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Hell Interrupted - Part 2

Conditionalists—those who hold to the annihilation of the wicked at the judgment—insist that Jesus’ and John’s descriptions be interpreted in light of other passages, texts they think give an entirely different picture. Fair enough. We’ll take a look at their arguments.

Solid Ground | Theology | Tim Barnett | October 31, 2017

Hell Interrupted - Part 1

In recent years, opposition to the doctrine of endless punishment by those who are rethinking Hell has gained enough popular momentum that “conditional immortality”—also known as “annihilationism”—has begun to make significant inroads into mainstream Christianity. This trend must be answered and that's what Tim and Greg do in part one of this Solid Ground.

Solid Ground | Theology | Tim Barnett | September 1, 2017

Seeing the Unseen: The Nature of Spiritual Warfare

When it comes to spiritual warfare, the New Testament emphasis is not on prayer-infused power encounters, but on something completely different, and if we miss that, then I think we miss the heart of it.

Solid Ground | Theology | Greg Koukl | July 1, 2017

Case Study: Deconversion

Sometimes offering an actual case study of a specific set of complaints against your convictions is a good way to learn how the process works. That’s why I decided to walk you through the process using a rhetorically aggressive challenge to Christianity that I came across recently.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | May 1, 2017

Pensées - Short Thoughts on Various Topics Part 2

In this issue of Solid Ground I continue with my collection of short vignettes I have collected over the years.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | March 1, 2017

Pensées - Short Thoughts on Various Topics

There’s a lesson to be learned from using vignettes like these. Sometimes all it takes is a short reflection or a briefly explained insight to put a stone in someone’s shoe...

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | January 1, 2017

The Rescue – Why Did Jesus Come?

What follows is an excerpt from The Story of Reality—How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in Between. In this part of the Story I answer the second of the two most important questions anyone could ever ask about the remarkable man from Nazareth: Why did He come? It is a question there is far too much confusion about, even for those who call the Story their own.

Solid Ground | Theology | Greg Koukl | November 1, 2016

Transgender: Truth and Compassion

Imagine a woman telling you, “I’m transgender. Please call me Michael.” What do you do? Here's how to answer with truth and compassion.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | August 24, 2016

Ready for the Knock on Your Door

Most of us have answered a knock on our door, only to discover a smiling, well-dressed couple—Watchtower publication in hand—standing on the other side, waiting to talk with us about the gospel according to the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | July 1, 2016

A Practical Plan to Equip the Next Generation

I grew up in a Christian home. I came to Christ at five and was baptized at six. My family was committed to the local church. My dad faithfully taught Sunday school, led small groups, and was even an elder. My mom was always involved in ministry as well. I grew up attending Sunday school, Royal Ambassadors, and Awana. As a teenager, I was the model youth group kid, a student leader in high school, and a ministry intern as a senior, even committing my life to full-time vocational ministry before I graduated. Then I met Dr. David Lane.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | April 25, 2016