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    Questions for Greg

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 10:01 PM
    Greg answers questions about books for new Christians, the need to be baptized, the United Methodist decision, abortion clinics, and the social contract theory of morality.
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: Stand to Reason Weekly Audio Topic: Christian Living
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    Valuing Children with Down Syndrome

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:43 PM
    Greg talks with callers about how to tell if God exists, same-sex marriage, hearing God’s voice, and Restoration theology.
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: Stand to Reason Weekly Audio Topic: Christian Living
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    What Is Evolution?

    Web Content Article · By brett kunkle On Jun 26, 2019 10:54 PM
    Should a Christian freak out at the mention of evolution? Well, it depends on what someone means when they use the word.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Science
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    Devon, My Brother

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:21 PM
    This piece is told in the first person from the viewpoint of my close friend, Martin Caveza, who lost his older brother to AIDS.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    Why Would God Want Us to Praise Him?

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 26, 2019 10:54 PM
    God isn’t just an egomaniac. Our praise is right, good, and joy-giving.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    Another Transition Regret Story

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 9:53 PM
    In an interview in The Guardian, a man who is detransitioning after living 20 years as a woman explains why he regrets transitioning as a 19-year-old.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Sexuality and Gender
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    I Am Not a Freak

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:21 PM
    The same thing that made the Elephant Man a human being makes a fetus a human being.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Bioethics
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    #STRask: May 22, 2017

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:47 PM
    J. Warner Wallace is on a timer and answers questions about free will, consistent pro-life views, and Jesus dying for sin.
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: #STRask Topic: Theology
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    Students Don’t Have to Be Intimidated by Evolution

    Web Content Article · By brett kunkle On Jun 27, 2019 8:57 PM
    On February 12, evolutionists everywhere will gather for Darwin Day, a celebration of Charles Darwin’s birthday. Darwin can’t make it, but that won’t stop the celebrations planned worldwide.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Science
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    #STRask: July 10, 2017

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:48 PM
    J. Warner Wallace is on a timer and answers questions about miracles, emotional barriers to Christianity, and getting an atheist’s attention to make a case for Christianity.
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: #STRask Topic: Theology
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    Christian Power

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 8:45 PM
    Justin Taylor posted an interesting and beautiful interview with Andy Crouch, author of Playing God, Redeeming the Gift of Power, wherein Crouch discusses the nature of Christian power.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    How to Disagree in a Biblical Way

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:41 PM
    Greg talks about how to disagree in a biblical way, then answers questions about how to correct ideas of the Hebrew Roots movement and coping with many problems.
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: Stand to Reason Weekly Audio Topic: Tactics and Tools
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    Intrinsic Human Value Has to Be Taught

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Mar 4, 2020 8:14 PM
    We have to recognize and then fight the human tendency we have to deny the value of people who are different from us. We have to teach intrinsic human value.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Bioethics
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    New Ontario Law Denies Reality of Parentage

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 9:43 PM
    Our denial that marriage is about the unique man/woman union will require an increasing amount of legislation and term redefinitions to try to make two unlike things the same.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    How Can God Forgive Me?

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 10:01 PM
    This objection is a powerful challenge to Christianity for anyone who has a sense
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    Wilkerson Prophecy

    Web Content Article · By melinda penner On Jun 25, 2020 6:15 AM
    David Wilkerson, pastor of Times Square Church, founder of Teen Challenge, and a
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    God Has a Purpose in Suffering

    Web Content Article · By tim barnett On Jun 27, 2019 9:57 PM
    The Bible doesn’t give us the specific reasons for the particular sufferings we go through, but here are four general reasons why God permits suffering in our lives.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    #STRask: January 18, 2016

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 8:57 PM
    Greg answers questions about if Christians and Muslims worship the same God, if it is probably that man can sin in Heaven, how the Samaritans in Acts 8 were baptized and believed but didn't receive...
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: #STRask Topic: Theology
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    Missing Links

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 8:36 PM
    The search for missing links assumes the truth of evolution. One big assumption is that similarities in the bodies imply a biogenetic relationship and ancestry.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Science
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    What Does It Mean for Jesus to Be Affirming?

