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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A common misunderstanding of intelligent design theory is the idea that it’s an argument from ignorance—i.e., we don’t understand how natural forces could create something as complex as a human body, therefore “God did it.” This, they say, is a “God of the...

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Internet memes can be dangerous.

They almost always present an idea in a humorous way. Sadly, those who are unable to think critically confuse comedy with veracity.

To make matters worse, these memes are easily shared on social media, so the false idea spreads like a virus—infecting minds that...

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Apologetics Tip #7: Alan shares the right questions to ask when reading the Bible so that you can get the most out of the meaning of the text.

Authors: Alan Shlemon...

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:00

reTHINK Your False Ideas about God

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Here at Stand to Reason, we’re gearing up for another round of reTHINK Apologetics Student Conferences across the country. If you’re a teacher, youth leader, or parent of middle school through college students, and you live anywhere near Southern California, Minnesota, Texas, or...

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:00

Why Men Can Speak on Abortion

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It seems silly this objection is given so much attention. Unfortunately, any male pro-life advocate involved in the abortion debate will eventually, at one time or another, hear something like the following protest from an abortion-choice female:

You’re a man. Men can’t get pregnant....

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Monday, 17 June 2019 20:00

God Is Good and Just When He Punishes People

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When my son trespasses into his sister’s room and takes something of hers, he’s violated our daughter’s trust and broken our family rules. He knows he’s done something wrong and now he’s in trouble. That’s why we punish him with some sort of discipline.

If we fail...

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Tim describes the chirality problem as evidence against creation by chance.

Authors: Tim Barnett...

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Feminist Sophie Lewis has a series of videos promoting her new book, Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family, and this clip caught my eye (video below):

We’re facing a really terrifying attack on abortion—in the U.S., where I live, in Northern Ireland, and elsewhere.

In the past, the...

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Tuesday, 11 June 2019 20:00

Abortion Advocates Fail Biology Again

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Here we go again.

Just when I think abortion arguments couldn’t get any more anti-scientific, they do.

I recently wrote an article on how the science of embryology has firmly established that human life begins at conception. In the article, I don’t cite theologians or Bible verses....

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I can’t tell you how grateful I am for the Bible. Without it, we’d have only our speculations about who God might be. We’d be lost in our own fallen, limited ideas and subjective preferences. The beauty of the Bible is this: Instead of letting us flail about in the dark, never...

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Sunday, 09 June 2019 20:00

How to Avoid the Professor’s Ploy (Video)

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Part 7: Greg addresses a situation where you may be tempted to take on the burden of proof in conversation about Christianity.

Authors: Greg Koukl...

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Wednesday, 05 June 2019 20:00

The Task of Cultural Apologetics

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As the popularity and reach of apologetics have expanded over the last few decades, I’ve loved seeing God bring people with different gifts and perspectives into the movement, rounding out the work of apologetics so it applies more fully to us as whole human beings. The Christian worldview...

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The recent spate of anti-abortion laws (AKA “Heartbeat bills”) has triggered a new objection against pro-life legislation. Abortion-choice advocates are claiming that these new restrictions on abortion impose religion, thereby violating the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause...

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Monday, 03 June 2019 20:00

Are Miracles Illogical?

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Many who adhere to philosophical naturalism or materialism call claims that supernatural events occurred in the past (and are possible today) illogical because of their pre-commitment to a view of the world that precludes anything that transcends nature. They equate being rational with holding to...

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Apologetics Tip #6: Alan encourages Christians not to stress about getting to the Gospel in every conversation with non-believers. Instead, aim to put a stone in their shoe.

Authors: Alan Shlemon...

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Whenever abortion is in the news, our social media feeds fill up with folks weighing in with their opinions. When this happens, we need to be tactical in how we communicate our pro-life convictions. In fact, I’ve written a short article that I think every pro-life ambassador should read before...

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Monday, 27 May 2019 20:00

Desire for Me What I Cannot Desire

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If you haven’t read C.S. Lewis’s The Pilgrim’s Regress, I recommend it to you. It’s an allegory in the style of The Pilgrim’s Progress telling the story of a man’s philosophical journey to Christianity.

In one part of the book, Lewis expresses the idea...

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Is God just a gap-filler for lack of scientific knowledge, or does science point to God?

Authors: Tim Barnett...

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Wednesday, 22 May 2019 20:00

Critical Theory vs. Christianity

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You may not have heard the term “critical theory” before, but you’ve seen its ideas playing out in our culture. Neil Shenvi has been doing great work writing and speaking on this topic, helping Christians understand the ideas of critical theory and how they conflict with...

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I received this question, and I suspect you may have also wondered about it:

Imagine you are presented with two options: 1) You will have no children, or 2) You will have triplets, but you know for a fact that two of the three will grow up and want nothing to do with you as their father and will...

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I don’t always preach a sermon, but when I do, I try not violate one of my sermon points within hours of preaching. That, however, is what I did recently.

Last week, I had the privilege of teaching at a men’s retreat outside of Stavanger, Norway. After the event was over, I was invited...

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Sunday, 19 May 2019 20:00

Does a Human Fetus Have a Soul? (Video)

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Amy shares why it makes sense to believe that a human has a soul at the moment of conception. 

Authors: Amy K. Hall...

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Have you ever wondered why Jesus had to undergo John the Baptist’s “baptism of repentance” if He was sinless? Jonathan Pennington responds to this question in “Why Did Jesus Need to Be Baptized?

John himself was hesitant to baptize Jesus. John, aware that Jesus...

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019 01:39

Abortion Advocates Fail Biology

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I love science.

In fact, I’m a science teacher by training and have had the privilege of teaching science to hundreds of students.

One of the reasons I’m against abortion is because of science. Specifically, the science of embryology has firmly established that human life begins at...

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Part 6: Have you ever been in a conversation involving a disagreement about an important issue, but you were unable to defend your point? Greg shares how to shift control of the conversation back to you while shifting the spotlight—and the pressure—back on the other person.

Other videos...

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