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Stand to Reason Weekly Podcast

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Rank #192 in Christianity category

Religion & Spirituality
Christianity
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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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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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By miller, S - Mar 19 2020
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Well done. I do not agree with everything but he makes one think intelligently

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!

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By miller, S - Mar 19 2020
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Well done. I do not agree with everything but he makes one think intelligently

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!
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Stand to Reason Weekly Podcast

Latest release on Aug 07, 2020

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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: What if a Christian Commits Suicide?

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Greg responds to the idea that a Christian who commits suicide can’t be saved, then he answers questions about balancing human life and risk, Jewish objections to Jesus, Genesis 1–11, and more. Topics:
  1. Commentary: What if a Christian commits suicide? (00:00)
  2. How, in a biblical worldview, do you balance human life with risk? (23:00)
  3. How can Jesus be the Messiah if God abhors human sacrifice and the one who sins is the one who should bear his guilt? (37:00)
  4. A reaction to those who say opening up the economy is not pro-life (46:00)
  5. What is your perspective on the importance of the issue of how we interpret Genesis 1–11? (48:00)
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May 08 2020

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Rank #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: Should You Use Someone’s Preferred Pronouns?

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Greg talks about navigating the difficult question of whether to use someone’s preferred pronouns, then he answers a question about whether the results of brain injuries prove we’re just physical.

Topics:

  1. Commentary: Update on Melinda (07:00)

  2. Commentary: Should you use someone’s preferred pronouns? (13:00)

  3. Do the results of brain injuries prove we’re just physical? (44:00)

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Feb 26 2020

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Rank #10: A Conversation with Frank Turek

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Greg chats with Frank Turek about the upcoming CrossExamined Instructor Academy then answers questions about natural medicine and why the moral law would necessitate a moral law giver. Topics:
  1. Commentary: A conversation with Frank Turek (00:00)
  2. Could some natural medicine practices be considered sorcery? (26:00)
  3. Does the existence of a moral law necessitate the existence of a moral law giver? (40:00)
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May 13 2020

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Rank #11: What Was Sodom’s Sin?

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Greg responds to a video that claims homosexuality was not the sin of Sodom. Topics:
  1. Commentary: What was Sodom’s sin? (00:00)
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Apr 10 2020

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Rank #12: No Evidence for the Soul?

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Greg talks about an interaction he had with a student about the existence of the soul, comments on materialism’s inability to address the problem of evil, and answers questions about the meaning of 1 Timothy 4:1 and reconciling prayer with God’s omniscience.

Topics:

  1. Commentary: No evidence for the soul? (00:00)

  2. Is 1 Timothy 4:1 about people losing their faith or just adding behaviors that aren’t supposed to be part of the faith? (26:00)

  3. Commentary: Materialism can’t address the problem of evil. (40:00)

  4. How can I reconcile prayer with God’s omniscience? (50:00)

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Oct 11 2019

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Rank #13: The Three Kinds of Doubt and How to Address Them

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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:

  1. Commentary: The three kinds of doubt and how to address them (00:00)

  2. How do I discern between description and prescription in the Bible? (29:00)

  3. Do you have any advice on talking to Jehovah’s Witnesses about the deity of Christ? (38:00)

  4. How do you get past a parent’s protective emotions when it comes to their child’s gender dysphoria? (54:00)

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Feb 12 2020

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Rank #14: There Are No Verses in the Bible

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Greg talks about the liability of verse references, then he answers questions about the New Apostolic Reformation, a blessing in Numbers, and critical theory. Topics:
  1. Commentary: There are no verses in the Bible. (00:00)
  2. How seriously should the church be taking the New Apostolic Reformation? (25:00)
  3. In light of not wrongly applying verses to ourselves, is it wrong to use the blessing in Numbers 6:24–26? (40:00)
  4. Can you give me advice for talking to family members about critical theory? (46:00)
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May 01 2020

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Rank #15: Why Didn’t God Start with Jesus and the New Covenant?

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Greg and Amy respond to questions about why God revealed Himself to a specific people group, why He didn’t start with the New Covenant, and advice for a Christian married to an atheist steamroller.

Topics:

  1. Why did God deliver His message to a specific people group rather than to mankind as a whole?

  2. Why did God feel the need to make two separate covenants rather than start with Jesus and the New Covenant?

  3. What advice would you have for a Christian married to an atheist steamroller?

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Mar 04 2020

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Rank #16: “One Way Is the Only Way” Is Just Good Math

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Greg explains why the idea that Jesus is the only way is not arrogant, narrow-minded bigotry; it’s just math. Topics:
  1. Commentary: “One way is the only way” is just good math. (:00)
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Apr 08 2020

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Rank #17: Recognizing and Responding to Relativism

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Guest Host: Jon Noyes

Jon Noyes fills in for Greg and talks about how to recognize and respond to relativism.

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  1. Recognizing and responding to relativism (00:00)

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Sep 27 2019

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Rank #18: Interview: Mary Jo Sharp – Why I Still Believe

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Greg talks to Mary Jo Sharp about her new book, Why I Still Believe: A Former Atheist’s Reckoning with the Bad Reputation Christians Give a Good God.

