Apologetics Resource: STR U

Stand to Reason, the apologetics organization led by Greg Koukl, has created “an online training program designed to produce a particular kind of person: an effective ambassador for Christ. Using short, interactive, and engaging courses, STR U equips Christians to make an even-handed, yet gracious defense for Christianity and Christian values in the public square.”

Stand to Reason has been producing apologetics resources for the church for quite some time through speaking engagements, conferences, website, videos, and radio/podcasts.

Their new venture is Stand to Reason University or STR U. A series of professionally produced videos on various topics followed by quizzes for assessment and retention. Here is their STR University promo video:

As of this post, they have five courses you can take. Each course has from three to six videos and each video ranging from 5-15 minutes followed by a 10 question quiz, STR U maximizes the training by tracking your progress in each course and in the program overall. They will be adding videos/courses in the future, but courses now include topics on truth, homosexuality, tactics, and how to be an ambassador for Christ.

The best part, other than the quality content STR has been known to provide, is it is all free. An economical way to be trained by some of the best practicing apologists today.

By J. Steve Lee

J. Steve Lee has taught Apologetics for over a decade at Prestonwood Christian Academy. He also has taught World Religions and Philosophy at Mountain View College in Dallas. With a degree in history and education from the UNT, Steve continued his formal studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary w/ an M.A. in philosophy of religion and has pursued doctoral studies at the UT-Dallas. He is finishing his dissertation at South African Theological Seminary. He has published several articles for the Apologetics Study Bible for Students (B&H Publishing, 2010) as well as articles & reviews in various periodicals including Philosophia Christi, Hope’s Reason: A Journal of Apologetics, and the Areopagus Journal.