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A Reformation the Church Doesn't Need Part 1

A New Reformation is a reformation we do not need.  These people are organized, serious, and single-minded—and you need to be ready for them, because and they are coming to your church. 

Solid Ground | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | June 30, 2015

Misquoting God Part 2

  Read part 1 I would like to rescue you from a mistake virtually every Christian makes now and then when they go to the Bible that prevents you from knowing what God is saying to you personally in His Word.  You may not thank me, though, because some of what I have to say will probably irritate you.

Solid Ground | Theology | Greg Koukl | March 2, 2015

Misquoting God Part 1

  Verses Commonly Misunderstood, Mischaracterized, or Maligned It doesn’t happen often, but this time I was caught completely flatfooted, struck dumb by a challenge from a young Christian woman in Cairo.

Solid Ground | Theology | Greg Koukl | December 23, 2014

Line in the Sand

  In Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia, four children, poking about in the back of an old wardrobe in the attic, stumble on another world filled with peculiar delights and strange enchantments.  Did you ever tumble by accident into an ancient world?  Something like that happened to me recently.

Solid Ground | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | October 31, 2014

God, Evolution, and Morality Part 2

Read part 1 here Can There Be Good without God? In 1982, I lived in Thailand for seven months supervising a feeding program in a Cambodian refugee camp named Sakaeo.  My charge: 18,250 Khmer refugees who had escaped the holocaust perpetrated on Kampuchea by the Khmer Rouge after the fall of Phnom Penh in 1975.

Solid Ground | Ethics | Greg Koukl | June 26, 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

Nature or Nurture?

  Lady Gaga’s mega-hit song, “Born this Way,” expressed what many believe: Homosexuality is hardwired in the genes. And if genetic, immutable. And if innate, nonvoluntary. And if not chosen, morally benign. There is therefore (to paraphrase Paul), now no condemnation for homosexuals. To many, that reasoning flows unhindered given Gaga’s starting point.  But was she right?   Birth of the Born-that-Way Theory

Solid Ground | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | July 1, 2013

Two Miracles

A Christian’s theology is minimally defined by two miraculous events.  The first miracle no one ever saw, because it could not be seen except by God alone. The second miracle only a few saw, but multitudes have experienced. These miracles happened within days of each other in the middle of the Jewish month of Nissan, in the spring of 33 A.D. It was the week of Jesus’ passion.   Best Christmas Verse You’ll Never Hear

Solid Ground | Theology | Greg Koukl | May 1, 2013

Does God Whisper? Part 1

Does the Bible teach that Christians are to listen for God's voice to guide their decisions? The keynote speaker’s list of spiritual qualifications was not lengthy.  There were no references to his academic letters, theological acumen, skill at biblical living, or personal holiness.  Instead, he was simply introduced as “a man who hears from God.”  It was the ultimate sign of spiritual competency.  The implication for the audience was clear. He listens to God; they should listen to him. 

Solid Ground | Theology | Greg Koukl | March 14, 2013