Visions of Mary, Yoga, and Prophecies about Jesus
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by Greg Koukl
1d ago
Greg answers questions from callers about visions of Mary, the biblical view of yoga, how we can know Hosea 11:1 is really a prophecy about Jesus, and whether people are misusing prophecies about earlier events to make a case for Jesus.    Topics: Do you have any insight on why Mary reveals herself to people through visions rather than Jesus? (03:00) What is the biblical view of yoga? (28:00) How do we know Hosea 11:1 is really a prophecy about Jesus as Matthew says? (42:00) Are the verses people claim are prophecies about Jesus really just examples of people misusing prop ..read more
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Is It Appropriate to Ask God for a Sign?
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by Greg Koukl
1d ago
Greg answers a question about whether it’s appropriate to ask God for a sign to indicate his approval of a decision, then he gives a caller advice about how to interact with a family member who now says he’s gay.   Topics: Is it appropriate to ask God for a sign to indicate approval of a decision? (10:00) Can you give me advice as to how my family and I should interact with my brother now that he’s told us he’s gay? (35:00) Mentioned on the Show:  Reality Student Apologetics Conference – February 24–25, 2023 in Dallas, TX; March 24–25, 2023 in Philadelphia, PA; Apri ..read more
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Can’t I Just Appreciate the Bible’s Moral Value without Taking It Literally?
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by Greg Koukl
1w ago
Greg answers questions about whether one can just appreciate the Bible for its moral value without taking it literally, whether a worship leader attending a gay pride fundraising event indicates a problem with the church, and what the Bible has to say about free will.   Topics: How would you respond to someone who says the Bible doesn’t need to be taken literally and we can just appreciate it for its moral value? (08:00) Should I be concerned by the fact that one of the main worship leaders in my church attended a gay pride fundraising event? (25:00) Many scientists claim free ..read more
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Design or Adaptation?
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by Greg Koukl
1w ago
Greg reflects on the amazing design evident in the way largemouth bass feed, then he answers a question about the roots of the label “evangelical” and responds to a caller’s concerns about things he’s seeing in the large, multi-campus church he’s attending.   Topics: Commentary: Design or adaptation? (00:00) What are the roots of the label “evangelical,” and what is the classical definition? (28:00) What should I do when I’m seeing so many things to be concerned about in the large, multi-campus church I’m attending? (44:00) Mentioned on the Show:  STR U Online Training R ..read more
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Has the Time for Winsome Christianity Passed?
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by Greg Koukl
2w ago
Greg and Amy respond to questions about why it’s okay to have plastic surgery to alter your appearance but wrong to have surgery to alter your sex, whether a tactical, winsome approach is still viable in a non-civil culture, and whether the time for winsome Christianity has passed.   If you enjoyed this episode, you can subscribe or listen to archived episodes of #STRask here.   Topics: How is claiming to be a different gender different from claiming to be a blonde if you dye your hair, and why is it okay to have plastic surgery to alter your appearance but wrong to have surger ..read more
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Does Our Childlessness Mean We’re Not Fearing God Enough?
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by Greg Koukl
2w ago
Greg and Amy respond to questions about whether childlessness is a sign of not fearing God enough and whether it’s a genetic fallacy to point out the eugenics philosophy of the founder of Planned Parenthood when arguing against abortion.   If you enjoyed this episode, you can subscribe or listen to archived episodes of #STRask here.   Topics: Since God gave the Hebrew midwives families because they feared him, does my childlessness mean my husband and I aren’t fearing God enough? (00:00) Is it a genetic fallacy to point out the eugenics philosophy of Margaret Sanger, the f ..read more
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Is the Bible Unclear about Homosexuality?
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by Greg Koukl
3w ago
Greg reads a letter he received from a listener whose biblical views on homosexuality are being challenged by others in his church, then he addresses their objections and answers a question about whether Greg’s method of determining the reason why Jesus came is faulty.   Topics: Commentary: Is the Bible unclear about homosexuality? (00:00) Is your argument in “The Legend of the Social Justice Jesus” making the same mistake as those who say Jesus never spoke about abortion? (42:00) Mentioned on the Show:  David Limbaugh’s interview on a previous podcast The Legend of the Socia ..read more
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Respect the Order of Leadership
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by Greg Koukl
3w ago
Greg talks about the goodness of respecting one’s parents and other elders and how our culture has lost this value, then he answers a question about how we can expect to never sin again in Heaven if evil exists in the world now because God wanted to allow free will.   Topics: Commentary: Respect the order of leadership. (00:00) If evil exists in the world because God wanted to allow free will, then how can we expect to never sin again in Heaven? (37:00) Mentioned on the Show:  The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in Between ..read more
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How Should Medical Professionals Interact with Transgender Patients?
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by Greg Koukl
1M ago
Greg talks about how medical professionals should interact with transgender patients, reflects on the fact that this is the one time of year when everyone extols the virtues of Jesus in song, answers a question about a framework for deciding between theological positions, and more.   Topics: Commentary: How should medical professionals interact with transgender patients? (00:00) Commentary: It’s the one time of year when everyone extols the virtues of Jesus in song. (27:00) What do you do when you have to go beyond proof texts because you have verses on both sides? (33:00) Commentar ..read more
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Two Principles of Giving
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by Greg Koukl
1M ago
Greg talks about two principles to follow when donating to charities, then he talks to callers about how we know we won’t sin in Heaven and the minimal facts argument vs. the maximal data argument for the resurrection.   Topics: Commentary: Two principles of giving (00:00) If Satan sinned while he was in Heaven, how do we know we won’t also sin in Heaven? (16:00) What do you think about the minimal facts vs. maximal data arguments for the resurrection? (29:00) Mentioned on the Show:  Donate to Stand to Reason Faithfully Different: Regaining Biblical Clarity in a Secular ..read more
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