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Stand to Reason’s Greg Koukl and Amy Hall answer questions on ethics, theology, apologetics, and culture from a Christian perspective. Submit your questions on Twitter using the hashtag #STRask.

Are the Crusades Proof That Christians Are Evil?

Are the Crusades Proof That Christians Are Evil?

May 16, 2024

Questions about how to respond to someone who says the Crusades are proof Christians are evil, the facts around the church burning people at the stake for saying the world is not the center of the universe, and whether that history damages the witness of the church. * How do you answer someone who

Is Matthew 23:23 an Argument for Social Justice?

Is Matthew 23:23 an Argument for Social Justice?

May 13, 2024

Questions about how to respond to someone who uses Matthew 23:23 as an argument for social justice and what to say to a family member who argues that Christians are not being persecuted but are only losing their privilege. * How would you respond to someone who uses Matthew 23:23 as an argument for

Does the Bible Teach That Elijah Was Reincarnated as John the Baptist?

Does the Bible Teach That Elijah Was Reincarnated as John the Baptist?

May 9, 2024

Questions about responding to someone who says the Bible teaches reincarnation when it says John the Baptist “is Elijah who was to come” in Matthew 11:14 and whether Matthew 24:36–44 is referring to the rapture. * How should I respond to someone who says the Bible teaches reincarnation in the verse

Do You Believe in the Clarity of Scripture?

Do You Believe in the Clarity of Scripture?

May 6, 2024

Question about whether Stand to Reason accepts the doctrine of biblical perspicuity (the idea that the Bible is clear in what it teaches about essential doctrines). * Does Stand to Reason accept the doctrine of biblical perspicuity, and if so, how would it be verified or falsified?

Is an Embryo a Baby?

Is an Embryo a Baby?

May 2, 2024

Questions about whether the fact that you can freeze an embryo but not a baby proves an embryo isn’t a baby and whether it would be wrong to use IVF with genetic testing to avoid carrying a baby with an inherited genetic disorder that always results in stillbirth. * Putting a baby in a freezer woul

How Will Jesus Sit at the Right Hand of God if He Is God?

How Will Jesus Sit at the Right Hand of God if He Is God?

April 29, 2024

Questions about what the Bible means when it says Jesus will sit at the right hand of God if Jesus is God and why the writers of the Synoptic Gospels didn’t write about Jesus claiming to be God. * If Jesus is God, what does the Bible mean when it says Jesus will sit at the right hand of God? * Why

How Should I Respond to Someone Who Is Word-Faith and Believes in a Second Baptism of the Holy Spirit?

How Should I Respond to Someone Who Is Word-Faith and Believes in a Second Baptism of the Holy Spirit?

April 25, 2024

Questions about how to respond to someone who is Word-Faith and believes in a second baptism of the Holy Spirit and what the Bible is saying about how we experience the Spirit when it says we know we’re in Christ because he has given us of his Spirit. * How should I respond to my sister who is Word

How Should a Dad Talk to His Children about Attending Their Mom’s Same-Sex Wedding?

How Should a Dad Talk to His Children about Attending Their Mom’s Same-Sex Wedding?

April 22, 2024

Questions about how a dad should talk to his children about attending their mom’s same-sex wedding, how a veterinarian should respond if someone who suffers from species confusion asks for medical care, and how to manage anger when arguing for the lives of the unborn. * How should a dad talk to his

What Should I Do if I Don’t Know How to Respond to Someone’s Answer to My Question?

What Should I Do if I Don’t Know How to Respond to Someone’s Answer to My Question?

April 18, 2024

Questions about what to do when you don’t know how to respond to someone’s answer to your question and you feel unsafe in the conversation and how to go about witnessing to and discipling a transexual who is open to following Christ but has practical concerns. * How do I gracefully move from a posi

Before You Argue for God from the Existence of Evil, You Have to Prove Evil Exists

Before You Argue for God from the Existence of Evil, You Have to Prove Evil Exists

April 15, 2024

Questions about the need to prove evil exists before arguing for the existence of God from the existence of evil and what to say to an eleven-year-old boy who lost his dad and brother to a lightning strike that he survived. * Before you argue for God from the existence of evil, you have to prove th

Is It Okay to Be Part of a Music Ministry That’s Led by a Professing Mormon?

Is It Okay to Be Part of a Music Ministry That’s Led by a Professing Mormon?

April 11, 2024

Questions about whether it’s okay to be part of a music ministry that’s led by a professing Mormon, whether a woman should date a man who isn’t as spiritual mature as she is or doesn’t take his faith as seriously, and the misuse of Matthew 5:38–42 to manipulate others. * Is it biblical for me to be

How Can I Stay Balanced in My Belief That God Is Always Good to His Children?

How Can I Stay Balanced in My Belief That God Is Always Good to His Children?

April 8, 2024

Questions about believing God is always good to his children while rejecting prosperity teaching, how God can be jealous if he is love and love is not jealous, and whether God changing his mind in Exodus 32 indicates he gained knowledge and is not all-knowing. * How can I maintain balance in my bel

Has Apologetics Had a Positive Effect on Our Culture?

Has Apologetics Had a Positive Effect on Our Culture?

April 4, 2024

Questions about whether apologetics has had a positive effect on people and our culture, whether the longtime privatization of our Christian faith has led to churches becoming apathetic to the culture, and C.S. Lewis and Francis Schaeffer book recommendations. * Do you believe apologetics has had a

How Can I Articulate the Beauty of the Christian Worldview in a Nutshell?

How Can I Articulate the Beauty of the Christian Worldview in a Nutshell?

April 1, 2024

Questions about how to articulate the beauty of the Christian worldview in a nutshell and whether “separation of church and state” requires public school teachers to not reference the Bible and government employees to remove anything Bible related from their offices. * People are upset because a po

How Do I Know if I’m a Gardener or a Harvester?

How Do I Know if I’m a Gardener or a Harvester?

March 28, 2024

Questions about how to know if we’re a “gardener” or a “harvester,” how to engage an apathetic person who says “I don’t know” to everything, and whether Christians are making an unfalsifiable claim and fruitlessly discussing something that can’t be proven or disproven. * How do I know if I’m a “gar

How Can I Start Conversations with Postmodernists about the Need for Repentance?

How Can I Start Conversations with Postmodernists about the Need for Repentance?

March 25, 2024

Questions about how to start conversations with postmodernists about the need for repentance and what question one can use to put a stone in the shoe of a Buddhist friend. * In a postmodern world, what tools can believers use to start a conversation about the need for repentance? * What question c

What Constitutes a Marriage?

What Constitutes a Marriage?

March 21, 2024

Questions about what constitutes a marriage, at what point God considers a committed relationship to be a marriage, whether the freedom to pursue marriage is a natural right (and what restrictions would be inappropriate), and how to decline an invitation to an unbiblical wedding. * What constitutes

How Can I Reconcile Romans 6:12–14 with Romans 7:21–25?

How Can I Reconcile Romans 6:12–14 with Romans 7:21–25?

March 18, 2024

Questions about how to reconcile Romans 6:12–14 (where Paul talks about victory over sins) with Romans 7:21–25 (where Paul bemoans sins he still commits) and why Paul uses the Mosaic Law as a starting point for moral instruction if believers aren’t under any part of the Law. * Please help me reconc

Is There Something I Can Do to Develop Love for Christ if I Am Emotionally Detached?

Is There Something I Can Do to Develop Love for Christ if I Am Emotionally Detached?

March 14, 2024

Questions about whether there is something a person can do to develop love for Christ if they are emotionally detached and whether one should stay in a church that is slowly drifting away from historic Christianity. * How is a person supposed to love Christ if they are emotionally detached? Is ther

Why Do Atheists Get Angry When I Bring up Belief in God?

Why Do Atheists Get Angry When I Bring up Belief in God?

March 11, 2024

Questions about why atheists get angry when someone brings up belief in God, how to reconcile God’s sovereignty and Satan being the prince of the world, and why the Lord’s Prayer says, “Lead us not into temptation,” when God would never lead us into temptation. * What is the source of the anger I e

Are We Only Interpreting the Bible This Way Because of Our Post-Enlightenment Way of Thinking?

Are We Only Interpreting the Bible This Way Because of Our Post-Enlightenment Way of Thinking?

March 7, 2024

Questions about whether we’re only interpreting the Bible according to authorial intent because of our post-Enlightenment way of thinking and whether Zephaniah 3:17 is being taken out of context when someone takes comfort in it. * How should I respond to someone who says, “The only reason you inter

How Can We Defend the Claim That Marriage Was Created by God?

How Can We Defend the Claim That Marriage Was Created by God?

March 4, 2024

Questions about how to defend the claim that marriage was created by God and what to say to someone who doesn’t want her daughter to grow up Christian because she thinks Christianity is harmful to women. * How can we defend the claim that marriage was created by God if marriage has been in non-Jude

Does the Existence of Evil Point to the Existence of Multiple Gods?

Does the Existence of Evil Point to the Existence of Multiple Gods?

February 29, 2024

Questions about whether the existence of evil points to the existence of multiple gods and why God needs to slowly improve our character here on earth if he’s going to make every Christian sinless at the resurrection regardless of how long each one was a Christian. * Would the existence of multiple

How Can I Make Sure I Will Honestly Consider People’s Arguments?

How Can I Make Sure I Will Honestly Consider People’s Arguments?

February 26, 2024

Questions about how to make sure we will honestly consider people’s arguments and why God doesn’t give more evidence to the “non-resistant non-believers” who are seeking truth. * It’s frustrating when someone doesn’t seem to be honestly considering a persuasive argument. How can I make sure I don’t

What Advice Would You Give for Debating an Atheist?

What Advice Would You Give for Debating an Atheist?

February 22, 2024

Question about advice for debating an atheist. * If I were to debate an atheist one day, what advice would you give?

Can You Argue Straight from the Existence of Evil to the Existence of the Christian God?

Can You Argue Straight from the Existence of Evil to the Existence of the Christian God?

February 19, 2024

Questions about whether one can argue from the existence of evil straight to the Christian God or if more arguments are required to get there and whether Abraham sacrificing Isaac would be considered a good action since God commanded it. * Does the existence of evil argue for the God of the Bible o

If Only Eve Had Eaten the Fruit, Would Sin Still Have Entered the World?

If Only Eve Had Eaten the Fruit, Would Sin Still Have Entered the World?

February 15, 2024

Questions about whether sin still would have entered the world if only Eve had eaten the fruit, the theological explanation for why Jesus did not inherit a sinful nature from Mary, and what the idea that nothing good can come from evil would mean for children born as a result of rape. * If only Eve

How Can I Evaluate Whether I’m Doing Enough for the Lord?

How Can I Evaluate Whether I’m Doing Enough for the Lord?

