Stand to Reason Weekly Podcast
By Greg Koukl
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This podcast rebroadcasts our weekly radio program. Our purpose is to help Christians think more clearly about their faith and to help them make an even-handed, incisive, yet gracious defense for classical Christianity. Released every Wednesday.
||Interview: Craig Hazen – Fearless Prayer||Greg interviews Craig Hazen, the head of the apologetics program at Biola University, about his new book, Fearless Prayer: Why We Don’t Ask and Why We Should.||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Take Your Christianity with You into the Public Square||Greg talks about the value of voting then takes questions on whether or not God would create a Christian who was incapable of love, the biblical canon, and why God didn’t provide a way to appropriately express same-sex attraction.||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Why One Scientist Changed His Mind about Design||Greg talks about a review of Heretic in Salvo Magazine then takes questions on hearing the voice of God, voluntary muscle movements as evidence of free will, and Noah’s ark.||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Read through the Bible Once a Year||Greg exhorts everyone to read through the Bible once a year then takes questions on communicating the gospel quickly and apologetics books for students.||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Azusa Reverses Changes to Their Student Conduct Policy||Greg goes through Azusa’s statement reversing a new policy that allowed LGBTQ+ relationships on campus then takes questions on moral standards, whether science is superior to the Bible, cessationism, and more.||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||There’s No Evidence for God?||Greg responds to the claim that “there’s no evidence for Christianity” then answers questions about ghosts, arguing civilly, comforting the sick, and materials for teaching conversational apologetics.||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Did We Invent Marriage or Discover It?||Greg talks about the nature of marriage then takes calls on discovering spiritual gifts, whether retirement is biblical, and how to respond to someone who cites an authority you’re not familiar with.||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Azusa Pacific Decides to Allow LGBTQ+ Relationships on Campus||Greg talks about Azusa Pacific changing their student code of conduct to allow for LGBTQ+ relationships then responds to a challenge against objective values.||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Only the Christian Worldview Box Holds Everything||Greg talks about an interview with Nancy Pearcey in Salvo Magazine then takes questions about the old earth view and whether or not heaven is a physical place.||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Were the Stories about Jesus Copied from Previous Myths?||Greg discusses an article that claims the stories about Jesus were copied from previous myths as he gives tools to help you assess other claims you’ll encounter.||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Tips for Addressing Objections||Greg gives tips for how to respond well to arguments on any topic as he discusses an article challenging the historicity of the Bible.||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||What Do You Think of the Idea of a “Calling”?||Greg takes questions on whether pastors have “callings,” understanding Jesus’ command not to judge, the unpardonable sin, interacting with a group of challengers, and more.||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Can a Person’s Sexuality Change?||Greg talks to Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, Jr. about the withdrawal of California’s bill outlawing “sexual orientation change efforts,” then Jonathan Keller of the California Family Council calls in to discuss their efforts to stop the bill.||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Thoughts on the Turek vs. Shermer Debate||Greg and Tim take questions on the Black Hebrew Israelites, the kind of love Jesus commanded, and the image of God, then they discuss a recent debate between Frank Turek and Michael Shermer.||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Tim’s Journey to Stand to Reason||Greg chats with Tim Barnett, then they answer questions about Matthew 28:20 and whether or not to attend an unequally yoked wedding,||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Questions for Greg||Greg answers questions about people misusing Jesus’ name, whether the number of demoniacs challenges inerrancy, David’s view of God’s love and judgment in Psalm 143, and more.||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Using Tactics to Draw People Out||Greg tells a story of how someone used tactics to draw a person out in conversation, then he takes questions on presuppositional apologetics and how to make sense of God’s promises of health.||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||What Good Ambassadors for Christ Need to Know about Islam||Alan talks about what Christians need to know about Islam in order to be good ambassadors for Christ with their Muslim neighbors.||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Unique Issues When Teaching on Abortion in a Muslim Culture||Alan talks about the unique questions that arise when teaching Christians in a Muslim culture about abortion in the case of rape, then he answers questions about homosexuality and Mormonism.||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Trusting God During Times of Suffering||Greg takes questions on how to honor an abusive father, whether faith is trusting God can do something or will do something, the Trinity as an issue of salvation, and atheists using Scripture to object to God’s morality.||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Take What You’ve Learned and Teach Others||Greg talks about what students are facing, reads a letter from someone who’s teaching apologetics to junior highers, then takes questions on decision making and the church being overcome.