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No matter how small my audience, I never know when my own short moment of faithfulness will turn out to be the turning point in someone else’s life.
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Here's an example of using questions to show the immorality of abortion.
A transcript from the Stand to Reason broadcast April 6, 2016 Listen to the podcast...
Melinda: Welcome to the STRask Podcast. That's #strask. This is the short podcast – I keep Greg on a timer – about ethics, value, and religion. This is Melinda the Enforcer with Greg Koukl. Hi, Greg. Greg: Hi. You seem like you're in a cheerful mood today. Melinda: I guess so. Greg: A bit out of the ordinary.
I can’t tell you how much it means to us at STR to help raise up a new generation of confident, clear-thinking, courageous, gracious ambassadors for Christ. As I reflect during this time of year, I think about all that’s happened in my personal life and in the life of Stand to Reason. I’m thrilled to watch my daughters grow spiritually. I’m thrilled to see STR continue to have an amazing impact—especially among youth—changing lives in a way that you have had a hand in.
All human beings are made in the image of God and are therefore valuable ends in themselves, not just instrumental means to other ends that are valuable. I was taught an important lesson while doing a debate on relativism at the University of Washington in Seattle. My opponent was Clive, an M.A. Philosophy grad and former punk-rocker who worked on campus as a residence director. He was steeped in postmodernism. He was also an atheist.
When Adam surrendered his choice not to sin by sinning, there was a breaking in human nature that we have inherited. Even though we can say “no” to particular sins, it is not possible for us not to sin. How can we say “no” to individual sins, but even with the help of the Holy Spirit, we still sin?
“The days drag on, the years fly by,” the saying goes. So true. Our time is precious, and the older I get the faster it seems to go. James says life is like a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. So much to do; so little time to do it.
Years ago, I debated a physician-assisted suicide initiative. I was against it for what they considered religious reasons. Therefore, they thought I was forcing my religious point of view on other people. I pointed out that their point of view was equally religious. Certainly suicide will end the physical misery here, but what happens afterwards?