February 12, 2024

Questions about how to evaluate whether you are “doing enough for the Lord,” whether Ezekiel 3:18 indicates you will be in trouble on judgment day if you didn’t tell someone the gospel before they died, and whether it’s okay for a Christian to use Latter-day Saint resources to do family research. *

How Do We Discern between Our Own Inner Voice and the Holy Spirit Telling Us What We’re Supposed to Say?

How Do We Discern between Our Own Inner Voice and the Holy Spirit Telling Us What We’re Supposed to Say?

February 8, 2024

Questions about how to discern between our own inner voice and the Holy Spirit telling us what we are supposed to say if, according to Matthew 10:20, “it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you” at the right moment and whether Acts 11:17 indicates we can get in God’s way when he is speaking t

How Can We Apply the Bible to Our Lives if We’re Not Supposed to Read Our Circumstances into It?

How Can We Apply the Bible to Our Lives if We’re Not Supposed to Read Our Circumstances into It?

February 5, 2024

Questions about how to apply the Bible to our lives if we’re supposed to read it in context and not insert our circumstances into it and how to respond to someone who says the Great Commission was given to the apostles and not to the church writ large (similar to how Jeremiah 29:11 was given to the

Is Christianity Really a Story of Reality?

Is Christianity Really a Story of Reality?

February 1, 2024

Questions about whether Christianity is about following Jesus rather than a story of reality, what John the Baptist meant when he said, “He must increase, but I must decrease,” and why John the Baptist seemed confused about whether or not Jesus was the Messiah after he had already confessed he was.

If We Can’t Impose a Moral Standard from One Period of Time on Another, How Does That Affect the Moral Argument?

If We Can’t Impose a Moral Standard from One Period of Time on Another, How Does That Affect the Moral Argument?

January 29, 2024

Questions about how one can use the moral argument and also say we can’t impose a moral standard from one period of time on another and responding to someone who says she would never follow a God who killed his own son. * If you say we can’t impose a moral standard from one period of time on anothe

Does This Prove We Can’t Ground Objective Morality in God?

Does This Prove We Can’t Ground Objective Morality in God?

January 25, 2024

Question about an objection to grounding objective morality in God that states that if God has a morally perfect nature, and he either engaged in or directly allowed genocide, slavery, and torture, then that means genocide, slavery, and torture are objectively good. * How would you address this ath

How Concerned Should I Be about My Spouse Believing in Annihilationism?

How Concerned Should I Be about My Spouse Believing in Annihilationism?

January 22, 2024

Questions about how concerned one should be and what to do about a spouse who now believes in annihilationism and how to navigate differences in doctrine with those who take strong stands on their distinctives. * My wife has changed her view on Hell to annihilationism, and I feel betrayed and worri

Do These Verses Support the Idea That Everyone Will Be Saved?

Do These Verses Support the Idea That Everyone Will Be Saved?

January 18, 2024

Question about whether Romans 5:18, 1 Corinthians 15:22, and 1 John 2:2 support the idea that everyone will be saved (universalism) as a New York Times opinion piece by David Bentley Hart claims. * Do Romans 5:18, 1 Corinthians 15:22, and 1 John 2:2 support universalism (i.e., the idea that everyon

Is Consent to Sex Consent to Pregnancy?

Is Consent to Sex Consent to Pregnancy?

January 15, 2024

Questions about how to respond to the claim that consent to sex is not consent to pregnancy and what to say to a Christian who argues that the law should give women a choice about abortion because God allows us to have free will and doesn’t force us to follow his commands. * How would you respond t

Should I Stop Telling People That Attempting to Speak to Ancestors Is Demonic?

Should I Stop Telling People That Attempting to Speak to Ancestors Is Demonic?

January 11, 2024

Questions about how to respond to someone who says we should stop saying that attempting to speak to ancestors is demonic, how to answer a Sikh who doesn’t understand why a Christian wouldn’t marry a non-Christian, and a response to the claim “God is not out there; he is in here.” * How would you r

Should I Provide My Preferred Pronouns When Asked by a Judge During Jury Duty?

Should I Provide My Preferred Pronouns When Asked by a Judge During Jury Duty?

January 8, 2024

Questions about whether we should provide our preferred pronouns during jury duty when a judge asks for them and how to respond to a Christian who says it’s kind to use a person’s preferred pronouns and that not using them is unkind, unloving, and judgmental. * When a judge asks me to provide my pr

Is Romans 14 Saying That Christians Can Just Make up Their Own Rules?

Is Romans 14 Saying That Christians Can Just Make up Their Own Rules?

January 4, 2024

Questions about whether the Christian liberty described in Romans 14 is the same thing as making up our own rules, weaker and stronger Christians in Romans 14 and 1 Corinthians 8, and the claim that once a person accepts Jesus as Savior, he is redeemed and no longer a sinner. * How can we explain t

Was Moses Wrong for Giving a Law That Regulated Something God Hates?

Was Moses Wrong for Giving a Law That Regulated Something God Hates?

January 1, 2024

Questions about whether Jesus thought Moses was wrong for giving a law to accommodate the hard hearts of the people, whether our civil laws should reflect the ideal or take into account man’s brokenness, and how to counsel someone who has “lost his joy in the Lord” because of sin. * In Mark 10:2–9,

Should Feelings Have Any Epistemological Weight in Our Decision Making?

Should Feelings Have Any Epistemological Weight in Our Decision Making?

December 28, 2023

Questions about whether feelings should have any epistemological weight in our decision making and how to interpret several verses in Acts in light of Greg’s views on being led by the Spirit. * Should feelings have any epistemological weight in our decision making? For example, should a pastoral ca

How Should I Respond to a Formerly Muslim Friend Who Is Unwilling to Pay the Price for Becoming a Christian?

How Should I Respond to a Formerly Muslim Friend Who Is Unwilling to Pay the Price for Becoming a Christian?

December 21, 2023

Questions about how to respond to a formerly Muslim friend who is unwilling to pay the price for becoming a Christian and doesn’t want to respond to challenges or discuss differences and whether Acts 17:23 implies that people who never hear the gospel will be judged differently. * How should I resp

What Questions Should I Ask Someone Who Claims He Only Believes in Things He Can See?

What Questions Should I Ask Someone Who Claims He Only Believes in Things He Can See?

December 18, 2023

Questions about what to ask a strict empiricist who claims he only believes in things he can see, the purpose behind God making people with senses that can’t find him, and thoughts on whether a particular way of introducing the topic of objective truth is adequate. * What questions should I ask som

Should I Call a Man’s Partner His Husband if They’re Legally Married?

Should I Call a Man’s Partner His Husband if They’re Legally Married?

December 14, 2023

Questions about whether we should call a man’s partner his husband if they’re legally married and whether it’s appropriate to remove kids from a middle school youth group where a male high schooler who has socially transitioned to female is serving. * What are your thoughts on calling a man’s partn

Why Didn’t Anyone Besides Matthew Mention the Resurrection of Multiple People after the Crucifixion?

Why Didn’t Anyone Besides Matthew Mention the Resurrection of Multiple People after the Crucifixion?

December 11, 2023

Questions about why no one besides Matthew mentioned the resurrection of multiple people after the crucifixion, whether there were rainbows before Noah, and why Jesus told the restored demon-possessed man to tell people about his healing but commanded the formerly deaf man not to tell anyone. * Why

What Is the Hardest Aspect of Christianity to Defend?

What Is the Hardest Aspect of Christianity to Defend?

December 7, 2023

Question about the hardest aspect of Christianity to defend. * What is the hardest aspect of Christianity to defend?

Does Jeremiah 10:1–5 Speak against Having a Christmas Tree?

Does Jeremiah 10:1–5 Speak against Having a Christmas Tree?

December 4, 2023

Questions about whether Jeremiah 10:1–5 speaks against having a Christmas tree, whether celebrating Christmas is extra-biblical and we should be celebrating Israelite feasts and festivals instead, and why Zechariah was was disciplined for questioning the message he received from an angel but Mary wa

How Would Persecuted Christians Have Understood Psalms Promising Protection and Rescue?

How Would Persecuted Christians Have Understood Psalms Promising Protection and Rescue?

November 30, 2023

Questions about how persecuted Christians would have understood Psalms promising protection and rescue, whether it’s a contradiction for Jesus to say that some will be put to death but also that not a hair of your head will perish, and whether the Bible has been added to throughout the years. * How

My Teenage Daughter Walked Away from God Because He Didn’t Answer Her Prayers for Help

My Teenage Daughter Walked Away from God Because He Didn’t Answer Her Prayers for Help

November 27, 2023

Question about how to respond to a teenage daughter who walked away from God because she cried out to him for years and he didn’t answer, and because she didn’t feel any different after accepting Christ as her Savior. * How should I respond to my teenage daughter who walked away from God because sh

Are Christians Who Continue to Sin Hypocrites?

Are Christians Who Continue to Sin Hypocrites?

November 23, 2023

Questions about sins of action vs. sinful character flaws and whether continued sin makes Christians hypocrites, whether Ananias and Sapphira were saved, and whether Christians aren’t practicing what they believe if they’re spending time and money doing anything but evangelize. * What’s the differe

Is It Possible Jesus Has Already Come?

Is It Possible Jesus Has Already Come?

November 20, 2023

Questions about whether it’s possible Jesus has already come in a fashion similar to Elijah coming as John the Baptist, whether Jesus was an apocalyptic prophet who was wrong about the kingdom coming in his disciples’ lifetime, and what part Jesus’ resurrection plays in salvation. * Is it possible

Are We Limiting God by Putting Him in the “Box” of Scripture?

Are We Limiting God by Putting Him in the “Box” of Scripture?

November 16, 2023

Questions about whether we’re limiting God by putting him in the “box” of the 66 books of Scripture and how to respond to someone who continually talks about missing verses in the Bible and the idea that the Bible is owned by a corporation and isn’t trustworthy. * How would you respond to someone w

What Is the Christian View of Surrogacy?

What Is the Christian View of Surrogacy?

November 13, 2023

Question about how Christians should view surrogacy. * My sister is considering surrogacy, and it makes me feel uncomfortable as I don’t know what God’s stance would be. What is the Christian view of surrogacy?

Are We Responsible for Enjoying Prayer, Worship, and Bible Reading?

Are We Responsible for Enjoying Prayer, Worship, and Bible Reading?

November 9, 2023

Questions about whether we’re responsible for enjoying prayer, worship, and Bible reading or it’s up to God to ignite those joys in us and whether sharing about things that cause grief, pain, or discontent is a form of complaining. * Are we responsible for enjoying prayer, worship, and reading the

How Can I Start a Conversation with the Jehovah’s Witnesses I See around Town?

How Can I Start a Conversation with the Jehovah’s Witnesses I See around Town?

November 6, 2023

Questions about how to start up a conversation with Jehovah’s Witnesses who are handing out information at temporary kiosks around town, witnessing to New Age siblings who misquote the Bible and Jesus, and non-Christians who are experiencing answered prayers or prophetic dreams. * Do you have any a

What Is the Biblical Definition of God’s Wrath?

