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Greg Koukl is coming to Hillsdale to speak for the new Christian apologetic group Alithea. Courtesy | Melinda Penner

Radio host and Christian apologist Greg Koukl will speak about the nature of reality and the Christian faith Monday at 6 p.m. in Phillips Auditorium.

Aletheia, a Christian apologetics group that recently changed the spelling of its name, is holding the event. The group focuses on answering questions about the beliefs and implications of Christianity through the lens of reason, Aletheia President sophomore Katarina Bradford said.

“We try to focus on questions of the heart — of our purpose, meaning, and values — so not just getting these arguments in your head but thinking, ‘If these arguments are true, how should our being transform?’” Bradford said.

Koukl is the president and founder of Stand To Reason, an organization dedicated to training Christians to defend their faith in the public square, according to its website. Koukl has written more than seven books about the Christian faith, serves as an adjunct professor in Christian apologetics at Biola University, and holds a call-in talk show advocating “Christianity worth thinking about.” His latest book, “The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in Between,” is a bestseller on Amazon in Christian Discipleship,. He will discuss ideas from the book at his Hillsdale lecture.

Aletheia Media Officer sophomore Chris Sturges said the logical approach to the subject matter makes Aletheia lectures relevant for a wide audience.

“Regardless of whether you’re Christian or not, these questions still have to do with you, in a way,” Sturges said. “You should be able to come to this and logically think through the topic. It’s very enriching to think through these types of questions and try to find the answer for them.”

After the public lecture,  Koukl will be available to sign “The Story of Reality,” which audience members can purchase following the lecture.

“I would just encourage everyone to come, whether or not you’re Christian,” Bradford said. “The goal of these speakers isn’t to have you arrive at any conclusions but to start conversations about these subjects.”