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This podcast rebroadcasts our weekly radio program. Our purpose is to help Christians think more clearly about their faith and to help them make an even-handed, incisive, yet gracious defense for classical Christianity. Released every Wednesday.

This podcast rebroadcasts our weekly radio program. Our purpose is to help Christians think more clearly about their faith and to help them make an even-handed, incisive, yet gracious defense for classical Christianity. Released every Wednesday.
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This podcast rebroadcasts our weekly radio program. Our purpose is to help Christians think more clearly about their faith and to help them make an even-handed, incisive, yet gracious defense for classical Christianity. Released every Wednesday.

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English


Episodes

Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria: A New Social Contagion

1/16/2019
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Greg talks about the spreading social contagion of “rapid onset gender dysphoria” then takes questions on using God’s name frivolously and whether God can love and hate sinners at the same time. Topics: Is it using the Lord’s name in vain to bring people into the church for social reasons? (26:00) Can you explain why you think God can hate and love the sinner at the same time? (42:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: When Your Daughter Defies Biology by Abigail Shrier The...

Duration:00:57:57

Where Two or Three Are Gathered...

1/11/2019
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Greg talks about the meaning of Matthew 18:20, then he takes calls on apologetic methodology, how Christians should view patriotism, the end of Mark, and whether Luke 12:11–12 still applies today. Topics: Is there any reason why we should limit our apologetics to only one method? (18:00) How should Christians view patriotism? (29:00) Is the end of Mark inspired? (43:00) Does Luke 12:11–12 still apply today? (50:00) Download the mp3...

Duration:00:57:57

Regrets and Forgiveness

1/9/2019
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Greg reflects on his astonishment that people would say they have no regrets, then he takes calls on the first sin, what forgiveness entails, textual transmission, and altar calls. Topics: Did Satan or Eve commit the first sin? (22:00) If you forgive someone who is constantly hurting you, is it okay to avoid that person? (30:00) What is your go to resource for the reliability of the transmission of the biblical text? (43:00) Are altar calls biblical? (49:00) Download the...

Duration:00:57:58

The Faithful Disobedience of a Chinese Pastor

12/21/2018
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Guest Host: Alan Shlemon Alan clarifies his views on homosexuality, then he talks about a Chinese pastor’s “Declaration of Faithful Disobedience.” Topics: A response to someone who was concerned Alan was compromising on the issue of homosexuality (04:00) Wang Yi’s “Declaration of Faithful Disobedience” (36:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Marriage Doctrine Alone Disqualifies Pro-Gay Theology by Alan Shlemon My Declaration of Faithful Disobedience by Wang Yi

Duration:00:51:12

What You Might Not Know about IVF

12/19/2018
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Guest Hosts: Alan Shlemon and Amy Hall Alan and Amy discuss the ethical difficulties that can arise with in vitro fertilization, including a story of a couple who ended up with 20 frozen embryonic children and wanted to warn others about the possible dangers. Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: The Black Box of IVF Premarital Counseling Needs to Include This How IVF Is Changing Our View of Human Beings Related Links: The Tragic Consequences of the IVF Industry More Than...

Duration:00:58:00

Interview: Paul Gould – Cultural Apologetics

12/14/2018
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Guest Host: Brett Kunkle Brett interviews philosopher Paul Gould, author of Cultural Apologetics: Renewing the Christian Voice, Conscience, and Imagination in a Disenchanted World. Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Paul Gould Cultural Apologetics: Renewing the Christian Voice, Conscience, and Imagination in a Disenchanted World by Paul Gould Two Tasks Institute The Maven Conference – March 22–23, 2019 in Laguna Hills, CA

Duration:00:57:59

Parents and Youth Pastors Need to Wake Up

12/12/2018
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Guest Host: Brett Kunkle Brett talks about how our young people are being taken captive by the ideas of the world, then he takes a question about reconciling near death experiences with 2 Corinthians 5:8. Topics: How can I reconcile near-death experiences with 2 Corinthians 5:8, which says that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord? (33:00) A comment about near-death experiences (53:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: MAVEN – Brett Kunkle’s...

Duration:00:57:57

When You Sing Christmas Carols, Listen to the Words

12/7/2018
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Greg talks about Christmas carols then takes calls on the relevance of cosmological issues, sadness in Heaven, talking to a friend about Jesus, responding to people who say we’re Christians because we’re Western, and the New Apostolic Reformation. Topics: Are cosmological/evolution issues really the priority you seem to make them? (11:00) How can Heaven be perfect for us if any of our loved ones aren’t there? (24:00) How can I bring up Jesus with my friend without losing her as a friend?...

Duration:00:58:01

Faithfulness Is Not Theologically Complicated

12/5/2018
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Greg talks about remaining faithful even when our culture disagrees, then he answers a question about why Christians think complexity is evidence for God. Topics: Why do so many Christians consider things like the complexity of the body or the sophistication of nature as evidence for God? (28:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Melinda’s Caring Bridge page (for updates on Melinda) Melinda Penner’s GoFundMe page (This page is unaffiliated with Stand to Reason and donations...

