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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 | 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

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

Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air

It might be that, given the nature of the world, all we are left with when it comes to ethics are human conventions. But if that’s the case, then an intellectually honest relativist will have to admit that, given his view of the world, ultimately, anything goes. Recently I’ve run into a challenge to my own challenge of moral relativism (Relativism—Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air, Baker). The rejoinder is clever, but misleading. I want to give you my response so you will be ready if you encounter the same objection. First a quick review.

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | October 17, 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

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

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