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Unstringing the Violinist

  Judith Jarvis Thompson's Violinist Argument Isn't a Good Defense of Aboriton               I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard Judith Jarvis Thompson’s famous “Violinist” argument.  I was driving south on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles listening to a radio talk-show.  It shook me up so much I almost had to pull over. 

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

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?

Solid Ground | Theology | Greg Koukl | March 14, 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

The "Insider" Movement

Muslim Followers of Christ?— A Look Inside the “Insider Movement” By Gregory Koukl and Alan Shlemon   It was like being in the middle of a “Twilight Zone” episode where you enter a room thinking it’s one place only to discover you’ve been transported to a different world. 

Solid Ground | Theology | Alan Shlemon | November 1, 2012

Is Mormonism Just Another Christian Denomination?

Not long ago I read a stunning (and scathing) response in a blog post by a Christian woman who was furious with those taking exception with the “Christian” convictions of a well-known Mormon media personality. “If only you would get on your knees and pray asking God to give you the wisdom and the discernment you need, you would see and know [this Mormon] is the real deal,” she wrote. “But instead you…ridicule him and the Mormon church…[rather than] doing your own research.”

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | September 1, 2012