What Is the Biblical Definition of God’s Wrath?

November 2, 2023

Questions about the biblical definition of God’s wrath and how Christians can process the heartbreaking idea of decent Jewish people going to Hell because they don’t have Christ. * Many people think of wrath as blinding, uncontrolled rage leading to violence or as one of the seven deadly sins, so w

What if Two Men Who Are Legally Married Choose to Follow Christ?

What if Two Men Who Are Legally Married Choose to Follow Christ?

October 30, 2023

Questions about whether two men who are legally married and have an adopted daughter should divorce and break up their family if they choose to follow Christ and how Christians can be compassionate on topics like homosexuality, abortion, and other religions. * If two men who are legally married and

Why Does It Matter Which Higher Power Someone Believes In?

Why Does It Matter Which Higher Power Someone Believes In?

October 26, 2023

Questions about what to say to a Christian who doesn’t think it matters which higher power a person believes in, how to help friends see they’re attending an unhelpful or heretical church, whether it’s wrong to wish a dead loved one happy birthday, and when to leave a parachurch organization over th

Should God Be Held Morally Accountable for Knowingly Creating a World Where People Would Sin?

Should God Be Held Morally Accountable for Knowingly Creating a World Where People Would Sin?

October 23, 2023

Questions about whether we should hold God morally accountable for knowingly creating a world where people would sin, whether the crucifixion of Jesus was God’s way of taking some personal responsbility for his part in bringing about sin through creation, and why God creates people he knows will go

Is God Good?

Is God Good?

October 19, 2023

Questions about how to respond to teens who are asking whether God is good, a good way to respond to coworkers who joke that they would burst into flames if they entered a church, how to engage with an apathetic person, and evangelism tips for a high school freshman who has non-Christian friends. *

Why Can We Euthanize Pets but Not People?

Why Can We Euthanize Pets but Not People?

October 16, 2023

Questions about why we can euthanize pets to end their suffering but we can’t do the same for people, how to talk to a six-year-old about biblical marriage when she’s been told same-sex marriage is okay, and thoughts on the phrase “biological sex.” * What is the biblical position on euthanizing pet

There’s No Such Thing as an Atheist Argument

There’s No Such Thing as an Atheist Argument

October 12, 2023

Questions about whether there’s such a thing as an atheist argument, whether one can ask a nonbeliever to prove a negative, and how to respond to an atheist who says morality is determined by consensus in a society and may change over time. * There’s no such thing as an atheist argument. We don’t h

How Do We Know the Universe Isn’t Eternal?

How Do We Know the Universe Isn’t Eternal?

October 9, 2023

Questions about how we know the universe isn’t eternal and whether there are theological implications to evolution being true or false. * If you think God wasn’t created and is eternal by nature, how do we know the universe isn’t eternal by nature and men just created God because they were struggli

They’re Only Christians Because They Were Indoctrinated at a Young Age

They’re Only Christians Because They Were Indoctrinated at a Young Age

October 5, 2023

Questions about whether most Christians are only Christians because they were indoctrinated at a young age, whether getting pregnant out of wedlock was “just God’s plan,” underlining text in books, and whether we should always find something new in the Bible when we read it. * How would you respond

What if We Can’t Agree on the Definition of “Faith”?

What if We Can’t Agree on the Definition of “Faith”?

October 2, 2023

Questions about how to navigate a conversation with someone who insists “faith” is not based on proof, how to use apologetics without sounding like you’re avoiding the question being asked, and how to respond to the statement “Certainty is a sin” logically and tactically. * How do I navigate a conv

Can We Conclude from John 10 That Jesus Speaks to Us Today?

Can We Conclude from John 10 That Jesus Speaks to Us Today?

September 28, 2023

Questions about whether we can conclude from John 10 that Jesus speaks to us today, whether 1 Samuel 3 means we have to learn to hear God’s voice, and how to respond to someone who says God communicated a message to him when he saw clouds cover the moon and then dissipate. * Can we conclude from Jo

Does Matthew 19:27–29 Incentivize Leaving Your Spouse to Do Ministry Work?

Does Matthew 19:27–29 Incentivize Leaving Your Spouse to Do Ministry Work?

September 25, 2023

Questions about what to do about a friend who is actively serving in his church but is living with a married woman and says he has peace about it and whether Matthew 19:27–29 incentivizes leaving your spouse if you feel “called” for the kingdom. * What should I do about a friend who is actively ser

How to Use Questions to Answer Christianity’s Toughest Challenges

How to Use Questions to Answer Christianity’s Toughest Challenges

September 21, 2023

Greg and Amy chat about Greg’s new book, Street Smarts: Using Questions to Answer Christianity’s Toughest Challenges, discussing the goal of the book, how this new material differs from and adds to the original Tactics book, how using tactics will help you have clearer, more personalized conversatio

Do Atheists Read the Bible More Literally Than Christians?

Do Atheists Read the Bible More Literally Than Christians?

September 18, 2023

Questions about whether atheists read the Bible more literally than Christians because they don’t have to make up excuses for what it says and how to make a case for the attributes of God by arguing from cosmology rather than the Bible. * How would you respond to an atheist who says nobody reads th

What if Someone Uses the Columbo Tactic against Us?

What if Someone Uses the Columbo Tactic against Us?

September 14, 2023

Questions about what to do if someone uses the Columbo tactic against you, why some Christians say that only some doctrines matter and should be defended, and whether the extent to which one spends time and resources looking for answers to apologetics questions can become wrong. * What should we do

What Are Your Thoughts on Aliens?

What Are Your Thoughts on Aliens?

September 11, 2023

Questions about whether the aliens people encounter are really evil spirits, whether the supposed biological pieces of crashed UFO pilots could be biological evidence of demons or angels, and what impact true evidence of aliens would have on the faith of Christians. * What are your thoughts on alie

Should Christians Really Be so Concerned about Homosexuality, Abortion, and Science?

Should Christians Really Be so Concerned about Homosexuality, Abortion, and Science?

September 7, 2023

Questions about whether Christians should really be so concerned about homosexuality, abortion, and science when Jesus doesn’t seem to care about those things and thoughts on AI leading a congregation in prayer or giving a sermon. * Are gays, abortion, and science really the foremost concerns of Ch

How Do We Know the Protestant Canon of Scripture Is the Correct One?

How Do We Know the Protestant Canon of Scripture Is the Correct One?

September 4, 2023

Questions about how we know the Protestant canon of Scripture is the correct one, how we can know the New Testament books are inspired if we don’t know who the authors were, and how to talk to a friend who denies Paul’s apostleship and writings. * How do we know the Protestant canon of Scripture co

What Should I Do When People I’m Teaching Don’t find Apologetics Interesting or Relevant?

What Should I Do When People I’m Teaching Don’t find Apologetics Interesting or Relevant?

August 31, 2023

Questions about what to do when the people you’re teaching don’t find apologetics interesting or relevant, resting one’s faith on experience vs. objective evidence, and an elevator speech answer to the question “What do you believe, and why do you believe it?” * What should I do when the people I’m

Judging Hurts People, so It’s Okay for Me to Judge You for Judging

Judging Hurts People, so It’s Okay for Me to Judge You for Judging

August 28, 2023

Questions about how to respond to the claim that it’s okay to judge someone who is hurting another person by judging them and good ways to respond to the claim that we are just animals. * How should I respond to someone who claims it’s okay to judge me because I’m hurting another person by judging

Is There Anything in the Gospel of John That a Mormon Might Object To?

Is There Anything in the Gospel of John That a Mormon Might Object To?

August 24, 2023

Question about whether there’s anything in the Gospel of John that a Bible study leader should be prepared to discuss with a Mormon who is interested in attending the study. * Is there anything in the Gospel of John that I should be prepared to discuss with a Mormon who is interested in attending m

Wouldn’t a True Christian Refuse to Leave People Behind in Hell?

Wouldn’t a True Christian Refuse to Leave People Behind in Hell?

August 21, 2023

Questions about whether the fast rate at which Christianity spread is evidence it’s true, whether a true, loving Christian would refuse to leave people behind in Hell by accepting Heaven, and challenging someone who favors religions that pre-date Christianity because they’re older. * If the fast ra

Should the Bible Be Removed from Public Schools under a Law Prohibiting Indecent Material?

Should the Bible Be Removed from Public Schools under a Law Prohibiting Indecent Material?

August 10, 2023

Questions about a public school library that wants to remove the Bible because of a state law prohibiting “pornographic or indecent material,” what to tell children who ask if art pieces that contain nude figures are inappropriate, and whether it’s inappropriate to pray in the shower or bathroom. *

Why Did God Command Israel Not to Eat Pigs?

Why Did God Command Israel Not to Eat Pigs?

August 7, 2023

Questions about why God commanded Israel not to eat pigs if it wasn’t an issue of morality and why Jesus said his yoke is easy and his burden is light when we know how difficult it is to take up our cross and fight our sin. * If the Old Covenant law forbidding the eating of pigs wasn’t a matter of

How Does Grounding Morality in God’s Nature Solve the Euthyphro Dilemma?

How Does Grounding Morality in God’s Nature Solve the Euthyphro Dilemma?

August 3, 2023

Questions about how grounding morality in God’s nature solves the Euthyphro dilemma and whether we only have moral values because our culture has learned over time what does and does not benefit society. * How does grounding morality in God’s nature solve the Euthyphro dilemma? * How would you res

Does Someone’s Lack of a Near-Death Experience Prove There’s No Afterlife?

Does Someone’s Lack of a Near-Death Experience Prove There’s No Afterlife?

July 31, 2023

Questions about how to proceed with someone who isn’t sure what she’s unsure of about Christianity, whether not having a near-death experience proves there’s no life after death, why Jesus is waiting so long to return, and whether it’s shameful for a boy to have long hair. * How should I proceed wi

Are Humans Flawed Because of God’s Lack of Power?

Are Humans Flawed Because of God’s Lack of Power?

July 27, 2023

Questions about how to respond to someone who says he believes God made humans flawed as a result of his lack of power and why worship is good for us. * How would you respond to someone who says he believes God made humans flawed as a result of his lack of power? * Can you explain why worship is g

Is It Okay to Attend a Pride-Themed Happy Hour at Work?

Is It Okay to Attend a Pride-Themed Happy Hour at Work?

July 24, 2023

Questions about the acceptability of attending a Pride-themed happy hour at work and how to respond to two phrases heard at a Pride event: “Love is love” and “We’re here to be with ‘family.’” * Would attending “Pride Month Happy Hour” at work be more like dining with sinners (something I should do)

Columbo Questions for Someone Who Says He’s Spiritual but Not Religious

Columbo Questions for Someone Who Says He’s Spiritual but Not Religious

July 20, 2023

Questions about how to use Columbo questions with someone who is nonreligious but “spiritual,” what to say to someone who “followed Jesus out of the church” and now doesn’t believe spiritual truth is knowable, and how to respond to health and wealth preaching. * How would you use Columbo questions

Why Are We Supposed to Love as God Loves but Not Condemn as He Condemns?

