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The Gospel a Hate Crime? Welcome to the 21st Century.

  How is it possible that the Good News of the Gospel can be considered a hate crime? Welcome to the 21st Century.         It’s hard to believe that a simple prayer request would create a national furor.  That’s what happened, though, when the Southern Baptist Convention encouraged their congregates to "pray each day for Jewish individuals you know by name that they will find the spiritual wholeness available through the Messiah [Jesus]."

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | March 1, 2000

Faith & Wishing

  If you “just take Christianity on faith” you may be in trouble… Taking  Christianity “on faith” may mean trouble…       I don’t like the word “faith.”        It’s not that faith isn’t valuable.  True biblical faith is essential for salvation.  But faith is often deeply misunderstood in a way that hurts Christianity and harms Christians.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | January 1, 2000

Take a Tip from Lt. Columbo

      Have you ever taken a verbal beating when trying to talk about Jesus? If so, I’ve got a tip for you.  It’s the simplest tactic imaginable to help stop a challenger in his tracks, turn the tables, and put you back in the driver’s seat.  And it can be done almost effortlessly.  Here’s an example.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | November 1, 1999

The Perils of Proof-Texting and How to Avoid Them

        Virtually every Christian with a theological point of view thinks his view is scriptural.  Why shouldn't he.  He has a prooftext he can quickly quote in his defense.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | September 1, 1999

Arguing Is a Virtue

        Imagine living in a world in which you couldn't separate truth from error.  You wouldn't be able to tell food from poison, or friend from foe.  You couldn't tell good from bad, right from wrong, healthy from unhealthy, or safe from unsafe.  Such a world would be a dangerous place.  You wouldn't survive long.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | May 1, 1999

Henry Blackaby’s Experiencing God—A Critique

  A Review of Henry Blackaby's Experiencing God     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. 

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | January 1, 1999

The American Holocaust

  Lynching of Blacks by the KKK. Jewish genocide under the Third Reich. Abortion in America. Do these three have anything in common?       Early this fall, the campus of the University of Kansas was rocked by a controversy that made headlines in the national press.  Two pro-life groups--the Center for Bioethical Reform and Heartland Life Network--had posted a "pictorial essay" at a prominent crossroads on campus.

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | November 1, 1998

Relativism Interview with Summit Ministries

  How do Christians answer the present spirit of the age, currently the most insidious challenge to Christianity:  relativism?     The following discussion is adapted from an interview with Summit Ministries, Manitou Springs Colorado, July 1998.  Summit is a Christian educational organization training young people in Christian worldview leadership.   Summit Ministries:  What exactly is moral relativism?  

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | September 1, 1998

Why Settle for Merely Reading a Book When You Can Master It?

  How to Read Less More, and Twice as Fast   If you're like me, you really want to read more effectively, but you don't know how and can't find the time.  Solomon wrote, "The writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body."*  I agree.  The stacks of unopened volumes in my own library weary me just looking at them. 

Solid Ground | Miscellaneous | Greg Koukl | May 1, 1998

When It Comes to Abortion, No One Talks about the One Question that Matters. It's the One Question the President Never Asks.

  Answering this One Question Solves the Abortion Controversy....         When President Clinton vetoed the ban on partial-birth abortion for a second time on October 10, there's one thing he didn't discuss:  abortion.        The President talked about choice and privacy.  He mentioned the risk to the mother of carrying a child to term, and the trauma of delivering an infant with serious congenital defect. 

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | November 1, 1997