From Truth To Experience:
GREG KOUKL: STAND TO REASON MINISTRIES"Why the church is losing its vitality". The church is in a desperate struggle for the souls of men, yet our chief spiritual weapon in the battle is often neglected. Instead, our efforts are often directed at an unhealthy hunger for experience. Greg examines three entrenched traditions in Evangelicalism that he argues have undermined our pursuit of biblical truth. Each has had a relativizing influence, has contributed to our illiteracy, and has led us into foolishness and danger. And...
"Tactics." Are you tired of finding yourself flat-footed and intimidated in conversations about your faith and values? Want to increase your confidence in discussions, no matter whom you're talking to? Learn the techniques Greg Koukl has taught thousands of others that will put you in the driver's seat in every exchange. Your conversations can look more like diplomacy than warfare.
Forum: Friday 7:00-9:00 PM, Saturday 9:00-12:00 May 3-4th, 2013. Holiday Inn, 5500 Midland Rd, Billings, MT, Room TBA.
Our SpeakersGreg Koukl is founder and President of Stand To Reason apologetics ministry in Signal Hill, CA. His teaching has been featured on Focus on the Family, CBN and the BBC. He has debated atheist Michael Shermer on Hugh Hewitt's national radio show and Deepak Chopra on Lee Strobel's "Faith Under Fire" television program. He has hosted a radio program for twenty years. He holds a Masters in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics from Talbot School of Theology and a Masters in Christian Apologetics from Simon Greenleaf University. Greg is an adjunct professor in Christian apologetics at Biola University. He is the author of Tactics - A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions. Learn more at http://www.str.org
WHY A FORUM ON APOLOGETICS?Friday and Saturday May 3-4th.
A Different Approach:
When we think of apologetic ministries, many picture an aggressive, confrontive, even argumentative situation. STR's demeanor is very different. Greg's emphases is on engaging people with respect and grace. He has been invited to lecture at over 60 Universities - that alone speaks to the respect he has gained in apologetic circles. STR is unique because their focus is Knowledge - an accurate mind, Wisdom - an artful method, and Character - an attractive manner. Greg strives to teach men how to think, not what to think.
Securing a Place At the Table:
STR teaches careful reasoning and well thought-out answers so that: Christians can participate in public discussion (home, work, university); the Christian worldview has a place in the debate; and our faith is deepened emboldening us to share the Gospel.
Stand To Reason Ministries' Bottom Line:
Christianity can compete in the marketplace of ideas when it's properly understood and properly articulated.