Greg explains how his Inside Out tactic relates to Thanksgiving, talks to a caller about what, if anything, to say to pastors who aren’t addressing cultural issues, reflects on a book that provides a liturgy for daily worship, and answers a question about whether we should address the devil in prayer.
 
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  1. Commentary: You can’t be thankful without someone to thank. (00:00)
  2. What, if anything, should I say to my pastors about the fact that my church is not addressing any cultural issues? (18:00)
  3. Commentary: Be Thou My Vision: A Liturgy for Daily Worship (38:00)
  4. What are your thoughts on addressing the devil during prayer? (50:00)
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Greg talks to apologist Melissa Dougherty about how she fell into New Age beliefs, thinking they were Christian, her return to biblical Christianity, the importance of biblical literacy and clear thinking for all Christians, and New Age beliefs in the church.
 
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  1. Interview: Melissa Dougherty on Christians and New Age Beliefs (00:00)
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Guest Host: Robby Lashua
 
Robby talks to Eric Johnson of Mormonism Research Ministry about the rules Mormons have to follow, the LDS view of authority and the way they view their prophets, the LDS need to keep all their commandments, and how Mormons and Christians talk past each other by using the same terms with different definitions.
 
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  1. Interview: Eric Johnson of Mormonism Research Ministry (00:00)
  2. Can Mormons drink caffeine? What are the rules they have to follow? (06:00)
  3. What’s the LDS view of authority and their structure of leadership? (24:00)
  4. Christians and Mormons use the same terms but mean different things. (41:00)
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Guest Host: Robby Lashua
 
Robby interviews Eric Johnson of Mormonism Research Ministry about his new book, Introducing Christianity to Mormons: A Practical and Comparative Guide to What the Bible Teaches.
 
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  1. Interview: Eric Johnson, author of Introducing Christianity to Mormons: A Practical and Comparative Guide to What the Bible Teaches (00:00)
  2. Why are so many Latter-day Saints leaving their faith? (15:00)
  3. Why does the historicity and reliability of the Bible matter so much when talking to Latter-day Saints? (28:00)
  4. What is the LDS view of faith? (37:00)
  5. Are Mormons Christians? (40:00)
  6. How can we share the truth with LDS friends and family? (48:00)
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Greg critiques the concept of “practicing prophecy,” explaining why prophecy is not something one learns to do, then he answers questions about taking a sick child to a Christian who claims to be a healer and whether some people are called by God to be single.
 
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  1. Commentary: Prophecy is not something one learns to do. (00:00)
  2. What do you think of my decision to not take my eleven-year-old son, who has scoliosis, to a Christian who claims to be a healer? (32:00)
  3. Is it true that some people are called by God to live a life of singleness, and what’s your view on Matthew 19:12 and 1 Corinthians 7? (44:00)
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Greg examines the rhetoric in an article about a “Center for Transgender Health,” then he answers a question about what “give it to the Lord” means when we’re facing difficult times.
 
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  1. Commentary: Keep your eyes open for smoke and mirrors. (00:00)
  2. Does “giving it to the Lord” mean not doing something about our situation? (27:00)
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Greg responds to Doug the atheist’s comments on one of Tim Barnett’s videos, then he answers questions about what Christians mean when they say God told them to do something, slavery, going on vacation without one’s spouse, and whether if a Christian isn’t healed, it’s because he lacks faith.
 
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  1. Commentary: Count the cost of following Jesus. (00:00)
  2. What do Christians mean when they say God told them to do something? (18:00)
  3. Slavery is never condemned in the Bible, so why does it seem wrong? (26:00)
  4. Is it appropriate for a married person to go on a vacation without his or her spouse? (37:00)
  5. If a Christian doesn’t get healed, is it because he didn’t have enough faith? (46:00)
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Greg responds to an author’s evaluation of evangelicals, then he answers questions about churches not working together, the appropriateness of separating from a spouse who’s addicted to prescription drugs, and the ideals and virtues that encompass masculinity.
 
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  1. Commentary: Are evangelicals bad representatives of Jesus? (00:00)
  2. Do you have any thoughts on churches not working together to solve what’s going on in the culture today? (34:00)
  3. At what point is it necessary to separate from a spouse who is addicted to prescription drugs? (42:00)
  4. What are the ideals and virtues that emcompass masculinity, and how do I practice those ideals on a day-to-day basis in order to communicate my beliefs more effectively? (47:00)
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Greg comments on whether an incremental approach to fighting abortion is compromising, then answers questions about recommended resources on objective truth, whether we should reflect on conversations after the fact, and whether homosexuality should be a capital offense.
 
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  1. Do pro-life advocates compromise when they fight for incremental changes instead of an all-or-nothing outlawing of abortion? (0:00)
  2. What books or resources do you recommend for learning more about objective truth? (22:00)
  3. What is a healthy way to reflect on conversations after the fact for future improvement? (44:00)
  4. Should Christians be working to make homosexuality a capital offense? (52:00)
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Greg comments on a school district making national headlines for its handling of sex education, then he answers questions about the language describing homosexuality in the Bible and about a fear that God will answer prayer with hardship.
 
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  1. Commentary:  A Creeping Totalitarianism in the Public Education System (0:00)
  2. Are other uses of the word "homosexuality" in the Bible the same root word as that used by Paul in Corinthians? (25:00)
  3. How can I face my fear that prayer for bold faith will lead to hardship? (49:00)
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