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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 and Friday.

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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 and Friday.

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I’m an Ambassador for Christ and STR

By Nick_A_Cooper - Nov 18 2019
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I don’t think there’s a single other resource out there that has helped me as much as Stand to Reason to be able to think through difficult issues and be able to navigate difficult conversations. I have no problem recommending STR resources to others and I have been able to use the blog, podcast, books and Solid Ground articles to work through difficult topics with others inside and outside the church. I am a better ambassador for Christ for listening to this podcast. Thank you to Greg, Alan, Amy and the entire STR team for what you all do.

Hello from George Mason

By MatthBRaps - Oct 10 2019
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We had Greg Koukl to George Mason to give his talk on “The Story of Reality” it was a great talk!

iTunes Ratings

471 Ratings
Average Ratings
439
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7

I’m an Ambassador for Christ and STR

By Nick_A_Cooper - Nov 18 2019
Read more
I don’t think there’s a single other resource out there that has helped me as much as Stand to Reason to be able to think through difficult issues and be able to navigate difficult conversations. I have no problem recommending STR resources to others and I have been able to use the blog, podcast, books and Solid Ground articles to work through difficult topics with others inside and outside the church. I am a better ambassador for Christ for listening to this podcast. Thank you to Greg, Alan, Amy and the entire STR team for what you all do.

Hello from George Mason

By MatthBRaps - Oct 10 2019
Read more
We had Greg Koukl to George Mason to give his talk on “The Story of Reality” it was a great talk!
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Stand to Reason Weekly Podcast

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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 and Friday.

Rank #1: Archaeological Evidence for the Exodus

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Greg interviews Dr. Stephen Meyer and archaeologist Dr. Titus Kennedy about archaeological evidence for the Exodus.

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Dec 06 2019

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Rank #2: Interview: Alisa Childers on Progressive Christianity

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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.”

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Aug 23 2019

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Rank #3: How to Think about People Leaving Christianity

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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:

  1. Commentary: How to think about people leaving Christianity (:00)

  2. How do you explain the personality and behavioral changes that occur with head injuries if the mind is different from the brain? (23:00)

  3. What was the balance between enforcing the Old Testament stoning laws and mercy? (36:00)

  4. Do you have some tips for teaching a tactics class when I’m not sure about the details of everyone’s worldview? (45:00)

  5. Should Benny Hinn step down from leadership now that he’s repented from the prosperity gospel? (51:00)

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Sep 13 2019

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Rank #4: What Does “Walk by Faith, Not by Sight” Mean?

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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:

  1. How should I be a good steward with my money in a culture where businesses are giving to causes I disagree with? (19:00)

  2. Commentary: An incident on The Bachelorette regarding Christian sexual ethics (31:00)

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Aug 16 2019

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Rank #5: What Is the Unborn?

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Greg examines the reasoning used by Bill Nye the Science Guy on abortion a few years ago, and then he explains how you can make a simple, clear argument against abortion.

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Sep 18 2019

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Rank #6: The Change in Chick-fil-A’s Giving Policy

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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:

  1. Commentary: The Change in Chick-fil-A’s Giving Policy (11:00)

  2. What’s your opinion of AA philosophy? (39:00)

  3. What’s your view on the meaning of “this generation” in the Olivet Discourse? (48:00)

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Dec 11 2019

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Rank #7: Be Friends with People Who Disagree with You

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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:

  1. Commentary: Be friends with people who disagree with you (00:00)

  2. 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)

  3. When should we not submit to authority? (31:00)

  4. Discussion with Scott Symington about science and faith (43:00)

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Oct 23 2019

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Rank #8: Thoughts on the Shootings

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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:

  1. Commentary: Thoughts on the shootings

  2. What could I have done better in this evangelism situation? (33:00)

  3. Did my dream about dying mean that my mom was saved before her death? (48:00)

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Aug 07 2019

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Rank #9: Problems with Theistic Evolution

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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:

  1. Commentary: Problems with theistic evolution (:00)

  2. Are evolutionists presupposing that it’s a good thing to survive? (34:00)

  3. Is eternal punishment necessary in order for God to be just? (48:00)

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Dec 04 2019

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Rank #10: The Problem of Evil

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Greg talks about the problem of evil, explaining why the existence of evil is actually evidence for God, and that there’s no contradiction between the existence of God and the existence of evil.

