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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

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

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

The Death of Humanness

  Life Unworthy of Life?             Twenty years ago I made a preposterous prediction.  I repeated it 12 years later in an issue of Solid Ground.  I echoed it a third time in a Townhall column two years following.  Sadly, last week it came to pass, virtually to the letter.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | May 1, 2012

What Does Exodus 21:22 Say about Abortion?

  The Torah’s teaching about accidental “miscarriage” has been hotly contested concerning the value of the unborn.  Is the passage pro-life or pro-abortion?  Here are the facts.  You decide.         Most attempts to argue against abortion from biblical texts are misdirected.  In the absence of scriptural references specifically to abortion, Christian pro-lifers quote equivocal passages.

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | January 1, 2010

Responsible Science and Stem Cell Research

  Ethical Stem Cell Research: A Mass of Misconceptions On March 9, 2009, newly elected President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order entitled “Removing Barriers to Responsible Scientific Research Involving Human Stem Cells.”[i] The president’s order explicitly revoked President Bush’s Executive Order 13435 that, among other things, clarified certain limits on federal funding for research involving human embryonic stem cells.

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | May 1, 2009

No Hint of Politics

  Since the Gospel alone transforms lives, some Christians wrongly conclude that political involvement is a waste of time.  This myth of political passivity presumes that the Great Commission is our only responsibility.  It’s not.  

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | November 1, 2004

The Confusing Moral Logic of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

  The embryonic stem cell research debate is remarkable because neither side—pro-life or pro-abortion—seems to understand the moral logic of its views.       Presumably, people who are pro-life hold their views for a reason and are not just emoting.  The same could be said of pro-choicers.  I’ve long suspected that’s not always the case, though.  The recent debate about embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) confirms my doubts.

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | September 1, 2004

Why Hate Shouldn't Be a Crime

  The passage of C-250 in the Canadian Parliament this spring pushed hate crime legislation to new extremes.  Can one be against hate crimes, yet still oppose hate crime laws?  Here are three good reasons we must resist this trend.  

Solid Ground | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | July 1, 2004

Same-Sex Marriage Challenges and Responses

  Western civilization is shuddering under a tidal wave of activism in favor of same-sex marriage.  Here is a careful response to their most compelling arguments.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | May 1, 2004