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 25, 2019 10:44 PM
    What was Jesus loving and accepting regarding during His ministry? Greg clarifies a common misconception.
    Media Type: Video Topic: Sexuality and Gender
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    Answering the New Atheists—Part 1

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:09 PM
    The so-called “New Atheists” grabbing the headlines lately have been creating a stir. These are old-school modernists with an attitude. They’re angry. Not only is theism false and religion...
    Media Type: Solid Ground Topic: Other Worldviews
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    Is Abortion before Implantation Biblically Permissible?

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Jan 7, 2020 10:37 PM
    If “the life of the creature is in the blood,” as it says in Leviticus 17:11, then does that mean killing the embryo before implantation should not be described as killing a human life?
    Media Type: Article Topic: Bioethics
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    The Trinity: Unique, Yet Rational

    Web Content Article · By melinda penner On Jun 27, 2019 8:38 PM
    Is the doctrine of the Trinity an irrational idea?
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    Faith and Philosophy

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 8:38 PM
    For some Christians, faith and philosophy are strange companions. When used properly, though, philosophy is a friend, not a foe, an ally, not an antagonist.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Philosophy
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    #STRask: May 1, 2017

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:46 PM
    In 4 min. or less, Greg answers questions about attending a Catholic funeral, and Hank Hanegraff’s conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy.
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: #STRask Topic: Other Worldviews
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    Planned Parenthood Isn’t the Only Abortion Problem

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Jun 27, 2019 8:55 PM
    By now you’ve either seen or heard about the Planned Parenthood videos. The Center for Medical Progress has been releasing undercover video footage exposing Planned Parenthood’s grisly practice of...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Bioethics
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    #STRask: February 13, 2017

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:45 PM
    In 4 min. or less, Greg talks about end of life issues, referring to God as she, and science and a Designer.
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: #STRask Topic: Bioethics
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    You Are Why We Exist

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Nov 25, 2020 2:42 PM
    Greg shares how you can participate in Giving Tuesday this year by supporting the work of STR.
    Media Type: Video Topic: Announcements
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    The_Rescue.pdf

    Document · By stand to reason On May 8, 2020 10:56 PM
    It would never do in the long run, and it was not meant to....Jesus never failed, obeying even to the death. This no one has ever done....VISION...
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    Pain Now, the Land of Happy Later

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 8:37 PM
    The aspects of God’s character we learn about now as a result of living in a fallen world will make our time with Him in eternity even more glorious.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    Did Jesus Demand We Kill His Enemies?

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Jun 27, 2019 9:54 PM
    Jesus’ words in Luke 19:27, “Bring them here and kill them in front of me,” are a great example of how reading a single verse out of context can easily lead to misinterpretations.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    In the Beginning God...

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Jun 27, 2019 9:49 PM
    The Christian story says God made all things. The atheist story says nothing made all things. How do we know, then, which is true?
    Media Type: Article Topic: Science
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    Who Says God Is Good?

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 10:53 PM
    Central to the Gospel is the notion of “goodness.” God is good; we’re not good. God’s goodness prompts Him to rescue us from our non-goodness, our sin. Seems clear enough.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Philosophy
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    #STRask: February 22, 2016

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 8:58 PM
    Greg talks about the extermination of the Canaanites, the magic in exodus, faith through argument, Paul’s dispute with the Grecians, and developing joy in sufferings.
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: #STRask Topic: Philosophy
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    Putting a Stone in a Shoe

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:10 PM
    While waiting in line at the theater, I spoke to a young man named Ira who was a musician from Canada.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Philosophy
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    Alan_Shlemon_press_pack.pdf

    Document · By matthew dewitt On Feb 20, 2020 7:55 PM
    represents the best in Christian thinking and the art of conversational persuasion on challenging...If you’d like to see your group equipped to...
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    Taking the Easy Route after Rape

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Jun 27, 2019 8:35 PM
    Alan’s monthly letter for January 2012 My friend, Susan, chose the easy route when she found she was pregnant.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Bioethics
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    The Deity of Christ in the Gospel of Mark

    Web Content Article · By tim barnett On Jun 27, 2019 9:42 PM
    Does Mark’s Gospel present Jesus as a mere man, or is the deity of Christ presented even in the earliest Gospel?
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    The Problem of Evil

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Oct 7, 2019 10:13 PM
    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.
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: Stand to Reason Weekly Audio Topic: Theology
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    #STRask: November 7, 2016

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:43 PM
    Greg is on a timer and answers questions about KJV-Only, interpreting difficult Bible passages, and accountability relationships.
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: #STRask Topic: Christian Living
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    Can the Bible Be Reliable if It Had Human Authors?

