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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

What Good Ambassadors for Christ Need to Know about Islam

8/17/2018
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Guest Host: Alan Shlemon Alan talks about what Christians need to know about Islam in order to be good ambassadors for Christ with their Muslim neighbors. Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: A Closer Look at IslamUpcoming eventsSummit Ministries Student ConferencesreTHINK Apologetics Student Conference Related Links: Why Should You Take a Closer Look at Islam?“Misquoting” Jesus? Answering Bart Ehrman

Duration:00:29:22

Unique Issues When Teaching on Abortion in a Muslim Culture

8/15/2018
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Guest Host: Alan Shlemon Alan talks about the unique questions that arise when teaching Christians in a Muslim culture about abortion in the case of rape, then he answers questions about homosexuality and Mormonism. Topics: If homosexual behavior is unnatural, how does the Christian respond to claims that it’s present in nature? (0:37) How should I respond to Mormons? (0:50) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: #STRask PodcastreTHINK Apologetics Student ConferenceSTR AppsThe...

Duration:00:57:58

Trusting God During Times of Suffering

8/10/2018
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Greg takes questions on how to honor an abusive father, whether faith is trusting God can do something or will do something, the Trinity as an issue of salvation, and atheists using Scripture to object to God’s morality. Topics: How can I honor my father if he was really abusive? (0:03) Is faith believing that God “can” do something, or that He “will” do something? (0:21) Is acceptance of the Trinity an issue of salvation? (0:39) Is it appropriate to question a skeptic’s use of...

Duration:00:57:57

Take What You’ve Learned and Teach Others

8/8/2018
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Greg talks about what students are facing, reads a letter from someone who’s teaching apologetics to junior highers, then takes questions on decision making and the church being overcome. Topics: How should I respond to someone who’s saying I need to pray about whether or not to do every little thing? (0:25) How much error would the church have to believe before it could be said the “gates of Hades” have “overcome it”? (0:44) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: reTHINK...

Duration:00:57:56

A Further Response to the Contractualism Question

8/3/2018
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Greg continues responding to a question about contractualism from the previous podcast then answers questions about whether God created us to worship Him, Sam Harris’s view of morality, and more. Topics: Do Christians go to heaven immediately when they die, or will it happen after Jesus returns? (0:20) What should I say to someone who lost his faith because he can’t accept the idea that God created man to worship Him? (0:30) How do you respond to Sam Harris’s view of morality?...

Duration:00:57:58

Interview: Paul Copan on Slavery in the Bible

8/1/2018
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Greg talks to Paul Copan about slavery in the Bible and then takes calls on whether demons cause trouble in our lives and how to respond to the contractualist view of morality. Topics: What role do demons play in giving people trouble in life? (0:34) How should I respond to the contractualist view of morality? (0:49) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Paul CopanIs God a Moral Monster?Paul Copan’s previous interviewDoes the Bible Support Slavery?reTHINK Apologetics Student...

Duration:00:57:57

Advice for Interacting in a Public Forum

7/27/2018
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Greg gives tips for interacting in a public forum then answers questions on slavery in the Bible and responding to skeptics who object to miracles. Topics: Do you really think slaves were better off as slaves under the Leviticus laws? (0:18) I need help responding to a skeptic who objects to miracle claims. (0:41) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Upcoming eventsIs God a Moral Monster?Does the Bible Support Slavery?Miracles Related Links: Did God Condone Slavery?Why Science...

Duration:00:57:56

The Teaching Methodology of Jesus

7/25/2018
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Greg talks to apologist and public school teacher Nate Sala of A Clear Lens then takes calls on whether difficulty trusting God means you’re not saved and the problem of evil as a contradiction in the Christian worldview. Topics: If I’m having trouble trusting God to take care of me, does that mean I’m not saved? (0:29) Isn’t it valid for a moral anti-realist to raise the problem of evil as a contradiction within the theistic worldview? (0:44) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the...

Duration:00:57:57

Arguing for the Christian God

7/20/2018
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Greg talks about traffic problems for a few minutes then jumps into questions on arguments for the Christian God, the slavery laws in Leviticus, and why Satan will be punished. Topics: What argument would you use to take the next step from arguments for God to arguments for the Christian God? (0:08) Are the slavery laws in Leviticus a racist double standard? (0:26) If Satan is part of God’s plan, why is he going to be punished on Judgment Day? (0:41) Download the mp3... Mentioned...

