25 years ago, Greg Koukl and Melinda Penner began a journey to bring clear thinking to Christianity to help believers engage the culture for Christ. That journey was called Stand To Reason.
In that time, Greg and Melinda have trained thousands of Christians with Greg's weekly broadcasts as well as the many speaking appearances Greg has made over the years. In that time, Greg has also written three books:
I can only tell you the impact Greg's ministry has had on my own life. When I began studying Christian apologetics, there was an overload of information for me. I began quickly to see the overwhelming evidence for Christianity, but dealing with questions and objections became another issue entirely. Then, I discovered Tactics.
Greg taught me more than tactics, he taught me HOW to think. Going from the content to the conversation, as he says, was exactly what I needed to help me organize the evidence but also to think carefully and consider the questions being posed and to give a thoughtful, concise, and gentle answer. It is why I, with many others around the world, support this ministry.
Stand to Reason has also seen many speakers come and go from the fold. I had a chance to speak briefly with Alan Shlemon, a speaker at STR, about the many speakers who had come and gone over the years and he brought out that every speaker that had left Stand to Reason to venture out where God had called them are now the Presidents of their own organizations dedicated to the specific issues God placed in their hearts.
Greg continues to influence young and old alike for the kingdom as he trains everyone from housewives to attorneys in clear Christian thinking.
I have had the great privilege of learning from many apologists but I have learned the most from Greg and his cadre of speakers at Stand To Reason.
So happy anniversary to everyone at Stand To Reason and here's to the next 25 years.