    Web Content Article · By tim barnett On Jun 27, 2019 9:52 PM
    If human beings make mistakes, does it follow that the Bible must therefore contain mistakes?
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    Iron Curtain Diary

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Dec 17, 2020 9:30 PM
    The totalitarian world Greg experienced as a young Christian while visiting fellow believers behind the Iron Curtain demonstrates an insight often quoted but frequently ignored: Ideas have...
    Media Type: Solid Ground Topic: Other Worldviews
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    Mary, Joseph, and Jesus Were Not Refugees

    Web Content Article · By tim barnett On Dec 28, 2019 10:54 PM
    A thought-provoking image depicting a nativity scene with Mary, Joseph, and Jesus in separate cages is powerful, especially in light of the current political climate. But is it truthful?
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    Why the “Sinner’s Prayer” Has Me Concerned...and a Biblical Alternative

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Oct 2, 2019 6:25 PM
    Over the years, I’ve become increasingly concerned with one practice of well-meaning Christians: using the “sinner’s prayer” to lead someone to Christ.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    St. Patrick’s Day

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Mar 20, 2020 11:48 PM
    Like St. Patrick, let us not forget the purpose of the arguments we learn or neglect the personal communion with God that empowers us.
    Media Type: Article Topic: History
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    Prosperity or Persecution?

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Jun 27, 2019 8:55 PM
    I love Jesus, but sometimes He said troubling things.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    My Most Controversial Teaching

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Jun 27, 2019 8:36 PM
    A man shouted at me during my presentation: “I vehemently disagree with you!” It was the first time in my six years of teaching on controversial topics like abortion, homosexuality, and Islam...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    Abortion Rhetoric

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On May 21, 2020 7:04 PM
    Domestic terrorism. "A brutal, cowardly act of murder." "Mass murder." "A national conspiracy to commit domestic terrorism." These are perfect descriptions of what abortion is. It's a heck of a way...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Bioethics
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    Abortion as Injustice Interview—Part 1

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Jun 27, 2019 8:48 PM
    I was recently interviewed by students about the injustice of abortion. I thought I’d share my answers. This post is the first of two parts.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Bioethics
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    #STRask: August 3, 2017

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:48 PM
    In 4 min. or less, Greg answers questions about faith and works, Paul's encounter with Jesus, and Abram's encounters with God.
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: #STRask Topic: Theology
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    Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses—Part 1

    Web Content Article · By tim barnett On Jun 27, 2019 8:55 PM
    Notes for the video “Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses”—available in our store—are below. See Part 2.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    A Warning to Apologists about Sin

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 9:46 PM
    Sin holds a special danger for you as an apologist. Here’s why you need to flee at the first sign of temptation.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    “Common” Temptation

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 8:41 PM
    I heard very, very sad news this last week, and many of you are aware of this.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    Reading the Bible Requires Rules We Already Know

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Dec 15, 2020 11:06 PM
    Let’s apply commonsense interpretive rules we already know to the Bible. Let’s be consistent when reading the most important of all texts: the one that contains the very words of God.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Tactics and Tools
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    Is Intelligent Design Just God-of-the-Gaps?

