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"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

Silly Putty Bible Study

  To many Christians, the Bible is like putty. Just add the Spirit and it can be molded into almost anything at all. 21st Century kids have cell phones, DVD players, and Xboxes.  When I was a kid we had simpler delights.  One was a handful of malleable goo that could be pulled, twisted, or distorted into any shape imaginable.  It was called Silly Putty®. 

Solid Ground | Theology | Greg Koukl | May 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

Jesus, Recycled Redeemer?

  Is Jesus of the Gospels simply recycled ancient myths? There is a reason the ancient historical accounts of the life of Jesus of Nazareth do not start with the phrase, “Once upon a time….” On the face of it, the authors did not appear to be writing fairytales for future generations, but rather detailed accounts of the extraordinary events in the life of a particular Jewish carpenter who actually changed the course of history. 

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

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

No Other Name Part 2

              I do not consider myself a particularly brave person, and I think it especially foolish, on the main, to make a frontal assault on a clearly superior force.  Further, it is always dangerous to cross theological swords with C.S. Lewis. He was, arguably, the most compelling voice for Christianity in the 20th century, and his impact continues unabated into the 21st.

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