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The Third Column

  Something is happening.  The pieces began to fall into place for me late last summer in the small town of Turlock, California, while having dinner with colleagues before an event. Seated around the table were Craig Hazen, Frank Beckwith, William Lane Craig, J.P. Moreland, and myself—each deeply involved in publicly defending the faith on a national level for years.  One by one we reflected on the people who had made a difference for us when we were all wet-behind-the-ears pups during the Jesus movement and soon after.

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

Ancient Words, Ever True?

  Has God Spoken?  Can the Bible Be God's Revelation? Whenever I hear the opening lines of Michael W. Smith’s song, “Ancient Words,” I am always moved:  “Holy words long preserved /for our walk in this world. / They resound with God's own heart. / Oh, let the ancient words impart.”

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | September 1, 2011

Try before You Buy?

  Pre-marital sex isn't God's design for human sexuality.  And it's just not wise.             If you want a guaranteed nomination for oddball of the year, announce to your friends or co-workers that you think sex is only for marriage.  Most view such archaic notions as eccentric and even bizarre.  Virgins are made to feel like nerds.  If you haven’t “gotten lucky” by 18, it’s probably because you’re a social reject. 

Solid Ground | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | March 1, 2011

No "Lost" Books of the Bible

  Has archaeology unearthed ancient biblical texts that cast doubt on the current canon of Scripture?  Is it possible that Christians don’t have the true Bible?

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | January 1, 2011

The Grand Design: A Quantum Leap

  Quantum physics.  Ugh.  The term itself is enough to make grown men weep and send theologians scurrying.  It can also send chills up the spine of the Christian marshalling evidence from science for the existence of God. 

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | November 1, 2010

"Misquoting" Jesus? Answering Bart Ehrman

The Story Behind “The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why”   In Misquoting Jesus, the New York Times bestseller subtitled The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why, author Bart Ehrman fires a shot meant to sink the ship of any Christian who thinks the New Testament documents can be trusted.  Here it is: 

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | September 1, 2010

"The Secret": A Fatal Attraction

  Oprah’s Got a Secret Oprah Winfrey is the “pastor” of the largest church in the country. “The Church of O,” Christianity Today noted, has a congregation of 22 million vigorous, faithful, evangelistic members, making Oprah Winfrey “one of the most influential spiritual leaders in America.”[i]

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | July 1, 2010

Prepping for Engagement

“More Sweat, Less Blood”—that’s the title of the final chapter in my recent book, Tactics.  I took the idea from a Marine Corps training motto:  The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | March 1, 2010

What Does Exodus 21:22 Say about Abortion?

  The Torah’s teaching about accidental “miscarriage” has been hotly contested concerning the value of the unborn.  Is the passage pro-life or pro-abortion?  Here are the facts.  You decide.         Most attempts to argue against abortion from biblical texts are misdirected.  In the absence of scriptural references specifically to abortion, Christian pro-lifers quote equivocal passages.

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | January 1, 2010

Faith Is Not Wishing

If you “just take Christianity on faith” you may be in trouble…

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