||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||A Further Response to the Contractualism Question||Greg continues responding to a question about contractualism from the previous podcast then answers questions about whether God created us to worship Him, Sam Harris’s view of morality, and more.||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Interview: Paul Copan on Slavery in the Bible||Greg talks to Paul Copan about slavery in the Bible and then takes calls on whether demons cause trouble in our lives and how to respond to the contractualist view of morality.||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Advice for Interacting in a Public Forum||Greg gives tips for interacting in a public forum then answers questions on slavery in the Bible and responding to skeptics who object to miracles.||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Teaching Methodology of Jesus||Greg talks to apologist and public school teacher Nate Sala of A Clear Lens then takes calls on whether difficulty trusting God means you’re not saved and the problem of evil as a contradiction in the Christian worldview.||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Arguing for the Christian God||Greg talks about traffic problems for a few minutes then jumps into questions on arguments for the Christian God, the slavery laws in Leviticus, and why Satan will be punished.||7/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Contrived Conflict between Science and Religion||Greg talks about the conflict people see between science and religion then takes questions on Mormons hearing from God and extreme body modification.||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||How Do We Know God Is Not a “Cosmic Jerk”?||Greg answers questions on our responsibility to express concern for another’s salvation, Greg’s opinion on the idea of corporate election, and how we can know God is not a “cosmic jerk.”||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||How Do You Know Jesus Was Perfect?||Greg answers questions about Jesus’ perfection, attending a housewarming for unmarried people, responding to an aggressive challenger, and more.||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Can We Give Evidence for God without Using the Bible?||Greg answers questions about giving evidence for God without using the Bible, resurrected bodies, altar calls, and deciding on a seminary when you’re unsure of your theology.||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||What Is a “Personal Relationship with Jesus”?||Greg answers questions on what Jesus meant by “this generation,” what “word of God” in Hebrews 4:12 refers to, and the concept of a “personal relationship with Jesus.”||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||What Questions Should I Ask a Mormon?||Greg answers questions about Mormonism, deathbed conversions, and a hypothetical scenario about choosing to be annihilated so your friend doesn’t go to Hell.||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Two Ends of the Thinking Spectrum||Greg discusses the differences between the left and the right: progressivism vs. conservatism. In addition, he answers questions about “ought” implying “can” and who created God.||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Do Words Have Power?||Greg answers questions about the power of words and which books belong in Scripture.||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Does God Contradict His Word?||Greg answers questions on hermeneutics of the Old Testament and whether God contradicts His Word.||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Illustrations to Show That Evil Is Evidence for God||Greg gives tools for explaining how God grounds morality and evil is evidence for His existence, then he takes calls about doing a Bible study with a skeptic, our responsibility for sin, the temple, and more.||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||What Do Christian Ambassadors Need to Know about the Culture?||Greg talks about his assessment of the culture then takes calls on ground rules for difficult conversations and objective truth.||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Do Pro-Lifers Really Think Abortion Is Murder?||Alan responds to the claim that pro-lifers don’t really think abortion is murder if they don’t think women should get the death penalty for having an abortion, then he answers questions about God’s character and whether there are more than two pos||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Interview: Jay Smith – Evidence against Islam||Alan talks to Dr. Jay Smith, longtime debater and missionary to Muslims, about his work and some new (and/or little-known) evidence against Islam.||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Can a Person Justify Performing Abortions as a Christian?||Alan discusses an article written by an abortion doctor then takes questions on the inerrancy of the New Testament, the Alfie Evans situation, meditation on God’s word, and the power not to sin.||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great weekly show for the believer and non-believer alike
I enjoy listening to Greg and his interactions with callers. He will speak with anyone in a respectful manner whether they be Christian, atheist or something else. The information presented is from the Christian viewpoint, which I appreciate, and it does not deviate from the Bible. What you get is what there is - I've never heard Greg add anything extra onto the Bible or switch something around to cater to his personal preferences or twist something to suit his point. I think this Podcast helps others to keep from making the same mistakes of twisting, misrepresenting or just plain getting it wrong when it comes to Christianity and what the Bible REALLY says. I've learned a lot from this Podcast and it's always nice to hear two sides of the discussion - Greg frequently speaks with atheist callers and I am amazed at how respectful both he and the callers are. It's so great to hear legitimate, thoughtful and respectful discussion on the most important issue that humanity is faced with.
Definitely among the best talk shows.
I have listened to Greg for three years off and on. He has a fantastic gift of teaching and thinking coupled with a humble and gentle heart.
This podcast will challenge the way you think and encourage you in the Truth.