Archive for August 2020

#STRask - August 31, 2020

Questions about whether we can define human organisms by their DNA, applying Lewis’s argument from desire to transgender desires, and starting a spiritual conversation with a shaman.
  • If our bodies’ cells, though they contain our DNA, are not individual human beings, can we justify the idea that zygotes are human beings based on their having human DNA?
  • How would you respond to a man who used Lewis’s argument from desire to say his desire to be female is legitimate and will be fulfilled in Heaven?
  • How can I start a spiritual conversation with a shaman?

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#STRask - August 27, 2020

Can you explain why the Euthyphro dilemma is solved by saying morality comes from God’s nature, and how do I explain this to others?

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#STRask - August 24, 2020

Questions about how God could be a loving Father if he didn’t protect Job from his suffering and how to respond to someone who says Jesus just had a near-death experience.
  • How can God be a loving Father when he allows a “blameless and upright man” like Job to suffer so much instead of protecting him?
  • How do I answer the challenge that Jesus may have just had a near-death experience?

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#STRask - August 20, 2020

Questions about how to respond to a pro-choicer who says pro-life claims aren’t genuine because pro-lifers don’t about born children and whether or not we should seek interpretations for our dreams.
  • How do you respond to an abortion advocate who says he can’t take pro-life claims seriously because pro-lifers don’t care about the born like they do the unborn?
  • Should we seek interpretations for our dreams as they did in Joseph’s day?

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#STRask - August 17, 2020

Questions about the definitions of free will and choice and what Greg would say to someone who wanted to commit his life to Christ.
  • What are your definitions of free will and choice?
  • If Greg doesn’t subscribe to the “Sinner’s Prayer,” what would he say to someone who wanted to commit his life to Christ?

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#STRask - August 13, 2020

Questions about what constitutes hypocritical judging, getting permission from a teen’s father before talking to her about Christianity, and reasons to leave a “seeker-friendly” church.
  • Since we shouldn’t judge hypocritically, must we not struggle with a particular sin at all before we speak into another person’s life about that sin?
  • Should I get permission from a teen’s father before I start talking to her about Christianity?
  • Would leaving a “seeker-friendly” church for better teaching be too petty a reason to leave?

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#STRask - August 10, 2020

Questions about whether one needs to hear about Jesus to be saved and whether, contrary to Romans 2:11, God does show favoritism.
  • Can present-day people be saved without hearing about Jesus just as people were in the Old Testament?
  • How does Romans 2:11, which says God does not show favoritism, square with God choosing people like Jacob over Esau?

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#STRask - August 6, 2020

Questions about whether relativists think relativism is a universal principle and how to answer the problem of gratuitous evil.
  • Is the idea that relativists think relativism is a universal principle a straw man?
  • What approaches other than “skeptical theism” can a Christian undertake to answer the problem of gratuitous evil?

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STRask - August 3, 2020

Questions about convincing Christians that theology is as important as experience and what Jesus meant in Luke 21:14–15 when He said “not to prepare beforehand to defend yourselves.” 
  • How can I convince Christians who focus on experience that theology is equally important?
  • What does Jesus mean in Luke 21:14–15 when He says “not to prepare beforehand to defend yourselves”? 

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