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Why God? – Part 2

From our biological blueprint, to the fine-tuning of the universe, to the human experience of beauty, morality, and guilt, God is the best explanation for the way things are.

Solid Ground | Science | Greg Koukl | March 1, 2018

Seeing the Unseen: The Nature of Spiritual Warfare

When it comes to spiritual warfare, the New Testament emphasis is not on prayer-infused power encounters, but on something completely different, and if we miss that, then I think we miss the heart of it.

Solid Ground | Theology | Greg Koukl | July 1, 2017

Pensées - Short Thoughts on Various Topics Part 2

In this issue of Solid Ground I continue with my collection of short vignettes I have collected over the years.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | March 1, 2017

Pensées - Short Thoughts on Various Topics

There’s a lesson to be learned from using vignettes like these. Sometimes all it takes is a short reflection or a briefly explained insight to put a stone in someone’s shoe...

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | January 1, 2017

Line in the Sand

  In Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia, four children, poking about in the back of an old wardrobe in the attic, stumble on another world filled with peculiar delights and strange enchantments.  Did you ever tumble by accident into an ancient world?  Something like that happened to me recently.

Solid Ground | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | October 31, 2014

Naturalism: Bumping into Reality

  Lately I’ve been enjoying my nine-year-old Annabeth’s theological common sense.  “Papa, why don’t atheists believe in God?” she asked. “Well, for a number of reasons,” I said.  “Partly because they can’t see Him, so they don’t believe in Him.” “Can they see atoms?” she offered. “Good point. But I think they’d say that doesn’t count since they can still detect atoms with scientific instruments, something they can’t do with God.  They won’t believe in anything they can’t measure scientifically.”

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | September 2, 2014

God, Evolution, and Morality Part 2

Read part 1 here Can There Be Good without God? In 1982, I lived in Thailand for seven months supervising a feeding program in a Cambodian refugee camp named Sakaeo.  My charge: 18,250 Khmer refugees who had escaped the holocaust perpetrated on Kampuchea by the Khmer Rouge after the fall of Phnom Penh in 1975.

Solid Ground | Ethics | Greg Koukl | June 26, 2014

God, Evolution, and Morality Part 1

  The billboards read:  “No God?  No Problem.  Be Good for Goodness’ Sake,” and “Are You Good without God?  Millions Are.”  The point was clear:  Morality in no way depends on belief in God.  And why should it? Atheists can be good, too.  New atheist Christopher Hitchens regularly challenged his religious opponents to suggest a single act of goodness they could perform that he, the atheist, could not accomplish with equal success.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | May 1, 2014

Where Was God?

The images are sadly familiar. Buildings ripped from their foundations. Corpses mingled with debris. Parents and friends grieving for lost loved ones. Flowers and candles and makeshift memorials. New Orleans, Newtown, New York, Littleton. In one sense tragedies like these will never be old news. And when new disasters inevitably arrive, the question on the lips of so many is an age old query: “Where was God?”   One Wrong Answer

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | February 26, 2014

Unstringing the Violinist

  Judith Jarvis Thompson's Violinist Argument Isn't a Good Defense of Aboriton               I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard Judith Jarvis Thompson’s famous “Violinist” argument.  I was driving south on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles listening to a radio talk-show.  It shook me up so much I almost had to pull over. 

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | January 1, 2014