find another Canada Day sermon, in text (not MP3) by Rev. G. Nederveen here. On July 1st, 2012 Pastor James Slaa of the Canadian Reformed Church in Smithers BC delivered a very relevant sermon on Psalm 139:8-10, a text found in the Memorial Chamber of Canada's Parliament buildings. "If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there...

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19 Aug 2011 Audio: Jon Dykstra on the Overton Window

{mp3}Dykstra_Overton{/mp3} Christian principles are not very popular in our secular world. So how do we go about promoting them? How do we effectively shift an idea in society from radical, to sensible, to policy? In this 14 minute talk, Jon Dykstra explains a theory known as the Overton Window and how we can apply it to the political and social issues facing Canada. Click here to listen and right click the link to download to your computer or MP3 player (note pictures below which are referenced in the talk).
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21 Dec 2010 Audio: Jeremiah 29 – Should Christians Be Politically Involved?

{mp3}vandam_2010{/mp3} On October 23, 2010 Dr Cornelis Van Dam, professor at the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Ontario was the featured speaker at the first-ever Ontario ARPA conference. His talk cuts to the heart of the debate over whether Christians should be using our time, energy, skills, or finances for political efforts. In this address Dr. Van Dam provides numerous examples from both the Old and New Testament to explain that not only may Christians get involved in politics - we have a duty to do so if we...

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10 Nov 2010 Stand Up for Freedom campaign launched across country

{mp3}cknwnov92010{/mp3} Update Two: The campaign has been featured (entire article) in about 14 large papers on Friday/Saturday including the Toronto Sun, Ottawa Sun, London FreePress, Canoe.ca, Sudbury Star, Winnipeg Sun, Calgary Sun, Edmonton Sun, Vancouver 24hrs: Freedom under attack in the name of human rights: group [Note: The article incorrectly states that we are a "lobby group." This is a grassroots initiative, directed towards grassroots Canadians. Update: Click on the MP3 player above to listen to campaign spokesperson Neil Dykstra explain the campaign on Vancouver's top talk radio station CKNW.  
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22 Jul 2010 Audio E-Luminary: Jon Dykstra on Media Bias

{mp3}jon_dykstra_audio_eluminary{/mp3} Is the Media Out to Get Us? Yes! In this 15 minute audio e-Luminary, Jon Dykstra, editor of Reformed Perspective magazine addresses the topic of media bias and how we can respond. Dykstra delivered this talk at an ARPA event in Winnipeg earlier this year. We encourage you set 15 minutes aside today to listen to this and consider how we can apply it in our homes. Which media will you fire, put on probation, or hire? Deciding what is suitable for our homes will make a big difference in cultivating our worldview. This talk involves audience participation. At one point, Dykstra will refer to two scenarios that were handed out to the crowd. At that point, click on pause and read these scenarios below.
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28 Apr 2010 ARPA’s Engage Parliament With Faith-Based Perspective

{mp3}ray%20pennings%20may%204%202010{/mp3} (www.ARPACanada.ca) - May 11, 2010: The faith-based concerns of ARPA Canada were effectively communicated, Tuesday, May 4 and Wednesday, May 5, as representatives of Canada’s Reformed churches gathered in Ottawa to encourage and exhort Members of Parliament and Senators to heed the claims of Scripture and religious convictions of Canada’s electorate in public life.
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10 Mar 2010 BC ARPA’s Get the Province Talking About Full-Time Kindergarten

BC ARPA groups have been initiating a quality discussion about the province's move toward full-time kindergarten over the past two weeks. Last week Monday Langley ARPA brought a panel of speakers to address a packed-house. The film of that event was used in the Bulkley Valley yesterday for a successful event there on the same topic. And tonight, Neil Dykstra, chair of Langley ARPA, was live on the air for over half an hour discussing this issue on Road Kill Radio (for the MP3, click here and here). To add...

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05 Mar 2009 Historic Event on Parliament Hill (with pictures)

{mp3}march%203%20audio%20eluminary{/mp3} Click here for a PDF copy of Dr. Van Dam's presentation In what may have been the first time ever, a Canadian Reformed minister and professor made a presentation on March 3rd before leaders from Canada’s Parliament. The event, organized by the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada, was titled “God & Government: A Biblical Perspective on the Role of the State.” It featured Dr. Cornelis Van Dam, professor of Old Testament at the Theological College of Canadian Reformed Churches. Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott and Liberal MP John McKay co-sponsored the event, allowing us to hold it right in Parliament.
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08 Dec 2008 ARPA Canada Interviews Rod Taylor Regarding Canadian Aboriginal Affairs Policy

{mp3}taylor2008{/mp3} In this first edition of the ARPA e-Luminary audio broadcast, we interview Rod Taylor from Smithers, B.C. to get some insight into the politics of aboriginal affairs. As is explained in the interview, Canada's aboriginal peoples suffer greatly. Bringing hope and healing is complex because there is no simple solution. But Christians have a special responsibility to work towards justice and healing. This broadcast is not an attempt to settle the matter or provide all the answers. Hopefully it will shed some light on how change is needed...

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