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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

The Vanishing Pro-Life Apologist

There's a growing taboo infecting crisis pregnancy centers around the country. Pro-lifers are getting tight-lipped on abortion. Here's why even CPC's are shying away from speaking frankly about the moral crime of the century. The last few years have witnessed a stunning development in the pro-life movement. More and more crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) refuse to discuss abortion. A new wave of pro-life leaders insist that victory will not be gained in the court of public opinion if the debate centers principally on the morality of abortion.

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | April 3, 2013

Following the Evidence

Can the argument really be made that the Christian view is less biased than your average scientist's or historian's? How open are you or what is it that compels you to make particular decisions about your beliefs? Two or three weeks ago I talked about a book I was reading called The Moral Animal by Robert Wright, and he made the case that morality is a result of the process of evolution. I think he's wrong.

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | March 21, 2013

The Upper Story Leap

What's at heart here is not so much science and facts, but a philosophy of doing science which says that you can only talk about things which are scientific and you must remove any reference to a supernatural force whatsoever.

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | March 7, 2013

The Upper Story Leap

What's at heart here is not so much science and facts, but a philosophy of doing science which says that you can only talk about things which are scientific and you must remove any reference to a supernatural force whatsoever.

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | March 7, 2013

Science Doesn't Tell Us Anything Important

There's something very important to you that science didn't discover: your soul.

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | March 7, 2013

Atheist Bag of Tricks–Notes for Atheism Debate

Greg Koukl debated Michael Shermer on Hugh Hewitt's radio program.  These are Greg's debate prep notes.  

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | March 1, 2013

Christianity and Naturalism

James Sire describes naturalists as monistic materialists who deny the existence of immaterial entities and their ability to act in this world.[1] Though naturalism can be characterized in broader term, which I will address briefly later in this paper, Sire's characterization is really of materialism. Ontological or metaphysical naturalism is defined in The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy as the view that everything is composed of natural entities constructed of properties as the sciences allow.

Article | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | February 28, 2013

Bosnia, Rape and the Problem of Evil

Greg responds to a letter to the editor in which the writer's pain causes him to ask the age-old question of why God allows evil to exist.

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | February 28, 2013

Relativism and the Problem of Evil

The approach many relativists take at this point is confused. First, they say that the Holocaust was evil and ask why God would allow such depravity? Later, when the tables turn and their own behavior is in question, they argue that morality is merely a matter of opinion. This reduces their earlier objection to: "How could a good God allow things that are contrary to my opinion?" or, to put it more bluntly, "I can't believe in the existence of a God who would disagree with me."

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | February 28, 2013