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  1. Interview: Mary Jo Sharp (00:00)

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Feb 21 2020

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Rank #19: Bad Arguments Christians Use to Justify Abortion

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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:

  1. Commentary: Bad arguments Christians use to justify abortion (00:00)

  2. 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)

  3. Do we have a responsibility to give to our local church rather than parachurch organizations? (29:00)

  4. Can one receive salvation from Christ but not be a disciple? (41:00)

  5. How would you respond to a non-believer who keeps falling back on the idea that science disproves Christianity? (51:00)

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Jan 24 2020

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Rank #20: Interview: Neil Shenvi on Critical Theory

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Greg interviews Neil Shenvi on critical theory vs. the Christian worldview. Mentioned on the Show:  Related Links:

Mar 25 2020

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We Can’t Carry All the Hurts of the World

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Greg talks about Alan’s article “How 2020 Is Taking a Toll on Your Soul” then answers a question about how to respond to a naturalist who says free will is just an illusion. Topics:
  1. Commentary: We can’t carry all the hurts of the world. (00:00)
  2. How would you respond to a naturalist who says free will is just an illusion? (24:00)
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Aug 07 2020

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Pay It Backward, Then Pay It Forward

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Greg talks about the benefits we’re offering new strategic partners, then he answers questions about Muslim claims, Calvinism and determinism, and when a child should take communion. Topics:
  1. Commentary: Pay it backward, then pay it forward. (00:00)
  2. How would you respond to these three Muslim claims? (23:00)
  3. Is five-point Calvinism deterministic? (38:00)
  4. How do I know if my nine-year-old son is ready to take to communion? (52:00)
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Aug 05 2020

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Should Christians Stay out of Politics?

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Greg talks about whether Christians ought to stay out of politics, then he answers questions about attending same-sex weddings and concerns about the political terms a church is using. Topics:
  1. Commentary: Should Christians stay out of politics? (00:00)
  2. Quick thought on addressing the fear in our society. (19:00)
  3. Does the Bible indicate that attending a same-sex wedding enables people to go to Hell or presents a false Christ? (21:00)
  4. Should I be concerned about my church using these political terms? (32:00)
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Jul 31 2020

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The Cost for Faithfully Following Christ Is Going Up

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Greg talks about the death of Mike Adams and gives advice for enduring the heat we will face as Christians, then he answers questions about making tactics memorable, speaking in tongues, and theistic evolution. Topics:
  1. Commentary: The cost for faithfully following Christ is going up. (00:00)
  2. Comments about how to make tactics memorable. (32:00)
  3. Does the Bible say there are two types of speaking in tongues? (39:00)
  4. Isn’t it a straw man to say that theistic evolutionists think evolution is accidental? (:00)
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Jul 29 2020

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Greg Responds to a Charge of Moral Relativism

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Greg responds to a charge of moral relativism, then he answers a question about whether Psalm 90:10 is a promise and responds to someone who is troubled by seeing the spiritual world. Topics:
  1. Commentary: Greg responds to a charge of moral relativism. (00:00)
  2. Does Psalm 90:10 promise that Christians will live to be 70 years old? (31:00)
  3. Do you believe God would allow someone to see the spiritual world around us? (40:00)
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Jul 24 2020

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Pressure from the Culture Will Separate the Wheat from the Chaff

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Greg talks about the pressures Christians are experiencing right now, then he takes calls about wearing masks and responding to someone who holds her positions for emotional reasons. Topics:
  1. Commentary: Pressure from the culture will separate the wheat from the chaff. (00:00)
  2. What's your opinion on Christians refusing to wear masks? (34:00)
  3. How should I respond to someone who holds her theological positions for emotional reasons? (48:00)
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Jul 22 2020

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Should Christians Avoid Arguing about Political Issues?

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Greg responds to questions about the wisdom of challenging others on political issues, the definition of atheism, using “Yeshua” instead of “Jesus,” and talking to unreceptive elderly family members. Topics:
  1. When is it worth it to challenge someone on a political issue if it will possibly put your witness at risk? (01:00)
  2. Do you believe an atheist is someone who doesn’t believe there’s a God? (22:00)
  3. How would you respond to someone who believes we should use “Yeshua” or some name other than “Jesus”? (34:00)
  4. Any advice about how I should talk to my grandfather who’s in failing health but doesn’t want to talk about God? (49:00)
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Jul 17 2020

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Are We Approaching the End Times?