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Sep 25 2019

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Rank #11: Atheists on a Mission

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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:

  1. Commentary: Atheists on a mission (:00)

  2. If God is good, then why did He create a world where He knew humans would sin and have to be punished? (13:00)

  3. How should I argue against someone who believes in a flat earth? (34:00)

  4. What are the pitfalls of “listening prayer,” and how do we reconcile incorrect interpretation with the good work it seems to produce at times? (42:00)

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Oct 18 2019

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Rank #12: Interview: Tim Muehlhoff – Spiritual Warfare in Apologetics

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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.

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Oct 30 2019

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Rank #13: Lessons from Paul in Acts 17

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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:

  1. Commentary: Lessons from Paul in Acts 17 (00:00)

  2. Does Jeremiah 31:31 mean Gentiles have to follow the Mosaic Law? (29:00)

  3. Are there degrees of sin? (44:00)

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Aug 21 2019

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Rank #14: What Is a Soul, and Why Should We Think We Have One?

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Greg talks about souls and gives reasons why we should think we have one.

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  1. Commentary: What is a soul, and why should we think we have one? (00:00)

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Nov 06 2019

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Do We Have the Authority to Cast Out Demons?

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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:

  1. What do you think about the concern about overpopulation? (05:00)

  2. What do you think about entertainment media using biblical themes and concepts in their stories for their own purposes? (16:00)

  3. Do we all have the same authority the apostles had to cast out demons? (30:00)

  4. What are the implications of having blind faith, and what does God think of that kind of faith? (43:00)

  5. What do you think about hypnotherapy? (49:00)

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Jan 17 2020

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Are Tactics Manipulative and Impersonal?

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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:

  1. Commentary: Are tactics manipulative and impersonal? (00:00)

  2. Do you have any recommendations for books to get started in apologetics? (29:00)

  3. What is theistic evolution, and why is it wrong? (43:00)

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Jan 15 2020

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The Upcoming Women in Apologetics Conference

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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:

  1. Commentary: The upcoming Women in Apologetics Conference (00:00)

  2. Is it possible to explain why homosexuality is wrong without using the Bible? (23:00)

  3. How could the triune God remain intact throughout Christ’s crucifixion? (40:00)

  4. If God told you to eat children, would you do it? (48:00) 

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Jan 10 2020

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42.4 Million Babies Killed by Abortion in 2019

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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:

  1. Commentary: 42.4 million babies were killed by abortion in 2019. (00:00)

  2. 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)

  3. Do you have any advice for being in a relationship with someone who has different values? (33:00)

  4. Should children be allowed to take communion? (49:00)

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Jan 08 2020

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The Dark Irony of Christmas Carols

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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:

  1. Commentary: The dark irony of Christmas carols (00:00)

  2. 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)

  3. What does it mean to “earnestly desire the spiritual gifts” (1 Cor. 12:31 and 14:1), and how do we follow this imperative? (34:00)

  4. A quote by Patrick Henry about reading the Bible (45:00)

  5. What does “elohim” refer to in Psalm 82? (52:00)

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Dec 20 2019

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Why We Need Gardeners

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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:

  1. Commentary: Why we need gardeners (00:00)

  2. What do you think about the strategy of asking people to give their definition of right and wrong? (31:00)

  3. Do you know of a good alternative to the Jesus Calling books by Sarah Young? (43:00)

  4. An update on my interactions with my atheist friend. (52:00)

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Dec 18 2019

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The More You Learn, the More You See

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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:

  1. Commentary: The Christmas story (00:00)

  2. Commentary: The more you learn, the more you see. (15:00)

  3. Do you have a recommendation for an apologetics curriculum? (26:00)

  4. Commentary: A principle for interpreting difficult passages (42:00)

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Dec 13 2019

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

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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:

  1. Commentary: The Change in Chick-fil-A’s Giving Policy (11:00)

  2. What’s your opinion of AA philosophy? (39:00)

  3. What’s your view on the meaning of “this generation” in the Olivet Discourse? (48:00)

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Dec 11 2019

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Archaeological Evidence for the Exodus

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Greg interviews Dr. Stephen Meyer and archaeologist Dr. Titus Kennedy about archaeological evidence for the Exodus.

