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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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 20:00

Using Call Outs to Teach Spiritual Truths to Your Kids

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If you’re like me and you have young kids, you’re always on the lookout for effective ways to help them learn. My wife and I send our girls to Innova Academy, which is a Classical Christian School that follows the trivium approach to learning.

Trivium means “three ways” and...

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017 20:00

Will the Punishment in Hell Be Experienced Forever?

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This month’s issue of Solid Ground was written by Greg and Tim on the subject of Hell. Currently, there’s a movement among some members of the church towards annihilationism (or “conditionalism”)—that is, the idea that the punishment given at the end of time to those...

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Monday, 18 September 2017 20:00

Ten Easy Ways to Start Meaningful Dialogue

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Twice in the past week I’ve been asked how to start conversations about spiritual matters with non-believers, so it looks like this has been on people’s minds! The article below was written by Steve Wagner (formerly of Stand to Reason, now executive director of the pro-life organization...

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Alan unpacks the unique reality of Christianity, as compared to other world religions, as the only means of salvation. 

Authors: Alan Shlemon...

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Saturday, 16 September 2017 11:51

Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant

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Nabeel Qureshi went to Heaven today. He was a Christian apologist, a convert from Islam. Justin Taylor has written a beautiful post about Nabeel. Greg interviewed Nabeel about his book Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Debout Muslim Encounters Christianity.  

Authors: Melinda Penner...

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Greg and I recently did a Facebook Live discussion about navigating transgender issues. Our goal was to give Christians some principles that will guide them in their relationships with people who identify as transgender. We also answered a few questions submitted through Facebook. Check out the...

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Christians who believe the Bible teaches Jesus is the only way of salvation or the traditional view of sexuality, sex, and marriage are often labeled arrogant. The idea that someone knows the truth and someone else is wrong is interpreted as arrogant. No doubt, there are plenty of Christians and...

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 20:00

An Overview of the Story of Reality

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Take four quick minutes and get an animated overview of my new book, The Story of Reality, with this brand new, bite-size, completely engaging motion graphic. Then forward it to all your friends (I think you’ll see why). Thanks!

[Get a taste ofThe Story of Reality by downloading a free...

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Monday, 11 September 2017 20:00

Ambassador Training Is Essential

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Ambassador training is essential for every believer. That’s because Christians are identified as ambassadors for Christ and are commissioned to proclaim God’s offer of reconciliation to all people (2 Cor. 5:20). That’s our identity and mission. Every believer is an ambassador for...

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Sunday, 10 September 2017 20:00

Is Christianity the Only Way? (Video)

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Tim highlights the eternal significance and exclusivity of Christianity. 

Authors: Tim Barnett...

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Friday, 08 September 2017 15:06

Revisiting the Same-Sex Marriage Issue

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The people of Australia will be voting soon on the question of whether or not their government ought to change the definition of marriage. The vote itself won’t be legally binding, but the prime minister has said he will introduce same-sex marriage legislation if a majority votes for it.

In...

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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 20:00

How to Work on Your Character

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First Peter 2–3 says God called us to Himself “so that [we] may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called [us] out of darkness into His marvelous light,” and in context, Peter is focusing on our conforming our behavior to the beauty of God’s character. We’re told...

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Tuesday, 05 September 2017 20:00

Does the Bible Command House-to-House Witnessing?

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I’ve got to give them some credit. My Jehovah’s Witness friends have been faithfully knocking on my door for over a year in spite of my opposition to their view. I don’t think I’m special in this regard. In fact, I’ve watched my Jehovah’s Witness friends go from...

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Monday, 04 September 2017 20:00

Truth, Love, and the Nashville Statement

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The Nashville Statement on the biblical vision of sex and sexuality was released last week. Shortly after, a statement in opposition was released. That statement emphasizes the importance of love and unity in embracing a new move of the Holy Spirit calling Christians to reinterpret the...

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Sunday, 03 September 2017 20:00

Did God Create Evil? (Video)

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Alan offers biblical insights and perspective as he unpacks the question, "Did God Create Evil?" 

Authors: Alan Shlemon...

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 20:00

Ambassador Wallpaper Download: Be Ready

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First Corinthians tells us we’re ambassadors for Christ, and Greg wrote the Ambassador’s Creed to help us adhere to the traits essential to being a good ambassador. To encourage you to keep growing in the right direction, over the next year we’ll be releasing a digital wallpaper...

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 20:00

What You Can Do to Support Religious Liberty

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When it comes to protecting religious liberty as a natural right, you might not be a lawyer, or a judge, or even a government employee, but you’re here on the Stand to Reason website because you want to learn how to make a persuasive case for the truth to the people you interact with...

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“God hates the sin but loves the sinner.” That’s what we’re tempted to tell non-believers, especially our friends who identify as LGBT. The Bible teaches that every person is guilty of crimes against God and deserves to be punished, but that message doesn’t give...

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A friend recently raised this question to me: Why do Christians make a big deal about watching nudity, graphic violence, and sexually explicit content on Game of Thrones when the Bible they read is full of similar content?* The implication is, reading the Bible is morally equivalent to watching Game...

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Sunday, 27 August 2017 20:00

Are Suffering and God's Love Compatible? (Video)

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Greg highlights important connections between God's love and human suffering. 

Authors: Greg Koukl...

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Christians believe in the intrinsic value of every human being because we’re created in God’s image. Nothing negates that image and the value it instills in every human being, not even sin. Every human bears that value throughout his or her life. This is why anything that violates that...

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 20:00

The Wonder of Our Perfect Eclipses

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I was only able to see a partial eclipse on Monday, but I enjoyed watching the reactions of the crowds on TV who were fortunate enough to experience totality. In “Perfect Eclipses: Coincidence or Conspiracy?” Jay Richards marvels at the design behind this phenomenon:

A rare alignment of...

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Someone asked us recently, How do you reason with someone who doesn’t want to reason?

Of course, the short answer is that you can’t. But maybe you can still reach that person. Effective Ambassadors for Christ need to have a variety of tools in their toolbox. Witnessing and talking about...

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Tim offers insightful perspective on the question of other religions offering pieces of the truth. 

Authors: Tim Barnett...

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Thursday, 17 August 2017 20:00

Racism Is Antithetical to Christianity

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We condemn racism, and it is absolutely antithetical to Christianity. Period. Full stop.

This should be obvious, but tragically it’s not.

There are those outside of the church who believe Christianity supports racism because of the behavior of those who claim to be Christian in the past and...

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