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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

Ancient Words, Ever True?

  It’s not unusual for people to dismiss the Bible because it was “only written by men.” How do you respond when you hear this What evidence would you give that the Bible is not just a human invention, but rather a supernatural revelation?

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | March 23, 2016

Christianity: Fantasy or Reality?

  Once I was sitting on an airplane next to a stockbroker.  He asked me what I did for a living and I told him I was a writer.  When he asked what I wrote about, immediately I faced a problem.  I wanted to tell him that I write about religion, specifically Christianity, but I didn’t want him to make a mistake many people make when they think about those two things. 

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | March 1, 2016

Naturalism: Bumping into Reality

  Lately I’ve been enjoying my nine-year-old Annabeth’s theological common sense.  “Papa, why don’t atheists believe in God?” she asked. “Well, for a number of reasons,” I said.  “Partly because they can’t see Him, so they don’t believe in Him.” “Can they see atoms?” she offered. “Good point. But I think they’d say that doesn’t count since they can still detect atoms with scientific instruments, something they can’t do with God.  They won’t believe in anything they can’t measure scientifically.”

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | September 2, 2014

God, Evolution, and Morality Part 1

  The billboards read:  “No God?  No Problem.  Be Good for Goodness’ Sake,” and “Are You Good without God?  Millions Are.”  The point was clear:  Morality in no way depends on belief in God.  And why should it? Atheists can be good, too.  New atheist Christopher Hitchens regularly challenged his religious opponents to suggest a single act of goodness they could perform that he, the atheist, could not accomplish with equal success.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | May 1, 2014

Where Was God?

The images are sadly familiar. Buildings ripped from their foundations. Corpses mingled with debris. Parents and friends grieving for lost loved ones. Flowers and candles and makeshift memorials. New Orleans, Newtown, New York, Littleton. In one sense tragedies like these will never be old news. And when new disasters inevitably arrive, the question on the lips of so many is an age old query: “Where was God?”   One Wrong Answer

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | February 26, 2014

Do You Take the Bible Literally?

  I never like the question, “Do you take the Bible literally?” It comes up with some frequency, and it deserves a response.  But I think it’s an ambiguous—and, therefore, confusing—question, making it awkward to answer. Clearly, even those of us with a high view of Scripture don’t take everything literally. Jesus is the “door,” but He’s not made of wood. We are the “branches,” but we’re not sprouting leaves.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | November 1, 2013

Contend Earnestly for the Faith

  Three years ago I sat on a short bench in a small stone church on the outskirts of Oxford.  In a tiny graveyard outside was a flat tombstone with the name “Clive Staples Lewis” etched into the granite.  The pew my wife and I were sitting in was the same place C.S. Lewis occupied with his brother Warnie every Sunday morning for decades as they worshipped together at Trinity Church.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | September 3, 2013

Theistic Evolution: Drifting toward Darwin

  It seems like every time I turn around I hear of another prominent Christian thinker or theologian who has embraced Darwinism. It’s deeply disconcerting.  In light of the stature of these Evangelical leaders, some people are going to ask, “What do they know that I don’t know? I thought this was a done deal.  It’s either Darwin or God.”[1]

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | March 1, 2013

The Canaanites: Genocide or Judgment?

One justification for the atheists’ claim to high moral ground is what seems to them to be the patently immoral conduct of the God of the Old Testament.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | January 1, 2013