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D-Day Prayer

The evening of Tuesday, June 6, 1944, President Roosevelt led the nation over the radio in a six-minute-long appeal to God: Almighty God, Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.  Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | June 6, 2015

Our Worldviews Influence the Way We Live

Our worldviews influence the way we live, the values that guide us. Some worldviews support and ground values better than others. Christianity explains human value better than any other worldview, and it was evident in the first centuries of the church.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | May 23, 2015

Where Did Jesus Claim to Be God?

Where did Jesus claim to be God? Jesus made this claim a number of times, and it was very clear to those He was talking to. Jesus didn’t utter the three words, I am God. But He said it very explicitly in the context of His religion and culture. You can see it in the reaction of His enemies.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | May 16, 2015

Charles Babbage – Father of the Computer

Charles Babbage was born in London in 1791 and is considered the father of the computer and one of the most influential scientists in history. He was an Anglican Christian who believed science and the Bible are compatible. He believed we should use our best knowledge and imagination to know God as best we can. He believed the authenticity of Scripture and used his scientific endeavors to demonstrate its reliability and to understand it better. He understood that theology is a knowledge-based study and that science has limits of what it can prove or disprove.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | April 23, 2015

Live Broadcast Today

This week, Alan Shlemon and Amy Hall will be guest hosting the show. Call them with your question or comment at (855) 243-9975, outside the U.S. (562) 424-8229. Today 4-6 p.m. PT (only two hours this week). Listen live online. Join us on Twitter during the program @STRtweets.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | April 21, 2015

Van Leeuwenhoek – Father of Microbiology

Antony van Leeuwenhoek was a Dutch Calvinist born in the 17th century who became the father of microbiology. He was a draper by trade and owned his own business in Delft, Holland. He didn’t have any scientific training, but he was in awe of God’s creation and wanted to study it to understand it better. He felt this was loving God with his mind.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | April 16, 2015

What Jesus Said about Homosexuality

Did Jesus say anything about homosexuality? That’s the challenge offered to Christians who cite the Bible as the basis for their convictions about same-sex marriage. My answer: Jesus said something in Leviticus 18:22-23, 20:13, Romans 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9, and 1 Timothy 1:10.

Blog Post | Theology | Melinda Penner | April 7, 2015

RFRA Is Not Jim Crow

In the controversy over the Indiana law, comparisons are again being made between same-sex marriage and interracial marriage: We’ve all realized that banning interracial marriage was bigotry and wrong; we should admit the same about same-sex marriage. One commentator drew the comparison on another line claiming that bigotry of interracial marriage was religiously motivated. The comparison is not an accurate one in any way.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | April 3, 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

Hannah More: Guided by Christian Convictions

Hannah More, born in the 18th century, became an author, social activist, and philanthropist because of her brilliant mind and Christian convictions. Her fiancé broke off their long engagement at a time when a breach of that sort of promise by a man was taken very seriously. He settled an annual annuity on her, and this gave her the freedom to pursue her interests in a way many women could not. She moved to London, wrote popular books, and moved in elite literary circles before she became a follower of Jesus.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | November 20, 2014