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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

I'd Like to Have an Argument, Please

    I want to teach you how to assess a basic argument. How can you know if a line of thinking is a good one or not?             There’s no magic to this.  The tools of thinking are simple ones.  Anyone can employ them skillfully with a little practice.  If you have the right equipment you can make a lot of progress even if you don’t consider yourself an intellectual whiz-kid. 

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

The Death of Humanness

  Life Unworthy of Life?             Twenty years ago I made a preposterous prediction.  I repeated it 12 years later in an issue of Solid Ground.  I echoed it a third time in a Townhall column two years following.  Sadly, last week it came to pass, virtually to the letter.

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

Who Says God Is Good?

              Sometimes the simplest questions—questions that seem so basic we never expect them to be asked— can stop us in our tracks if we’re not equipped to engage them.             For example, central to the Gospel is the notion of goodness. God is good; we’re not good.  God’s goodness prompts Him to rescue us from our non-goodness, our sin.  Seems clear enough.

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

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

Does God Whisper? Part 3

Read part 2 here Civil war battles were tumultuous affairs.  The thundering of guns and muskets was not just deafening, it was dangerous, drowning out the one means of group communication:  the bugles. 

Solid Ground | Theology | Greg Koukl | November 1, 2011

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

Does God Whisper? Part 2

In the last issue of Solid Ground, I raised a question that may have startled some readers. I asked if the current emphasis on “hearing” the voice of God is biblically sound. I say “startled” because for some people this is like asking, “Does Jesus love me?” or  “Is God good?” What could be more obvious, biblically?

Solid Ground | Theology | Greg Koukl | July 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