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    The Line between Rule of Law and Civil Disobedience

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 8:55 PM
    Kim Davis, a county clerk in Kentucky who objects to same-sex marriage, stopped issuing marriage licenses altogether, was ordered by a federal judge to resume her duty, refused to comply, and now...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Philosophy
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    The Right to Fashion Our Lives How We Want

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 8:37 PM
    I was going to comment on this article in the New York Times, “The Two-Minus-One Pregnancy,” but I think the horror of it speaks more clearly for itself than I ever could.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Bioethics
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    Golden Compass Movie Doesn’t Capture the Spirit of the Novel

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Apr 7, 2020 1:26 AM
    The Golden Compass movie plays down some of its more objectionable elements.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Arts and Culture
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    A Message from Greg on the COVID-19 Upheaval

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Mar 19, 2020 11:01 PM
    For us at Stand to Reason, the course is clear. We are going to stay steady at the helm. We are going to keep our hands to the plow. We are going to continue to move forcefully ahead with our...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Announcements
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    The Tragic Consequences of the IVF Industry

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 9:56 PM
    Most people, including Christians, have not thought through the issue of in vitro fertilization carefully enough, and the results have been tragic.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Bioethics
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    A Clear and Present Danger to Human Life

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Jun 27, 2019 9:59 PM
    With the advancement of science, we’ve entered a new era of biotechnology where we’re increasingly experimenting on humans, jeopardizing the most vulnerable lives in our society
    Media Type: Article Topic: Bioethics
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    WWJD? Ask a Question

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Jun 27, 2019 9:55 PM
    Jesus asked 284 questions during evangelistic conversations in the Gospels, and we should take a cue from our Master. Here are four reasons why questions are so powerful.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Tactics and Tools
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    Every Idea Has Consequences

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Jun 27, 2019 8:51 PM
    Do you know someone who thinks legalizing same-sex marriage won’t change anything?
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    The Myth of Hate

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Jun 27, 2019 8:49 PM
    I’m told writing this post won’t matter. I can clarify until I’m blue in the face and nothing will change. It doesn’t matter what Christians actually think or believe about homosexuality. It seems...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    Heaven Is for Real

    Web Content Article · By melinda penner On Jun 27, 2019 8:47 PM
    The movie based on the book releases this week. Since this child’s account of his near death experience is consistent with Christianity, it may be tempting for Christians to find this story...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    Are You Ready to Talk to a Muslim?

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Jun 27, 2019 8:36 PM
    Alan’s monthly letter for November 2011 At a recent event, I was introduced as Saeed Ibn Umar. Yes, that’s a Muslim name. But no, it’s not a pseudonym and I haven’t converted to Islam.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Other Worldviews
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    Means and Ends

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:21 PM
    “The end never justifies the means.” Actually, the end is a vital factor in evaluating ethical actions.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Philosophy
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    Page · By test test On Jul 1, 2019 2:54 PM
    Donate to Stand to Reason Our central belief is that Christianity and Christian values, if properly understood and articulated, can “stand to reason” in the public square—and not just when...
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    Christians Need a Good Dose of Confidence—Mentoring Letter April 2013

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 8:47 PM
    Stand to Reason is committed to cultivating the intellectual life in the defense of Christianity and in the nurture of Christian maturity.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    Got Same-Sex Attraction? Things Can Change

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Jun 27, 2019 8:46 PM
    Most of the world seems to believe that same-sex attraction can’t be changed.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Sexuality and Gender
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    “Christian”: A Sound or a Word?

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:08 PM
    Any love that is not based on truth is not love, but adultery.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    #STRask: May 18, 2017

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:47 PM
    In 4 min. or less, Greg answers questions about Revelation, ghosts, and animal sacrifices.
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: #STRask Topic: Theology
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    Page · By test test On Jul 1, 2019 2:55 PM
    Statement of Faith Mission and Values Staff and Board Ambassador's Creed Stewardship STR Staff and Board Speakers Stand to Reason faculty members are available to teach in order to help you...
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    Document · By greg koukl On Oct 24, 2020 1:01 AM
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    Humans Are Still Evolving

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Feb 14, 2020 9:11 PM
    With Darwin Day right around the corner, a popular-level article offers evidence that humans are “still evolving,” but what do they mean by “evolving”?
    Media Type: Article Topic: Science
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    She Didn’t Know the Impact of Those 15 Minutes. I Didn’t Either…Until Later.

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 10:02 PM
    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.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    Is 10% of the Population Homosexual?

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Aug 3, 2020 10:44 PM
    It’s often said that if you repeat something loud enough and long enough, people will begin to believe it. Such is the case with the claim that 10% of the population is homosexual. Though it’s...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Sexuality and Gender
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    Is Denying Same-sex Marriage Like Denying Interracial Marriage?

