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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

How to Think about People Leaving Christianity

9/13/2019
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Greg talks about an announcement by Marty Sampson about losing his Christianity, then he answers questions about why head injuries affect personality, Old Testament stoning laws, teaching people tactics, and repentance. Topics: Commentary: How to think about people leaving Christianity (:00) How do you explain the personality and behavioral changes that occur with head injuries if the mind is different from the brain? (23:00) What was the balance between enforcing the Old Testament...

Duration:00:57:57

Encouraging Words from the Field

9/11/2019
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Greg tells stories of people whose lives were changed by what they learned from STR, then he answers questions about how to choose between ministry options and tactics to use with people who are into astrology. Topics: Commentary: Encouraging words from the field (:00) What are some general principles to help someone choose between ministry options? (26:00) What tactics can I use with someone who’s into astrology? (44:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: reTHINK...

Duration:00:57:57

Advice for New College Students

9/6/2019
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Greg gives advice to Christian students heading off to college, then he takes calls about God sending babies to Hell, leviathan in the Bible, Darwinism and racism, and the signs in Mark 16. Topics: Commentary: Advice for new college students (:00) How would you respond to someone who says he can’t believe in a God who would send an unborn baby to Hell? (20:00) Is “leviathan" in the Bible a mythical creature? (32:00) Why does no one talk about the connection between Darwinism and...

Duration:00:57:54

School Boards Shouldn’t Force Their Parochial Values on Everyone

9/4/2019
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Greg talks about a statement he wrote for a school board meeting about sex education, then he answers questions about “listening prayer” and interacting with LDS missionaries. Topics: Commentary: School boards shouldn’t force their parochial values on everyone. (:00) What do you think about “listening prayer”? (30:00) Do you have any advice for interacting with LDS missionaries and addressing the emotional appeal of what they’re saying? (49:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the...

Duration:00:57:57

Conversations in Paraguay

8/30/2019
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Greg talks about apologetics conversations he had in Paraguay and then takes calls about reaching out to family members and feeling guilty because you’re not doing enough for God. Topics: Commentary: Conversations in Paraguay (00:00) How should I approach my family who believe they’re Christians but whose actions and words say otherwise? (32:00) I’m exhausted all the time because I feel like I should be thinking of God or working for Him every second of the day and feel guilty when I...

Duration:00:57:57

A Pro-Life Talk in Paraguay

8/28/2019
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Greg reflects on giving a pro-life talk to a law school in Paraguay then answers questions about relativism and whether there will be different rewards in Heaven. Topics: Commentary: A pro-life talk in Paraguay (00:00) If someone believes there’s objective morality, but that we can’t know what it is, is he effectively a relativist? (27:00) Does anything in the Bible suggest there will be different rewards in Heaven? (48:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: reTHINK...

Duration:00:58:04

Interview: Alisa Childers on Progressive Christianity

8/23/2019
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Guest Hosts: Tim Barnett and Amy Hall Tim and Amy talk to Alisa Childers about “5 Signs Your Church Might Be Heading Toward Progressive Christianity.” Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Alisa Childers 5 Signs Your Church Might Be Heading Toward Progressive Christianity by Alisa Childers CrossExamined Instructor Academy reTHINK Apologetics Student Conference – September 27–28 in Orange County, CA; November 8–9 in Minneapolis, MN Be One of the 100 campaign Upcoming events...

Duration:00:57:57

Lessons from Paul in Acts 17

8/21/2019
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Guest Hosts: Tim Barnett and Amy Hall Tim and Amy talk about what Acts 17 teaches us about doing apologetics, then they answer questions about the theology of the Hebrew Roots movement and whether there are degrees of sin. Topics: Commentary: Lessons from Paul in Acts 17 (00:00) Does Jeremiah 31:31 mean Gentiles have to follow the Mosaic Law? (29:00) Are there degrees of sin? (44:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Should Followers of Christ Observe the Torah? by Amy...

Duration:00:57:57

What Does “Walk by Faith, Not by Sight” Mean?

8/16/2019
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Greg talks about the meaning of “not by sight” in 2 Corinthians 5:6–8, takes a question on how to spend money in a culture where businesses give to causes we disagree with, and then discusses an incident on The Bachelorette. Topics: How should I be a good steward with my money in a culture where businesses are giving to causes I disagree with? (19:00) Commentary: An incident on The Bachelorette regarding Christian sexual ethics (31:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the...

