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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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    The Magic Prayer

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:08 PM
    For some Christians, the “sinner’s prayer” has taken on an almost superstitious quality.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    Learn to Explain and Defend Your Religious Liberty

    Web Content Article · By melinda penner On Jun 27, 2019 9:48 PM
    Religious people are seeking to live out their convictions, and the changing values of our society are infringing on their rights.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    Loving Someone Doesn’t Mean Accepting Their Behavior

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Jun 27, 2019 8:58 PM
    We all have people in our lives with whom we disagree. We’re against some people’s ideas. We’re against some people’s behaviors. We’re against some people’s attitudes and inclinations.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    Try before You Buy?

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:08 PM
    Pre-marital sex isn’t God’s design for human sexuality. And it’s just not wise.
    Media Type: Solid Ground Topic: Christian Living
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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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    Adam Harwood’s Argument against Original Guilt

    Web Content Article · By tim barnett On Oct 1, 2019 9:50 PM
    Tim looks at Adam Harwood’s argument that infants inherit only a sinful nature from Adam, not guilt.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    Are We Accountable for Unchosen Sinful Desires?

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Jun 27, 2019 10:02 PM
    Wrongly assuming that homosexuality is either something one is born with or a choice often leads people to the conclusion that we’re not accountable for our desires. Alan explains why this is a...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Sexuality and Gender
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    Spiritual Warfare: Truth Encounters

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 8:40 PM
    Greg discusses what the Bible teaches about the true nature of spiritual warfare—truth encounters, rather than power encounters
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
  • Truth, Contemporary Philosophy, and the Postmodern Turn

    Web Content Article · By guest author On Jun 27, 2019 8:38 PM
    Delivered by J.P. Moreland at the Evangelical Theological Society, November 18, 2004.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Philosophy
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    What Is the Kingdom of Heaven?

    Web Content Article · By tim barnett On Dec 2, 2019 5:56 AM
    Some Bible terminology can seem strange to our modern ears, and understanding its meaning can require some work. Here are some thoughts on the meaning of “the kingdom of heaven.”
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    Relativism Self-Destructs

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 23, 2020 12:35 AM
    Greg finds a prime example of confused morality on a popular TV talk show.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Philosophy
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    The Bible Never Promises Immediate Physical Healing in the Atonement

    Web Content Article · By tim barnett On Jun 27, 2019 9:57 PM
    Many prosperity preachers teach that physical healing—in this life—was purchased for us in the atonement, but a closer look at the passages they cite doesn’t support this.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    Are Mormons Approaching Orthodoxy?

    Web Content Article · By brett kunkle On Jun 27, 2019 9:38 PM
    Richard Mouw, professor of Faith and Public Life and former president of Fuller Seminary, has written a piece at First Things titled “Mormons Approaching Orthodoxy.”
    Media Type: Article Topic: Other Worldviews
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    What’s Wrong with Being Seeker-Centered?

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 8:41 PM
    I am astounded in many ways by why it is so difficult for us as a church to simply follow the directions.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    Faithfulness Is Not Theologically Complicated

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Oct 2, 2019 10:10 PM
    Many in Christendom today, like Pilate, are more concerned with satisfying the crowd than being faithful to Jesus. Culture may be confused on salvation, abortion, gender, marriage, and sex. Don’t...
    Media Type: Solid Ground Topic: Theology
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    Understand the Same-Sex Marriage Issue

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Jun 27, 2019 8:50 PM
    The Supreme Court will soon be ruling on whether or not the Constitution allows for defining marriage as one man and one woman.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Sexuality and Gender
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    Is It Possible Some Mormons Are Saved?

    Web Content Article · By amy k. hall On Apr 3, 2020 4:11 AM
    Even though Latter-day Saint theology is radically different from Christianity, Mormons talk of Jesus with great respect, saying He is their savior. Is it possible some of them are saved?
    Media Type: Article Topic: Other Worldviews
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    Interview with Dr. Larry Hurtado—Destroyer of the gods

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:48 PM
    The early Christians turned the world upside down by using both their reasoning ability and their well-lived lives to persuade others. We can learn from them how to face our cultural situation today.
    Media Type: Article Topic: History
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    The Faith of Our Fathers

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jul 31, 2019 9:34 PM
    Was the faith of the Founding Fathers deism or Christianity? What does the answer mean for us today? Both the secularists and the Christians have missed the mark.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    Regarding Apologetics, an Apology

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 10:53 PM
    If we shouldn’t use arguments to promote the Gospel—because it’s leaning on human wisdom and not God—then what are we to say?
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    Culturally Aware Apologetics

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 10:53 PM
    We’re dealing with a mixed culture, a clash of the modern with the postmodern. It therefore requires an eclectic approach best summed up by the word “ambassador.”
    Media Type: Article Topic: Tactics and Tools
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    You Want the Biblical View of Marriage?

