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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

Do We Have the Authority to Cast Out Demons?

1/17/2020
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Greg answers questions about overpopulation, biblical ideas in popular culture, casting out demons, what God thinks of blind faith, and hypnotherapy. Topics: What do you think about the concern about overpopulation? (05:00) What do you think about entertainment media using biblical themes and concepts in their stories for their own purposes? (16:00) Do we all have the same authority the apostles had to cast out demons? (30:00) What are the implications of having blind faith, and what...

Duration:00:57:56

Are Tactics Manipulative and Impersonal?

1/15/2020
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Greg responds to the objection that a tactical approach is manipulative and impersonal, then he answers questions about books to get started in apologetics and theistic evolution. Topics: Commentary: Are tactics manipulative and impersonal? (00:00) Do you have any recommendations for books to get started in apologetics? (29:00) What is theistic evolution, and why is it wrong? (43:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: reTHINK Apologetics Student Conference – February 28–29...

Duration:00:57:57

The Upcoming Women in Apologetics Conference

1/10/2020
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Greg talks to Krista Bontrager about the Women in Apologetics Conference then answers questions about explaining why homosexuality is wrong, the Trinity during the crucifixion, and eating meat. Topics: Commentary: The upcoming Women in Apologetics Conference (00:00) Is it possible to explain why homosexuality is wrong without using the Bible? (23:00) How could the triune God remain intact throughout Christ’s crucifixion? (40:00) If God told you to eat children, would you do it?...

Duration:00:57:57

42.4 Million Babies Killed by Abortion in 2019

1/8/2020
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Greg talks about abortion and Michelle Williams’ speech at the Golden Globes, then he answers questions about moral issues with clinical trials, relationship advice, and children taking communion. Topics: Commentary: 42.4 million babies were killed by abortion in 2019. (00:00) Is it morally wrong to participate as a nurse in a clinical trial where the medication might have harmful effects on the patients? (26:00) Do you have any advice for being in a relationship with someone who has...

Duration:00:57:59

The Dark Irony of Christmas Carols

12/20/2019
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Greg talks about people unknowingly extolling the virtues of Christ through Christmas carols, then he answers questions about whether people who have died can hear us, what it means to desire spiritual gifts, a quote by Patrick Henry, and what “elohim” refers to in Psalm 82. Topics: Commentary: The dark irony of Christmas carols (00:00) Can those who have died hear us speak to them? Is it okay to occasionally ask God to communicate your love to a deceased loved one? (20:00) What does...

Duration:00:57:54

Why We Need Gardeners

12/18/2019
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Greg talks about why we need gardeners, not just harvesters, then he answers questions about asking people their definition of right and wrong, an alternative to the Jesus Calling devotionals, and interactions with an atheist friend. Topics: Commentary: Why we need gardeners (00:00) What do you think about the strategy of asking people to give their definition of right and wrong? (31:00) Do you know of a good alternative to the Jesus Calling books by Sarah Young? (43:00) An update on...

Duration:00:57:58

The More You Learn, the More You See

12/13/2019
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Greg reflects on the Christmas story, then he talks about a principle of learning and appreciating, answers a question about apologetics curriculum, and gives a principle for interpreting difficult passages. Topics: Commentary: The Christmas story (00:00) Commentary: The more you learn, the more you see. (15:00) Do you have a recommendation for an apologetics curriculum? (26:00) Commentary: A principle for interpreting difficult passages (42:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on...

Duration:00:58:10

The Change in Chick-fil-A’s Giving Policy

12/11/2019
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Greg talks about Chick-fil-A’s new giving policy, then he answers questions about the philosophy of AA and the meaning of “this generation” in the Olivet Discourse. Topics: Commentary: The Change in Chick-fil-A’s Giving Policy (11:00) What’s your opinion of AA philosophy? (39:00) What’s your view on the meaning of “this generation” in the Olivet Discourse? (48:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Donate to STR by the end of December and receive a free signed copy of...

Duration:00:57:58

Archaeological Evidence for the Exodus

12/6/2019
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Greg interviews Dr. Stephen Meyer and archaeologist Dr. Titus Kennedy about archaeological evidence for the Exodus. Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Dr. Stephen Meyer Dr. Titus Kennedy TrueU: Is the Bible Reliable?

Duration:00:58:09

Problems with Theistic Evolution

12/4/2019
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Greg talks about a gift sent to STR, gives an update on Melinda, and talks about theistic evolution, then he answers questions about evolutionist’s presuppositions and eternal punishment. Topics: Commentary: Problems with theistic evolution (:00) Are evolutionists presupposing that it’s a good thing to survive? (34:00) Is eternal punishment necessary in order for God to be just? (48:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Melinda’s Caring Bridge page with updates on her...

