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Virtues of an Ambassador for Christ - Everyday

A suggestion to be intentional and vigilant about being an attractive ambassador in everyday life Yesterday on the freeway my moments of tender intercession were interrupted by outbursts of unkind words tumbling from the same lips previously dedicated to prayer. Yes, fresh and bitter water from the same spring (James 3). The problem? Drivers who tailgate. They drive me nuts. California freeways are full of them and one was close at my heels.

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | July 25, 2013

Psychological Confidence vs. Convictions

Think about this. A smart person is smart enough to know he’s smart. A dumb person is often too dumb to know he’s dumb, so he thinks he’s smart, but he’s not. So both of them think they’re smart, but only one is really smart and the other is dumb. So here’s my question: Do you think you’re smart? If you do, is it because you are smart and you know it, or because you’re actually too dumb to know how dumb you are?

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | July 13, 2013

How Christians Can Deal with Tragedy

It’s a good thing before trials come to put our thoughts in proper order about how to deal with difficulties and tragedies that God allows in our lives, and not to let them shake us from what the Truth is, if we are in possession of it.

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | July 13, 2013

Treating the Symptoms and the Disease

Followers of Jesus Christ face two extremes in the discussion of Christianity and citizenship.  Do we aggressively invade culture, offering political solutions, or divorce from culture, trusting the Spirit to change hearts?  The biblical approach is not one or the other; Christians must do both. Followers of Jesus Christ face two extremes in the discussion of Christianity and citizenship.  

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | July 11, 2013

Does God Take Sides? Why Political Partisanship Is Morally Obligatory

I want to talk about a principle that relates to this broader discussion of politics. In fact, I want to talk about two things that are related and are especially important ideas during an election season. The first is the question, Does God take sides? And the second is on the issue of partisanship, in other words, arguing for and defending your own view. Here are my two basic convictions regarding these two questions. First, God does take sides. Second, partisanship is not only good, I think it is morally required precisely because God does take sides.

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | July 11, 2013

Christians Aren't Allowed to Be Jerks

Unpleasant, hostile, conniving, catty, arrogant, complainer, gossip-- Christians with traits like these bring discredit not just on themselves, but also the Gospel of Jesus Christ. One of my callers had a valid question. He asked if there is such a thing as mean-spirited Christians. My answer was, yes, Christians do all kinds of bad things, unfortunately.

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | July 5, 2013

"Common" Temptation

I heard very, very sad news this last week, and many of you are aware of this.  A very well known evangelical leader in southern California has stepped down from ministry because of sexual indiscretion.  He has offered his resignation and it was accepted in his church.  I'm not going to mention his name right now because it's not really that important.  Those of you who know, know; and those of you who don't, don't need to know.  But you need to know this....

Article | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | June 24, 2013

Principles of Successful Business from Proverbs

Principle #1:  Exercise complete dependence on God.

Article | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | June 24, 2013

What’s Wrong with Being Seeker-Centered?

I am astounded in many ways by why it is so difficult for us as a church to simply follow the directions.  Why is that so hard?  I'm talking about how the church comports itself and how it marshals its efforts in order to have the kind of impact that God intends it to have in the world.  It is not even clear to me anymore that the church – speaking in generalizations now, and there are always exceptions –even knows what it is all about, what it is meant to do.  

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | June 21, 2013

Response to a Letter From a Homosexual

Can you be both charitable and immoral?

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | June 12, 2013