Duration:00:57:56

Caption Ideas for Your Christmas Cards

11/28/2018
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Greg talks about caption ideas for your Christmas cards, then he takes calls on suicide, using apologetics in your limited time, the Old Testament Law, and whether we’re all in a simulation. Topics: Does a person who commits suicide go to Hell? (11:00) How would you suggest I use my apologetics knowledge in the limited amount of time I have? (29:00) Is the Old Testament Law divided into ceremonial and moral laws? (42:00) What do you think about the theory that we’re all in a simulation?...

Duration:00:57:56

Thoughts on Gratitude

11/23/2018
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Greg talks about being thankful “for” and being thankful “to,” then he takes calls on evil, the cross, and a tactical response to an atheist’s challenges. Topics: Where did evil come from? (23:00) Is there a parallel between the cross and Jesus healing the paralytic to show he was forgiven? (40:00) I need help with a tactical response to an atheist’s challenges. (47:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Subscribe to email teaching series Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing...

Duration:00:57:56

Shooting and Fire in Greg’s Town

11/21/2018
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Greg talks about the shooting and the fire in his town then takes calls on Jesus’ sacrifice, the death of Job’s children, and whether salvation is a two-step process. Topics: Do you have a simple and clear way of explaining why Jesus’ death was truly a sacrifice even though He knew He would rise after three days? (20:00) What do you think about my thoughts on Job’s children being killed? (38:00) How do I respond to a family member who believes salvation is a two-step process (now and at...

Duration:00:57:58

Should Christians Be Following the Mosaic Laws?

11/16/2018
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Greg answers questions about whether Christians ought to follow all the Mosaic laws and how one should respond to an atheist who rejects Christianity because of its political implications. Topics: What would you say to Christians who say we need to eat kosher and celebrate the feasts mandated in the Torah? What do I say to an atheist who doesn’t believe because his political beliefs conflict with Christianity? Download the mp3... If you enjoyed this episode, you can subscribe or listen...

Duration:00:22:40

Why Did God Allow Job’s Children to Be Killed?

11/14/2018
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Greg answers questions about how the future might prove Christianity false, how to know and follow God’s will, and why God allowed Job’s children to be killed. Topics: If humans eventually merged with technology, eradicated selfish behavior, and became immortal, would that prove Christianity false? How do you follow God’s will if you don’t know what it is? Why would God allow Job’s sons and daughters to be killed when they were just bystanders? Download the mp3... If you enjoyed this...

Duration:00:24:24

Evil Is Not a Make-Believe Concept

11/9/2018
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Greg talks about a couple that was murdered by ISIS then takes questions on what to do if no churches nearby are doctrinally sound, a response to Hume’s empiricism, and how to understand Psalm 137:9. Topics: What should I do if the few churches in my area are not doctrinally sound? (16:00) What do you think of my response to Hume’s radical empiricism? (27:00) What’s the best way to understand Psalm 137:9 when it says that blessed is the one who dashes Babylonian children against the...

Duration:00:49:58

How the Media Influences Our Perception of What Is True

11/7/2018
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Greg talks about how the media affects our view of reality then takes calls on what to say to a pastor who’s promoting LGBTQ causes and whether one should say, “What if I’m right and you’re wrong” to someone on his deathbed. Topics: What should I say to a pastor who is promoting LGBTQ causes? (39:00) Should you say, “What if I’m right and you’re wrong” to someone on his deathbed? (49:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Upcoming events with Stand to Reason speakers EPS...

Duration:00:57:57

Why You Can Know You’re Saved

11/2/2018
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Greg talks about Mr. Rogers questioning his salvation before his death, then he takes calls on Neil Anderson’s ministry, whether deacons can be divorced, and if Christians should read books by atheists. Topics: What are your thoughts on Neil T. Anderson’s ministry? (22:00) Does 1 Timothy 3:2 mean a deacon can’t be divorced? (32:00) Should Christians read books by atheists and other opponents of Christianity? (39:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: #STRask PodcastThe Story...

Duration:00:57:56

A Woman Wounded by Abortion

10/31/2018
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Greg talks about a conversation he had with a woman about abortion then takes calls on seeing spiritual beings and using tactics in a group of hostile people. Topics: How can you tell if you're seeing spiritual beings or hallucinating? (24:00) Is it wise to try to use tactics with a group of hostile people all at once? (41:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Melinda Penner’s GoFundMe pageMelinda’s Caring Bridge pageInternational Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism & Human...

Duration:00:57:59

Why Sam Harris’s Objective Morality Project Fails

10/26/2018
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Greg critiques Sam Harris’s explanation of objective morality then takes questions about people in other religions feeling God’s presence and feral children’s sense of morality. Topics: How can we reconcile Christianity being the only way with the fact that people in other religions feel God’s presence? (27:00) Do feral children have a sense of morality? (41:00) Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: Upcoming events with Stand to Reason speakers reTHINK Apologetics Student...

Duration:00:57:57

Interview: J.P. Moreland – Scientism and Secularism

10/24/2018
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Greg talks to philosopher J.P. Moreland about his latest book, Scientism and Secularism: Learning to Respond to a Dangerous Ideology. Download the mp3... Mentioned on the Show: J.P. Moreland’s website Scientism and Secularism: Learning to Respond to a Dangerous Ideology by J.P. Moreland Scaling the Secular City by J.P. Moreland Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview by J.P. Moreland

Duration:00:57:55