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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 | December 16, 2013

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 | December 3, 2013

20 Years of Impact

As Stand to Reason closes out it’s 20th anniversary year, I think of the multitudes of ordinary folk in STR’s ranks who’ve been standing faithfully where God has placed them. In the long view, an organization’s success is not ultimately measured by its flashy triumphs—packed out venues, best-selling books, world-class web stats—but rather by the quiet victories of individual lives transformed through its faithful service.

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | December 2, 2013

The Courage of Your Convictions

Are you willing to be called a bigot for Christ? The issue of what Christians believe about homosexuality is coming up a lot for a reason. It is not because Christians are trying to force our views on other people. Christians who have a traditional understanding of the Bible are in a defensive posture right now with the trend of culture.

Article | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | November 20, 2013

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 Power of a Two-Letter Word

Ridicule is not an argument. Here's a more effective two-letter strategy. I would like to tip you off to the power of a simple, two-letter word. When used properly, it has the ability to stop an aggressive challenger in his tracks, turn the tables, and get him thinking. This modest word is a little giant, putting the ball back into his court and putting you in the driver’s seat of an otherwise out-of-control conversation. That word, used as a question, is “So?” Here is why—and how—it works.

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | October 24, 2013

Are You Closed-minded?

People who call you closed-minded rather than wrong have a problem with their own view.  Greg explains how it unravels. My niece, Kirsten, has a friend named Aiman who accused her of being closed-minded simply because she believed Jesus’ claim that He was the only way of salvation. If you have encountered this yourself, you might be interested in what I told her.

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | October 10, 2013

Preparation Leads to Action

Our preparation is different when we have an expectation that preparation will make a difference. And when we have a plan, we are more likely to act.

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | September 20, 2013

A Surprising Tactic

I want to let you in on a little epiphany, a moment of revelation I had while prepping for my national radio debate with atheist and Skeptic magazine founder, Michael Shermer.

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | August 28, 2013

How to Reach Someone Who's Not God's Type?

How do you reach out to someone who is not looking for God and does not even believe He exists? That’s a question I’ve asked myself more than once, which is why the opening lines of a little book I recently stumbled across immediately grabbed my attention.

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | August 7, 2013