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Greg answers questions about whether children are better off going to same-sex couples or staying in foster care and whether there’s evidence we’re approaching the end times. Topics:
  1. Are children in foster care better off going to same-sex couples or staying in foster care? (08:00)
  2. Is there enough evidence to suggest we’re approaching the end times? (19:00)
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Jul 15 2020

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Let the Best Argument Win

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Greg talks about the current trend of people responding to challenges with verbal abuse rather than by addressing the arguments, then he answers questions about doubts, signs of progressive Christianity in a church, and praying in the Spirit. Topics:
  1. Commentary: Let the best argument win. (00:00)
  2. If I have intense emotional doubts about some aspects of Christianity (like the resurrection), does that put my salvation in jeopardy? (23:00)
  3. What are the signs of progressive Christianity to look out for in my church? (37:00)
  4. How do I pray in the Spirit? (50:00)
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Jul 10 2020

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Everything Concealed Will Be Revealed

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Greg talks about how, though the world is against us now, a time will come when everyone will see the truth as it really is, then he answers questions about self-defense and caring for an elderly parent. Topics:
  1. Commentary: Everything concealed will be revealed. (12:00)
  2. What should we do as Christians if rioters come to our place of worship and threaten our lives? (30:00)
  3. A call about Greg’s fishing story (47:00)
  4. Are we obligated to take care of an elderly parent in our home even if doing so causes stress on the family? (49:00)
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Jul 08 2020

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Interview: Cameron Bertuzzi – Capturing Christianity

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Guest Host: Tim Barnett Tim talks to Cameron Bertuzzi of Capturing Christianity about his work on YouTube helping Christians take their knowledge of apologetics to the next level through debates and interviews. Topics:
  1. Interview: Cameron Bertuzzi – Capturing Christianity (00:00)
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Jul 03 2020

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Comment of the Year

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Guest Host: Alan Shlemon Alan talks about a tweet that sums up what we’ve been experiencing over the last six months: Social media creates a faux omnipresence and faux omniscience when it comes to tragedies all over the world, and that isn’t good for us. Topics:
  1. Commentary: Comment of the year (00:00)
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Jul 01 2020

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Why I Left Atheism

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Guest Host: Jonathan Noyes Jon tells the story of how he came to realize atheism can’t explain reality but Christianity can. Topics:
  1. Commentary: Why I left atheism (:00)
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Jun 26 2020

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What Is Truth?

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Greg talks about the difference between mind-dependent and object-dependent truth (and why it matters). Topics:
  1. Commentary: What is truth? (00:00)
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Jun 24 2020

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Is It Impossible for There Not to Be a God?

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Greg responds to questions about whether it’s impossible for there not to be a God, why he would declare secular moral theories are false, Adam’s belly button, libertarian free will, salvation in all denominations, and the fine-tuning argument. Topics:
  1. Would you say it’s not possible for there not to be a God? (00:00)
  2. Must the God that exists be your God? (25:00)
  3. Why would you declare secular moral theories are false? (30:00)
  4. Did Adam and Eve have a belly button? (37:00)
  5. What is your view of determinism as opposed to libertarian free will? (39:00)
  6. Do people of all denominations go to Heaven? (45:00)
  7. The fine-tuning argument is like shuffling cards and getting a random combination. (48:00) 
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Jun 19 2020

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Why Are Christians Foundering on Fundamentals?

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Christians should be clear on the clear teachings of Scripture, even when the culture is telling us something different. As Paul says in Colossians 2:8, “See to it that no one takes you captive through [human] philosophy and empty deception.”  Topics:
  1. Commentary: Why are Christians foundering on fundamentals? (00:00)
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Jun 17 2020

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Why Students Fall Away

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Greg answers a question about Neanderthals interbreeding with humans, then he talks about reasons why students fall away and what we should do about it. Topics:
  1. What is your opinion on the idea of Neanderthals interbreeding with humans? (05:00)
  2. Commentary: Why students fall away (22:00)
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Jun 12 2020

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Our Responsibility as Christ’s Ambassadors Is Clear

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Greg talks about our need to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly, then he answers questions about God using tragedies, the church’s use of Song of Songs, and praying through a house. Topics:
  1. Commentary: Our responsibility as Christ’s ambassadors is clear. (00:00)
  2. God can use tragic things to bring people to Himself. (11:00)
  3. What do you think about churches using Song of Songs to describe our individual walks with God? (24:00)
  4. What are your thoughts on bringing a stranger in to pray through a house? (44:00)
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Jun 10 2020

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The Effects of Worldview on Suicide

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Guest Host: Jonathan Noyes Jon talks about the effects of worldview on suicide then answers a question about loving as Jesus loves and talks about evil and the atheist worldview. Topics:
  1. Commentary: The effects of worldview on suicide (00:00)
  2. What's the difference between loving your neighbor as yourself and loving as Jesus loves? (26:00)
  3. Commentary: Evil and the atheist worldview (46:00)

Jun 05 2020

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We Need to Live out the Radical Love of Jesus

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Guest Host: Jonathan Noyes Jon talks about the need for the church to represent Jesus well by loving well right now, then he answers questions about the moral argument and how to convey love. Topics:
  1. Commentary: We need to live out the radical love of Jesus. (00:00)
  2. Does this challenge defeat the moral argument? (25:00)
  3. How can we convey a better love to our culture that’s turning to violence? (37:00)

Jun 03 2020

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iTunes Ratings

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510
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By miller, S - Mar 19 2020
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Well done. I do not agree with everything but he makes one think intelligently

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!