Why Are We Supposed to Love as God Loves but Not Condemn as He Condemns?

July 17, 2023

Questions about why we’re supposed to love as God loves but not condemn as he condemns, whether Jesus would have issued a command like 1 Samuel 15:3, whether it would be kinder to not tell people the gospel so they can be judged by their hearts and works, and why God destroyed the world in the flood

Will All Religions One Day Be Proven Wrong by Science?

Will All Religions One Day Be Proven Wrong by Science?

July 13, 2023

Questions about how to respond to the claim that “all faith-based religions will one day be proven wrong by science” and whether or not students will continue to show up to youth group if you start training them by role-playing objections against the faith. * How would you respond to the claim that

Is It Wrong for Pro-Lifers to Get Between a Woman and Her Doctor?

Is It Wrong for Pro-Lifers to Get Between a Woman and Her Doctor?

July 10, 2023

Questions about ways to respond to the pro-choice slogan about “not getting between a woman and her doctor,” how we can blame a woman who aborts her own child if God is sovereign over miscarriage, and how to reconcile Psalm 139:13–16 with congenital disorders in babies. * What are some good ways to

If I’m Scared of Death, Does That Mean I’m Not a True Christian?

If I’m Scared of Death, Does That Mean I’m Not a True Christian?

July 6, 2023

Questions about the difference between trusting your heart and trusting your human faculties to evaluate evidence, whether having a fear of death means you’re not a true Christian, and whether believers will spend eternity with the Lord on the new earth rather than in Heaven. * What’s the differenc

Is It a Bad Sign if a Church Says the Bible Is Inerrant “in the Original Manuscripts”?

Is It a Bad Sign if a Church Says the Bible Is Inerrant “in the Original Manuscripts”?

July 3, 2023

Questions about whether it’s a bad sign when a church’s statement of faith says they believe the Bible is inerrant “in the original manuscripts,” how the Gospel of Mark can be inerrant if someone else added 16:9–20, and whether the Gospels were meant to be complementary. * Is it a red flag when a c

No Rules for Christians Other Than to Love God and Love Others?

No Rules for Christians Other Than to Love God and Love Others?

June 29, 2023

Questions about how to answer someone who says Jesus’ fulfillment of the Law means that loving God and loving others are the only rules Christians have to follow and fulfilled prophecies in the Bible. * How would you answer someone who says Jesus’ fulfillment of the Law means there are no rules Chr

How Should I Respond to Those Who Claim God Told Them to Do Something?

How Should I Respond to Those Who Claim God Told Them to Do Something?

June 26, 2023

Questions about the best way to tactically and tactfully respond to those who claim God told them to do something and how to get one’s emotions under control when talking to a friend who joined a heretical group that preaches another gospel about her false doctrines. * What’s the best way to tactic

Is It Okay to Pray with a Christian Who Believes His Words Create Things?

Is It Okay to Pray with a Christian Who Believes His Words Create Things?

June 22, 2023

Questions about whether it’s okay to pray with a Christian who believes his words create things and how to be sure we don’t cross the line into performing sympathetic magic when engaging in spiritual warfare. * Would you have a problem praying with a Christian who believes his words create/manifest

Why Does God Require Sacrifice after Sin?

Why Does God Require Sacrifice after Sin?

June 19, 2023

Questions about why God requires sacrifice after sin, why God had to adhere to sin’s death penalty such that he had to devise a plan of substitutionary atonement, and how we’re able to grieve the Holy Spirit with our sin if God doesn’t see our sin. * Why does God require sacrifice after sin, and is

Is Abortion Just a Culture-War Issue, Not a Biblical One?

Is Abortion Just a Culture-War Issue, Not a Biblical One?

June 15, 2023

Questions about how to respond to the pro-choice objections that unborn babies have no rights, that abortion is not a black or white issue, that other people having abortions won’t affect your life personally, and that abortion is a culture-war issue, not a biblical one. * How would you respond to

Anyone Worthy of Worship Wouldn’t Want It

Anyone Worthy of Worship Wouldn’t Want It

June 12, 2023

Questions about how to respond to the idea that anyone worthy of worship wouldn’t want it and anyone requiring worship doesn’t deserve it and whether it’s appropriate to do good deeds with the intent of earning a reward in Heaven. * How would you respond to the idea that anyone worthy of worship wo

How Do I Begin My Journey to Become an Apologist?

How Do I Begin My Journey to Become an Apologist?

June 8, 2023

Questions about how to begin one’s journey to become an apologist and whether, in light of Jesus driving people who were buying and selling out of the temple in Matthew 21:12, it’s okay for speakers to sell their books in churches. * How do I begin my journey to become an apologist? * In light of

How Can God Not Know What He’s Chosen Not to Know?

How Can God Not Know What He’s Chosen Not to Know?

June 5, 2023

Questions about whether the view that Jesus didn’t know the time of his return because he limited his omniscience is the same as Open Theism, when Jesus became aware he was the Son of God, and whether Jesus wants to be “served.”  * Is the view that Jesus didn’t know the time of his return because h

How Would You Explain God’s Omnipresence to a Six-Year-Old?

How Would You Explain God’s Omnipresence to a Six-Year-Old?

June 1, 2023

Questions about how to explain God’s omnipresence to a six-year-old, how it could make sense for God to identify as male if the definition of “male” is rooted in biology, why the thief’s statement to Jesus on the cross got him into the kingdom, and a program for teaching logic. * How would you expl

Why Would God Harden Pharaoh’s Heart against the Israelites?

Why Would God Harden Pharaoh’s Heart against the Israelites?

May 29, 2023

Questions about why God would harden Pharaoh’s heart against the Israelites and how to reconcile what modern science says about human nature being inherently good with the Bible’s claim that we’re born inherently evil. * Why would God harden Pharaoh’s heart against the Israelites? * Is there a way

Would the Gospel Be Good News if Hell Didn’t Exist?

Would the Gospel Be Good News if Hell Didn’t Exist?

May 25, 2023

Questions about whether the gospel would be good news if Hell didn’t exist and what to say to someone who responds to evidence for Christianity by saying, “The Bible’s bad for society,” and doesn’t seem to be interested in the evidence. * Would the gospel be good news if Hell didn’t exist? * What

What Questions Could I Ask Someone Who Doesn’t Seem to Have True, Saving Faith?

What Questions Could I Ask Someone Who Doesn’t Seem to Have True, Saving Faith?

May 22, 2023

Questions about what questions to ask someone who claims to be a Christian but doesn’t seem to have true, saving faith and when to stop trying to convince someone who denies some essentials of the faith that he needs to be saved.  * What questions could I ask someone who seemingly has a said faith

Is Genesis 1–11 Historical or Mytho-History?

Is Genesis 1–11 Historical or Mytho-History?

May 18, 2023

Questions about whether Genesis 1–11 is historical or mytho-history, why Jesus referenced people “we know never existed” like Adam and Eve, Noah, and Moses, and whether there’s a method by which we can establish which things we can agree to disagree on. * Is Genesis 1–11 historical or mytho-history

Does Numbers 12:6–9 Indicate God Doesn’t Always Speak Clearly?

Does Numbers 12:6–9 Indicate God Doesn’t Always Speak Clearly?

May 15, 2023

Questions about whether Numbers 12:6–9 indicates that people don’t always hear God clearly when he is speaking and how one should approach the staff of a Christian school that’s promoting mindful meditation and teaching “how to hear from God” using mystical methods. * Does Numbers 12:6–9 indicate t

In What Way Has Jesus Overcome the World if There’s Still Suffering and Sin Here?

In What Way Has Jesus Overcome the World if There’s Still Suffering and Sin Here?

May 11, 2023

Questions about in what way Jesus has “overcome the world” (John 16:33) if we still have tribulation, suffering, and moral decay here and whether John’s falling in fear at Jesus’ feet in Revelation 1:13–18 indicates Jesus severed his personal, earthly relationship with John. * In what way has Jesus

How Can Romans 13:3 Be True When Some Governments Persecute Christians?

How Can Romans 13:3 Be True When Some Governments Persecute Christians?

May 8, 2023

Questions about how Romans 13:3 can be true when some governments imprison and kill Christians and whether it’s better for high schoolers to go to a Christian school with hypocritical Christians or a public school where people reinforce an ungodly worldview. * How can Romans 13:3 be true when some

How Can I Explain the Trinity to a Muslim?

How Can I Explain the Trinity to a Muslim?

May 4, 2023

Questions about how to explain the Trinity to a Muslim in a way that helps him understand the oneness of God, whether one could say the Trinity is similar to a person who has multiple personalities, and whether God ever demonstrates the virtues of hope and thankfulness.  * How can I explain the Tri

Why Didn’t Jesus Fully Heal the Blind Man the First Time He Laid Hands on Him?

Why Didn’t Jesus Fully Heal the Blind Man the First Time He Laid Hands on Him?

May 1, 2023

Question about the greater message Jesus meant to convey when he healed the blind man at Bethsaida in two stages in Mark 8:22–26. * What greater message did Jesus mean to convey when he healed the blind man at Bethsaida in two stages in Mark 8:22–26?

Why Do You Need to Work so Hard to Defend Christianity if It’s True?

Why Do You Need to Work so Hard to Defend Christianity if It’s True?

April 27, 2023

Questions from non-believers about why we need to work so hard to defend Christianity if it’s true, whether we’re just pushing the truth we chose on others while keeping them from evaluating it, and how many other gods we ruled out when determining Christ is the one true God. * Why would you need t

STR Ruined the Experience of Corporate Prayer for Me

STR Ruined the Experience of Corporate Prayer for Me

April 24, 2023

Questions about how to handle being aware of people misusing Scripture or misunderstanding how God works during corporate prayer, whether Jesus’ followers would have understood his references to the cross and being crucified, and whether it’s sinful to debate extra-biblical speculations. * When pra

If Abortion Is Murder, Then Is Miscarriage Manslaughter?

If Abortion Is Murder, Then Is Miscarriage Manslaughter?

April 20, 2023

Questions about whether miscarriage is manslaughter, the implications of removing explicit pro-transgender books from the children’s section of a library, and responding to an evolutionist who rejects Jesus because believing in creation would “add incoherence to the universe.”  * If abortion is leg

Could God Reach a Second-Century Shinto Monk Who Desired Redemption?

Could God Reach a Second-Century Shinto Monk Who Desired Redemption?

April 17, 2023

Questions about whether God could reach a second-century Shinto monk who desired redemption and whether it’s possible for someone to put their faith in Jesus for salvation but not have eternal life because they weren’t chosen. * Could God reach a second-century Shinto monk who was dissatisfied with

Are Homosexuals Harder to Reach with the Gospel?

Are Homosexuals Harder to Reach with the Gospel?