Duration:00:58:00

How Gratitude Points to God

11/29/2019
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Greg reflects on gratitude from an apologetics angle, then he gives some principles for dealing with criticism and answers questions about why God created sharks and how we can know the Old Testament is history. Topics: Commentary: How gratitude points to God (00:00) Commentary: Principles for dealing with criticism (19:00) Why did God make bad things like snakes, sharks, and mosquitoes? (29:00) How can we know the Old Testament is really history? (39:00) Download the mp3...

Duration:00:56:10

A New, Expanded Edition of Tactics

11/27/2019
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Greg talks about the new edition of Tactics, then he answers questions about whether the Holy Spirit knew the day and hour in Mark 13:32, ethical problems with health insurance, and reaching an ex-Christian. Topics: Commentary: A new, expanded edition of Tactics (00:00) Wouldn’t the Holy Spirit have known the unknown day and hour in Mark 13:32? (20:00) Are there ethical problems with purchasing health insurance from a company that pays for things I disagree with? (32:00) After using...

Duration:00:57:58

Greg’s Trip to Israel

11/20/2019
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Greg reflects on what he saw and experienced on his recent trip to Israel. Download the mp3...

Duration:00:57:57

The Chaff Is Blowing Away

11/15/2019
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Greg reflects on a Pew Research study about Americans leaving the church, then he answers questions about evangelism strategies, Jesus’ temporal death paying for an eternal punishment, and whether the fine-tuning argument is disprovable. Topics: Commentary: The Chaff Is Blowing Away (:00) How should I respond to an evangelism group that wants me to be aggressive and get people to pray the sinner’s prayer? (19:00) How can Jesus’ temporal death pay for an eternal punishment? (31:00) Is...

Duration:00:57:58

Bloom Where You’re Planted and Be a Student of Your Craft

11/13/2019
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Greg talks about advice he gives to people who want to be apologists, then he answers questions about declining to fulfill puberty blocker prescriptions and whether the fact that we’re personal argues for a personal God. Topics: Commentary: Bloom where you’re planted and be a student of your craft. (10:00) As a pharmacist, how can I winsomely navigate conversations with parents coming for puberty blockers for their children? (24:00) Does the fact that we’re personal argue against a...

Duration:00:57:58

What Is a Soul, and Why Should We Think We Have One?

11/6/2019
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Greg talks about souls and gives reasons why we should think we have one. Topics: Commentary: What is a soul, and why should we think we have one? (00:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: What is the Soul? Recovering Human Personhood in a Scientific Age by J.P. Moreland Beyond Death: Exploring the Evidence for Immortality by Gary Habermas and J.P. Moreland

Duration:00:58:04

Interview: Tim Muehlhoff – Spiritual Warfare in Apologetics

10/30/2019
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Guest Host: Alan Shlemon Alan talks to Tim Muehlhoff, author of Defending Your Marriage: The Reality of Spiritual Battle, about spiritual warfare. Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Tim Muehlhoff Defending Your Marriage: The Reality of Spiritual Battle by Tim Muehlhoff Winsome Persuasion: Christian Influence in a Post-Christian World by Tim Muehlhoff reTHINK Apologetics Student Conference – November 8–9 in Minneapolis, MN

Duration:00:58:00

Be Friends with People Who Disagree with You

10/23/2019
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Guest Host: Alan Shlemon Alan talks about Ellen DeGeneres’s statement about being friends with people she disagrees with, answers questions about evidence vs. Holy Spirit and submitting to authority, then talks to Scott Symington about science and faith. Topics: Commentary: Be friends with people who disagree with you (00:00) Would we ever be justified in saying the evidence proves Christianity false if we have the testimony of the Holy Spirit inside us? (23:00) When should we not...

Duration:00:58:00

Atheists on a Mission

10/18/2019
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Greg talks about an email he received from an atheist then answers questions about God creating people He knew would go to Hell, arguing against a flat earth, and “listening prayer.” Topics: Commentary: Atheists on a mission (:00) If God is good, then why did He create a world where He knew humans would sin and have to be punished? (13:00) How should I argue against someone who believes in a flat earth? (34:00) What are the pitfalls of “listening prayer,” and how do we reconcile...

Duration:00:57:58

The Importance of Boundaries

10/16/2019
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Greg talks about the meaning of Proverbs 29:18 and its relevance to boundaries and virtue, then he takes calls about arguing against evolution, how God can be eternal and temporal, and using marijuana. Topics: Commentary: The importance of boundaries (00:00) Is it a logical fallacy to argue against evolution by saying there’s a lack of evidence for it? (22:00) If an eternal universe is impossible because it’s temporal, how can God be eternal and also temporal? (35:00) Is using marijuana...

Duration:00:57:57