Monday, March 30, 2009
Apologist Profile: Greg Koukl
Announcement: Greg Koukl will be speaking at Faith Christian Fellowship in Williamsport, Maryland on May 17th, 2009. Keep watching the blog for details!
Our apologist in focus this week is Stand to Reason's Greg Koukl. Koukl has been debating topics that relate to Christianity for over 30 years.
He heads up Stand to Reason, an organization dedicated to training and equipping ambassadors for Christ since 1993. Further, he has hosted a call-in radio show in Los Angeles (also entitled Stand to Reason) since 1990.
1. M.A. in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics with high honors, member Kappa Tau Epsilon, Talbot Scholastic Honor Society (May 2006)
2. Tolbot School of Theology-La Marida, CA
M.A. in Apologetics, with honors (May 1994)
3. Simon Greenleaf University-Anaheim, CA
B.A. in Biblical Studies (May 1997)
4. Azusa Pacific University-Azusa, CA
5. Also studied at Northern Illinois University (1969-70), Michigan State University (1970-72), and UCLA (1973-74)
Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions
View our review of Tactics here.
Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air, co-authored with Francis Beckwith
A Good Reason for Evil- What is evil? Could it have a purpose? Here is a view of evil from an adult rather than a childish perspective.
God is not Responsible- Are people who commit crimes in the name of Christianity Christians?
The Strength of God and the Problem of Evil- What makes you think the ability to take away evil from the world has anything to do with God's strength?
Faith and Facts- Can you give a good definition of biblical faith? How does it relate to science?
For all of Greg's apologetics articles, see here.
Abortion for Rape Victims?
The Moral Logic of being Pro-Life
I'm Not Dead Yet- Why are human beings valuable? What is a human being? You have to answer those questions before you can say that this child isn't a human being without value.
For the rest of Greg's Bio-Ethics articles, see here. For his articles on Ethics and homosexuality, see here.
Faith and Philosophy- For some Christians (and even non-Christians), faith and philosophy are strange companions. When used properly, philosophy is a friend, not a foe, an ally, not an antagonist.
Jesus, Presuppositions, and the True Message of the Gospel- Is truth a person? Is truth a spirit? Or is truth a word? Truth is the relationship between a claim and the way the world really is.
Tips to Help You Think Clearly
For the rest of Greg's philosophy articles, see here.
Science and Evolution
Can Science Test Prayer?
Science Isn't, Science Is- To say Intelligent Design isn't Science involves two false assumptions
Evolution- Philosophy, Not Science- Greg shows that Darwin's General Theory of Evolution has nothing to do with science.
For the rest of Greg's science and evolution, see here.
Acts and the Voice of God- How does God speak to us?
Cosmic Child Abuse- Is the cross actually a cruel punishment revealing God as vengeful?
Jesus, the Only Savior- Greg explains why there is not such thing as a pluralist Christian.
Greg also offers articles addressing Culture and Christianity and Miscellaneous topics.
Stand to Reason's website offers a wealth of resources for the thinking Christian. I highly recommend it and Mr. Koukl's works.
Courage and Godspeed,
Chad A. Gross