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Ida - Missing Link, Missing Evidence

   In May of this year, a scientific paper was released that fanned the flames of the evolution/intelligent design debate to new intensity.  It documented the discovery of an elegantly structured, beautifully preserved fossil of a haplorrhine, an ancient primate thought to be ancestor to both modern-day lemurs and “higher” primates, including human beings.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | July 1, 2009

Responsible Science and Stem Cell Research

  Ethical Stem Cell Research: A Mass of Misconceptions On March 9, 2009, newly elected President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order entitled “Removing Barriers to Responsible Scientific Research Involving Human Stem Cells.”[i] The president’s order explicitly revoked President Bush’s Executive Order 13435 that, among other things, clarified certain limits on federal funding for research involving human embryonic stem cells.

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | May 1, 2009

Proof-Texting Perils

If you think you’re on safe theological ground because of a pet verse, better look twice.  Simple proof-texting has its perils.  Here’s how to avoid them.     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 text he can quickly quote in his defense.

Solid Ground | Miscellaneous | Greg Koukl | November 1, 2007

The Intolerance of Tolerance

  Tolerance, one of America’s noblest virtues, has been so distorted it’s become a vice.             There is one word that can stop a follower of Christ in his tracks as he seeks to “give an account for the hope” that is in him. That word is “tolerance.”  Tolerant people do not “force” their personal views on others.  They are impartial, non-judgmental, and neutral.  Each person is permitted to decide for himself.  No “forcing” personal views.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | January 1, 2006

Christianity and Science: Are They Compatible?

      Is there a conflict between faith and science?   I think not.  Rather, I think the current quarrel between the two has been contrived.  A specific error—an arbitrary definition of science— is holding science hostage.  I’d like to suggest a solution.       One book serves as a helpful launching point for reflection on this error.  Though published in 1988, it remains a useful foil for a discussion on the issue.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | July 1, 2005

The Confusing Moral Logic of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

  The embryonic stem cell research debate is remarkable because neither side—pro-life or pro-abortion—seems to understand the moral logic of its views.       Presumably, people who are pro-life hold their views for a reason and are not just emoting.  The same could be said of pro-choicers.  I’ve long suspected that’s not always the case, though.  The recent debate about embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) confirms my doubts.

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | September 1, 2004

Partial-Birth Abortion Is Not about Abortion

  When we justify killing of a fully developed human child through partial-birth abortion, we are not defending abortion.  We’re promoting something much more chilling.  Even the mothers involved know what’s going on.

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | January 1, 2004

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

Archaeology, the Bible, and the Leap of Faith

  Does the archeological accuracy of the Bible have anything to do with it’s truth claims?  Not according to many world-class archaeologists.  There’s a catch, however, which tells us volumes about modern man and his dilemma.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | November 1, 2002

The Confusing Moral Logic of ESCR

  The embryonic stem cell research  debate is remarkable because neither side—pro-life or pro-abortion—seems to understand the moral logic of its views.       Presumably, people who are pro-life hold their views for a reason and are not just emoting.  The same could be said of pro-choicers.  I’ve long suspected that’s not always the case, though.  The recent debate about embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) confirms my doubts.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | September 1, 2001