    Web Content Article · By alan shlemon On Aug 5, 2019 11:56 PM
    Alan responds to the challenge that the Bible contains and condones multiple definitions of marriage.
    Media Type: Video Topic: Sexuality and Gender
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    Raise Children in the Lord

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:08 PM
    We have a responsibility to do this. We cannot just pawn it off on teachers, or Sunday school teachers, or our pastor, or a Christian school, if we have one. They can help, but it is our primary...
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    In the Presence of Hostile Witnesses

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 8:35 PM
    A faithful ambassador does not retreat in the face of opposition. Instead, he’s at least willing to listen to what the other side has to say. It’s one of the most effective ways to...
    Media Type: Solid Ground Topic: Tactics and Tools
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    “Society Says” Relativism

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:09 PM
    For some, ethics is nothing more than a social contract to insure survival. Compliance is the highest good, breaking ranks the greatest evil, regardless of the issue. This may make sense on...
    Media Type: Solid Ground Topic: Philosophy
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    #STRask: February 27, 2017

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:45 PM
    In 4 min. or less, Greg answers questions about teaching junior high students, severity of punishment in Hell, and moral relativism.
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: #STRask Topic: Philosophy
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    The Confusing Moral Logic of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:10 PM
    The embryonic stem cell research debate is remarkable because neither side—pro-life or pro-abortion—seems to understand the moral logic of its views.
    Media Type: Solid Ground Topic: Bioethics
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    #STRask: June 12, 2017

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:47 PM
    Greg’s on a timer and answers questions about Experiencing God, personality types, and sinning in dreams.
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: #STRask Topic: Theology
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    Harvester or Gardener?

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jan 7, 2020 10:34 PM
    The evil one steals the gospel seeds we sow when the message is not understood. This is why we often need to do some spadework to prepare the ground before there can be a harvest—why we need...
    Media Type: Solid Ground 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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    #STRask: May 9, 2016

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:39 PM
    Greg discusses whether it is necessary that the Christian read his Bible to follow Jesus, his preferred Apologetic Methodology, if formal church membership is biblical, and if “Mother...
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: #STRask Topic: Theology
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    Pensées - Short Thoughts on Various Topics

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On May 21, 2020 9:45 PM
    There’s a lesson to be learned from using vignettes like these. Sometimes all it takes is a short reflection or a briefly explained insight to put a stone in someone’s shoe...
    Media Type: Solid Ground Topic: Arts and Culture
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    Why Jesus? Part 1

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:54 PM
    Jesus of Nazareth is a true man of history, but His history started long before He was born. He is a true man, but He is no ordinary man. He is the Son of David, the future King, the promised...
    Media Type: Solid Ground Topic: Theology
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    Just the Facts, Ma’am

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:09 PM
    There is an old TV show you may have heard of, but probably have never seen unless you are over fifty or watch reruns that are half a century old.
    Media Type: Solid Ground Topic: Tactics and Tools
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    Ida: Missing Link, Missing Evidence

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:09 PM
    In May of this year, a scientific paper was released that fanned the flames of the evolution/intelligent design debate to new intensity.
    Media Type: Solid Ground Topic: Science
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    A Practical Plan to Equip the Next Generation

    Web Content Article · By brett kunkle On Jun 27, 2019 9:38 PM
    I grew up in a Christian home...
    Media Type: Solid Ground Topic: Tactics and Tools
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    The Canaanites: Genocide or Judgment?

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 10:52 PM
    One justification for the atheists’ claim to high moral ground is what seems to them to be the patently immoral conduct of the God of the Old Testament.
    Media Type: Solid Ground Topic: History
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    Theistic Evolution: Drifting toward Darwin

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:08 PM
    It seems like every time I turn around I hear of another prominent Christian thinker or theologian who has embraced Darwinism.
    Media Type: Solid Ground Topic: Science
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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
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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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    #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: 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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    The Da Vinci Code Cracks

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 11:09 PM
    I never thought it would happen. There I was, at a dead standstill in the middle of the 405 in Los Angeles traffic, and I didn’t care. The gridlock could continue all day as far as I was concerned.
    Media Type: Solid Ground Topic: History
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    New Testament Prayer

    Web Content Article · By stand to reason On Feb 27, 2020 9:46 PM
    Here's what the New Testament has to say about prayer.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Theology
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    How Can the Church Support Christians with Same-Sex Attraction?

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 9:45 PM
    Greg Koukl interviews Sam Allberry, author of Is God Anti-Gay? on the question, how can the church support Christians with same-sex attraction who want to follow Christ?
    Media Type: Article Topic: Sexuality and Gender
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    How to Keep from Getting Spiritually Weird

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 8:41 PM
    One of my students observed that a whole lot of folks who have gone spiritually weird seemed to start out great, but their lives as honorable Christians ended early.
    Media Type: Article Topic: Christian Living
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    NT_on_Prayer.pdf

    Document · By stand to reason On Jun 5, 2020 7:08 PM
    brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh, who are Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption...received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received...
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    Christmas Vacation

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 27, 2019 8:57 PM
    Greg talks about his Christmas vacation, if a Christian should attend a baby shower for his not-yet-divorced brother-in-law’s pregnant girlfriend, and if it’s possible that God created the universe...
    Media Type: Podcast Podcast Feed: Stand to Reason Weekly Audio Topic: Christian Living
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    Greg Koukl and Michael Shermer at the End of the Decade of the New Atheists

    Web Content Article · By greg koukl On Jun 26, 2019 10:53 PM
    A transcript of a dialogue between Greg Koukl and Michael Shermer on the Hugh Hewitt Show
    Media Type: Article Topic: Philosophy
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    Bible_Fast_Forward.pdf

    Document · By stand to reason On Jul 17, 2020 3:14 PM
    Rom. 9:4-5 ―…who are Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption as sons, and the...The word is used of the death penalty (Lev. 7:20) and always of an ...