Greg answers questions about staying in a hotel that’s had paranormal activity, talking to one’s children about LGBTQ views before they encounter them, and using consciousness as indirect evidence for God’s existence.
 
Topics:
  1. Is there anything to be fearful of when you’re staying in a hotel that claims to have had paranormal activity? (06:00)
  2. Should I talk about LGBTQ views with my children before they hear them from the culture, and if so, how should I start the conversation? (25:00)
  3. What do you think of my argument that consciousness is indirect evidence for God’s existence? (48:00)
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Greg talks to callers about the meaning of Matthew 7:21–23, how one should respond to friends who are convinced they’re receiving messages from God, the best approach to take with militant atheist friends, and what to say to someone who thinks the only way to connect with God is through psychedelic drugs.
 
Topics:
  1. Am I using Matthew 7:21–23 correctly? (02:00)
  2. How should I respond to friends who are convinced God is giving them messages and are very emotional about it? (20:00)
  3. What’s the best approach to take with militant atheist friends who think Christianity is stupid? (39:00)
  4. What approach should I take with someone who thinks the only way to connect with God is through psychedelic drugs? (52:00)
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Greg talks about how you can’t have objective good without God, then he answers questions about what it means to say we’re made in the image of God, whether the image of God can be gained or lost, and how this relates to the abortion issue.
 
Topics:
  1. Commentary: Objective morality is good evidence for God. (00:00) 
  2. What is your understanding of the image of God, can it be gained or lost, and how does this relate to the abortion issue? (29:00)
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Keep Gardening

Greg talks with Amy about an update she received from someone she had an interaction with a few years ago and reminds us to keep gardening, then he answers questions about whether we can thwart God and whether the scientific method and empathy can ground morality.
 
Topics:
  1. Commentary: Keep gardening. (00:00)
  2. Can man thwart God? (18:00)
  3. Can the scientific method provide a basis for morality and empathy provide an obligation for morality? (35:00)
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Greg explains why he thinks a saved person can’t lose his salvation, then he answers questions about the last verse of John and whether evolution could have given us a common set of moral rules.
 
Topics:
  1. Commentary: Can you lose your salvation? (00:00)
  2. What do you think of the last verse of the book of John? (32:00)
  3. Is there a common set of moral rules that evolution could have tricked us into? (46:00)
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Greg talks about our need to have courage and grace as we stand in the truth, then he answers questions about how we know the devil didn’t raise Jesus, whether the Holy Spirit can use descriptive passages to affirm a decision, and Christians’ involvement in politics.
 
Topics:
  1. Commentary: Stand with courage and grace. (00:00)
  2. How do we know it wasn’t the devil who raised Jesus? (20:00)
  3. Can the Holy Spirit use descriptive passages (as opposed to prescriptive) to affirm a decision? (29:00)
  4. Regarding Christians’ involvement in politics, how should I respond to the claim that Christians can’t expect non-believers and their cultures to conform to Christian values before they have been made new in Christ? (46:00)
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Greg talks to a student about STR’s “Be One of the 100” campaign, corrects a stat he gave about slavery, talks about how to go about writing a book, then talks to a caller about how to find a good church.
 
Topics:
  1. Commentary: Be one of the 100. (00:00)
  2. Commentary: Greg corrects a stat he gave about slavery. (16:00)
  3. Commentary: How can I go about writing a book? (17:00)
  4. How can I find a good church? (42:00)
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Greg answers questions about whether there’s a legitimate difference between microevolution and macroevolution, concern about a pastor’s response to the reversal of Roe v. Wade, whether it’s wrong to take contraceptives, and why God doesn’t get rid of Satan immediately.
 
Topics:
  1. How should I respond to someone who says there’s no difference between microevolution and macroevolution and that it’s just an illegitimate distinction made up by Christians? (04:00)
  2. What do you think about my pastor’s response to the reversal of Roe v. Wade, and should I not stay at this church? (29:00)
  3. Is taking contraceptives wrong like abortion is wrong, or is it okay to prevent pregnancy before conception? (45:00)
  4. Why doesn’t God just rid of Satan immediately? (52:00)
Greg discusses the fact that even though our culture glorifies LGBTQ lifestyles, the statistics show these lifestyles are actually harmful to people, then he answers a question about the timeline for end-time events.
 
Topics:
  1. Commentary: Statistics show LGBTQ lifestyles are harmful. (09:00)
  2. You’ve convinced me about the rapture being post-trib, but what is the timeline for the rest of the end-time events? (41:00)
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Greg talks about the helpfulness of tactics, even for those who are new to using them, tells about hearing from a pastor that virtually all of the junior high girls in their youth group identify as bisexual, and talks to a caller about Trinitarian vs. Unitarian views of God.
 
Topics:
  1. Commentary: An example of the helpfulness of tactics (00:00)
  2. Commentary: Virtually all of the girls in a junior high youth group are openly identifying as bisexual. (36:00)
  3. Follow-up call regarding last week’s question about the number of persons in the Trinity—comments on a video debate between William Lane Craig (Trinitarian) and Dale Tuggy (Unitarian) (47:00)
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