April 13, 2023

Questions about how to respond to a friend who says she doesn’t like the God of the Old Testament and is glad she has Jesus who forgives and whether Romans 1:26–28 indicates homosexuals are harder to reach with the gospel. * How would you respond to a friend who says she doesn’t like the God of the

How Do I Show Someone That Not Every Spirit Being Is Good?

How Do I Show Someone That Not Every Spirit Being Is Good?

April 10, 2023

Questions about how to show someone who thinks any spirit being is good that only Jesus is good and whether inner healing prayer is biblical. * How would you show someone who thinks any spirit being is good that only Jesus is good? * Is inner healing prayer biblical?

Why Should We Try to Understand the Author’s Intent When Interpreting the Bible?

Why Should We Try to Understand the Author’s Intent When Interpreting the Bible?

April 6, 2023

Questions about how to argue in favor of an “authorial intent” hermeneutic and why we don’t see more demon-possessed people today. * How would you argue in favor of an “authorial intent” hermeneutic as opposed to others? * Why don’t we see more demon-possessed people today?

Am I at Risk of Losing My Salvation?

Am I at Risk of Losing My Salvation?

April 3, 2023

Question about whether a person is at risk of losing her salvation if she repents daily from various eating disorders but still sins daily. * Am I at risk of losing my salvation if I repent daily from my various eating disorders but still sin daily?

Is God More Likely to Answer Prayer if More People Pray?

Is God More Likely to Answer Prayer if More People Pray?

March 30, 2023

Questions about whether God is more likely to answer prayer if more people pray, whether it’s biblical for a Christian to say he can “feel” someone’s prayers for him, and whether prayer is more effective if one prays at the particular time the event being prayed about is occurring. * Is God more li

What if They Think Christianity Is True, but They’re Apathetic about Becoming Christians?

What if They Think Christianity Is True, but They’re Apathetic about Becoming Christians?

March 27, 2023

Questions about what to say to coworkers who are convinced Christianity is factually true but are apathetic about actually becoming Christians and arguments for those with a Reformed view who think apologetics isn’t necessary and is a waste of time. * How do I do apologetics evangelistically, parti

How Does Adding an Adjective to the Word “Justice” Corrupt It?

How Does Adding an Adjective to the Word “Justice” Corrupt It?

March 23, 2023

Questions about why Greg says that adding any adjective to the word “justice” corrupts it, whether a Christian should consider accepting an invitation to join the DEI committee at their workplace, and how a Christian can best serve as a DEI committee member. * What do you mean when you say, “Whenev

A God Who Told Me to Kill My Son Would Not Be the God for Me

A God Who Told Me to Kill My Son Would Not Be the God for Me

March 20, 2023

Questions about how people can praise Abraham for being willing to kill Isaac when God told him to and whether that account of Abraham and Isaac in Genesis 22 contradicts the idea that God won’t tell you to do anything that goes against his commands in Scripture.  * How can people praise Abraham fo

Does Hebrews 1:5 Indicate Jesus Was Created?

Does Hebrews 1:5 Indicate Jesus Was Created?

March 16, 2023

Questions about whether Hebrews 1:5 indicates Jesus was created and the difference between the sinful way of testing God (e.g. Matthew 4:5–7) and the right way of testing him (e.g., Psalm 34:8 and John 7:17). * How should I respond to a Jehovah’s Witness who points to Hebrews 1:5 (“I have become yo

When Atheists Say, “That’s Not Evidence”

When Atheists Say, “That’s Not Evidence”

March 13, 2023

Questions about how to reply when atheists respond to the evidence you offer by saying, “That’s not evidence,” and how Christians can say we have free will to choose God when we’re threatened with Hell if we don’t choose God. * How should I reply to atheists who respond to any evidence I offer by s

What Should I Say to Someone Who Claims to Be a Christian but Doesn’t Live Like It?

What Should I Say to Someone Who Claims to Be a Christian but Doesn’t Live Like It?

March 9, 2023

Questions about how to talk to someone who claims to be a Christian, but doesn’t live like it, without pushing her away and what a church should do about a “married” LGBTQ couple that’s been attending. * How can I talk to my cousin, who claims to be a Christian but doesn’t live like it, without pus

What’s the Best Way to Talk to Mormon Missionaries about Their View of Baptism?

What’s the Best Way to Talk to Mormon Missionaries about Their View of Baptism?

March 6, 2023

Questions about the best way to talk to Mormon missionaries about their view of baptism and their belief that only they have the authority to baptize.  * What’s the best way to talk to Mormon missionaries about their view of baptism and their belief that only they have the authority to baptize?

What Should Christians Think about the Death Penalty?

What Should Christians Think about the Death Penalty?

March 2, 2023

Questions about what Christians should think about the death penalty, how it can be moral if it’s not applied fairly across people groups, whether Matthew 6:25–34 is a promise given to all believers, and whether we should pray for friends who have died and were not believers. * What should Christia

Is Deconversion Grounds for Divorce?

Is Deconversion Grounds for Divorce?

February 27, 2023

Questions about whether deconversion is grounds for divorce, why non-Christians misuse the Lord’s name, whether the sower in the parable deliberately sowed seed upon the hard ground and into thorns and weeds, and the meaning of the parable of the foolish virgins. * If a spouse deconverts, is that g

Why Do Some New Testament Passages about Salvation Ignore Faith and Focus on Works?

Why Do Some New Testament Passages about Salvation Ignore Faith and Focus on Works?

February 23, 2023

Questions about why some passages about salvation in the New Testament (e.g., Matthew 25:31–46) seem to focus on works rather than trust in Jesus and whether the symmetry between Adam and Jesus described in Romans 5 indicates everyone will be saved from Hell. * Why are there so many passages in the

How Do You Know You’re Not a Man Trapped in a Woman’s Mind?

How Do You Know You’re Not a Man Trapped in a Woman’s Mind?

February 20, 2023

Questions about whether there’s any issue with responding to “I’m a woman trapped in a man’s body” with “How do you know you’re not a man trapped in a woman’s mind” and how to respond to a meme that says God makes transsexuals so they can share in the act of creation. * Is there any issue with resp

Are Christians Not Supposed to Judge?

Are Christians Not Supposed to Judge?

February 16, 2023

Questions about a response to the claim that Christians are not supposed to judge, what John 7:24 means when it says we are to “judge with righteous judgment,” and advice about how to choose between a few different ministry job offers. * Can you give a response to the claim that Christians are not

Why Should I Thank God for Fixing a World of Pain and Sin That He Created?

Why Should I Thank God for Fixing a World of Pain and Sin That He Created?

February 13, 2023

Questions about why we should love and thank God for creating a world where pain and sin exist and then fixing it by sending his son. * Why should I love and thank God for creating a world where pain and sin exist and then fixing it by sending his son?

Is Debating Atheists in Chat Rooms a Worthy Endeavor?

Is Debating Atheists in Chat Rooms a Worthy Endeavor?

February 9, 2023

Questions about whether spending time defending Christianity in chat rooms where atheists and Christians debate is a worthy endeavor and whether it’s better to choose a church you agree with theologically or one that provides community. * Is spending time defending Christianity in chat rooms where

Was There an Eternal Singularity before Time Began?

Was There an Eternal Singularity before Time Began?

February 6, 2023

Question about how to respond to someone who says the laws of causality and logic depend on time, that there was an eternal singularity, and time and logic only began at the Big Bang. * How would you respond to someone who says the laws of causality and logic depend on time, that there was an etern

How Should I Interact with Someone Who Wants Sound-Bite Answers?

How Should I Interact with Someone Who Wants Sound-Bite Answers?

February 2, 2023

Questions about why God expects us to be perfectly moral if he doesn’t expect us to be omnipresent, omniscient, or omnipotent and tips for interacting with someone who asks a lot of questions but then wants a sound-bite answer. * If God doesn’t expect us to be omnipresent, omniscient, or omnipotent

“If Jesus Didn’t Come to Condemn the World, I Doubt He Sent You To”

“If Jesus Didn’t Come to Condemn the World, I Doubt He Sent You To”

January 30, 2023

Questions about how to respond to a meme that says, “If Jesus didn’t come to condemn the world, I doubt he sent you to,” and whether it’s common for God to prepare us for a specific purpose that never actually happens. * How would you respond to the meme stating, “If Jesus didn’t come to condemn th

How Much Influence Can Demons Have on Our Lives?

How Much Influence Can Demons Have on Our Lives?

January 26, 2023

Questions about the biblical approach to deciding if eating meat is ethical and how much influence demons can have on our lives. * What’s the biblical approach to deciding if eating meat is ethical? * How much influence can demons have on our lives?

Is the Bible Merely Unreliable Translations Written by Men?

Is the Bible Merely Unreliable Translations Written by Men?

January 23, 2023

Question about how to respond to someone who dismisses the Bible’s divine authority on the grounds that it was “written by mere men” and “is a bunch of unreliable translations of translations of translations.”  * How would you respond to someone who dismissed the Bible’s divine authority on the gro

Do Imprecatory Prayers Violate New Testament Commands?

Do Imprecatory Prayers Violate New Testament Commands?

January 19, 2023

Question about whether praying an imprecatory prayer like Psalm 5 today would violate the New Testament commands to “put aside all anger,” to “forgive or you won’t be forgiven,” and to “bless and not curse.”  * If imprecatory prayers like Psalm 5 are allowable today, how does that square with the c

If God Is Love, Why Did He Kill so Many People in the Old Testament?

If God Is Love, Why Did He Kill so Many People in the Old Testament?

January 16, 2023

Question about why God killed so many people in the Old Testament if he’s a God of love. * If God is love, why did he kill so many people in the Old Testament?

If Christianity Had a Goddess to Worship, I Might Consider It

If Christianity Had a Goddess to Worship, I Might Consider It

January 12, 2023

Questions about how to respond to someone who says she would only consider Christianity if it weren’t patriarchal and had a goddess to worship and how a husband could persuade his wife, who is extremely pro-choice due to significant trauma, to see the truth of pro-life arguments. * How should one r

How Could Someone in the Old Testament Have Believed without First Being Regenerated?

How Could Someone in the Old Testament Have Believed without First Being Regenerated?

January 9, 2023

Questions about how someone in the Old Testament could have believed without first being regenerated and why the devil would need to blind anyone (as referred to in 2 Corinthians 4:3–4) if total depravity is true and people already aren’t able to choose God on their own. * How could someone in the

Is It Better for Christians to Worship in an Economical Space or a Beautiful One?

Is It Better for Christians to Worship in an Economical Space or a Beautiful One?

January 5, 2023

Questions about whether Christians are obligated by Matthew 6:19 to meet in the most practical, economical space possible and whether playing music too beautifully during worship can actually become a distraction. * Are Christians obligated by Matthew 6:19 to meet in the most practical, economical

Why Is It Said That Jesus Was the First to Rise from the Dead?

Why Is It Said That Jesus Was the First to Rise from the Dead?

