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Updated Article on Jesus’ View of Homosexuality

I’ve said before that one of the biggest challenges the Church faces is itself. Christians need to stand firm against the pressure to compromise their convictions. Too often, though, I see believers capitulating to culture, especially on politically incorrect matters. I’m sympathetic to that impulse. I would love to go with the flow as well. That’s not what Christ commands us to do, though. We’re not to conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:1-2).

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | February 27, 2016

Liabilities of a “Living” Bible and Constitution View (January 17, 2016)

Host: Greg Koukl Commentary: Liabilities of a “Living” Bible and Constitution View (00:00) Caller Topic: 1. Concerned about influence of grown daughter’s lesbianism on younger children. (00:25) 2. Are terrorists wrong in their interpretation of the Quran? (00:49) Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | February 17, 2016

Is God a Christian? (January 29, 2016)

Host: Greg Koukl Commentary: Is God a Christian? (00:00) Caller Topic: 1. When can a Christian remarry? (00:10) 2. Thoughts on how the decreasing age of viability for the unborn will affect the abortion debate? (00:23) 3. How do you persuade someone to trust that their senses can apprehend reality? (00:41) Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | January 29, 2016

Pro-Life in the Public Square, and Spiritual Warfare in the Trials of Life (January 27, 2016)

Host: Greg Koukl Commentary: Pro-Life in the Public Square, and Spiritual Warfare in the Trials of Life (00:00) Caller Topic: 1. Is a church’s emphasis on “hearing from God” a criterion to consider when choosing a church? (00:26) 2. Your response to John Piper’s view on carrying a gun? (00:49) Download the mp3,,,

Podcast Episode | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | January 27, 2016

#STRask - January 25, 2016

Under what circumstances would it be biblically justified for American Christians to resist the government with arms? Is there a difference between saying sins are forgiven and Jesus is the propitiation for sins? Is it wrong to enjoy fantasy books and movies which contain positive depictions of magic, wizards, etc.? I read that John Stott supported annihilationism. Is this doctrine heretical? Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | January 25, 2016

Christmas Vacation (January 6, 2016)

Host: Greg Koukl Commentary: Christmas Vacation (00:00) Caller Topic: 1. Should a Christian attend a baby shower for his not-yet-divorced brother-in-law’s pregnant girlfriend? (00:17) 2. Could God have created the universe with the appearance of age? (00:41) Download the mp3... Read the transcript...

Podcast Episode | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | January 6, 2016

When Homosexuals Show up at Church

At a recent event, I was asked how Christians should respond when those who identify as gay or lesbian come to their church. A common answer to that question suggests the Church should be “affirming.” That, however, usually means saying homosexual behavior is not sin. There’s no need to jettison biblical doctrine, though. We can be affirming of people without affirming behaviors the Bible prohibits. That’s what we’re supposed to do with anyone who comes through our church doors.

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 5, 2016

#STRask - January 4, 2016

A friend used John 15:22 (and surrounding texts) to justify universal salvation. Can you clarify this passage? Adds: I know to "never read a Bible verse," but I'm still not quite I can answer satisfactorily. If one ought to seek to fulfill any unchosen sexual desires, would this moral principle make monogamy immoral for most people? Atheist objection: Remind me what kind of rod I should put in front of my goats while they mate to breed the type I want? Genesis 30

Podcast Episode | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | January 4, 2016

#STRask - December 21, 2015

Is pacifism christian? Is turning the other cheek law? Atheist objection: Science says: I think this is right but let’s keep looking. Religion says: This is absolutely right. We’re done. How do I help a brother remove the log from his eye? Who are "the least of these" in our modern day and what is our responsibility to them? Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | December 21, 2015

Ideas to Make Christmas Meaningful (December 11, 2015)

Host: Greg Koukl Commentary: Ideas to Make Christmas Meaningful (00:00) Caller Topic: 1. Wedding videographer approached by gay couple. What’s the response? (00:16) 2. Church changed “membership” to “ministry partner” in bylaws. Thoughts? (00:25) 3. What is the ethical obligation when a spouse doesn’t know adultery is occurring? (00:34) 4. What is your writing process? (00:45) 5. How do you know who to marry? (00:53)

Podcast Episode | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | December 11, 2015