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

Stand to Reason - Apologetic Report
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A clarification to my brothers and sisters in Christ who, like me, hold to the biblical teaching that sexual activity is reserved only for a man and woman married to each other.

The discussion about homosexual desire is too often oversimplified and seldom given appropriate nuance. For example,...

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Apologetics Tip #5: Alan shares a helpful tip on what to do when you’re stuck in a conversation with someone who has an opposing viewpoint.

Authors: Alan Shlemon...

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Wednesday, 17 April 2019 20:00

The Realization That Christianity Is Really Real

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John Zmirak writes about his experience attending the Discovery Institute’s recent Science and Faith Conference in this article on The Stream, and I loved his description of what happened when he heard Stephen Meyer speak on the topic of his upcoming book, The Return of the God Hypothesis:...

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Monday, 15 April 2019 20:00

Choose Being Kind over Being Right?

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This morning I attended weekly chapel with my kids at their school. At the end, one of the kids from student government shared an “inspirational quote”:

Choose being kind over being right, and you’ll be right every time.

I was happy that both of my 10-year-olds immediately looked up...

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Sunday, 14 April 2019 20:00

Where Do Moral Laws Come From? (Video)

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We can be good without God, but would goodness even exist without God? Greg explains the argument for God from morality. 

Authors: Greg Koukl...

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019 04:05

How Can God Forgive Me?

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How can God forgive me? This is a crucial question raised in the movie Unplanned, the true story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director who left the abortion industry after witnessing an ultrasound-guided abortion.

It’s the right question to ask. If God is a just judge...

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In Mere Christianity,C.S. Lewis makes a point about Jesus being the Son of God that, strangely, reminded me of a point I make when I teach on the art of pro-life persuasion.

When I make the case that the unborn is a human being, one of the arguments I offer is based on the law of biogenesis. This...

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Tim demonstrates that modern science came from a belief in God.

Authors: Tim Barnett...

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Wednesday, 03 April 2019 20:00

Did Jesus Die on a Torture Stake?

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When I talk to Jehovah’s Witnesses, I have a plan. This keeps us from getting sidetracked during the course of our conversation. However, I wasn’t always this tactical. I used to easily get pulled off topic. As a result, I would leave the conversation feeling frustrated.

For example, I...

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Tuesday, 02 April 2019 20:00

The Cruel Logic of Naturalism’s “Morality”

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Greg often recommends Brian Godawa’s short film Cruel Logic when arguing for objective morality and naturalism’s inability to account for it, so I thought I’d post it here.

In the film, a professor finds himself facing someone who embodies the naturalistic ideas about morality...

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Sunday, 31 March 2019 20:00

Jesus' View on Sex and Marriage (Video)

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Alan shows us where we can find Jesus' clearly-stated views on sex and marriage.

Authors: Alan Shlemon...

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Tuesday, 26 March 2019 20:00

Tell Muslims Jesus Is the Son of Man

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On a recent visit to a mosque, a Muslim imam asked, “Where in your Bible does Jesus ever clearly say He is God?” I know there are many excellent ways to answer this question, but I’ve always found the following approach intriguing.

I like to tell Muslims that the...

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Monday, 25 March 2019 20:00

Watch Out for This Tactic Used by Cults

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When someone called our podcast last month to ask about the Jehovah’s Witness claim that Jesus died on a pole rather than a cross, Greg wondered why they would care about that point since it doesn’t seem to have any theological implications.

In answer to this question, a listener to the...

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Apologetics Tip #4: Alan reminds Christians of an important way to be kind and winsome before expressing an opposing view.

Other videos in this series:

Arguments Don’t Have to Be Argumentative

What Is Science? Define Your Terms

Apologetics Is Simply a Means to This End

Authors: Alan Shlemon...

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019 20:00

The Single Biggest Threat to Faith: Apologetics?

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In his book The End of Apologetics: Christian Witness in a Postmodern Context, Trinity Western professor Myron Penner says, “Apologetics itself might be the single biggest threat to genuine Christian faith that we face today.” According to Penner, apologetics—not the promulgation...

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Monday, 18 March 2019 20:00

What You Need to Know about Evil and Suffering

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A mass shooting in New Zealand. Devastating flooding in Nebraska. Cancer. Miscarriage. Adultery. Abuse. Evil and suffering always bring with them many questions. Where was God? Why does it seem like evil is stronger than He is? Is He good? Why should we trust Him? What can we even trust Him to do?...

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Tim gives a helpful analogy for biblical faith.

Authors: Tim Barnett...

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When I visited New Zealand, I found they didn’t just film a Hobbiton set there. The entire country and its people truly are the Shire. It’s enraging to think of evil trampling on that peaceful beauty in today’s attack. Thank goodness we know that not only will there be justice,...

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Thursday, 14 March 2019 20:00

What Justification Looks Like

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In an episode of The White Horse Inn titled “Did Jesus Teach Justification by Faith Alone?” the discussion turned towards ways Jesus’ life illustrated justification, and this memorable image caught my attention:

In His ministry, there were certain times that Jesus did things that lo...

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 20:00

The Bible Comes Alive in Israel

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I know the average Christian doesn’t need an argument to visit the Holy Land. Most believers want to go there. I don’t blame them. I happen to be in Israel right now and was taken aback by seeing—in real life—two archaeological discoveries that the Bible references.

I’ve...

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Monday, 11 March 2019 20:00

Don’t Forget Why We Do What We Do

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Justin Brierley hosts Unbelieveable?—a weekly radio show (and podcast) where he invites Christians and non-Christians to discuss various apologetics-related topics. In Brierley’s book, Unbelievable?: Why After Ten Years of Talking With Atheists, I'm Still a Christian, he comments on...

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Part 4: Greg shares the third step in the game plan for sharing your Christian convictions with others. 

Authors: Greg Koukl...

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Wednesday, 06 March 2019 19:00

Abortion

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What is abortion? It’s more than a medical procedure, though mere medical descriptions of it are horrifying in themselves. It’s the destruction of human beings—their brutal and abrupt loss of every good, beautiful, and true thing that awaited them in life—perpetrated by the...

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I need to tell you something. This may come as a complete shock. You may want to sit down for this. Here it is.

Not everyone is a fan of apologetics.

Okay, this news probably didn’t come as a surprise. If you’ve tried to get your friends and family into apologetics, or you’ve tried...

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Philosopher Peter Boghossian has developed a version of Tactics for atheists in his popular A Manual for Creating Atheists. But unlike Stand to Reason’s tactics (see here for some of my thoughts on their purpose), it seems his approach is more concerned with using possible counterexamples to...

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