January 2, 2023

Questions about why it’s said that Jesus was the first to rise from the dead if he already raised Lazarus and how to explain how Judaism and Christianity are related to someone who doesn’t know much beyond the fact that they’re two religions. * Why is it said that Jesus was the first to rise from t

What Should I Read to Take My Apologetics Knowledge up a Notch?

What Should I Read to Take My Apologetics Knowledge up a Notch?

December 29, 2022

Questions about what to read to take your apologetics knowledge up a notch, how to reconcile friends’ experiences encountering ghosts with what the Bible teaches, whether you should give charitably without taking a deduction on your taxes, and whether God has moods. * For those who have a good gras

What’s the Most Important Distinction I Can Make between Christianity and the Book of Mormon?

What’s the Most Important Distinction I Can Make between Christianity and the Book of Mormon?

December 26, 2022

Question about the most important distinction one can make between Christianity and the Book of Mormon when talking to a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. * When ministering to a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, what’s the most important distinctio

Will God Not Answer My Prayers if I’m Doubting He will?

Will God Not Answer My Prayers if I’m Doubting He will?

December 22, 2022

Questions about why Hebrews is included in the New Testament canon if the author is unknown and whether God won’t answer your prayers if you’re doubting he will. * If apostolic authority was an important factor in deciding which books to include in the New Testament canon as Scripture, then why was

Do Verses in Acts about Baptism Support a Oneness Understanding of God?

Do Verses in Acts about Baptism Support a Oneness Understanding of God?

December 19, 2022

Questions about whether the fact that the apostles baptized people in Jesus’ name supports a oneness understanding of God and how to reconcile the laying on of hands to receive the Holy Spirit in Acts 8 with the idea that we receive the Holy Spirit simply by believing. * Does the fact that the apos

Why Wasn’t God’s Rescue Plan More Immediate and Peaceful?

Why Wasn’t God’s Rescue Plan More Immediate and Peaceful?

December 15, 2022

Questions about why God’s rescue plan wasn’t more immediate and peaceful and whether God wants us to be gullible and doesn’t provide hard evidence as proof of his claims that he’s different from all the other false religions and charlatans out there. * Why wasn’t God’s rescue plan more immediate an

How Should I Respond to News of a Same-Sex Marriage?

How Should I Respond to News of a Same-Sex Marriage?

December 12, 2022

Questions about how to respond to a friend’s enthusiastic news of a same-sex marriage, whether one should send a gift to a same-sex wedding, and whether there’s any merit to Christians withdrawing from “the world” and congregating together for the purpose of safety and shared community standards. *

If a Murderer Accepts Christ, Then Will His Victims Never Receive Justice?

If a Murderer Accepts Christ, Then Will His Victims Never Receive Justice?

December 8, 2022

Questions about whether the victims of a murderer who later accepts Christ will never receive justice for their suffering and whether or not it can be said a person is “forgiven” if the debt was fully paid by another. * If a murderer accepts Christ, then doesn’t that mean his victims will never rec

Does Preventing a Woman’s Access to Abortion Violate Her Religious Freedom?

Does Preventing a Woman’s Access to Abortion Violate Her Religious Freedom?

December 5, 2022

Questions about whether preventing a woman’s access to abortion violates her religious freedom guaranteed by the First Amendment, whether the fact that God doesn’t have parts now applies only to two persons of the Trinity, and what it means to seek the presence of God. * How should I respond to a J

How Can I Keep from Looking Legalistic on Social Media?

How Can I Keep from Looking Legalistic on Social Media?

December 1, 2022

Questions about how to respond to someone who doesn’t see how Jesus could be God, who wants every question answered before believing Christianity is true, and how to keep from looking legalistic when sharing one’s faith on social media. * How would you respond to someone who doesn’t see how Jesus c

If You Had $100 to Donate, How Would You Decide Who to Give It To?

If You Had $100 to Donate, How Would You Decide Who to Give It To?

November 28, 2022

Questions about how to decide which ministry or organization to donate to and whether one should support ministries and non-profits that do good work but treat their employees and volunteers horribly. * With all the ministries, organizations, and needs out there, if you had $100 to donate to someth

Why Did Jesus Leave Earth?

Why Did Jesus Leave Earth?

November 24, 2022

Questions about why Jesus left earth and how it’s possible that two Christian leaders, who both have the Holy Spirit, can have a contradicting witness about whether or not one can lose one’s salvation. * Why did the historical Jesus supposedly leave earth? (The Jesus of the Gospels doesn’t seem to

How Can I Comfort Christian Families That Have Lost Loved Ones to Suicide?

How Can I Comfort Christian Families That Have Lost Loved Ones to Suicide?

November 21, 2022

Question about how a minister can comfort Christian families that have lost loved ones to suicide, are wrestling with thoughts that the suicide has resulted in a loved one possibly being a lost soul forever, and are close to walking away from God. * How can a minister comfort Christian families tha

Is God a Hypocrite?

Is God a Hypocrite?

November 17, 2022

Questions about whether God is being a hypocrite when he commands us not to murder and then executes people himself and how a politically conservative Christian should respond to a medical school admission form that asks questions about political opinions. * Why is God a hypocrite, commanding us no

What Do I Say to Friends Who Have Deconstructed and Left the Faith?

What Do I Say to Friends Who Have Deconstructed and Left the Faith?

November 14, 2022

Questions about what to say to friends who have deconstructed and left the faith that will acknowledge their pain but also point them back to God and how to respond to someone who says Christians don’t think for themselves but only blindly follow. * What do I say to friends who have deconstructed a

Aren’t Good Non-Christians Evidence That God Isn’t Required to Live a Moral Life?

Aren’t Good Non-Christians Evidence That God Isn’t Required to Live a Moral Life?

November 10, 2022

Questions about how to respond to someone who says the existence of good non-Christians is evidence that God isn’t required to live a satisfying, moral life, whether God can save someone convicted of treason, and when it’s time to leave a church that promotes itself more than it exalts God. * How d

How Can We Truly Love God in Heaven if We Won’t Have the Free Will to Reject Him?

How Can We Truly Love God in Heaven if We Won’t Have the Free Will to Reject Him?

November 7, 2022

Questions about whether regeneration counters total depravity in the Reformed view and how it could be that we’ll truly love God when we’re in Heaven, where we can’t reject him, if real love requires the free will to reject him. * In the Reformed view, does regeneration counter total depravity, or

Is Christianity Just a Brainwashing Ritual?

Is Christianity Just a Brainwashing Ritual?

November 3, 2022

Questions about whether Christianity is only a brainwashing ritual involving rejection of the outside world, affirmation within the tribe, ritualistic chanting, etc. and whether denial of a biological man’s womanhood is comparable to an atheist denying someone’s belief in Christianity. * How do you

How Do We Know Which Commands in the Bible Apply to Everyone?

How Do We Know Which Commands in the Bible Apply to Everyone?

October 31, 2022

Question about how we can know when commands and instructions given in the Bible are meant to apply to everyone and when they only apply to a specific people group at a specific time in history. * How do we know when commands and instructions given in the Bible are meant to apply to everyone and wh

Should We Use Preferred Pronouns When Not Sure of a Person’s Biological Sex?

Should We Use Preferred Pronouns When Not Sure of a Person’s Biological Sex?

October 27, 2022

Questions about using a person’s preferred pronouns when we’re not sure of their biological sex and whether we should ask why our employer is requesting we use pronouns in our email signature in case the purpose is to help people who are unfamiliar with English names know what sex we are. * What sh

Is God’s Inability to Change an Imperfection?

Is God’s Inability to Change an Imperfection?

October 24, 2022

Questions about responding to the idea that God’s inability to change is an imperfection, why God loves us, and whether evil can “claim” a child. * If God is perfect, then he can’t change, but not being able to change is an imperfection, therefore God is not perfect. How would you respond? * Does

How Can I Get into Spiritual Conversations with People?

How Can I Get into Spiritual Conversations with People?

October 20, 2022

Questions about how to get into spiritual conversations with people and what to say to someone who says Jesus, the stories in the Bible, Heaven, etc. are all just metaphorical. * Greg’s tactics seem to be designed to react to something someone says, but how do you get into a conversation with someo

Why Didn’t God Explain the Trinity Explicitly in Scripture?

Why Didn’t God Explain the Trinity Explicitly in Scripture?

October 17, 2022

Questions about whether the Old Testament believers were regenerate, how the work of the Spirit is different in the New Testament, and why God didn’t explain the Trinity explicitly in Scripture. * Were Old Testament believers regenerate, and how is the work of the Spirit different in the New Testam

How Can We Determine Which Christian Moral Principles Should Be Made into Laws?

How Can We Determine Which Christian Moral Principles Should Be Made into Laws?

October 13, 2022

Questions about how to determine which Christian moral principles should be made into laws and which shouldn’t and why Christ suffered a temporary punishment delivered by man while he was alive if the punishment for man’s sin is eternal and delivered by God after death. * Is there a clear principle

Should We Object to People Storing Embryos Indefinitely after IVF?

Should We Object to People Storing Embryos Indefinitely after IVF?

October 10, 2022

Questions about how we ought to respond to the indefinite storage or death of human embryos after IVF, whether pregnant women should be able to use carpool lanes, and whether it follows that we ought to forgive Satan if we ought to forgive our enemies. * If life begins at conception, and all life i

I Can’t Accept the Gospel Because It Would Mean My Loved One Is in Hell

I Can’t Accept the Gospel Because It Would Mean My Loved One Is in Hell

October 6, 2022

Questions about how to respond to someone who refuses to accept the gospel because it would mean a loved one has likely gone to Hell, why we should think animals have souls, and how to differentiate between true Christian love and an indifference to social and political issues that are harming our c

What Does the Old Testament Say about the Nature and Role of the Messiah?

What Does the Old Testament Say about the Nature and Role of the Messiah?

October 3, 2022

Question about what the Old Testament says about the nature and role of the Messiah and whether it leaves open the option that Jesus is God and a man can die for our sins. * In light of hearing a Jewish person say he isn’t a Christian because he doesn’t believe Jesus is God or that a man can die fo

Did Jesus Ever Teach against Homosexuality?

Did Jesus Ever Teach against Homosexuality?

September 29, 2022

Questions about how to respond to someone who claims Jesus never taught against homosexuality, who also doesn’t consider anything outside the Gospels to be authoritative, and advice for befriending a lesbian couple without appearing to condone their lifestyle. * How should I respond to a friend who

Should I Pretend to Have a Greater Degree of Conviction Than I Actually Have?

Should I Pretend to Have a Greater Degree of Conviction Than I Actually Have?

September 26, 2022

Questions about whether we should pretend to have a greater degree of conviction than we actually have in order to make our arguments more persuasive and whether the uptick in violence is a purely spiritual problem or is also related to other ideologies and practices in our society. * Should I pret

How Did Jews Attain Righteousness before Christ?