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Jun 27, 2019 8:35 PM
    Alan’s monthly letter for October 2012 Centuries ago, scientific knowledge was in its infancy. Although our understanding of the natural world progressed, there were gaps in the...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Philosophy
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    Pockets of Agnosticism

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 8:41 PM
    I mentioned a little while ago that I was challenged by a thought made by a professor
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    Two Kinds of Freedom

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 28, 2020 1:43 AM
    Last week, an issue came up that hinged specifically on the definitions of words.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    Voting

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 8:35 PM
    Greg talks about celebrating Halloween, voting, then takes calls on sinning and the higher good, teaching apologetics and Theistic Evolution, and more.
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: Stand to Reason Weekly Audio Topic: Christian Living
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    Mr. B vs. The Bible Thinker: Responding to Atheist Fallacies

    Web Content Article · By tim barnett On Jan 8, 2021 4:29 AM
    Tim responds to 10 fallacies offered by an atheist to disprove God.
    Media Type: Video Topic: Other Worldviews
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    Does God Whisper? Part 1

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:08 PM
    Does the Bible teach that Christians are to listen for God’s voice to guide their decisions?
    Media Type: Solid Ground Topic: Theology
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    Sean McDowell and Matthew Vines on the Bible and Homosexuality

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 9:52 PM
    Greg and Amy discussed the recent dialogue between Sean McDowell and Matthew Vines on the podcast last week. You can watch that dialogue here and find links for more information.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Sexuality and Gender
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    RFRA Is Not Jim Crow

    Web Content Article · By melinda penner On Jun 27, 2019 8:52 PM
    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...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Sexuality and Gender
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    Does God Whisper? Part 3

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Aug 1, 2019 9:16 PM
    Civil war battles were tumultuous affairs. The thundering of guns and muskets was not just deafening, it was dangerous, drowning out the one means of group communication: the bugles.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    Why God? Part 2

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:53 PM
    From our biological blueprint, to the fine-tuning of the universe, to the human experience of beauty, morality, and guilt, God is the best explanation for the way things are.
    Media Type: Solid Ground Topic: Science
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    In the Name of Jesus

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jul 31, 2019 9:25 PM
    Will God answer your prayer if you don't end with, "In Jesus' name, Amen?" Learn what praying in the name of Jesus really means.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    Is One Way the Only Way?

    Web Content Article · By tim barnett On Jun 27, 2019 9:39 PM
    We are continuing our series on Answering Gosptacles with what might be the most pervasive gosptacle that we’ve looked at so far. The exclusivity of Christ as the only way of salvation is deeply...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    #STRask: August 28, 2017

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:49 PM
    Greg’s on a timer and answers questions about what to do when reasons don’t work, the Bible as history, and rejecting Jesus.
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: #STRask Topic: Tactics and Tools
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    We Need Ambassadors

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 8:46 PM
    I came across a disturbing article in The Atlantic about Frank Luntz, a political consultant working with focus groups, who is going through a personal crisis and considering leaving politics...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    #STRask: April 4, 2016

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:38 PM
    Greg answers questions on why Jesus didn’t raise himself from the dead, what can be used instead of Jer. 29:11 for encouragement, what the difference is between Jews, Israelites, and Israel, if a...
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: #STRask Topic: Theology
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    #STRask: March 21, 2016

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:29 PM
    Greg talks about if Jesus is less than equal to the Father, if churches should host Easter egg hunts, why Noah had to build an ark instead of just moving, burial vs. cremation, and how God is...
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: #STRask Topic: Christian Living
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    What Do We Do Now That Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal?

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Jun 27, 2019 9:53 PM
    Australians (and Americans) faced with legalized SSM can take a cue from the pro-life movement and work to make a difference in three key ways.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    What Does Exodus 21:22 Say about Abortion?

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:09 PM
    The Torah’s teaching about accidental “miscarriage” has been hotly contested concerning the value of the unborn. Is the passage pro-life or pro-abortion? Here are the facts. You decide.
    Media Type: Solid Ground Topic: Bioethics
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    What Exodus 21:22 Says about Abortion

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 10:52 PM
    The Torah’s teaching about accidental “miscarriage” has been hotly contested concerning the value of the unborn. Is it pro-life or pro-abortion? Here are the facts. You decide.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Bioethics
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    Engaging Disagreement Agreeably

    Web Content Article · By melinda penner On Jun 27, 2019 9:47 PM
    Here are four tips from a professor of law and psychology at Yale Law School on how to have more productive conversations about differing views.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Tactics and Tools
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    Values Fight Poverty

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 8:37 PM
    The values of Christianity brought a vast number of people out of material poverty as a happy byproduct of their souls being brought of spiritual poverty.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Philosophy