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What is the fate of the unevangelized?

With news stories being released about the death of missionary John Chau, many questions are being asked about missions work and the fate of the unevangelized. Should we be trying to spread the Gospel to all people? Should we just leave them alone to do their own thing? How could God send someone to hell who has never heard?

A while back I wrote the blog, “What happens to those who have never heard the gospel?”. It gives a short response to a difficult question. In the podcast this week I share my thoughts on John Chau and the fate of the unevangelized. Hopefully the more detailed response can help you think through this difficult issue while we pray for the friends and family of John Chau.

You can follow the Coffeehouse Questions Podcast and have it automatically downloaded to your device by subscribing on iTunes. If you don’t have iTunes, find the podcast and follow on SoundCloud or search “Coffeehouse Questions with Ryan Pauly” on your Android podcast player. Finally, if you’d rather stick to the radio, you can listen to the show on 100.1 KGBA every Saturday night from 9-9:30 PT.

Like the Facebook page or follow on Instagram to interact with Ryan and his guests on future shows. Your questions and comments help to make the show more interactive. So, send in those questions at contact@coffeehousequestions.com, FacebookTwitterInstagram, or by text at (714) 989-6927 (Google Voice number for texts only).

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Is the Bible scientific? with Dr. Hugh Ross

I continue my discussion this week with Dr. Hugh Ross from Reasons to Believe. As we discussed last week, Dr. Ross released his newest book on September 5th titled, Always Be Ready: A Call to Adventurous Faith. We begin this episode by telling a story from the book about a divine encounter on an airplane. The rest of the episode responds to the questions that many of you sent in. These questions include:

  • What is the scientific evidence against changing laws of nature?
  • Is the Bible scientific?
  • Where do we place the dinosaurs?
  • What is carbon dating?
  • How do you know Christianity is true?
  • Why is it important for Christians to pick a side on the age of the earth debate?

I hope you enjoy his responses and don’t miss out on your chance to send in questions for my next interview! Make sure and follow the social media links below for more info.

If you would like 20% off a copy of Always Be Ready, click here and enter the coupon code “RYAN20”.

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You can follow the Coffeehouse Questions Podcast and have it automatically downloaded to your device by subscribing on iTunes. If you don’t have iTunes, find the podcast and follow on SoundCloud or search “Coffeehouse Questions with Ryan Pauly” on your Android podcast player. Finally, if you’d rather stick to the radio, you can listen to the show on 100.1 KGBA every Saturday night from 9-9:30 PT.

Like the Facebook page or follow on Instagram to interact with Ryan and his guests on future shows. Your questions and comments help to make the show more interactive. So, send in those questions at contact@coffeehousequestions.com, FacebookTwitterInstagram, or by text at (714) 989-6927 (Google Voice number for texts only).apologetics

How to Have a Fruitful Dialogue with Mormons

On August 4th, I got back from leading my first MAVEN Immersive Experience. I had an absolute blast spending 6 days in the Salt Lake area learning from experts and sharing the Gospel with Mormons. We had some great conversations and I want to share those with you in a hope that my experience will help you have fruitful dialogues with Mormons.

Check out MAVEN if a trip like this sounds interesting to you. I also want to encourage you to look at the resources and great ministries that we were able to work with while in Utah. They include:

You can follow the Coffeehouse Questions Podcast and have it automatically downloaded to your device by subscribing on iTunes. If you don’t have iTunes, find the podcast and follow on SoundCloud or search “Coffeehouse Questions with Ryan Pauly” on your Android podcast player. Finally, if you’d rather stick to the radio, you can listen to the show on 100.1 KGBA every Saturday night from 9-9:30 PT.

Like the Facebook page or follow on Instagram to interact with Ryan and his guests on future shows. Your questions and comments help to make the show more interactive. So, send in those questions at contact@coffeehousequestions.com, FacebookTwitterInstagram, or by text at (714) 989-6927 (Google Voice number for texts only).

How do I share God with someone who rejects Christ? (Video)

Here is a question that I received at a recent Q&A at Hume Lake Christian Camp.

If you are interested in me speaking at your church or youth group, click on the Endorsements & Speaking page, look through the speaking topics or suggest your own, and contact me at contact@coffeehousequestions.com. I am happy to help in any way I can. God bless!

Evangelism and the Big Bang with Dr. Jeff Zweerink

Dr. Jeff Zweerink, an astrophysicist and research scholar at Reasons to Believe, joined me to talk about what Christians need to know about Big Bang cosmology. It was interesting that he was able to show how the Big Bang can be useful when it comes to Evangelism. Listen and see how he connected the two!

