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Talking about Bruce Jenner

Greg talks about Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner from a biblical perspective.

Quick Thought | Ethics | Greg Koukl | June 15, 2015

Quick Thought - Is It Possible to Decide Not to Sin?

When Adam surrendered his choice not to sin by sinning, there was a breaking in human nature that we have inherited.  Even though we can say “no” to particular sins, it is not possible for us not to sin. How can we say “no” to individual sins, but even with the help of the Holy Spirit, we still sin?

Quick Thought | Ethics | Greg Koukl | May 12, 2015

Quick Thought - Making Apologetics Understandable

Most of the basic arguments for the existence of God, though they can be detailed in sophisticated ways, are easy to understand on a fundamental level. Three arguments are:

Quick Thought | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | May 6, 2015

Quick Thought - Does God Owe His Creation Anything?

Parents do have an obligation to their children, so it seems that God would have an obligation to His creation.  The two scenarios do not have the same moral obligations. God is not obliged to anyone. Human beings are under God, and God communicates duties that relate to His perfections and role as King of the Universe.

Quick Thought | Philosophy | Greg Koukl | April 29, 2015

Quick Thought - Putting Them out of Their Misery?

Years ago, I debated a physician-assisted suicide initiative. I was against it for what they considered religious reasons. Therefore, they thought I was forcing my religious point of view on other people. I pointed out that their point of view was equally religious. Certainly suicide will end the physical misery here, but what happens afterwards? 

Quick Thought | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | April 15, 2015

The Real Bloodiest Day in America

Excerpt about abortion and adoption from the February 17th, 2015 podcast with Greg Koukl.

Quick Thought | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | April 15, 2015

Quick Thought - Do Humans Really Have Free Will?

I was reading a book recently that asked the question, “Do we have free will? If you don’t think we do, please turn to page 3.” When you turn to page 3, it says, “Gotcha.” Point being, we all have a basic awareness that we are making decisions that are ours, and we have at least some significant measure of freedom.

Quick Thought | Philosophy | Greg Koukl | April 2, 2015

God of the Gaps?

When scientists claim that any intelligent design inference is an example of God of the Gaps, they are presuming that there actually is an explanation gap, that is, there simply is no explanation for the phenomena in question. The “God of the Gaps” complaint comes up when theists suggest that design is a better explanation than a naturalistic one in certain areas of science, particularly the beginning of the universe, the origin of life, and the development of life from simple to complex over time.

Quick Thought | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | June 10, 2014

"Red Letter" Christians

Arguing a point based on what Jesus, allegedly, did not say betrays a misunderstanding about the Bible that so-called “red letter” Christians seem to fall into. The mistake is thinking that red-letter verses (the words of Jesus) have more authority than the rest of the Bible.

Quick Thought | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | May 13, 2014

The Soul Hole

In July 1995, Time Magazine made a stunning announcement. In an extensive article on the mind they wrote, “Despite our every instinct to the contrary, there is one thing that consciousness is not: some entity deep inside the brain that corresponds to the ‘self,’ some kernel of awareness that runs the show” (July 17, 1995, p. 52). In other words, there is no soul.

Quick Thought | Philosophy | Greg Koukl | April 24, 2013