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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

Interview: Craig Hazen – Fearless Prayer

10/19/2018
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Greg interviews Craig Hazen, the head of the apologetics program at Biola University, about his new book, Fearless Prayer: Why We Don’t Ask and Why We Should. Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Craig Hazen Fearless Prayer: Why We Don’t Ask and Why We Should Biola University Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics (and certificate program) Five Sacred Crossings by Craig Hazen

Duration:00:57:55

Take Your Christianity with You into the Public Square

10/17/2018
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Greg talks about the value of voting then takes questions on whether or not God would create a Christian who was incapable of love, the biblical canon, and why God didn’t provide a way to appropriately express same-sex attraction. Topics: A friend of mine thinks he’s incapable of love. Would God create a Christian who could not love? (29:00) We use the unity of the Bible to argue for its supernatural origin, but weren’t we stacking the deck by rejecting the books that didn’t match its...

Duration:00:57:57

Why One Scientist Changed His Mind about Design

10/12/2018
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Greg talks about a review of Heretic in Salvo Magazine then takes questions on hearing the voice of God, voluntary muscle movements as evidence of free will, and Noah’s ark. Topics: Did Jesus hear a voice that revealed to him that Jesus was the Christ? (0:24) Is a voluntary muscle movement evidence of free will? (0:38) Is the story of Noah and the ark too improbable to be taken literally? (0:49) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Upcoming eventsSalvo MagazineWhere the...

Duration:00:57:57

Read through the Bible Once a Year

10/10/2018
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Greg exhorts everyone to read through the Bible once a year then takes questions on communicating the gospel quickly and apologetics books for students. Topics: Can you share some comments I can use to communicate the gospel quickly? (0:23) Can you recommend three books for teaching apologetics to junior high and high school students? (0:42) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Melinda Penner’s GoFundMe pageMelinda’s Caring Bridge pageTactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your...

Duration:00:57:58

Azusa Reverses Changes to Their Student Conduct Policy

10/5/2018
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Greg goes through Azusa’s statement reversing a new policy that allowed LGBTQ+ relationships on campus then takes questions on moral standards, whether science is superior to the Bible, cessationism, and more. Topics: How do I respond to atheists who say empathy is the basis for their moral standard? (0:22) Is science superior to the Bible since all Bibles could be lost but if some discovery of science were lost it would eventually be found again? (0:33) Should I be concerned that my...

Duration:00:57:57

There’s No Evidence for God?

10/3/2018
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Greg responds to the claim that “there’s no evidence for Christianity” then answers questions about ghosts, arguing civilly, comforting the sick, and materials for teaching conversational apologetics. Topics: What is Christianity's position on ghosts? If there are spirits in this world, why are they not in Heaven or Hell? (0:22) How can you deal with people’s presuppositions that Christianity is wrong in a civil way? (0:31) How should I comfort someone who is sick when I no longer...

Duration:00:58:00

Did We Invent Marriage or Discover It?

9/28/2018
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Greg talks about the nature of marriage then takes calls on discovering spiritual gifts, whether retirement is biblical, and how to respond to someone who cites an authority you’re not familiar with. Topics: What test would you recommend for discovering my spiritual gift? (0:26) Is retirement biblical? (0:43) How can I respond to someone who cites a resource I haven’t read to back up their argument? (0:53) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: reTHINK Apologetics Student...

Duration:00:57:55

Azusa Pacific Decides to Allow LGBTQ+ Relationships on Campus

9/26/2018
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Greg talks about Azusa Pacific changing their student code of conduct to allow for LGBTQ+ relationships then responds to a challenge against objective values. Topics: If morals are always changing, how can we claim there are objective values? (0:31) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: reTHINK Apologetics Student Conference – September 28–29 in Orange County, CA Azusa Pacific Removes Ban on LGBTQ+ Relationships, Creates Program for Students Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing...

