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Quick Thought - Avoid Sheltering Kids Too Much

There are legitimate things to want to shelter your kids from. However, there are some things that are appropriate to expose our kids to.

Quick Thought | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | May 20, 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 - My Adult Child Walked Away from Christianity

What if you have adult kids that have walked away from Christianity? Number one, you have to pray regularly for them. 

Quick Thought | Miscellaneous | Brett Kunkle | April 29, 2015

Quick Thought - Is there a Soul?

Three problems with physicalism: Number one, physicalism can’t account for our mental lives. Problem number two is that physicalism can’t give you free will. Third problem is physicalism can’t give us an enduring self or identity over time.

Quick Thought | Miscellaneous | Brett Kunkle | April 15, 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

Arguing Is Good

Jesus said, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength" (Mark 12:30). Loving God with the mind is not a passive process. It's not just having thoughts about God. Rather, it's coming to conclusions about God and His world based on revelation, observation, and careful thinking.

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

Objections to "Experiencing God" and Matthew 18

Does the Bible require making a private correction when you disagree with a published author?

Quick Thought | Miscellaneous | Greg Koukl | March 12, 2013

"Experiencing God" - Frequently Asked Questions

Some think getting a word from God is a substitute for careful Bible study. But it's bad advice to pray for the Holy Spirit to give you the right interpretation of a text.Paul said "All scripture is god-breathed," (2 Tim 3:16), graphe in Greek. The writings are inspired and authoritative, not the interpretation we think the Holy Spirit is giving us. This is why the words should be our focus, not our feelings.

Quick Thought | Miscellaneous | Greg Koukl | March 12, 2013

No Homemade God

If we were to invent a god, what would he be like? If we fashioned a god of our choosing, would we create a god like the one in the Bible? A god formed by human hands would mirror human sensibilities and human proclivities. He would think and act, more or less, like we do. As our invention, his morality would reflect our desires. When we erred, he'd cluck his disapproval and then dismiss our frailties with an affectionate kids-will-be-kids shrug. After all, nobody's perfect. And this is the kind of God many religions seem to produce. Not Christianity, though.

Quick Thought | Miscellaneous | Greg Koukl | February 28, 2013

Sowing the Seed Recklessly

While flying a little commuter jet to northern California, I had no way of knowing someone was reading over my shoulder.  I quickly found my seat on the plane and buried my nose in a book. “What are you reading?”  A lady’s voice floated timidly over the top of the seat.  I chatted with her a few moments about the Lord, wrote out the title on the back of my business card, wished her a pleasant trip and plunged back into my study.

Quick Thought | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | February 28, 2013