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Call Greg during the live broadcast with any question on ethics, values, and religion. Greg will give you a piece of his mind as well as model effective Christian apologetics for the critical issues of life.

Call Greg during the live broadcast with any question on ethics, values, and religion. Greg will give you a piece of his mind as well as model effective Christian apologetics for the critical issues of life.
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Signal Hill, CA

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Call Greg during the live broadcast with any question on ethics, values, and religion. Greg will give you a piece of his mind as well as model effective Christian apologetics for the critical issues of life.

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English

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1438 East 33rd Street, Signal Hill, CA 90755 (562) 595-7333


Episodes

Illustrations to Show That Evil Is Evidence for God

6/15/2018
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Greg gives tools for explaining how God grounds morality and evil is evidence for His existence, then he takes calls about doing a Bible study with a skeptic, our responsibility for sin, the temple, and more. Topics: My skeptic husband has agreed to do a Bible study with me, and I need some advice. (0:26) Why are we responsible for sin if sinlessness is impossible? (0:37) Is there a possibility of the temple being rebuilt? (0:47) If God is omnipresent, what does it mean to say the...

Duration:00:57:58

What Do Christian Ambassadors Need to Know about the Culture?

6/13/2018
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Greg talks about his assessment of the culture then takes calls on ground rules for difficult conversations and objective truth. Topics: What are some ground rules I can give people for having difficult conversations about controversial topics? (0:31) Does objective truth only apply to reality? (0:48) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: The Ambassador’s CreedMelinda Penner’s GoFundMe pageMelinda’s Caring Bridge pagereTHINK Student Apologetics ConferenceInterview with Abdu...

Duration:00:57:57

Do Pro-Lifers Really Think Abortion Is Murder?

6/7/2018
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Guest Host: Alan Shlemon Alan responds to the claim that pro-lifers don’t really think abortion is murder if they don’t think women should get the death penalty for having an abortion, then he answers questions about God’s character and whether there are more than two possible sexes. Topics: How do I respond to the claim that each intersex possibility counts as a different sex? (0:31) What makes God’s character a good foundation for objective morals? (0:49) Download the...

Duration:00:57:56

Interview: Jay Smith – Evidence against Islam

6/6/2018
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Guest Host: Alan Shlemon Alan talks to Dr. Jay Smith, longtime debater and missionary to Muslims, about his work and some new (and/or little-known) evidence against Islam. Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Pfander FilmsPfander’s Course in Islamcourses@pfander.uk

Duration:00:57:55

Can a Person Justify Performing Abortions as a Christian?

5/31/2018
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Guest Host: Alan Shlemon Alan discusses an article written by an abortion doctor then takes questions on the inerrancy of the New Testament, the Alfie Evans situation, meditation on God’s word, and the power not to sin. Topics: Should we view the New Testament as inerrant Scripture? (0:26) What’s to stop our steadily more progressive government from killing born children (like with Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans)? (0:33) What does it mean to meditate on God’s word? (0:41) Does a true...

Duration:00:57:54

Persuasively and Graciously Share Your Convictions

5/29/2018
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Guest Host: Alan Shlemon Alan tells the story of how a campus Christian group responded to an anti-Christian song with compassion and grace then takes questions on the biblical definition of love, original sin, and resources for critical thinking skills. Topics: What is a biblical definition of love? (0:21) Is original sin analogous to when a teacher unfairly punishes a whole class because of one student? (0:33) Can you recommend resources for developing critical thinking skills?...

Duration:00:57:57

No Sacrifice for Willful Sin?

5/25/2018
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Greg talks about a misunderstanding of Hebrews 10 then answers a question about a possible example of relativism. Topics: How can I respond to this claim of relativism? (0:23) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air

Duration:00:45:47

By What Standard Does Sam Harris Consider Slavery Wrong?

5/23/2018
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Greg responds to a comment by Sam Harris then takes questions on hearing the voice of God and responding to the “mindfulness” being taught in public schools. Topics: What should I do if I agree with your teaching on hearing God’s voice but now feel like I’ve lost my personal experience of God? (0:30) How can I respond to the worldview being promoted to my students? (0:50) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: ArchivesiTunesUpcoming eventsreTHINK Student Apologetics Conference...

Duration:00:57:58

Why Jesus Is the Only Way to Be Saved

5/17/2018
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Greg explains why it’s misleading to say Jews go to Hell because they don’t believe in Jesus then answers a question on whether or not Jesus is just a copy of pagan myths. Topics: Is Jesus just a copy of pagan myths like the Zeitgeist movie says? (0:25) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Upcoming events with Stand to Reason speakers Come Let Us Reason: New Essays in Christian Apologetics Jesus, Recycled Redeemer? by Greg Koukl The Story of Reality by Greg Koukl Bart...

Duration:00:57:58

The Role of the Old Testament in the Life of the Christian

5/16/2018
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Greg explains why we can’t “unhitch” Christianity from the Old Testament then takes questions on 2 Chronicles 7:14 and the “Empty the Pews” movement. Topics: If we are now God’s people, why doesn’t 2 Chronicles 7:14 apply to us? (0:30) What approach should we take with people who are in the “Empty the Pews” movement? (0:49) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Melinda Penner’s GoFundMe page (This page is not in conjunction with Stand to Reason, no monies go to Stand to...

