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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 - Bake for Them Two?

In response to Ten Thousand Places blog's viral post called “Bake for Them Two.”  In reference to Matthew 5, one of the Roman laws stated that a man could be required to carry a Roman soldier’s equipment for up to a mile. Jesus referenced that law and told his followers in 5:41, “if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”

Quick Thought | Ethics | Brett Kunkle | April 22, 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 - Combating Apathy among Youth

How do we combat apathy within our youth? Number one, question them. Start forcing them to answer questions about what they believe and why they believe it. Introduce questions and challenges, and help them to see that they don’t know as much as they think they know. 

Quick Thought | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | 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

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

Morality from Nature

It’s common of late to justify one’s “sexual orientation” by an appeal to nature.  The claim “I was born this way” is all that’s needed to stem moral criticism of homosexuality. But why settle for this approach? Why think that the state of nature is an appropriate guide to morality?

Quick Thought | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | April 9, 2013

Hates Crimes Are Not about Hate

The result of criminalizing hate under certain circumstances is that only certain types of people get protected. In a state with hate crime legislation, penalties levied for an assault on me would be milder by statutory requirement than for the very same assault on a homosexual. Why? Because as a straight, white male I do not belong to a class protected by this law.

Quick Thought | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | April 9, 2013