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Scott Klusendorf's Anniversary Greeting

Scott, who is now with Life Training Institute but was with STR for several years, made this video greeting that was played at the Biola Apologetics anniversary conference.  #STR20  We really appreciated his comments and reflection.  In truth, what he says is due in large part to his time at STR. COMMENTS

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | May 14, 2013

Moving the Goal Line (Audio)

Greg had a discussion with a critic on the radio show recently, which illustrated something to be alert to in conversations:  moving the goal line.  When you're posed with a challenge and then answer, don't let the critic move the goal line on you by changing the question or the terms before acknowledging that you answered the question.  Otherwise, you'll get frustrated pretty quickly chasing that goal line that keeps moving out of reach.  The objection in this conversation was that pro-lifers can't object to abortion unless they're doing somethin

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | August 3, 2009

Two Proverbs to Remember in Any Conversation

Whether I'm engaging a crowd of fifty on a college campus or in a one-to-one conversation at a friend's house, here are two proverbs I try to remember: A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind. (Proverbs 18:2, NASB) He who gives an answer before he hears, It is folly and shame to him. (Proverbs 18:13, NASB)

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | August 6, 2005

How to Stay Calm When They Think You're Nuts

Do you fear interactions with those who are angry, knowing you are apt to adopt a hostile, combative attitude? Contrary to your fear, you can be a good ambassador in these situations. When I am confronted by crowds of angry abortion advocates, I remember one thing: I also believe a lot of false things ? I just wish I knew what they were so that I wouldn't believe them anymore (HT: JP Moreland).

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | June 21, 2005

On Destructive Biotechnologies, We Agree with Feminists and Environmentalists

Another insight from today's Biotech Century Conference: Christians can use biotech issues to build common ground with some (perhaps) unlikely allies. For example, some feminists oppose human cloning because of its impact on a woman's health.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | June 14, 2005

How to Win an Argument and Still Lose

I was recently at a pro-life exhibit on a secular university campus. A young woman had just told a crowd that she had been raped at thirteen and had an abortion. A well-meaning young man began to engage her, saying, "All you're doing is thinking about yourself. You've not thought once about that baby." An older man began to lecture the woman on the unborn's DNA and the unborn's humanness. They had all the right answers - at the wrong time. She repeatedly made pleas to the crowd that there were reasons she aborted. No one even said, "I'm sorry this happened to you."

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | March 4, 2005