But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Sunday, 18 August 2019 20:00

Does Jesus Endorse Blind Faith? (Video)

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Taken out of context, John 20:29 is often used to justify faith without evidence. Greg looks at the whole passage to clarify the true meaning of the verse.

Authors: Greg Koukl...

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In “Another Pop-Culture Christian Loses His Faith,” David French reminds us that none of us will know we have the courage to remain faithful until we’re tested:

In my travels around the country, one thing has become crystal clear to me. Christians are not prepared for the social...

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It’s often claimed there’s no difference in the lives of children raised by same-sex couples when compared to the lives of children raised by heterosexual couples. Recent research published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, drawing on the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family...

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Monday, 12 August 2019 20:00

Why You Should Resist Conspiracy Theories

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The oldest and earliest documented naturalistic explanation for the empty tomb and resurrection of Jesus was a conspiracy theory: The disciples did it. The disciples stole the body. This account, given by the Jewish religious leaders of the day, is recorded in the Gospel of Matthew:

[S]ome of the...

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Sunday, 11 August 2019 20:00

Do Science and the Bible Conflict? (Video)

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Tim explains what kind of book the Bible is and how it relates to science.

Authors: Tim Barnett...

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Wednesday, 07 August 2019 20:00

Adam Harwood’s Argument against Original Guilt

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It’s good to read books you might not agree with. Sometimes they help strengthen your current view. Other times they change your view altogether. In either case, they give you something to think about—they put a stone in your shoe.

I recently read through The Spiritual Condition of...

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There’s an assumption out there among many that a belief in design, as opposed to chance, as an explanation for everything we see around us is a religious claim that begins with the Bible.

But the truth is, people have been reasoning to the conclusion of intelligent design for millennia. One...

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Monday, 05 August 2019 20:00

A Fresh Look at Prayer

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I came across an absolutely wonderful little book on prayer by Michael Reeves called Enjoy Your Prayer Life. It will motivate you to pray, not primarily by teaching you how to pray, but more by shaping your vision of what prayer is—that is, “the primary way true faith expresses...

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Sunday, 04 August 2019 20:00

Is a Fetal Human Being a Person? (Video)

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Amy explains why all humans are also persons.

Authors: Amy K. Hall...

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Wednesday, 31 July 2019 20:00

Be One of the 100

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Many of you faithful readers have supported Stand to Reason financially in the past (thank you!), but you might not know about the advantages of becoming a Strategic Partner (an automatic monthly donor). More on those advantages in a minute, but first, we have a special incentive for you that...

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Summer’s here, and with it comes the annual summer blockbuster movie season. It’s become popular of late to look for “redemptive themes” in secular films or to find “gospel themes” in bestselling novels. This or that TV show has a “Christ figure.”...

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Monday, 29 July 2019 20:00

Listen Carefully to the Cost of Conversion

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Here’s a great question to ask a Muslim: “What would happen if you became a Christian today?” This was a question the late Nabeel Qureshi encouraged me to ask my Muslim friends. I had the privilege of teaching with him at various events around the country. One day, while we were...

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Tim focuses on the impossibility of life existing by chance.

Authors: Tim Barnett...

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Wednesday, 24 July 2019 20:00

Why God Doesn’t Promise Us an Easy Life

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Michael Reeves packs a lot of wisdom into this quote about suffering from his book Spurgeon on the Christian Life:

The gods of other religions might give ease to the good and health to the worthy. Not so in Christianity, where “goodness” is Christ himself, and conformity to him. God will...

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By far the most common objection raised against Christian theism is the so-called “problem of evil.” If God is all-good, and God is all-powerful, why do suffering and evil exist? Every Christian apologist should be prepared to answer this inevitable question. How you answer this...

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Around our house, we do our best to keep poisonous substances out of reach from our kids. We do this because we don’t want them to get hurt or worse. But as they grow, it becomes harder to keep these substances out of reach. As a result, we have taken time to teach our kids about the dangers...

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Sunday, 21 July 2019 20:00

The Importance of Being Precise (Video)

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Alan explains the importance of using exact numbers when sharing statistics to get your point across.

Authors: Alan Shlemon...

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Is it the case that Christians hate homosexuals? Many people in our culture think the answer is obvious: yes. Since it’s believed that Christians hate them, many people who identify as gay or lesbian reason that God must hate them too. Though there are many mistakes believers have made that...

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In an essay titled “De Futilitate,” where C. S. Lewis was making a point about the distinction our culture makes between the ability of science vs. other kinds of thought to give us knowledge about reality, I noticed something interesting. Here’s the quote:

It is widely believed...

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Monday, 15 July 2019 20:00

What Muslims Say vs. What Islam Teaches

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Last Friday, I took 65 Christian high school students to the largest mosque in Georgia. We were able to observe their service, watch their prayer ritual, and then head upstairs where we interacted with one of the Islamic leaders.

During the question and answer time, one of the Christians asked the...

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Greg reflects on Mr. Rogers' parting words which exemplified a common misunderstanding of God's grace.

Authors: Greg Koukl...

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019 20:00

The Believer’s Delight in God

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In his classic Morning and Evening devotional, Charles Spurgeon (1834–1892) describes the believer’s delight in God—an idea that can sound curiously strange to non-believers. Here’s an updated version of Spurgeon’s June 14th morning entry, edited by Alistair Begg (you...

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There is an alleged inconsistency that is sometimes raised between being pro-life and also pro-capital punishment. Here’s the question: “Is it inconsistent to be pro-life when it comes to the issue of abortion and yet also support capital punishment in certain situations?”

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The naturalisticworldview flourishes on YouTube. In fact, many notable naturalists—those who believe nothing exists beyond the natural world—have YouTube channels with huge followings. This enables them to promote naturalism to a broad audience.

Of course, naturalism has serious...

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Amy shares God’s view of unborn children, how we are to supposed to treat them, and then offers encouragement to those facing unplanned pregnancies. 

Authors: Amy K. Hall...

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