We are a network of lay-people and scholars in the Calgary area dedicated to demonstrating that faith in Jesus is intellectually reasonable. Our goal is to connect with lay-Christians and Scholars throughout the city to help them better defend the Faith, and to provide points of contact within local church congregations for Apologetic resources.

Quick news

August 27, 2015

A Christian Apologetics course is being taught by Dr. Tawa Anderson this fall at Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary and College. The class meets over 3 weekends. See below for details:

Dates: Sept. 18-19, Oct. 16-17, Nov. 27-28
Fridays 1:00-4:00 pm, Saturdays 9:00am-4:00pm
Professor: Dr. Tawa Anderson
2 credit hours. Seminary only
Tuition: $630/Audit: $100

This course introduces students to the study and practice of apologetics in contemporary settings. The history of Christian apologetics as well as more recent approaches and styles will be addressed. Key apologetic issues will be addressed within the context of biblical revelation and current cultural and philosophical perspectives. Students will evaluate their own apologetic perspective in light of contemporary demands and concerns.

November 17, 2014

Can Christianity be trusted? Join us for an Apologetics Panel Discussion and Q & A to discuss common issues raised against Christianity and how they can be addressed. If you have ever tried to stand up for, or share, your Faith in public you have almost certainly received some objections and pushback. Many of the challenges to our Faith are thought out and brought sincerely and deserve fair consideration and a reasoned response. In fact, many Christians leave the Faith in part because their perfectly reasonable questions go unanswered. Join us, as we spend an evening discussing and exploring issues around the reliability of the Gospel we proclaim. Bring questions - both yours and those you have encountered.

Panel Members:

Shawn Ferguson – Ba Phil with distinction (U of C). On top of his philosophy studies, Shawn has also taken many courses in linguistics, and has become well versed in linguistic theory. He is competent in the four main branches of philosophy (logic, metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics), and particularly in matters in the philosophy of religion, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of science. He is also well versed in the different apologetics methodologies, theology, and the interplay between them.

Dan Hardock - Ba Hist (Uof C) and MCS (Regent College). Dan has taught the Apologetics and History courses at Rocky Mountain College over a period of 16 years. He has worked for an apologetics ministry and a variety of campus ministries such as Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and Christian Medical Dental Society where discussion of controversial issues is an everyday occurrence. Special apologetical interests include the development of the New Testament Canon, the question of evil and suffering, the multiplicity of religions, as well as a variety of controversial historical events such as the Crusades.

Paul Buller - BSc Mech Eng (U of C). Paul will be the MC for the evening. Paul is a long-time apologist, and he helped launch the Network of Christian Apologists (Why Jesus) in Calgary in 2009.


When: Monday, November 17, 2014, 7:30 PM

Where: Rocky Mountain College (room 205) - 4039 Brentwood Rd NW, Calgary, AB

Cost: $5

February 9, 2013

Communication has been restored. All of the ___@WhyJesus.ca addresses are back up and running. In particular, please direct people you know to info@WhyJesus.ca if they want to learn more about us.

December 20, 2012

IMPORTANT! NCAC email is not working. If you attempt to use any ___@whyjesus.ca email address it will not work. For now please direct all communication to pdbuller AT telus DOT net. Sorry for the confusion.

Here's the long story. We have been having many problems with our original web provider. Eventually we just threw in the towel and went with a new provider; a fellow in our group. The site is up and running (obviously, you are reading it), but email is not set up yet.

Updates, October 25 2012

We have switched over our blog to the actual Wordpress site. The link at the top of the page (and every page) will bring you to the new site. All the old blog entries and their comments will remain exactly as they are, but further comments have been disabled.

We have also set up a Facebook page (Here) and a twitter account (Here). Please be sure to check those out and like, share and follow as is appropriate to the medium.

Updates, September 2012

We made it much easier to keep connected with us. At the bottom of each page you will see "Join our mailing list." You now have the ability to subscribe to our updates (usually about 2 a month), as well as unsubscribe, change settings, etc.

We are also looking forward to an Apologetics conference in Calgary in the spring of 2013 featuring William Lane Craig, Sean McDowell, Craig Hazen and Clay Jones. These are some top-notch speakers; don't miss out. Details will be uploaded to our website calender as they become available.

Our blog continues to gain readership; typically about a hundred folks a month swing by. Read, think and comment; we'd love to hear from you.

Journal update and new BLOG

The journal will not longer be produced quarterly. We will publish a journal when we receive some good submissions (which have been lacking). For more details, see the journal page.

Also we have set up a BLOG for members of our network. Please check it out and bookmark it.

Jesus, the Truth? October edition. Fall events.

The latest installment of our journal is online in the journal section. Also, don't forget about the Fall events coming up involving Hugh Ross and Josh McDowell.

Jesus, the Truth? July edition

The latest installment of our journal is online in the journal section.

Jesus, the Truth? April edition

The second installment of our journal is online in the journal section.

Why Jesus in the news

The NCAC has made it into the news. City Light News requested that we put together a brief description of what we're up to. You can see it at the bottom of page 5.

Atheist bus ads; round two

The series of ads put out by the Center for Inquiry in 2009 -- affectionately dubbed the "Atheist bus ads" -- are set for a comeback in Calgary in 2011. This round they highlight the need for Extraordinary Evidence for a wide array of claims, including those of Jesus Christ. Are they right? The NCAC has put together an informal response for your consideration. In a nutshell, the Atheists are right to demand evidence; fortunately Christianity has it in spades. Take a look: EXTRAORDINARY AD - ORDINARY RESPONSE

Jesus, the Truth?

We have launched a new quarterly journal. Is Christianity true? Get the opinions of Christians and non-Christians alike. An opportunity to explore all sides of the discussion.

More about Why Jesus and Apologetics

What exactly are we trying to do? How can you get involved? These questions, and more, answered here.

What exactly is Apologetics and why should you bother with it? Please read Do I Need Apologetics?

Coming soon...

Find out about events around Calgary (debates, classes, etc) that touch on the subject of whether Christianity is true. More info here.

Jesus; the Truth?

This important subject is explored in our quarterly journal. All perspectives are given a voice, so don't expect to find another exclusively pro-Christian publication here. Find it here.