How Did Jews Attain Righteousness before Christ?

September 22, 2022

Questions about how Jews attained righteousness before Christ and what Romans 9:32 means when it says the Jews “did not pursue [righteousness] by faith, but as though it were by works.”  * What does Romans 9:32 mean when it says the Jews “did not pursue [righteousness] by faith, but as though it we

How Can I Reveal and Defend My Belief in the Trinity and Leave My Oneness Church?

How Can I Reveal and Defend My Belief in the Trinity and Leave My Oneness Church?

September 19, 2022

Questions about how a teen can reveal and defend her belief in the Trinity and leave her Oneness church and whether church memberships that exclude people living a homosexual lifestyle create a two-class system contrary to Jesus’ strategy of hanging out with sinners. * How do I, as a teen, reveal a

What Questions Should I Ask Pastors When Looking for a New Church?

What Questions Should I Ask Pastors When Looking for a New Church?

September 15, 2022

Questions about what to ask pastors and other church leaders when looking for a new church. * What questions would you ask pastors and other church leaders when looking for a new church?

Will Christ’s Second Coming Be Unexpected?

Will Christ’s Second Coming Be Unexpected?

September 12, 2022

Questions about how to reconcile the unexpectedness of Christ’s second coming with passages that advise believers to pay attention to the signs of the times, why Christ hasn’t yet returned after 2,000 years, and whether a person who has died experiences time as a disembodied spirit. * How can we re

What Would You Say to a Professing Christian Who Is Radically Pro-Choice?

What Would You Say to a Professing Christian Who Is Radically Pro-Choice?

September 8, 2022

Questions about what approach to take with a professing Christian who is radically pro-choice and has rejected pro-life arguments, considering it all to be a matter of opinion. * What approach would you take with a professing Christian who is radically pro-choice and has rejected pro-life arguments

How Can I Help Young Men Who Accept Pornography Addiction as Normal?

How Can I Help Young Men Who Accept Pornography Addiction as Normal?

September 5, 2022

Questions about the ideology behind pro-prostitution advocates’ argument that using your body to do work in other jobs is the same as selling your body in prostitution and how to get through to a small group of young men who are addicted to pornography and have largely accepted it as normal.  * Wha

How Can I Handle Persistent Feelings of Guilt over Past Sins?

How Can I Handle Persistent Feelings of Guilt over Past Sins?

September 1, 2022

Questions about how one can handle persistent feelings of guilt over past sins that remain despite repentance and forgiveness in Christ and how to help someone overcome her doubt that God can love her. * How can one handle persistent feelings of guilt over past sins that remain despite repentance a

Why Is It Wrong to Have Surgery to Alter Your Sex?

Why Is It Wrong to Have Surgery to Alter Your Sex?

August 29, 2022

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. * How is claiming to be a different gend

An Egg Is Not a Chicken, so an Embryo Is Not a Human?

An Egg Is Not a Chicken, so an Embryo Is Not a Human?

August 25, 2022

Questions about whether it’s possible God doesn’t create souls for those who won’t be born due to miscarriage, abortion, etc. and how to respond to someone who says, “An egg is not a chicken, so an embryo is not a human.”  * Are souls individually created by God at conception, and if so, is it poss

Why Would the Unity of the Bible Be Evidence of Divine Authorship?

Why Would the Unity of the Bible Be Evidence of Divine Authorship?

August 22, 2022

Questions about why the unity of the Bible would be evidence of divine authorship and whether one can say proverbs are suggestions, not commands, since they’re principles, not promises. * Why does the unity of the Bible qualify as part of the evidence that the Bible has a divine author? * Since pr

How Should I Respond When My Employer Asks Me to Wear a Pride Pin?

How Should I Respond When My Employer Asks Me to Wear a Pride Pin?

August 18, 2022

Questions about how to respond to an employer who asks why you’re not wearing the pride pin he gave you to wear and whether 1 Peter 3:15 is about hope in times of suffering rather than apologetics. * How should one respond to an employer who asks why you’re not wearing the pride pin he gave you to

How Do We Determine Which Books Are Divinely Inspired?

How Do We Determine Which Books Are Divinely Inspired?

August 15, 2022

Questions about how we determine which books are divinely inspired and how to explain inerrancy to a skeptic. * How do we determine which books are divinely inspired and which are not? * How do you explain inerrancy to a skeptic? 

Am I Childless Because I Don’t Fear God Enough?

Am I Childless Because I Don’t Fear God Enough?

August 11, 2022

Questions about whether the fact that God gave the Hebrew midwives families because they feared him indicates that 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 abort

Why Does It Matter to Christians That Jesus Was Raised Bodily?

Why Does It Matter to Christians That Jesus Was Raised Bodily?

August 8, 2022

Questions about why it matters to Christians that Jesus was raised bodily and isn’t just living on as a spirit and whether Jesus had a fallen body while here on earth. * Why does it matter to Christians that Jesus was raised bodily and doesn’t just live on as a spirit? * Did Jesus have a fallen bo

Can a Case Be Made against Homosexuality and Transgenderism without Using the Bible?

Can a Case Be Made against Homosexuality and Transgenderism without Using the Bible?

August 4, 2022

Question about making a case against homosexuality and transgenderism to non-believers who do not trust the Bible. * How can I justify making a biblical case against homosexuality and transgenderism to non-believers who do not trust the Bible? 

Is It Wrong to Get a Job Instead of Volunteering My Time to Help Others?

Is It Wrong to Get a Job Instead of Volunteering My Time to Help Others?

August 1, 2022

Questions about whether it’s a sin to get a job for extra money instead of volunteering one’s time to help others and a biblical response to the phrase “I don’t want to put the Holy Spirit in a box.”  * Would it be a sin to get a job for extra money instead of volunteering my time to help others?

Should I Patronize Businesses That Collide with My Moral Beliefs?

Should I Patronize Businesses That Collide with My Moral Beliefs?

July 28, 2022

Questions about whether we should patronize businesses that collide with our moral beliefs, promote the LGBTQ lifestyle, or pay for employees to travel to other states for abortions and why God makes us with certain desires if he calls those desires sin. * As a Christian, should I patronize busines

What Is the Biblical Definition of Justice?

What Is the Biblical Definition of Justice?

July 25, 2022

Questions about why Jesus said it would have been better if Judas had not been born, the biblical definition of justice, and whether it’s “unloving” to point out the false teachings of a TV evangelist in a roundtable discussion at a church. * Why did Jesus say it would have been better if Judas had

Are Christians Who Study and Adhere to the Truths Revealed in the Bible Engaging in Bibliolatry?

Are Christians Who Study and Adhere to the Truths Revealed in the Bible Engaging in Bibliolatry?

July 21, 2022

Questions about how to respond to someone who says adhering to biblical inerrancy, studying Scripture, seeking to obey the Word, and adhering to its core truths is “bibliolatry” and how to explain the differences in the Gospel accounts to young children. * What would you say to someone who thinks a

How Would You Use the Existence of Natural Rights to Argue for the Existence of God?

How Would You Use the Existence of Natural Rights to Argue for the Existence of God?

July 18, 2022

Questions about how to use the topic of natural rights with someone who believes in them to discuss the existence of God, and whether the saying that “we come from God, and we will go back to God” is an accurate statement or just a form of “mindism.”  * How would you use the topic of natural rights

Does Naturalism Necessarily Lead to Moral Relativism?

Does Naturalism Necessarily Lead to Moral Relativism?

July 14, 2022

Questions about whether naturalism necessarily leads to moral relativism and the ways naturalists try to ground objective morality. * Does naturalism necessarily lead to moral relativism, and what are some ways naturalists try to claim objective morality?

Aren’t There Truths I Can Only Know Because of My Lived Experience?

Aren’t There Truths I Can Only Know Because of My Lived Experience?

July 11, 2022

Question about how to reconcile the fact that there are things one can only know through experience with the idea that truth can be known apart from a person’s experiences. * “Woke” culture says, “Only I can know this because of my lived experience,” which seems to contradict the idea that truth ca

How Can We Know Jesus Is the Messiah?

How Can We Know Jesus Is the Messiah?

July 7, 2022

Questions about how we can know Jesus is the Messiah when so many Jews claim passages such as Isaiah 53 and Isaiah 7:14 are not Messianic prophecies and what appropriate comfort a Christian can offer at a funeral when a non-Christian passes. * How can we know Jesus is the Messiah when so many Jews

Why Doesn’t Every Bible Version Include Matthew 17:21?

Why Doesn’t Every Bible Version Include Matthew 17:21?

July 4, 2022

Questions about why some Bible versions include Matthew 17:21 and part of Mark 9:29 and some don’t and how Jesus’ instruction not to hinder someone casting out demons in his name applies to the situation with the sons of Sceva in Acts. * Can you explain why some Bible versions include Matthew 17:21

What’s the Controversy if Aborted Fetuses Go to Heaven?

What’s the Controversy if Aborted Fetuses Go to Heaven?

June 30, 2022

Questions about why abortion is controversial if aborted fetuses go to Heaven and whether Americans will become largely pro-life after Roe v. Wade is reversed since they tend to connect legality with morality. * Do aborted fetuses, no matter the stage of embryonic development, go to Heaven, and if

Are You Really Being Unfaithful to Reality if You Use Someone’s Preferred Pronouns?

Are You Really Being Unfaithful to Reality if You Use Someone’s Preferred Pronouns?

June 27, 2022

Question about the idea that you’re not being unfaithful to reality by using someone’s preferred pronouns since those pronouns correspond to the person’s actual gender identity. * How would you respond to the idea that you’re not being unfaithful to reality by using a preferred pronoun because that

Why Didn’t God Answer My Prayer for Guidance?

Why Didn’t God Answer My Prayer for Guidance?

June 23, 2022

Questions about why God didn’t answer prayers for guidance regarding a major life decision and whether there’s evidence that God is more likely to say yes to a prayer request made while fasting. * When facing a major life decision, I prayed daily for guidance and for the Holy Spirit to order my ste

How Can God Be Omniscient about Never-Ending Future Events?

How Can God Be Omniscient about Never-Ending Future Events?

June 20, 2022

Questions about how God can be omniscient about never-ending future events, whether the salvation of a man who comes to Christ after being dramatically changed by a brain injury “counts,” and whether one should feel at peace dating another believer who differs on whether or not one can lose one’s sa

Is the Movement to Ban Abortion Really about Babies?

Is the Movement to Ban Abortion Really about Babies?

June 16, 2022

Questions about why pro-lifers don’t support making everything that has to do with having and raising a baby free if the movement is really about babies and whether there are times when Christians should use rhetoric as a tool of persuasion. * If the movement to ban abortion were really about babie

What if Someone Says He Believes in Science, Not God?

What if Someone Says He Believes in Science, Not God?