Duration:00:57:56

The Contrived Conflict between Science and Religion

7/18/2018
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Greg talks about the conflict people see between science and religion then takes questions on Mormons hearing from God and extreme body modification. Topics: Who are Mormons hearing from when they think they hear from God? (0:32) What’s your view on extreme body modification? (0:49) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Transcript of the dialogue between Greg Koukl and Michael Shermer Upcoming events with Stand to Reason speakers reTHINK Apologetics Student Conference –...

Duration:00:57:57

How Do We Know God Is Not a “Cosmic Jerk”?

7/13/2018
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Greg answers questions on our responsibility to express concern for another’s salvation, Greg’s opinion on the idea of corporate election, and how we can know God is not a “cosmic jerk.” Topics: Is it our responsibility to express concern for a loved one’s salvation if he’s doing things contrary to Christianity? What’s your opinion on the idea of election being corporate? What proof do we have that God is wonderful and not a cosmic jerk? Download the mp3... If you enjoyed this...

Duration:00:24:29

How Do You Know Jesus Was Perfect?

7/11/2018
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Greg answers questions about Jesus’ perfection, attending a housewarming for unmarried people, responding to an aggressive challenger, and more. Topics: How do you know Jesus was perfect? Don’t you just assume from Scripture? What would you recommend we do with our young family when we’re invited to a housewarming for unmarried people? How should we handle someone who is challenging our views in front of our children by appealing to emotions and making assertions? In The Story of...

Duration:00:22:56

Can We Give Evidence for God without Using the Bible?

7/6/2018
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Greg answers questions about giving evidence for God without using the Bible, resurrected bodies, altar calls, and deciding on a seminary when you’re unsure of your theology. Topics: What’s a good tactic to use when an atheist demands we give evidence for a Creator God without using the Bible? Will we retain our bodily scars in our resurrected bodies as Jesus did? What do you think about the pattern of giving an altar call every week? How should I decide on a seminary if I’m not sure...

Duration:00:19:26

What Is a “Personal Relationship with Jesus”?

7/4/2018
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Greg answers questions on what Jesus meant by “this generation,” what “word of God” in Hebrews 4:12 refers to, and the concept of a “personal relationship with Jesus.” Topics: What did Jesus mean by “this generation will not pass away until all these things take place”? Is Hebrews 4:12 (“the word of God is living and active…”) referring to the Bible or to Jesus’ role as high priest? How can I explain to a Muslim friend what a “personal relationship with Jesus” is? Download the...

Duration:00:26:02

What Questions Should I Ask a Mormon?

6/29/2018
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Greg answers questions about Mormonism, deathbed conversions, and a hypothetical scenario about choosing to be annihilated so your friend doesn’t go to Hell. Topics: How should I approach a conversation with a Mormon, and what questions should I ask? How can I respond to people who say Christianity says we can live like the devil and then just repent before we die? If you had a choice between both your non-Christian friend and you being annihilated, or going to heaven while your friend...

Duration:00:24:59

Two Ends of the Thinking Spectrum

6/27/2018
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Greg discusses the differences between the left and the right: progressivism vs. conservatism. In addition, he answers questions about “ought” implying “can” and who created God. Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Greg Koukl and Michael Shermer at the End of the Decade of the New Atheists

Duration:00:42:40

Do Words Have Power?

6/22/2018
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Greg answers questions about the power of words and which books belong in Scripture. Topics: How do we know which books belong in Scripture? (0:22) Download the mp3... Related Links: Winking, Wiggling, and the Power of Words

Duration:00:50:06

Does God Contradict His Word?

6/20/2018
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Greg answers questions on hermeneutics of the Old Testament and whether God contradicts His Word. Topics: How do you explain the strange hermeneutics of the New Testament authors? (00:26) When we feel like God is speaking to us or giving us a sign, how do we know that’s really God? (00:45) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Introduction to Biblical Interpretation Related Links: Does God Whisper? Part 1Part 2Part 3

Duration:00:57:58

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