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Dec 06 2019

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Problems with Theistic Evolution

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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:

  1. Commentary: Problems with theistic evolution (:00)

  2. Are evolutionists presupposing that it’s a good thing to survive? (34:00)

  3. Is eternal punishment necessary in order for God to be just? (48:00)

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Dec 04 2019

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How Gratitude Points to God

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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:

  1. Commentary: How gratitude points to God (00:00)

  2. Commentary: Principles for dealing with criticism (19:00)

  3. Why did God make bad things like snakes, sharks, and mosquitoes? (29:00)

  4. How can we know the Old Testament is really history? (39:00)

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Nov 29 2019

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A New, Expanded Edition of Tactics

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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:

  1. Commentary: A new, expanded edition of Tactics (00:00)

  2. Wouldn’t the Holy Spirit have known the unknown day and hour in Mark 13:32? (20:00)

  3. Are there ethical problems with purchasing health insurance from a company that pays for things I disagree with? (32:00)

  4. After using Columbo questions for a while, my ex-Christian friend is now willing to hear my story about being a Christian, but I don’t know where to start. (43:00)

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Nov 27 2019

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Greg’s Trip to Israel

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Greg reflects on what he saw and experienced on his recent trip to Israel.

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Nov 20 2019

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The Chaff Is Blowing Away

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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:

  1. Commentary: The Chaff Is Blowing Away (:00)

  2. 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)

  3. How can Jesus’ temporal death pay for an eternal punishment? (31:00)

  4. Is the fine-tuning argument disprovable? (45:00)

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Nov 15 2019

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

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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:

  1. Commentary: Bloom where you’re planted and be a student of your craft. (10:00)

  2. As a pharmacist, how can I winsomely navigate conversations with parents coming for puberty blockers for their children? (24:00)

  3. Does the fact that we’re personal argue against a deist understanding of God? (42:00)

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Nov 13 2019

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

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Greg talks about souls and gives reasons why we should think we have one.

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  1. Commentary: What is a soul, and why should we think we have one? (00:00)

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Nov 06 2019

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Interview: Tim Muehlhoff – Spiritual Warfare in Apologetics

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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.

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Oct 30 2019

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Be Friends with People Who Disagree with You

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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:

  1. Commentary: Be friends with people who disagree with you (00:00)

  2. 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)

  3. When should we not submit to authority? (31:00)

  4. Discussion with Scott Symington about science and faith (43:00)

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Oct 23 2019

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Atheists on a Mission

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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:

  1. Commentary: Atheists on a mission (:00)

  2. If God is good, then why did He create a world where He knew humans would sin and have to be punished? (13:00)

  3. How should I argue against someone who believes in a flat earth? (34:00)

  4. What are the pitfalls of “listening prayer,” and how do we reconcile incorrect interpretation with the good work it seems to produce at times? (42:00)

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Oct 18 2019

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The Importance of Boundaries

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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:

  1. Commentary: The importance of boundaries (00:00)

  2. Is it a logical fallacy to argue against evolution by saying there’s a lack of evidence for it? (22:00)

  3. If an eternal universe is impossible because it’s temporal, how can God be eternal and also temporal? (35:00)

  4. Is using marijuana recreationally a sin? (47:00)

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Oct 16 2019

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iTunes Ratings

471 Ratings
Average Ratings
439
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I’m an Ambassador for Christ and STR

By Nick_A_Cooper - Nov 18 2019
Read more
I don’t think there’s a single other resource out there that has helped me as much as Stand to Reason to be able to think through difficult issues and be able to navigate difficult conversations. I have no problem recommending STR resources to others and I have been able to use the blog, podcast, books and Solid Ground articles to work through difficult topics with others inside and outside the church. I am a better ambassador for Christ for listening to this podcast. Thank you to Greg, Alan, Amy and the entire STR team for what you all do.

Hello from George Mason

By MatthBRaps - Oct 10 2019
Read more
We had Greg Koukl to George Mason to give his talk on “The Story of Reality” it was a great talk!