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Why I Don’t Speak about Absolute Truth

I recently had the opportunity to speak to a group of youth at a homeschool conference. I am always impressed at the high level of questions I get from homeschoolers, and this event was no exception. After my talk titled “The Truth about Truth,” a young girl asked me why I didn’t use the term “absolute” when describing truth. How could I give a 45-minute talk on truth and not once use the word absolute?

Article | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | January 12, 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

#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

#STRask - December 7, 2015

Greg Koukl answers questions in 4 minutes or less on deciding on a career, the apocrypha, worship songs, self-promotion, and Starbucks. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | December 7, 2015

Is Eternal Punishment Just?

Is it just for God to sent billions of people to Hell for eternity for a finite number of sins committed while on Earth? Does this punishment really fit the crime? Many people don't think so. However, this comes from a misunderstanding of both man's sin and God's holiness. This month Tim takes this challenge head-on. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Ethics | Tim Barnett | December 4, 2015

Tolerance Is a One-Way Street on University Campuses (November 18, 2015)

Host: Greg Koukl Commentary: Tolerance Is a One-Way Street on University Campuses (00:00) Caller Topic: 1. What does the Bible teach about moral dilemmas? (00:25) 2. Do Christians and Jews believe in the same God? (00:42) Find an article, book, or guest Greg mentioned on the show... Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | November 18, 2015

Understanding the Parable of the Sower (November 11, 2015)

Host: Greg Koukl Commentary: Understanding the Parable of the Sower (00:00) Caller Topic: 1. When should Christian convictions lead someone to quit their job? (00:22) 2. How do you start an apologetics ministry? (00:31) 3. It’s not fair for the Mormons to be damned when they’re sincere and doing good. (00:46) Find an article, book, or guest Greg mentioned on the show...

Podcast Episode | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | November 11, 2015

#STRask - November 9, 2015

Greg Koukl answers questions in 4 minutes or less on hearing the voice of God, the Law, Roman Catholicism, multiple personality disorder, raising children, and how to deal with Christians living in sin. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | November 9, 2015