Greg talks about five things to look for in a Christian college, then he answers questions about universalism, a “too high” view of Scripture, whether Jews and Christians worship the same God, your culpability if a friend uses something you made in pagan ceremonies, and when a fetus becomes a human being.
 
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  1. Commentary: Five things to look for in a Christian college (00:00)
  2. Is it better to not exist ever or to exist and be condemned? (17:00)
  3. Is it possible to have too high a view of Scripture, where the human element is not considered at all? (28:00)
  4. Do Christians and Jews worship the same God? (33:00)
  5. Am I culpable if a friend of mine is using an axe I made for him in pagan ceremonies? (43:00)
  6. At what point is a fetus a human being and not just a clump of cells? (47:00)
  7. Is it a problem that the church our church is renting space from rejects biblical truth? (53:00)
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Greg talks to Rich Bordner, an English and philosophy teacher, about what he’s seeing in his interactions with his high school students—their worldview, their view of truth and morality, etc.
 
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  1. Interview: Greg talks to Rich Bordner, an English and philosophy teacher, about the worldview of his public high school students. (00:00)
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Greg continues a call from the last episode about the rapture, then he answers questions about discrepancies in the Bible, the flood, and responding to the claim that Vishnu and Jesus are the same person.
 
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  1. Continued from the previous episode: What do you think about the pre-trib rapture, and what should I do if I differ with my church and family on this topic? (00:00)
  2. Follow-up questions on discrepancies in the Bible and interpreting the account of the flood. (31:00)
  3. How should I respond to the claim that Vishnu and Jesus are the same person? (48:00)
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Greg reflects on what we learn from the Jerusalem Council in Acts 15 about law vs. grace, baptism, and decision making, then he answers questions about interacting with a family member who’s a steamroller and the rapture.
 
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  1. Commentary: A close look at Acts 15 (00:00)
  2. How should I interact with a family member who’s a steamroller? (32:00)
  3. What do you think about the pre-trib rapture, and what should I do if I differ with my church and family on this topic? (48:00)
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Greg talks about making Bible-reading part of your life habits, then he takes calls about biblical inerrancy, brain chemistry vs. one’s soul, praying to Mary, using transgender names and pronouns, and COVID-19.
 
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  1. Commentary: Reading through the Bible isn’t a goal, it’s a lifestyle. (00:00)
  2. Do anti-science passages in the Bible prove it’s not inerrant? (06:00)
  3. How can I tell the difference between the results of brain chemistry and my soul? (21:00)
  4. Is praying to Mary and the saints acceptable because it’s the same as asking people to pray for you? (30:00)
  5. Should I use a new transgender name and pronouns for my brother-in-law if my husband wants me to? (39:00)
  6. Is fear of COVID-19 a spiritual issue? (50:00)
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Greg talks about our need to grasp the grace of God, then he answers questions about how to respond to charges of homophobia and how to make an argument for biblical inerrancy.
 
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  1. Commentary: The importance of grasping the grace of God (00:00)
  2. How can I respond to the charge that Leviticus 20:13 is homophobic and creates homophobia? (28:00)
  3. Is it possible to make a case for the inerrancy of the Bible? (46:00)
Using illustrations from apologetics arguments, Greg continues explaining principles of critical thinking that will help you craft better arguments for the truth and spot bad arguments when you hear them (part two of two).
 
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  1. Part Two of Primer on Clear Thinking (00:00)
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Greg talks about how to recognize spiritual warfare then goes through some principles of critical thinking to help you craft better arguments for the truth and spot bad arguments when you hear them (part one of two).
 
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  1. Part One of Primer on Clear Thinking (00:00)
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Greg reflects on the Christmas story, Christmas cards, and Christmas carols, then he answers questions about engaging a post-Christian culture, how free will fits into Romans 9:14–23, a struggle with spiritual numbness, and whether people are in Hell by choice and how that can be reconciled with Revelation 5:13.
 
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  1. Commentary: Some Christmas thoughts (00:00)
  2. How do we engage a culture where Christianity doesn’t have any social or cultural relevance? (18:00)
  3. What are your thoughts on free will and how it fits into the words about Pharaoh in Romans 9:14–23? (32:00)
  4. I struggle to be convinced that I'm loved by God and that salvation and grace are there for me. (43:00)
  5. If it’s true that everyone in Hell wants to be in Hell (per C.S. Lewis) why would they give “blessing and honor and glory” to God (Rev. 5:13)? (51:00)
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Greg offers some perspective at the end of this crazy year, then he answers a question about how to respond to a Christian family member who requests everyone use a male name and pronouns for their five-year-old daughter.
 
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  1. Commentary: Some perspective at the end of a crazy year (00:00)
  2. How should I respond to a Christian family member who asked me to use male pronouns and a new male name for their biological girl who just turned five? (32:00)
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