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Try This Powerful Question to Throw Light on Enigmas like the Problem of Evil

Here is a question I want to encourage you to start asking: What’s the alternative? In the right circumstances, it can be a powerful query. Let me tell you why.

Article | Philosophy | Greg Koukl | October 1, 2019

A Shrewd Insight from Francis Schaeffer

Understanding the mannishness of man provides a powerful technique to get someone thinking.

Article | Philosophy | Greg Koukl | October 1, 2018

Spiritually Investing in the Lives of Your Kids - Mentoring Letter April 2015

A simple way to invest spiritually in the lives of your kids Here’s a clever drill I’ve stumbled upon that’s got to be the simplest, most efficient way to make a spiritual investment in the lives of your kids. I picked it up at my daughters’ classical Christian school where they use it to great effect.

Article | Miscellaneous | Greg Koukl | April 1, 2015

Is God in Time?

The Scriptures seem to identify a God in time, yet a God that is somehow beyond time, not constrained by it the way we are (1 Peter 3).  Put your thinking caps on today. We're going to talk about time. It's common for us to make the comment "The spaceless, timeless God" or "Then we'll pass out of time, into eternity." However, the Scripture is not clear about God's timelessness. Most of the verses seem to indicate God is in time: Rev 1:4; Rev 4:8, Ps 90, Jude 25, 2 Pet 3:8.

Article | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | April 23, 2014

A Proverb a Day - Mentoring Letter February 2014

If I have only a short time to read, Proverbs is where I turn first. Every day that I do, I feel like my foundation is being shored up.  February 1, 2014 There’s nothing original about reading a chapter of Proverbs a day. Thirty-one days in a month (roughly); 31 chapters in the book. Easy. In fact, it’s so obvious, it’s easy to overlook. Don’t. Very little in my life has yielded such rewards with such little effort.

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | January 31, 2014

Suffering Adversity and Character Development

Whatever difficulties you face, it's safe to say there is something else going on than what meets the eye. In what way is God working all things for good? According to Romans 8:28, God is conforming us to the image of his Son. Jesus Himself was brought to maturity through suffering. Hebrews 2:10 says, "For it was fitting for God, for Whom and through Whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the Author of their salvation through sufferings."

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | November 12, 2013

Worldviews and Reality

Bad worldviews, even if deeply believed, cannot undo reality. God has given every human being the ability to know truth about his world. Reality, then, becomes our ally, even with postmoderns. I have fielded some questions lately about whether a person with a modern worldview (STR types, presumably) can really connect with people in an emerging, postmodern culture. This also may be a concern of yours. I don’t think it’s anything you should lose any sleep over, though. Here’s why.

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | September 27, 2013

Evidence for the Soul

An apocryphal story of Greg's backyard deck serves to illustrate an important lesson about the nature of human identity. I'm having a dispute with my neighbor and I want you to help me settle it. I need your advice, because I want to keep good relations with my neighbor, but at the same time, I think he stole something from me, but I'm not sure.

Article | Philosophy | Greg Koukl | April 24, 2013

When the Enterprise Got a Soul

Greg challenges a misinterpretaton of what it means to have a soul which occurred on an episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation." I don't really watch Star Trek, and to be honest with you, I'm not quite sure what the big appeal is. I guess you either get it or you don't.

Article | Philosophy | Greg Koukl | April 24, 2013

The Value of Philosophy

An historical perspective on how philosophy has significantly defined our culture, and how the church has responded.

Article | Philosophy | Greg Koukl | April 24, 2013