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Reasoning with Someone Who Doesn’t Want to Reason

Talking about Jesus and Christianity isn’t always about reasoning because people don’t always have rational reasons for the things they believe.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | August 23, 2017

Job Opening at Stand to Reason

We’re looking for a UX engineer, who can help us create a world-class, user-centric experience on our site that fosters engagement and training in the Christian worldview.

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Melinda Penner | July 18, 2017

Ideas for Observing Advent

Observing Advent is a good way to keep the meaning of Christmas front and center in our attention during this busy time. Here are some ideas on how to do this.

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Melinda Penner | November 25, 2016

How to Persuade Your Pastor to Include Apologetics at Your Church

I recently heard Dr. Hugh Ross share some ideas he’s learned from long experience that I thought would be helpful because a lot of people ask about this.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | July 15, 2016

STR Cruise to Alaska in 2016

We’re headed to Alaska August 6-13, 2016. Come join Greg Koukl and Stand to Reason, along with J. Warner Wallace from Cold Case Christianity and John Stonestreet from The Chuck Colson Center, for an invigorating, revelatory adventure. You’ll study fascinating topics relevant to your faith and experience unique fellowship with kindred believers.

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Melinda Penner | October 2, 2015

No Broadcast Today

Greg's mother-in-law passed away last night so he's taking the day with his family.     Trova was diagnosed with cancer late last year. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones" (Ps. 116:15).  Trova Melberg 11/04/1918 - 3/23/2015 COMMENTS

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Melinda Penner | March 24, 2015

Mercy in the Ancient World

Historian Rodney Stark writes in The Triumph of Christianity about the significant contrast Christian mercy and compassion was in comparison to pagan religions. Before this passage quoted here, Stark gives the details of the truly horrible conditions in the ancient world. It's worth reading to get a better picture of the terrible conditions Christian mercy intervened to change.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | October 9, 2014

Women and Christianity

Critics of Christianity consider it a patriarchal religion that relegates women to "second class citizens" at best. This isn't the case at all. Christianity values all humans equally, and the behavior and practices of the early church demonstrate that women were valued just as highly as men. And this was in stark contrast to the treatment of women in literally any other culture and religion at that time. Though the Bible teaches complementary roles in marriage, it elevated the status of women in marriage, placing equal value on each spouse.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | October 2, 2014

God's Clockmaker

Richard of Wallingford lived in the early 14th century. He was orphaned and went to live with the monks at St. Albans Abbey in Hertfordshire, England. The abbot must have noticed his good mind because he sent Richard to study at Oxford. Richard devoted himself to theology, math, and astronomy. He became abbot of St. Albans and was known for being strict and kind.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | September 25, 2014

The English Hippocrates

Thomas Sydenham, born in 1624, was a Christian physician known as the father of English medicine. He is responsible for significant advancement in epidemiology. He advocated diagnosis by observing the advancement of symptoms. Of course, this is familiar and obvious to us today, but it was not the medical practice of the time.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | September 18, 2014