You can find last week’s interview on the integration of science and faith here.

What are your thoughts on the Big Bang? Make sure to leave a comment below!

Are you a student who is interested in studying science in college? Or may you’re a parent who has a student who is interested in science. If so, you should check out this promo for The Lab, where their goal is to equip students for careers in different scientific disciplines.

You can follow the Coffeehouse Questions Podcast and have it automatically downloaded to your device by subscribing on iTunes. If you don’t have iTunes, find the podcast and follow on SoundCloud or search “Coffeehouse Questions with Ryan Pauly” on your Android podcast player. Finally, if you’d rather stick to the radio, you can listen to the show on 100.1 KGBA every Saturday night from 9-9:30 PT.

Like the Facebook page or follow on Instagram to interact with Ryan and his guests on future shows. Your questions and comments help to make the show more interactive. So, send in those questions at contact@coffeehousequestions.com, FacebookTwitterInstagram, or by text at (714) 989-6927 (Google Voice number for texts only).

The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist with Dr. Andy Bannister (Podcast)

Dr. Andy Bannister, Director of Solas Centre for Public Christianity and speaker at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, joins me this week to discuss his book, The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist: Or the Dreadful Consequences of Bad Arguments. Listen as we discuss arguments from atheism and why tolerance is disrespectful, and then frame it all in a picture of evangelism and pointing people to Jesus.

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You can follow the Coffeehouse Questions Podcast and have it automatically downloaded to your device by subscribing on iTunes. If you don’t have iTunes, find the podcast and follow on SoundCloud or search “Coffeehouse Questions with Ryan Pauly” on your Android podcast player. Finally, if you’d rather stick to the radio, you can listen to the show on 100.1 KGBA every Saturday night from 9-9:30 PT.

Like the Facebook page or follow on Instagram to interact with Ryan and his guests on future shows. Your questions and comments help to make the show more interactive. So, send in those questions at contact@coffeehousequestions.com, FacebookTwitterInstagram, or by text at (714) 989-6927 (Google Voice number for texts only).

Can you tell me about Jesus?

Do you really know Jesus? Do you know more than saying, “Jesus died for my sins” or “I have a personal relationship with him”? Most students aren’t able to get past a few Christian clichés if you ask them who Jesus is and what He has done. It’s time to reTHINK our worldview. At reTHINK this year, some of the best speakers are going to help students know Jesus better. Students will leave with a greater knowledge and experience of Him. Watch the videos below and check out this amazing student conference in two locations this fall.

Southern California: September 23rd and 24th

Dallas, TX: October 21st and 22nd

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Is Jesus eternal? Responding to Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses (Podcast)

Has Jesus existed from all eternity past or is he a created being? This is a very important question to ask. John 1:3 and Isaiah 44:24 help us see that Jesus cannot be a created being. Listen as I explain how these verses can only be understood in the context of Jesus being the eternal God.

Also, I begin this podcast by responding to a listener question that was submitted on Facebook. I was asked how to reconcile 2 John 10-11 with my conversation last week when I mentioned that we should welcome Mormons into our homes for a discussion.

You can follow the Coffeehouse Questions Podcast and have it automatically downloaded to your device by subscribing on iTunes. You  can also find it and follow on SoundCloud or search “Coffeehouse Questions with Ryan Pauly” on your Android podcast player.

This podcast is also being live streamed every Wednesday on Facebook Live at 5 PM PT. Like the Facebook page, watch live, and interact with me by asking questions and commenting.

Send in your questions on Facebook or use #AskRyanP on Twitter.

Is God unchangeable? Responding to Mormons (Podcast)

What do you do when Mormons knock on your door? Do you act like you aren’t home? Do you politely say that you are not interested and shut the door? Do you argue with them and tell them that they are wrong? The Mormons that frequent my house tell me about people yelling at them and saying that they are of the devil! I know that not every person responds in this way, but it breaks my heart. I believe that Christians are able to have a fruitful, friendly, engaging discussion with Mormons. I will give you one simple tool that is very easy to remember and very effective. Just remember this and instead of shutting the door, calling them names, or hiding, you will be able to engage the Mormons in a fruitful discussion and help them see the True God.

You can follow the Coffeehouse Questions Podcast and have it automatically downloaded to your device by subscribing on iTunes. You  can also find it and follow on SoundCloud or search “Coffeehouse Questions with Ryan Pauly” on your Android podcast player.

This podcast is also being live streamed every Wednesday on Facebook Live at 5 PM PT. Like the Facebook page, watch live, and interact with me by asking questions and commenting.

Send in your questions on Facebook or use #AskRyanP on Twitter.

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