Duration:00:57:58

Reflections on Speaking in Uganda

8/14/2019
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Greg talks about our “Be One of the 100” campaign and his recent trip to Uganda, then he answers a question about a study that claimed to find that children raised without religion are kinder. Topics: Commentary: Greg talks to Craig Hazen about our “Be One of the 100” campaign (00:00) Commentary: Thoughts on speaking in Uganda (30:00) Do you have a response to the study that claimed to find that children raised without religion are kinder? (44:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on...

Duration:00:57:57

Invest Your Life Where It Matters

8/9/2019
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Greg talks about a special incentive for joining our team by becoming a strategic partner this month, then he talks about investing your life where it matters and answers a question about information being material. Topics: Commentary: Our “Be One of the 100” campaign Commentary: Invest your life where it matters. (25:00) How should I respond to a materialist who says that information is material and there’s no evidence for Christianity? (44:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the...

Duration:00:57:55

Thoughts on the Shootings

8/7/2019
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Greg talks about how Christianity makes sense of evil and other aspects of reality, then he answers questions about improving an evangelism situation and interpreting a dream. Topics: Commentary: Thoughts on the shootings What could I have done better in this evangelism situation? (33:00) Did my dream about dying mean that my mom was saved before her death? (48:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: reTHINK Apologetics Student Conference – September 27–28 in Orange County,...

Duration:00:57:57

Don’t Mormons Agree with Us on the Important Things?

8/2/2019
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Greg and Amy answer questions about the two natures of Christ and why it matters that Mormons believe different things from Christians. Topics: If Mormons believe Jesus died for our sins, why does it matter that they have different views on other things? What’s the difference between “fully God and fully man” and “100% God and 100% man”? Download the mp3... If you enjoyed this episode, you can subscribe or listen to archived episodes of #STRask here.

Duration:00:24:18

Are We All Children of God?

7/31/2019
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Greg and Amy answer questions about whether babies are conceived by God’s will or man’s, what it means that children are a “reward,” and whether all human beings are children of God. Topics: Are babies conceived by God's sovereign will or man's free choice? How do you define the word reward in Psalm 127:3 in light of infertile couples? Is it true that we’re all children of God? Download the mp3... If you enjoyed this episode, you can subscribe or listen to archived episodes of...

Duration:00:24:18

Jeremiah 29:11 Is Not Your Promise

7/26/2019
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Greg cites problems with claiming Jeremiah 29:11 as a promise to us personally and gives a biblical interpretation of the passage. Download the mp3...

Duration:00:20:55

Why We Do Apologetics

7/24/2019
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Greg provides Biblical examples supporting the idea that we should defend the faith. Download the mp3...

Duration:01:01:56

Science, Culture, and Intelligent Design

7/19/2019
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Greg talks to Amy about her time at the Discovery Institute Summer Seminar, then he answers a question about how to get people interested in apologetics-related questions. Topics: How can I get people interested in apologetics-related questions? (48:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Upcoming events with Stand to Reason speakers #STRask Podcast Stand to Reason Blog Discovery Institute Summer Seminars The Design of Life DVD Collection Unlocking the Mystery of...

Duration:00:57:56

When People Are Mistaken about Hearing a Word from God

7/17/2019
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Greg tells a story illustrating that just because someone claims to have a word from God, that doesn’t mean it’s true, then he answers questions about open vs. closed communion and hermeneutics for Proverbs. Topics: What are your thoughts on open vs. closed communion? (31:00) Do different hermeneutics apply to Proverbs? (46:00) Download the mp3...

Duration:00:57:56

The Answer to Guilt

7/12/2019
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Greg discusses our need for mercy then answers questions about arguments for sola Scriptura and resources on Christian singleness. Topics: What is the strongest argument for sola Scriptura? (21:00) What are the best resources for a single Christian? (41:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis Holy Sexuality by Christopher Yuan 7 Myths about Singleness by Sam Allberry Decision Making and the Will of God by Garry Friesen

Duration:00:57:55

Noble Ends vs. Foolish Ends

7/10/2019
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Greg discusses the documentary Free Solo and the temptation to gain the whole world, then he answers questions about theological applications to Marvel movies and the “divine council." Topics: Can there be a theological application to Marvel movies? (24:00) What’s your opinion on the “divine council”? (38:00) More comments on Free Solo (47:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Free Solo documentary

Duration:00:57:57