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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.

Location:

Signal Hill, CA

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Interview: John Dyer – From the Garden to the City

2/14/2020
Guest Host: Brett Kunkle Brett talks to John Dyer, author of From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology. Topics: Interview: John Dyer (00:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: John Dyer From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology by John Dyer The MAVEN Conference – February 28–29 The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place by Andy Crouch The Common Rule: Habits of...

Duration:00:57:56

The Three Kinds of Doubt and How to Address Them

2/12/2020
Guest Host: Brett Kunkle Brett talks about addressing intellectual, emotional, and moral doubts, then he answers questions about discerning between description and prescription in the Bible, discussing the deity of Christ with JWs, and talking to parents about a child with gender dysphoria. Topics: Commentary: The three kinds of doubt and how to address them (00:00) How do I discern between description and prescription in the Bible? (29:00) Do you have any advice on talking to...

Duration:00:58:00

Concepts Greg Learned from Francis Schaeffer

2/7/2020
Greg talks about how he was influenced by Francis Schaeffer, then he answers questions about the nature of morality, whether body-mind-soul is a good analogy for the Trinity, and Hell. Topics: Commentary: Concepts Greg learned from Francis Schaeffer (00:00) If morals only exist because we do, doesn’t that mean they’re just a social construct? (21:00) Is our division of mind, body, and soul a good analogy for the Trinity? (42:00) What is Hell like, and would it be better to never be...

Duration:00:57:56

Why Protestants Are Attracted to Catholicism

2/5/2020
Greg and Jon Noyes discuss why protestants are attracted to Catholicism, then they answer questions about concerns about a small-group study, recommended resources, and how to keep someone on track when discussing the moral argument. Topics: Commentary: Why protestants are attracted to Catholicism (00:00) How can I address concerns about a small group study on Jonah that’s man-centered and advocates hearing the voice of God? (22:00) Can you recommend a resource for a non-hostile, open...

Duration:00:57:58

Objections to the Harvester vs. Gardener Approach

1/31/2020
Tim challenges Greg with objections to the harvester vs. gardener approach to evangelism, then they take calls about the attraction to Catholicism, the Kansas City Prophets, cessationism, and reviving zeal for apologetics. Topics: Commentary: Objections to the harvester vs. gardener approach (00:00) What attracts intellectual Christians to Catholicism? (22:00) How can I help a friend who is caught up in the Kansas City Prophets movement? (34:00) How should I respond to a friend who...

Duration:00:57:56

The Death of Kobe Bryant

1/29/2020
Greg and Tim reflect on the death of Kobe Bryant and then take calls on polygamy in the Old Testament and Trinitarian worship in the church. Topics: Commentary: The death of Kobe Bryant (00:00) Why did God allow polygamy in the Old Testament? (25:00) What are your thoughts on how worship in the church can be more Trinitarian? (42:00) Download the mp3...

Duration:00:57:57

Bad Arguments Christians Use to Justify Abortion

1/24/2020
Greg talks about bad arguments Christians use to justify abortion, and then he responds to questions about Hebrews 6, giving to the local church vs. a parachurch organization, being a believer vs. a disciple, and responding to the idea that science disproves Christianity. Topics: Commentary: Bad arguments Christians use to justify abortion (00:00) What is your understanding of the statement in Hebrews 6:4–8 that says it’s “impossible to renew them again to repentance”? (13:00) Do we...

Duration:00:57:56

Four Categories of Reasons Why People Reject the Gospel

1/22/2020
Greg discusses four categories of reasons why people reject the gospel, then he answers questions about the Trinity and how to reach out to friends who converted to Catholicism. Topics: Commentary: Four categories of reasons why people reject the gospel (00:00) Can you recommend resources for research on the Trinity? (30:00) Do you have any advice for reaching out to friends who have converted to Catholicism? (50:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Upcoming events with...

Duration:00:57:58

Do We Have the Authority to Cast Out Demons?

1/17/2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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