June 13, 2022

Questions about what to say to someone who says he “believes in science, not God” and how to respond to the slogan “Love Is Love” without using the Bible. * How would you respond to someone who says he “believes in science, not God”?  * How would you respond to the slogan “Love Is Love” without us

What Happens to People Who Never Heard of God or the Gospel?

What Happens to People Who Never Heard of God or the Gospel?

June 9, 2022

Question about what the Bible has to say about the eternal destiny of people who never got the chance to know the God of the Bible and had no access to the salvation message. * What does the Bible have to say about the eternal destiny of people who never got the chance to know the God of the Bible

Aren’t Some Unbelievers Sincerely Seeking Truth?

Aren’t Some Unbelievers Sincerely Seeking Truth?

June 6, 2022

Questions about whether there are scriptural explanations for why people don’t think God exists other than that they’re “suppressing the truth in unrighteousness” and how to make the case for apologetics to a pastor who uses 1 Corinthians 2 to argue against it. * Are there scriptural explanations f

Should I Speak up about a Student Handing out Pro-Gay Stickers in My Fifth-Grader’s Class?

Should I Speak up about a Student Handing out Pro-Gay Stickers in My Fifth-Grader’s Class?

June 2, 2022

Questions about piquing the interest of teenage daughters who believe the resurrection probably happened but don’t really care and whether a parent should speak up when a student in his fifth-grader’s class is handing out pro-gay stickers. * How can I pique the interest of my two teenage daughters

Since God Values Humility, Is He Against Certainty?

Since God Values Humility, Is He Against Certainty?

May 30, 2022

Questions about whether God is against certainty because it breeds arrogance, the difference between fearing God and living in fear, and why Solomon, who was given wisdom by God, had so many wives. * What are your thoughts on someone who says that since God so clearly values humility, then he would

Should Christians Be Expected to Work for Free?

Should Christians Be Expected to Work for Free?

May 26, 2022

Questions about why Paul circumcised Timothy in Acts 16:1–3 after the judgment against requiring circumcision was given by the Council of Jerusalem and whether it’s wrong for Christians to expect other Christians to work for free since it’s “for the Lord.” * Why did Paul circumcise Timothy in Acts

What Questions Would You Ask to Engage an “Agnostic Atheist”?

What Questions Would You Ask to Engage an “Agnostic Atheist”?

May 23, 2022

Questions about how to engage someone who calls himself an “agnostic atheist” and how to deal with a parent contradicting you with heretical theology while you’re teaching students in a confirmation class. * What tactical questions would you ask to engage someone who calls himself an “agnostic athe

How Would You Share the Gospel with an Animist or Buddhist?

How Would You Share the Gospel with an Animist or Buddhist?

May 19, 2022

Questions about good ways to share the gospel with an animist or Buddhist, whether the mark of the beast could be a microchip, and whether a Christian could take the mark unwittingly. * What are some good ways to share the gospel with an animist or Buddhist? * Do you think the mark of the beast co

How Would You “Take the Roof Off” a Denial of Objective Beauty?

How Would You “Take the Roof Off” a Denial of Objective Beauty?

May 16, 2022

Questions about whether it’s possible to go your whole life without sinning, why God put the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the garden, and how to “take the roof off” the claim that beauty is not objective. * Does Romans 9:11 lead to the conclusion that it’s possible to go your whole lif

Do Continuous Sins of Omission Mean You’re Not Truly Regenerate?

Do Continuous Sins of Omission Mean You’re Not Truly Regenerate?

May 12, 2022

Question about whether continuous sins of omission indicate that a person is actually unrepentant and not truly regenerate. * Do continuous sins of omission mean you’re actually unrepentant and your heart is not truly regenerate?

How Can a Soldier Reconcile Killing His Enemies with God’s Command to Love?

How Can a Soldier Reconcile Killing His Enemies with God’s Command to Love?

May 9, 2022

Questions about how a soldier in combat can reconcile killing his enemy with God’s command to love our enemies and whether or not it’s okay to pray for angels to be with and protect people. * How ought a soldier in combat to conduct himself in order to reconcile the directive to kill his enemy with

How Should a Christian Approach the Arguments in Richard Dawkins’s Book?

How Should a Christian Approach the Arguments in Richard Dawkins’s Book?

May 5, 2022

Questions about how Christians should approach the arguments in Richard Dawkins’s book The God Delusion and how to respond to the claims that the New Testament Gospels are flawed and unreliable and that Christianity isn’t based in science. * How should Christians approach the arguments in Richard D

How Should I Respond to Someone Who Feels Invalidated by the Christian View of Sexuality?

How Should I Respond to Someone Who Feels Invalidated by the Christian View of Sexuality?

May 2, 2022

Questions about how to respond to someone who says, “But this is who I am,” and who feels their existence is being invalidated by the Christian view of sexuality and whether Paul was wrong to encourage Christians to remain unmarried because “the time was short.” * How would you respond to someone w

Can Non-Trinitarians Be Saved?

Can Non-Trinitarians Be Saved?

April 28, 2022

Questions about whether the heresy of modalism prevents salvation and whether the greetings in the apostles’ letters that don’t reference the Holy Spirit are evidence the early church didn’t teach the Holy Spirit is a person. * Is modalism a heresy that prevents followers from being saved, and if s

What Did Jesus Mean When He Said We Should Wash One Another’s Feet?

What Did Jesus Mean When He Said We Should Wash One Another’s Feet?

April 25, 2022

Questions about using the services of a Christian photographer who took professional photos for a divorce mediator, what is being symbolized by Jesus washing the disciples’ feet in John 13, and whether it’s okay to live with a member of the opposite sex if you’re not sexually active. * Should I not

Is It Okay to Join an Organization That Supports Abortion?

Is It Okay to Join an Organization That Supports Abortion?

April 21, 2022

Questions about whether it’s morally okay to join and pay dues to an organization that supports abortion in order to influence the organization, whether the verse that says people from “every nation” will be in Heaven includes the Canaanites, and how to respond to someone who says sexuality doesn’t

Is It Okay to Disobey Authority in Order to Protect Yourself?

Is It Okay to Disobey Authority in Order to Protect Yourself?

April 18, 2022

Questions about whether it’s okay for a Christian in prison to disobey the rules against fighting in order to protect himself, whether Jesus raised himself from the dead or was raised, if manna was really sap from the tamarisk tree, and the possibility of becoming a different kind of “soil” in terms

Are Logic and Reasoning Immaterial?

Are Logic and Reasoning Immaterial?

April 14, 2022

Questions about whether logic and reasoning aren’t immaterial because they’re activities of a physical brain and whether the fact that some people have a “blind mind’s eye” counters the claim that the mind’s ability to visualize images is evidence for the existence of a non-physical self. * How wou

What’s the Biblical Position on Physician-Assisted Suicide?

What’s the Biblical Position on Physician-Assisted Suicide?

April 11, 2022

Questions about the biblical position on physician-assisted suicide, whether Christians should say that “God is faithful” when he gives them what they asked for, and whether it’s okay to put Christian books into the little libraries people have on their property. * What’s the biblical position on p

Is It Arrogant to Say You Know God Exists?

Is It Arrogant to Say You Know God Exists?

April 7, 2022

Questions about whether it’s arrogant for people who believe in God to say they know for sure that God exists and the best way to explain the Trinity to a child. * Is it arrogant for people who believe in God to say they know for sure that God exists? * What is the best way to explain the Trinity

What Topics Should I Cover in an Apologetics Series?

What Topics Should I Cover in an Apologetics Series?

April 4, 2022

Questions about what topics to cover when presenting an apologetics series in a church and how to handle addressing people’s doubts in an apologetics class when discussing them can confuse others and cause more doubts. * What 4–6 topics would you recommend I cover in an apologetics series in my chu

How Can We Not Be Anxious When We Know God Allows Bad Things to Happen to Us?

How Can We Not Be Anxious When We Know God Allows Bad Things to Happen to Us?

March 31, 2022

Questions about how to make the case that the Bible is the Word of God and how we can be “anxious for nothing,” as the Bible commands, when we know God allows bad things to happen to us. * How can we make the case that the Bible is the Word of God? * The Bible tells us to be anxious for nothing, b

Why Is Abraham Considered a Great Man of Faith When He Had so Much Evidence?

Why Is Abraham Considered a Great Man of Faith When He Had so Much Evidence?

March 28, 2022

Questions about why Abraham is considered to be a great man of faith when God gave him so much evidence of his existence and a response to the idea that a person’s salvation is questionable because his faith is “all head and little heart.”  * Since God appeared to Abraham several times, it seems he

How Can Something Be Evil in Itself if Evil Is Only a Lack of Good?

How Can Something Be Evil in Itself if Evil Is Only a Lack of Good?

March 24, 2022

Questions about how Greg can say something is evil “in itself” if evil is only a lack of good, how Jesus could have had a fully-human experience if he never doubted, and whether all bad things that happen to us are spiritual attacks. * How can Greg say something is evil “in itself” if evil is only

Can Science Test Supernatural Worldviews?

Can Science Test Supernatural Worldviews?

March 21, 2022

Questions about whether science can test supernatural worldviews and how to respond to the claim that the Bible isn’t against abortion since it contains a command to execute adulterous women without checking to make sure they’re not pregnant. * Can science test supernatural worldviews? If so, how?

How Do You Know if Something You’re Doing Is a Sin?

How Do You Know if Something You’re Doing Is a Sin?

March 17, 2022

Questions about how you can know if something you’re doing is a sin, what the author of Ecclesiastes meant when he said, “There is nothing new under the sun,” and whether the possibility that Moses was a lunatic or liar brings the whole Tanakh and New Testament into doubt.  * How do you know if som

Why Would God Create Animals and Allow Them to Suffer?

Why Would God Create Animals and Allow Them to Suffer?

March 14, 2022

Questions about why God would create animals and allow them to experience so much suffering and whether Christians should be content and accept their circumstances without fighting back no matter what. * Why would God create animals and allow them to experience so much suffering and gruesome deaths

What if the First Columbo Question Makes Someone Feel Ashamed?

What if the First Columbo Question Makes Someone Feel Ashamed?

March 10, 2022

Questions about what to do if someone feels ashamed because he can’t answer the first Columbo question and whether there there are arguments we can use for God’s existence based on our experience of the transcendent when we create things or watch a great performance. * What if someone feels ashamed

Do These Verses Contradict “Once Saved, Always Saved”?

Do These Verses Contradict “Once Saved, Always Saved”?

March 7, 2022

Questions about whether Revelation 2:1–7 and Colossians 1:21–23 can be reconciled with a belief in “once saved, always saved.”  * I’ve always believed “once saved, always saved,” but passages like Revelation 2:1–7 seem to say overwise. What am I missing? * How does one reconcile Colossians 1:21-23

Why Say the Beginning of the Universe Points to God?

Why Say the Beginning of the Universe Points to God?

March 3, 2022

Questions about why one should conclude the beginning of the universe points to God rather than another explanation and whether logic is created or an aspect of God’s character.