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    Science Is Not the Only Path to Knowledge

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:52 PM
    Greg talks about scientism then answers questions about whether or not it’s appropriate for a Christian to have a gay couple stay in her home and whether it’s okay to pay taxes when the money goes...
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: Stand to Reason Weekly Audio Topic: Science
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    Jehovah’s Witnesses Can’t Consistently Affirm the Reliability of the New Testament

    Web Content Article · By tim barnett On Jun 27, 2019 8:57 PM
    Jehovah’s Witnesses commonly refer to modern translations of the Bible as “Lord Bibles.” It is often used as a pejorative.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Other Worldviews
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    Abortion and Homicide

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 9:00 PM
    Greg explains how those with a pro-life view are more in line with the laws of California and other states than many may think.
    Media Type: Video Topic: Bioethics
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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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    Three Reasons Why Jesus Came

    Web Content Article · By tim barnett On Jun 27, 2019 9:43 PM
    Christmas is about Jesus. But what is it about Jesus? How exactly is Jesus the reason for Christmas? The answer to this question lies in the reasons why Jesus came to this world.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    How Can You Use Your Knowledge to Serve Others?

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 9:38 PM
    Jesus humbled Himself to serve others. He defined love for us as service. To love is to serve. To be great is to be a servant. It’s good to seek to increase your knowledge, but how can you use the...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    An Encouraging Note from Australia

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:54 PM
    Greg reads an encouraging note from a listener then answers questions about the New Apostolic Reformation, giving unwed mothers a baby shower, Mark 4:10-12, reading non-Christian material, and more.
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: Stand to Reason Weekly Audio Topic: Theology
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    The Bible and Capital Punishment

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 10:55 PM
    Is capital punishment compatible with Christianity? Greg outlines a biblical argument for capital punishment, makes a case for retributive punishment, and responds to objections.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Philosophy
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    You Don’t Need to Believe in God to Know What’s Right and Wrong, But…

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 9:42 PM
    Tim Barnett gives a great illustration to help explain the nature of the problem with atheism and objective morality.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Philosophy
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    Christianity as the Best Explanation

    Web Content Article · By melinda penner On Jun 26, 2019 10:52 PM
    Christianity can be seen as an explanatory hypothesis to account for certain phenomena we observe in the world: the origin of the universe, the design of the universe, and the universality of...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Philosophy
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    The Apostles Wrote the Gospels as Eyewitness Accounts

    Web Content Article · By j. warner wallace On May 5, 2020 10:57 PM
    When you write a book that seeks to evaluate the Gospels as eyewitness accounts, you shouldn’t be surprised to find that some critics will attack the premise that the Gospels are eyewitness...
    Media Type: Article Topic: History
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    Are Jesus’ Two Natures Compatible?

    Web Content Article · By melinda penner On Jun 27, 2019 8:38 PM
    Are Jesus’ human and divine natures compatible? Is this an impossibility that makes Christianity irrational?
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    #STRask: June 2, 2016

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:39 PM
    Greg discusses what Jesus meant when He referred to Himself as “The Truth”, how to show respect in another country or to another religion without compromising our own beliefs, and if...
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: #STRask Topic: Theology
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    Why We Need to Learn to Die

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 9:41 PM
    Jesus said, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.” Here’s one reason why we need to learn to die.
    Media Type: Article Topic: History
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    #STRask: June 26, 2017

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:47 PM
    Greg’s on a timer and answers questions about dreams, a Bible discrepancy, and God’s
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: #STRask Topic: Theology
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    Finding Truth: Free-Loading Atheists

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 8:52 PM
    Pearcey’s Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God
    Media Type: Article Topic: Philosophy
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    Textual Variants Aren’t a Problem

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 8:50 PM
    For the past two days, I’ve posted bits of responses to the poorly-researched Newsweek article “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin” by Kurt Eichenwald.
    Media Type: Article Topic: History
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    Privatize Marriage?

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 8:46 PM
    Should the government “get out of the marriage business”?
    Media Type: Article Topic: Philosophy
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    Not Making the Social Justice Issue List

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Jun 27, 2019 8:36 PM
    Alan’s monthly letter for January 2011 It’s trendy to talk about social justice these days. Poverty. Human trafficking. The homeless. These social ills stir up images of helpless human...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Bioethics
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    The “Murder” of a Fetus

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:21 PM
    If the California state statutes use the term “murder” to describe the killing of a fetus, then why can’t pro-lifers use the same language?
    Media Type: Article Topic: Bioethics
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    You Can’t Obey God Unless You Know What He Said

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Apr 27, 2020 11:21 PM
    Christians base their hopes, theology, and major life decisions on what the Bible says. That’s why it’s crucial to interpret it correctly.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Tactics and Tools
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    Taking the Heat

    Web Content Article · By brett kunkle On Jun 27, 2019 8:49 PM
    She glared at me for the entire two hours. I didn’t know her and I didn’t know her story, but I knew this high schooler wasn’t happy. Apparently her mother had dragged her to my apologetics seminar...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    Racial Equality Makes Sense in the Christian Story

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Jun 27, 2019 9:50 PM
    Most Americans believe people of all races and ethnicities are equally valuable. What worldview makes sense of this belief?
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    Homosexuality to Holiness

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Jun 27, 2019 8:51 PM
    Our hope for homosexuals is not heterosexuality, but holiness. We’re not trying to make them straight, but lead them straight to Jesus.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Sexuality and Gender
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    #STRask: January 11, 2016

