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This podcast will help you better understand, explain, defend, and faithfully live out the Christian worldview. Ryan holds a B.A. in Religion and Youth Leadership from Vanguard University, an M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Talbot School of Theology, and a certificate in science apologetics from the Reasons Institute. He spent four years as a missionary in the Dominican Republic and has been teaching junior high and high school since 2011. Since starting Coffeehouse Questions in 2015, he ...
 
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No longer are questioners satisfied with evidence that Christianity is true. They also want to know if it’s relevant and, most importantly . . . if it’s good.In Christianity Cross-Examined, Kenneth R. Samples boldly steps into the courtroom where Christianity is on trial. Going beyond merely presenting a systematic case for the Christian faith, Sam…
 
Topics include:- Sinning without knowing, and repenting for those sins- The repercussions for unrepentance- Is changing gender like changing hair color?- How can we know if we are living with inward sins?- Helping a non-believer realize their need for Jesus- God's command to kill people for worshiping false gods- The divine council - Jesus's contra…
 
Christianity not only gives meaning and purpose to life, but it also provides the true joy that we deeply desire.Michael Sherrard is senior pastor at Crosspoint Community Church and faculty member at Summit Ministries. He is the author of "Relational Apologetics" and a national speaker specializing in biblical worldview, ethics, and evangelism.…
 
"Anyone who holds to a traditional view of sexuality and marriage could come into conflict with the Equality Act should it pass. In light of this, how should Christians evaluate and respond to the Equality Act?" Neal Hardin joins the show to help us see why Christians are not on the wrong side of history.Neal Hardin is a writer and editor at Advoca…
 
"Jesus died on the cross for my sins." This is a common phrase among Christians, but what does it mean? Why did he have to die? Couldn't he simply forgive us? In this conversation with Dr. William Lane Craig, we will be going over the basics of Jesus's death on the cross, responding to objections, and showing why it is so important for Christians.…
 
This may not apply to you, but I guarantee it will apply to someone you care about. Christians must have a clear understanding of what Scripture teaches about these 5 topics, and be able to faithfully explain and defend the biblical view, so that we can protect our loves ones from their devastating consequences of the false cultural narratives. Dr.…
 
Our cultures attempt to be loving and allow for sexual freedom has left victims in its wake. Ryan will explain why sexual freedom has hurt us, help you know how to respond to statements like "love is love," challenge you to think about what the sexual boundaries should be and help you see why the biblical sexual ethic is good.…
 
Religious belief is not the only reason to question evolution. As you will see in this interview, whether you're talking about chemical evolution, microbial evolution, natural selection, genetic similarities, or the fossil record, there are scientific reasons to reject the theory of evolution.Biochemist Fazale Rana is vice president of research and…
 
"Reestablishing national unity will require the bravery to commit ourselves to embracing kindness, decency, and grace toward those we disagree with ideologically. French calls on all of us to demonstrate true tolerance so we can heal the American divide. If we want to remain standing, we must learn to stand together."David French is a senior editor…
 
Some think the Trinity is a mystery that we will never be able to understand. Others try to explain the Trinity using analogies that lead to heresy. This show with Dr. Sanders will help you understand the Trinity and be able to accurately answer the question, "Who is God?" And by the way, this is the most important question we can answer.Dr. Fred S…
 
We must understand what the Bible has to say on this pressing issue in order to faithfully live out our Christian faith. M. Daniel Carroll Rodas is Blanchard Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School, the Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary, and an adjunct professor at El Seminario Teologico Centroamerica…
 
There are over 1.5 billion Muslims in the world who are lost. As ambassadors for Christ, our desire should be to learn about Islam so that we are able to engage Muslims with the Gospel. This conversation will help you do exactly that.Alan Shlemon is an author and speaker for Stand to Reason. He trains Christians to share their convictions in a pers…
 
Why is the universe just right for life? One popular explanation is the multiverse theory. Another is an intelligent designer. Ryan reviews Paul Davies's book, "The Goldilocks Enigma," where he explores the science behind these theories and their philosophical implications.Dr. Paul Davies is an internationally acclaimed physicist and cosmologist an…
 
We often hear that we need to let go of what we can't control, but where am I letting it go to? What do I trust in if there is no God? The Christian worldview, with God at the center, is the key component to addressing toxic fear. Rose Pauly is a breast diagnostic nurse, helping women navigate through the fear of breast cancer diagnosis and treatme…
 
Have you struggled to have a consistent and productive devotional time? Have you found it difficult to study the Bible and live like Jesus?My guest, Sean Arviso, joins the show to look at his book, "Challenge Through the Book of Genesis," and give practical steps to improve your quiet time with God.By Ryan Pauly Podcast
 