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Aug 4, 2020 1:43 PM
    Let me be blunt: denying same-sex couples from marriage is not the same as denying interracial couples from it. Although anti-miscegenation laws were immoral, the same mistake is not happening...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Sexuality and Gender
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    A Response to Hemant Mehta’s Post about Stand to Reason’s Email

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 10:00 PM
    Some atheists have wrongly assumed Stand to Reason protects Christian students from hearing ideas they disagree with, but that’s the opposite of our philosophy to “inoculate, not isolate.”
    Media Type: Article Topic: Tactics and Tools
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    Making an Impact without Knowing Anything

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Jun 27, 2019 8:35 PM
    Alan’s monthly letter for July 2007 When I heard the knock on the door I knew it was probably the Mormons.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Other Worldviews
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    Document · By matthew dewitt On Feb 20, 2020 7:55 PM
    Senior Pastor, North Coast Church Co-author A Contrarian’s Guide to Knowing God
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    An Early and Reliable Account of Jesus’ Resurrection

    Web Content Article · By brett kunkle On Jun 27, 2019 8:53 PM
    In I Corinthians 15:3–8, Paul records a list of witnesses to Jesus’ post-mortem appearances.
    Media Type: Article Topic: History
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    Abortion and the Malleable Conscience

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Apr 29, 2020 7:08 PM
    An article posted on The Abortioneers [see the cached page here while you can], a pro-choice blog, is an interesting, inside look at the inner conflict often experienced by second trimester...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Bioethics
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    The Problem with Happiness

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:21 PM
    The late Dr. Francis Schaeffer said: All utopian ideals end up being cruel in the end, because they can never be fulfilled. Happiness can be an example.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Philosophy
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    When Is a Human Being Human?

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:21 PM
    The humanity of the unborn is a fact from the point of conception. It is fully human. There is no gradation in that regard. There are merely gradations of development.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Bioethics
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    Did Old Testament Men Treat Their Wives Like Property?

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 9:44 PM
    Many people assume men in the Old Testament treated their wives like property, but does the text back that up?
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    Minimalist Ethic: Too Minimal

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:21 PM
    “It’s okay as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone.” Is that adequate justification for concluding something is ethical?
    Media Type: Article Topic: Philosophy
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    #STRask: February 16, 2017

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:45 PM
    Greg’s on a timer and answers questions about Christians in vocations that could be problematic, rules of Biblical interpretation, unbiblical vs. non biblical, and extra-biblical historical...
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: #STRask Topic: Theology
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    Why You Should Resist Conspiracy Theories

    Web Content Article · By aaron brake On Oct 1, 2019 10:15 PM
    Because conspiracies are so notoriously difficult to execute and maintain, belief in them is nearly always unreasonable. Here’s how and why you should evaluate conspiracy theories.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    We Live in a Very Fortunate Universe

    Web Content Article · By tim barnett On Jun 27, 2019 9:44 PM
    The finely-tuned constants and conditions of the universe had to be just right to get a universe that would permit life. Here’s a taste of some of this evidence.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Science
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    The Value of Philosophy

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 8:38 PM
    An historical perspective on how philosophy has significantly defined our culture, and how the church has responded.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Philosophy
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    The Rap on the Rapture

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 10:53 PM
    What is the apocalyptic event described in First Thessalonians 4 and First Corinthians 15? Perhaps not exactly what you think it is.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    Truth Is a Strange Sort of Fiction: The Postmodern Turn—Part 4

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:09 PM
    A few years back I participated in a debate in which I had almost every reason to believe I would get crushed.
    Media Type: Solid Ground Topic: Philosophy
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    Can Homosexuals Change Their Orientation?

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Aug 3, 2020 11:20 PM
    You may have seen the sign, “Some people are gay. Get over it!” But I’d like to change it: “Some people used to be gay. Get over that.” Many people don’t believe it, though. They believe the...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Sexuality and Gender
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    #STRask: June 22, 2017

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Jun 27, 2019 9:47 PM
    Alan is on a timer, and answers questions about LGBT pride month and a pro-abortion argument.
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: #STRask Topic: Bioethics
  • Jonathan Noyes

    Page · By test test On Jul 1, 2019 2:53 PM
    Jonathan Noyes Invite Jon to Speak Speaking Topics Promotional Package Donate to Jon’s Work Jonathan has worked as a speaker with Stand to Reason since 2019. A former atheist, Jonathan used to...
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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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    Homosexuality: Giving Your Point of View

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:08 PM
    I want to make a distinction between two ways of addressing the issue of homosexuality.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Sexuality and Gender
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    Do Pro-Lifers Care about Born Children?

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jul 17, 2020 8:56 PM
    Must pro-lifers take additional action steps in order to be justified in their beliefs?
    Media Type: Video Topic: Bioethics
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    One Tough Customer

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:09 PM
    Once in a while you will encounter people who try to overpower you instead of persuading you.
    Media Type: Solid Ground Topic: Tactics and Tools
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    Start Here

    Page · By stand to reason On May 15, 2020 4:37 PM
    Statement of Faith Mission and Values Staff and Board Ambassador's Creed Stewardship Start Here Stand to Reason trains Christians to think clearly about their Christian convictions and make a...
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    End of Life Ethics: A Primer

    Web Content Article · By melinda penner On Jun 26, 2019 11:09 PM
    That’s the challenge I’ve heard a number of times from advocates of starving Terri Schiavo to death. It usually comes in the conversation when what they’ve offered so far in the way of...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Bioethics
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    Knowledge and Truth

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:07 PM
    For any knowledge at all to be possible there must be true things and there must be false things.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Philosophy
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    The Death of Humanness

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 10:53 PM
    Life Unworthy of Life?
    Media Type: Solid Ground Topic: Bioethics