Duration:00:57:54

Only the Christian Worldview Box Holds Everything

9/19/2018
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Greg talks about an interview with Nancy Pearcey in Salvo Magazine then takes questions about the old earth view and whether or not heaven is a physical place. Topics: How would an old earth creationist explain how plants grew before the sun was created? (0:30) Is Heaven a physical place? (0:45) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: reTHINK Apologetics Student Conference – September 28–29 in Orange County, CA Salvo Magazine The Full Body of Truth: An Interview with Nancy...

Duration:00:57:56

Were the Stories about Jesus Copied from Previous Myths?

9/14/2018
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Greg discusses an article that claims the stories about Jesus were copied from previous myths as he gives tools to help you assess other claims you’ll encounter. Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: The Bible is Fiction: A Collection Of EvidenceZeitgeist FilmThe Story of RealityThe Wreck of the Titan: Or, Futility Related Links: Horus? Mithras? Jesus?Jesus, Recycled Redeemer?

Duration:00:31:57

Tips for Addressing Objections

9/12/2018
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Greg gives tips for how to respond well to arguments on any topic as he discusses an article challenging the historicity of the Bible. Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: The Bible is Fiction: A Collection Of Evidence#STRask Podcast

Duration:00:41:57

What Do You Think of the Idea of a “Calling”?

9/7/2018
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Greg takes questions on whether pastors have “callings,” understanding Jesus’ command not to judge, the unpardonable sin, interacting with a group of challengers, and more. Topics: What do you think of the idea of a “calling” in a pastor’s life? (0:01) How are we to understand Matthew 7:1–6 and other passages that say, “Do not judge”? (0:22) Would a person who has committed the unpardonable sin care about wanting to be saved? (0:32) Do you have any advice on how to interact with a group...

Duration:00:57:57

Can a Person’s Sexuality Change?

9/5/2018
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Greg talks to Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, Jr. about the withdrawal of California’s bill outlawing “sexual orientation change efforts,” then Jonathan Keller of the California Family Council calls in to discuss their efforts to stop the bill. Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: reintegrativetherapy.comCalifornia Family CouncilThank You Assemblyman Low for Pulling AB 2943 and Listening to our Concerns Related Links: Author of AB 2943 Withdraws the Bill

Duration:00:57:56

Thoughts on the Turek vs. Shermer Debate

8/31/2018
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Greg and Tim take questions on the Black Hebrew Israelites, the kind of love Jesus commanded, and the image of God, then they discuss a recent debate between Frank Turek and Michael Shermer. Topics: How do you prove the “Gentiles” Jesus came to graft in were not just lost Hebrews? (0:03) Did Jesus’ command to love in the Upper Room Discourse supersede His other commands? (0:10) What do you think about my ideas of what it means to be made in the image of God? (0:21) Download the...

Duration:00:57:55

Tim’s Journey to Stand to Reason

8/29/2018
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Greg chats with Tim Barnett, then they answer questions about Matthew 28:20 and whether or not to attend an unequally yoked wedding, Topics: Does “do all I commanded you” in Matthew 28:20 include things like healing? (0:26) Should I attend a wedding between two who are unequally yoked? (0:41) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: reTHINK Apologetics Student Conference – September 28–29 in Orange County, CA

Duration:00:57:57

Questions for Greg

8/24/2018
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Greg answers questions about people misusing Jesus’ name, whether the number of demoniacs challenges inerrancy, David’s view of God’s love and judgment in Psalm 143, and more. Topics: Should we not object to people misusing Jesus’ name since His name isn’t really “Jesus”? (0:03) How do I respond to someone who’s questioning inerrancy because of the contradiction of one vs. two demoniacs? (0:19) What’s the best way to present the case for the historical reliability of the Bible to high...

Duration:00:57:56

Using Tactics to Draw People Out

8/22/2018
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Greg tells a story of how someone used tactics to draw a person out in conversation, then he takes questions on presuppositional apologetics and how to make sense of God’s promises of health. Topics: Can you help me understand the difference between evidential and presuppositional apologetics? (0:25) How can I make sense of God’s promises of a prosperous, healthy future when they don’t seem to match reality? (0:42) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: CrossExamined Instructor...

Duration:00:57:58

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