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Hear thought-provoking analysis that guides you to understand today's cultural issues and equips you with the strategies and confidence to have conversations that encourage others to think critically about spirituality, faith and reason, sexuality, gender identity, and the Bible. Challenge your thinking, learn to share your faith with gentleness and respect, and help introduce people to Jesus! Prepared to Answer is here to help prepare, encourage, and equip the church of Jesus Christ to grow in confidence of faith by teaching Christians to think like Jesus. Access more apologetics resources to help you begin understanding life and the world around you with the mind of Jesus: Visit preparedtoanswer.org or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @preparedtoanswer.

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Hear thought-provoking analysis that guides you to understand today's cultural issues and equips you with the strategies and confidence to have conversations that encourage others to think critically about spirituality, faith and reason, sexuality, gender identity, and the Bible. Challenge your thinking, learn to share your faith with gentleness and respect, and help introduce people to Jesus! Prepared to Answer is here to help prepare, encourage, and equip the church of Jesus Christ to grow in confidence of faith by teaching Christians to think like Jesus. Access more apologetics resources to help you begin understanding life and the world around you with the mind of Jesus: Visit preparedtoanswer.org or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @preparedtoanswer.

    What Teens Need for Lasting Faith, with Mike McGarry

    What Teens Need for Lasting Faith, with Mike McGarry

    Our special guest, Mike McGarry of Youth Pastor Theologian, shares what he thinks today’s Christian teens need most — sound, theological teaching. Mike explains how knowing theology helps teens grow into a faith that will endure the struggles they will face and also responds to common objections to teaching theology in youth ministry.📖 Resources mentioned in this episode:Youth Pastor Theologian’s WebsiteMike’s Books:Discover: Questioning Your Way to FaithLead Them to Jesus: A Handbook for You...

    • 39 min
    Encore: Is Social Justice Biblical? (Cancel Culture Series)

    Encore: Is Social Justice Biblical? (Cancel Culture Series)

    In this episode from the archives, Scott and Shawn examine our culture’s prevailing ideas about justice and uncover what lies at the root of true justice, according to God and the Bible.📖 Resources mentioned in this episode:Confronting Justice without Compromising Truth by Thaddeus WilliamsSupport the Show.🔔 Follow for more Prepared to Answer, or subscribe on YouTube and hit that notification bell to get notified whenever we post new contentLearn more on our websiteListen on Apple PodcastsLis...

    • 50 min
    Why Does God Get to Judge? Examining God’s Justice

    Why Does God Get to Judge? Examining God’s Justice

    Why should God get to decide what’s just? And how can God be just if he simply forgives people for their sin when they place their faith in Jesus? How is that fair? Scott and Shawn dig into the challenging subject of God’s justice and discover that the key to understanding God’s justice is to begin with the question, “What does God deserve?”📖 Resources mentioned in this episode:Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth, by Thaddeus WilliamsOur episode, “Is God a Narcissist? Why Go...

    • 31 min
    Do We Have Free Will? God’s Sovereignty Vs. Our Choice

    Do We Have Free Will? God’s Sovereignty Vs. Our Choice

    If God is completely sovereign over all of his creation, can human beings be free to make real choices? Or, if God does sovereignly determine our choices as well, how can we be held responsible for those choices? Scott and Shawn dive into these difficult questions in an attempt to hold together the tension of these two apparently irreconcilable truths: God’s sovereignty and man’s free choice.📖 Resources mentioned in this episode:“Gen Z and the Draw to Serious Faith”, by Trevin Wax What A...

    • 40 min
    Why Did God Allow Evil? A Biblical Answer to the Problem of Evil

    Why Did God Allow Evil? A Biblical Answer to the Problem of Evil

    Scott and Shawn tackle the question of why God allowed evil from three important angles. First, what’s a good ‘elevator’ response when someone confronts you with such a challenge but really aren’t giving you the time for a fully developed response? Second, what’s a quick response that’s often given that you should probably avoid? And third, what is the best biblical response to this question that, while maybe not resolving the tension, leaves the questioner to consider the truth about God’s u...

    • 50 min
    Is God a Narcissist? Why God’s Demand for Worship Isn’t Selfish

    Is God a Narcissist? Why God’s Demand for Worship Isn’t Selfish

    The first commandment God gave Israel was this: “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3). And the rest of God’s commands and revelations throughout the Bible are consistent with this. God, and only God, is to be worshipped. Only God can get the glory.But the skeptic looks at this and asks: “If anyone else acted the way God acts, we’d call them a narcissist and accuse them of outright selfishness. Isn’t his demand for worship just a sign of selfish egotism?”In this episode, Scott...

    • 40 min

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