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The United Nations and Star Trek Morality

  For some, ethics is nothing more than a social contract to insure survival.  Compliance is the highest good, breaking ranks the greatest evil, regardless of the issue.  This may make sense on television, but it doesn’t work in the real world.

Solid Ground | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | May 1, 2003

Vanishing Pro-Life Apologist

  Pro-lifers around the country are getting tight-lipped on abortion.  Here’s why we’re shying away from speaking frankly about the moral crime of the century and how you can be equipped to engage this problem.*       The last few years have witnessed a stunning development in the pro-life movement, one worth considering, especially since this month marks 30 years since the landmark legal decision of Roe v. Wade.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | January 1, 2003

Doing What Comes Naturally

  Is homosexuality “natural”?  Do gays have a “right” to adopt children?       Rosie O’Donnell is the latest celebrity to go public as a homosexual and take the stand as a champion of gay adoption rights.  Her challenge has reignited the controversy about rights and wrongs based on what is “natural.” 

Solid Ground | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | May 1, 2002

When Compromising Is Not a Compromise

        Eight years ago an election-year slogan circulated among Christians that sparked considerable controversy:  "It's a sin to vote for Clinton."  The same slogan returned with vigor four years later.       This year’s election slogan is different.  Bill Clinton is not on the ballot and his successor, Al Gore, offers little enticement to Evangelicals.  Something else is at stake, though, captured in a new slogan:  “It’s wrong to vote for anyone who is not consistently pro-life.”

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | September 1, 2000

The Gospel a Hate Crime? Welcome to the 21st Century.

  How is it possible that the Good News of the Gospel can be considered a hate crime? Welcome to the 21st Century.         It’s hard to believe that a simple prayer request would create a national furor.  That’s what happened, though, when the Southern Baptist Convention encouraged their congregates to "pray each day for Jewish individuals you know by name that they will find the spiritual wholeness available through the Messiah [Jesus]."

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | March 1, 2000

Take a Tip from Lt. Columbo

      Have you ever taken a verbal beating when trying to talk about Jesus? If so, I’ve got a tip for you.  It’s the simplest tactic imaginable to help stop a challenger in his tracks, turn the tables, and put you back in the driver’s seat.  And it can be done almost effortlessly.  Here’s an example.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | November 1, 1999

The Perils of Proof-Texting and How to Avoid Them

        Virtually every Christian with a theological point of view thinks his view is scriptural.  Why shouldn't he.  He has a prooftext he can quickly quote in his defense.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | September 1, 1999

Arguing Is a Virtue

        Imagine living in a world in which you couldn't separate truth from error.  You wouldn't be able to tell food from poison, or friend from foe.  You couldn't tell good from bad, right from wrong, healthy from unhealthy, or safe from unsafe.  Such a world would be a dangerous place.  You wouldn't survive long.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | May 1, 1999

The American Holocaust

  Lynching of Blacks by the KKK. Jewish genocide under the Third Reich. Abortion in America. Do these three have anything in common?       Early this fall, the campus of the University of Kansas was rocked by a controversy that made headlines in the national press.  Two pro-life groups--the Center for Bioethical Reform and Heartland Life Network--had posted a "pictorial essay" at a prominent crossroads on campus.

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | November 1, 1998

Relativism Interview with Summit Ministries

  How do Christians answer the present spirit of the age, currently the most insidious challenge to Christianity:  relativism?     The following discussion is adapted from an interview with Summit Ministries, Manitou Springs Colorado, July 1998.  Summit is a Christian educational organization training young people in Christian worldview leadership.   Summit Ministries:  What exactly is moral relativism?  

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | September 1, 1998