Duration:00:57:57

Tips for Developing a Habit of Bible Reading

5/11/2018
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Greg gives tips for reading the Bible regularly then takes calls on responding to someone who denies the existence of reality, discussing evolution with kids, and what makes a marriage legitimate. Topics: How should I respond to someone who says reality doesn’t exist? (0:30) How should I discuss evolution with my nine-year-old? (0:42) Does a marriage need to be legal in order to be legitimate in God’s eyes? (0:53) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Greg’s commentary on...

Duration:00:57:56

Prayer Is Hard

5/9/2018
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Greg talks about developing regular communion with God through prayer then answers questions about California’s AB 2943 and whether or not it’s okay for followers of Christ to use marijuana. Topics: Concerns about the vagueness of language in California’s AB 2943. (0:30) Is it acceptable for a follower of Christ to use marijuana? (0:46) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: How I Pray…Even When It’s HardSign up for Solid Ground and Greg’s mentoring letterThe Valley of Vision: A...

Duration:00:57:58

Interview: Abdu Murray – Saving Truth

5/4/2018
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Greg talks to Abdu Murray of RZIM about his new book, Saving Truth: Finding Meaning and Clarity in a Post-Truth World. Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Abdu MurraySaving Truth: Finding Meaning and Clarity in a Post-Truth Worldgo here to get your pre-order bonusesEmbrace the Truth Podcast Related Links: How Same-Sex Marriage Will Affect Friendships

Duration:00:57:54

Stand to Reason’s 25th Anniversary

5/2/2018
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Greg talks about the beginnings of Stand to Reason, gives an update on AB 2943, and takes questions on Jesus’ statement “I never knew you” and the “things God has revealed to us” referred to in 1 Corinthians 2:10. Topics: What did people do or not do to cause Jesus to say “I never knew you” in Matthew 7:21–23? (0:26) An update on AB 2943 in California (0:45) What are the “things God has revealed to us” referred to in 1 Corinthians 2:10? (0:48) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the...

Duration:00:57:56

A Response to Speculations about Jesus’ “Missing Years”

4/27/2018
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Greg talks about the claim that Jesus spent his youth in India then takes questions on the day Jesus was crucified, God’s sovereignty vs. free will, responding to the charge of “homophobia,” and more. Topics: Can we say Jesus didn’t talk about homosexuality because it wasn’t prevalent if He didn’t talk about Roman slavery though it was prevalent? (0:19) Was Jesus crucified on Thursday or Friday? (0:27) Is God sovereign over everything, or do we have free will? (0:34) How should I...

Duration:00:57:57

A Dangerous Bill in California

4/25/2018
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Greg talks about last weekend’s reTHINK conference and discusses a bill pending in California then takes questions on God’s character, becoming an apologetics speaker, and the day Jesus was crucified. Topics: Why does God seem dramatic and extreme rather than calm? (0:30) I want to learn enough apologetics to be able to teach at churches. What advice do you have for me? (0:45) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: reTHINK Apologetics Student Conference Yes, California Is on the...

Duration:00:57:54

An Encouraging Note from Australia

4/20/2018
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Greg reads an encouraging note from a listener then answers questions about the New Apostolic Reformation, giving unwed mothers a baby shower, Mark 4:10–12, reading non-Christian material, and more. Topics: What’s the biblical response to the New Apostolic Reformation? (0:05) Should a church give an unwed mother a baby shower in the church? (0:14) Is Jesus being sarcastic when He says “otherwise they might turn and be forgiven” in Mark 4:10–12? (0:29) Is it okay to read other people’s...

Duration:00:57:57

Why God Tells Us to Respect the Gray-Headed

4/18/2018
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Greg talks about why we listen to the wisdom of the elderly then answers questions about Jeremiah 29:11 being yes in Christ and whether it’s impossible there will be an eternal man/woman union in heaven. Topics: Does the New Testament statement that “all the promises are ‘yes’ in Christ Jesus” apply to Jeremiah 29:11? (0:24) Does Luke 20:33–36 really deny the possibility of an eternal union between a man and a woman in heaven? (0:39) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: How I...

Duration:00:57:56

Interview: Lee Strobel – The Case for Miracles

4/13/2018
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Greg talks to Lee Strobel about his new book, The Case for Miracles: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for the Supernatural. Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Lee StrobelThe Case for Miracles: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for the SupernaturalMore books by Lee StrobelMiracles Related Links: Miracles Happen: Here’s One

Duration:00:57:56

Get on Board or Get Out of the Game

4/11/2018
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Greg talks about our need to get serious about following Christ then takes questions about praying to Jesus, Jesus descending into Hell, and racial guilt. Topics: In the Bible, people pray to the Father; is it okay to pray to Jesus? (0:19) Did Jesus go to Hell between His death and resurrection? (0:28) Are white people guilty of Martin Luther King’s murder? (0:41) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: reTHINK Apologetics Student ConferenceListen to the #STRask podcastThe Story...

Duration:00:57:35