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 8:57 PM
    Greg talks about how to know if one truly believes, if Christians can easily remain friends with Non-Christians, what the top 3 or 4 apologetics challenges these days are for American...
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: #STRask Topic: Christian Living
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    #STRask: April 27, 2017

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:46 PM
    In 4 min. or less, Greg answers questions about the power of words, Jesus’ metaphor in John 11, and how Jesus is David’s descendant?
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: #STRask Topic: Theology
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    Ready Yourself with Joy for Whatever Opposition Comes

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 8:51 PM
    As a follow-up to yesterday’s post, David Mathis has some good words about “readying ourselves for whatever opposition comes.”
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    200 Years of Christianity, Politics, and Human Rights

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Apr 7, 2020 2:06 AM
    Pro-lifers are often accused of inappropriately trying to force their religious views on others. The same accusations were made against those who sought to end the slave trade.
    Media Type: Article Topic: History
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    Strive for Clarity

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 8:37 PM
    Over the years I’ve found that a key concept I must rest in as I talk to others about Christ if I’m to avoid despair, hopelessness, and even anger is this: My job in evangelism is to focus on...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    The Christian Story

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 10:52 PM
    Religions are like puzzles that represent, when pieced together, a picture of reality. These pictures are not all basically the same because the puzzle pieces are different for each religion.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Philosophy
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    Every Human Being Is a Person

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Mar 20, 2020 11:34 PM
    There is a profound lack of understanding of basic aspects of the abortion debate among many of those who oppose pro-lifers.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Bioethics
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    I’m Not Dead Yet

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:10 PM
    Why are human beings valuable? What is a human being? You have to answer those questions before you can say that this child isn’t a human being without value.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Bioethics
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    Four Ways to Help Your Kids Navigate the World of Screens

    Web Content Article · By tim barnett On Mar 11, 2020 11:46 PM
    Most parents haven’t considered the impact smartphones and screens are having on their kids. Here are four practical steps you can take to help your kids develop healthy screen habits.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Tactics and Tools
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    What’s the Best Explanation?

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Dec 4, 2019 12:20 AM
    We commonly use a powerful and rational process to draw conclusions from evidence, and we can use this process to make a case for Christianity. Here’s how.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Philosophy
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    The Gospels Get It Right When It Counts—and When It Doesn’t

    Web Content Article · By tim barnett On Jun 27, 2019 9:48 PM
    When external sources corroborate incidental details in the Gospels, we have more evidence that the Gospels can be trusted.
    Media Type: Article Topic: History
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    A Proverb a Day—Mentoring Letter February 2014

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 8:46 PM
    If I have only a short time to read, Proverbs is where I turn first. Every day that I do, I feel like my foundation is being shored up.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    Respect and Tolerance

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Aug 1, 2019 5:06 PM
    When someone raises an objection to Christians evangelizing others using the respect issue, the phrase “respecting others” is a term of art in the relativistic system of things. Read how Greg...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Tactics and Tools
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    Four Problems with Evolutionary Morality

    Web Content Article · By tim barnett On Jun 27, 2019 9:44 PM
    Many evolutionary naturalists attempt to ground morality in naturalistic evolution. This is fraught with serious difficulties that form an insurmountable case against evolution as the foundation of...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Philosophy
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    The Third Mission to the West

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 9:40 PM
    So what do we do now as Christians in a post-Christian culture...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    What Is the Trinity?

    Web Content Article · By tim barnett On Jun 27, 2019 9:48 PM
    Few doctrines of the Christian faith are more essential than the Trinity, yet many people are deeply confused about its nature.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    To the Atheist Who Called Jesus “The Magic Carpenter” (And a Warning to Churches)

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 8:45 PM
    To the atheist commenter who referred to Jesus as ”the magic carpenter”...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    When Absolutism Is Relative

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:08 PM
    I had a conversation with Greg Cynaumon on Friday when I was a guest on his show Southern California Live.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Philosophy
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    #STRask: September 4, 2017

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:49 PM
    s on a timer and answers questions about unbiblical counsel, Zeitgeist, and how God
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: #STRask Topic: Theology
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    Don’t Forget about Character

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 9:47 PM
    Facing our sin and developing our character by focusing on the Gospel is as integral to being an ambassador of Christ as both knowledge and wisdom.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    Glitter Ash and the Spirit of the Age

    Web Content Article · By melinda penner On Jun 27, 2019 9:45 PM
    A new twist on Ash Wednesday reveals the spirit of our age—a radical individualism that we’re all infected with.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    Free Will Makes Sense in the Christian Story

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Jun 27, 2019 9:49 PM
    Most of us believe the decisions we make with our minds are not determined by physical forces. What story of creation can account for such free-willed decisions?
    Media Type: Article Topic: Philosophy
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    Why Jesus? Part 2

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:55 PM
    Rather, He was and is God’s Son, the world’s unique, one-and-only Savior; and if...Jesus were not...
    Media Type: Solid Ground Topic: Theology
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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 of mine, and the thought had to do with the notion of pockets of agnosticism in our lives.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    The Law and the Christian

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Apr 9, 2020 3:10 AM
    If Christians were elected to office, would they want to reinstitute the Mosaic Law with all of its prescribed punishments?
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    Christian Storytelling Should Be Both True and Beautiful

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 9:39 PM
    Art is indeed a powerful vehicle for expressing truth, but as Brian explains in the interview, when we use story merely as a tool to communicate a message, neglecting the beauty of the craft, we...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living