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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

Transgender: Truth and Compassion

Imagine a woman telling you, “I’m transgender. Please call me Michael.” What do you do? Here's how to answer with truth and compassion.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | August 24, 2016

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

Contend Earnestly for the Faith

  Three years ago I sat on a short bench in a small stone church on the outskirts of Oxford.  In a tiny graveyard outside was a flat tombstone with the name “Clive Staples Lewis” etched into the granite.  The pew my wife and I were sitting in was the same place C.S. Lewis occupied with his brother Warnie every Sunday morning for decades as they worshipped together at Trinity Church.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | September 3, 2013

Faith Is Not Wishing

If you “just take Christianity on faith” you may be in trouble…

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | November 1, 2009

Jesus, Recycled Redeemer?

  Is Jesus of the Gospels simply recycled ancient myths? There is a reason the ancient historical accounts of the life of Jesus of Nazareth do not start with the phrase, “Once upon a time….” On the face of it, the authors did not appear to be writing fairytales for future generations, but rather detailed accounts of the extraordinary events in the life of a particular Jewish carpenter who actually changed the course of history. 

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | September 1, 2009

"Society Says" Relativism

  For some, ethics is nothing more than a social contract to insure survival.  Compliance is the highest good, breaking ranks the greatest evil, regardless of the issue.  This may make sense on television, but it doesn’t work in the real world.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | July 1, 2006

The Da Vinci Code Cracks

  “Everyone loves a conspiracy.” — Robert Langdon, Harvard Religious Symbologist, The Da Vinci Code             I never thought it would happen.  There I was, at a dead standstill in the middle of the 405 in Los Angeles traffic, and I didn’t care.  The gridlock could continue all day as far as I was concerned. 

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | May 1, 2006