Agree or Disagree: The Podcast-My Interview with Craig Chandler


Craig Chandler.

The name, without question, will cause a reaction. Some will react positively. Some will not.

He is in the news because he is seeking the nomination for the PC Party for Calgary Shaw.

This interview is in his own words and his perspective.  I sat down with him for an interview.

Below is Part 1.

Topics include.

Who is Craig Chandler in his own words?

Why is he seeking the nomination?

The current state of the  AlbertaPC Party

What the new leader of the Alberta PC Party should be like?

Is he running for leadership?

You can listen to that below

Part 2

We take some of the questions from people I asked on Facebook. 

Those include

Comments attributed to him about abortion, homosexuality, and evolution.

Can he work with people who disagree with him?

His perception on Danielle Smith and the Wildrose Party including a recent Twitter discussion between Smith and Chandler

Is he taking someone out for lunch?

Listen to that here.

Thank you Craig for the opportunity to interview you.

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Agree or Disagree: Jesus never said He was God. So that means He wasn’t.

Agree or Disagree: Jesus never said He was God. So that means He wasn’t.

Due to the events last week, we took a step back from some Agree or Disagree. However, last week was also Holy Week. And I intended to discuss some topics around Jesus.

This was one of them.

 The above article is from Bart Ehrman. Who is Bart Ehrman? From Wikipedia, Bart D. Ehrman (born 5 October 1955) is an American New Testament scholar, currently the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ehrman is a leading New Testament scholar, having written and edited over twenty-five books, including three college textbooks. He has also achieved acclaim at the popular level, authoring fourNew York Times bestsellers. Ehrman’s work focuses on textual criticism of the New Testament, theHistorical Jesus, and the evolution of early Christianity.

In  the above post that you can link too, he argues that Jesus never said He was God.

What do you think?  Would you agree with that? And if so, would that mean He wasn’t?

Agree or Disagree: We need our downtown to be more bike friendly


In the middle of the very tough week in Calgary, there was a 14 hour long City Council session that you might have missed.

The session, and the debate has not been settled, is the idea of a one year trial of barrier separated bike lanes in downtown Calgary.

Now for some, this is a good idea. The benefits are the reduction of motor vehicle’s on downtown. Improved road access for cyclists, which has been asked for by many in the city.

For others, there is some concern. Many argue with the weather in the city, that these will not be used enough to see the need. The actual cost of this is a big concern. The cost is at least 2.8 million. I say at least, because there could be other issues and costs that can come up with.

So, let’s have our own session if you will.

Do you think our downtown in Calgary needs to be more bike friendly? What about if you don’t live in Calgary? Is your downtown bike friendly? Has it helped?

Do you Agree or Disagree?

We are Calgary. And, we are strong.


This week started off very interesting.

Sunday night, a very regrettable tweet was sent out from a Calgary Herald Reporter. It caused a lot of anger from people in Vancouver and a bit of a Twitter war between the two cities.

Some of those tweets insulted Calgarians and the City of Calgary.

For those who have decided to insult and mock, I’d like to take you back to year we have had. Then I will tell you who we are.

You may remember last June the flood that rocked our City and Southern Alberta. Homes were devastated and ruined. People lost possessions, their clothes, family pictures. Many were left homeless.

As devastating as that was, we Calgarians banned together. We provided food, shelter, and clothing for strangers, family and friends. We volunteered to the point that in many places, they didn’t have enough volunteering for us. It was fine, we found another place. We restored this city back. We cleaned it up.

Why? Because we are Calgarians and that is what we do.

This week, we had a senseless tragedy strike our city. 5 young people went to celebrate their final days of school with their buddies at a party.

Sadly, and shockingly, they were murdered.

Although we may not know them personally, it has affected many of us. It has deeply affected those involved with two schools. It has rocked a community. It has shaken a city.

In our heartbreak and sadness, we again stood up for our fellow Calgarians.  Councillors have offered opened their doors. Neighbours have consoled. Strangers have given those impacted a longer hug. Since this is exam week, students have been given extensions for exams.

Why? Because we are Calgarians and that is what we do.

We stand for each other. We unite in community. We look out for our neighbour.

You may not know this, but we Calgarians are GREAT volunteers. We pull together when needed and get things done.

You do know this. We have a Mayor that many cities are envious of.

Today, and for some time, we will grief. We will grieve for the senseless loss. We will grieve for the friends, family and colleagues that spent their days with the victims. We will cry. We will hug. We will weep.

But, we will do it together.


Because we are Calgarians and that is what we do.

We are strong.

Agree or Disagree: Jesus wasn’t as Peaceful as people think


Since this is Holy Week, I’m planning to bring a couple of talks about Jesus this week.

This will be the first one.

The intent is to discuss some generalities around Jesus. The first one being around the idea that Jesus was peaceful.

For a perspective on this, I present something from The Friendly Atheist for your reading enjoyment.

What do you think?

Agree or Disagree: The Podcast- Sports Style



“Back in the day”, as people say, my buddy Paul and I used to chat about hockey and wrestling for hours. Paul knows his stuff and has been a lifelong Flames fan. As well, as an old school wrestling fan.

Paul brought in his long time buddy Johnny and we talked about  the life of The Ultimate Warrior. If you don’t know, he passed away suddenly on Tuesday night after making his first appearance in the WWE in over 15 years.

Topics include.

His life before the then WWF at the time

His career in  the WWF and how he became the Ultimate Warrior.

His life outside the ring

His return.

Listen to that here

Then Paul, Johnny and I discussed the Calgary Flames. They played their last game of the season. So,we did a look back at the season.

Topics include

Highlights of the season

Lowlights of the season

The impact of firing Jay Feaster and replacing him with Brian Burke as GM

Comparison to the Canucks and Oilers

The next GM

Coach Hartley

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Agree or Disagree: There’s a difference between being in love and falling in love

Agree or Disagree: There’s a difference between being in love and falling in love

This is an interesting article on the difference between falling in love and being in love.

I’ll let you read the article. Do you think there is a difference? And, is it healthy?