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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 - 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

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

Treating Equals Equally

The key to answering the claims of same-sex marriage advocates is understanding the basic rule of justice: Treat equals equally. If parties are not equal in a relevant sense, then there is no obligation of justice to treat them the same.

Quick Thought | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | April 9, 2013

Putting Them Out of Their Misery?

Once I participated in a debate on California’s Initiative 161 concerning physician-assisted suicide. My opponents charged that I was forcing my religious views on others. They didn’t realize they were making some religious assumptions of their own.

Quick Thought | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | April 3, 2013

Would Hitler and Mother Teresa Suffer the Same Fate if They Weren't Christians?

Yes and no. No, because they'd answer for different crimes and, as such, their judgment would be different. Just as there are degrees of sin (see John 19:11), there are degrees of punishment. Jesus said Sodom would fare better than Capernaum in the day of judgment (Matthew 11:24), though each would be condemned. Yes, because each person must ultimately answer for his own sins--Hitler for his, Mother Teresa for hers, you and I for ours. Unless, of course, Jesus is allowed to answer for them.

Quick Thought | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | March 22, 2013