Alisa Childers and I evaluate a core component of progressive Christianity called "deconstruction," the process of re-thinking everything you've been taught or believed about God and Jesus. Our goal is to highlight the true gospel of Jesus Christ so that Christians end up building a stronger faith.Here is the problem. Progressive Christianity is no…
 
Climate change is often viewed as a heated political topic. However, some may be surprised to learn that scientists have been talking about the topic for well over a century! This discussion with Dr. Hugh Ross will not only look at Earth's current climate but also at the planet's captivating climate history. He will explain why it is that we have e…
 
Some of the more popular objections against the soul, consciousness, the mind, and free will come from neuroscience. Studies done on the brain seem to suggest that our thoughts and choices are determined by brain chemistry. This, if true, would create serious problems for free will and the Christian view of the soul. However, does the evidence from…
 
Cold-case homicide detective, J. Warner Wallace, will be joining the show to discuss the nature of evidence, evidence for God, and the difference between belief that God exists and belief in God. Come join our conversation and bring your challenging questions about the evidence for Christianity!By Ryan Pauly Podcast
 
"The definition of grace in Mormonism is different from what the Bible teaches. Mormons are taught that grace is nothing more than God's 'enabling power' to help them keep commandments in order to qualify for exaltation. However, by using the example of Abraham and the teaching of Paul, Christians can explain a clear scriptural understanding of God…
 
Atheist conversation on morality. What do I mean by wrong? If God's nature is the standard of morality, what if God's nature is rape?What is the Bible's view of slavery?Have you struggled with your faith?How do we talk to a Satanist about God?Why pray to God and thank him for healing you when he caused/allowed that bad thing in the first place? Why…
 
Part 2 of our conversation focuses on responding to arguments presented by pro-choice advocates. The abortion debate is one of the more controversial issues of our day, but this shouldn't keep us from discussing this important issue. It may seem overwhelming, but it comes down to one simple question, "What is the unborn?" As Greg Koukl says, "If th…
 
The abortion debate is one of the more controversial issues of our day, but this shouldn't keep us from discussing this important issue. It may seem overwhelming, but it comes down to one simple question, "What is the unborn?" As Greg Koukl says, "If the unborn is not a human person, no justification for abortion is necessary. However, if the unbor…
 
Why don't Christians accept Mormons as Christians? How am I supposed to talk to my Mormon neighbor? Is there any archaeology supporting the Book of Mormon? How do Mormonism and Christianity differ on their view of God and Jesus? Maybe you haven't had these questions, but you have wondered something else. Join the show LIVE to have your pressing que…
 
Does objective morality exist, or is it relative? How is objective morality used to argue for the existence of God? Aren't there better naturalistic explanations? Dr. Greg Ganssle joins the show to answer these questions and more!Dr. Ganssle is a professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology. He was part-time lecturer in the philosophy depar…
 
I have doubts. We all have doubts. But it shouldn't stop there at admitting them, because doubts are not neutral. They are taking us down a path. They can either lead us to confusion and hopelessness, or they can deepen our dependence on God and motivate us to find the answers to life's big questions. Don't let your doubts lead you to unbelief. Lea…
 
This is part 2 of my conversation with Greg Koukl. Our conversation, based on Greg's book, "Tactics," will help you initiate conversations effortlessly, present the truth clearly, cleverly, and persuasively, graciously and effectively expose faulty thinking, skillfully manage the details of dialogue, and maintain an engaging, disarming style even u…
 
This is part 1 of my conversation with Greg Koukl. Our conversation, based on Greg's book, "Tactics," will help you initiate conversations effortlessly, present the truth clearly, cleverly, and persuasively, graciously and effectively expose faulty thinking, skillfully manage the details of dialogue, and maintain an engaging, disarming style even u…
 
"How do we apply the essence of the gospel to a gay loved one? In what ways can we better walk with truth and grace alongside a fellow Christian with same-sex attractions? Holy Sexuality and the Gospel offers theological and practical insights that lead us to find our identity in Christ, not our sexuality. Whether you want to share Christ with a lo…
 
How can we know whether something reported is historically true or not? What are the source materials for the life of Jesus? Did Constantine put the Bible together? How were the books of the Bible chosen? What about all the other gospels that were written? Why aren't they included? These are all great historical questions that can (and should) be a…
 
Imagination is critically important today in our present apologetics endeavor. "Imaginative apologetics seeks to harness the God-given faculty of imagination to work in cooperation with reason, to open a way for the work of the Holy Spirit to guide the will toward a commitment to Christ."Dr. Holly Ordway is a Fellow of Faith and Culture at the Word…
 
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