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Christianity and Science: Are They Compatible?

      Is there a conflict between faith and science?   I think not.  Rather, I think the current quarrel between the two has been contrived.  A specific error—an arbitrary definition of science— is holding science hostage.  I’d like to suggest a solution.       One book serves as a helpful launching point for reflection on this error.  Though published in 1988, it remains a useful foil for a discussion on the issue.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | July 1, 2005

Is God Just a Crutch?

  Are You a Christian because You Were Born in America?  Would you Be a Muslim If You Were Born in Iraq?  Maybe. But So What?       Sometimes your best “moments of truth” are not opportunities you create, but ones that find you.  You don’t have to hunt for them.  Dissenters will gladly lay them in your lap.       For example, my niece, Kirsten, emailed me this challenge from a friend:   Uncle Greg,

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | March 1, 2005

No Hint of Politics

  Since the Gospel alone transforms lives, some Christians wrongly conclude that political involvement is a waste of time.  This myth of political passivity presumes that the Great Commission is our only responsibility.  It’s not.  

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | November 1, 2004

The Confusing Moral Logic of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

  The embryonic stem cell research debate is remarkable because neither side—pro-life or pro-abortion—seems to understand the moral logic of its views.       Presumably, people who are pro-life hold their views for a reason and are not just emoting.  The same could be said of pro-choicers.  I’ve long suspected that’s not always the case, though.  The recent debate about embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) confirms my doubts.

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | September 1, 2004

Why Hate Shouldn't Be a Crime

  The passage of C-250 in the Canadian Parliament this spring pushed hate crime legislation to new extremes.  Can one be against hate crimes, yet still oppose hate crime laws?  Here are three good reasons we must resist this trend.  

Solid Ground | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | July 1, 2004

Same-Sex Marriage Challenges and Responses

  Western civilization is shuddering under a tidal wave of activism in favor of same-sex marriage.  Here is a careful response to their most compelling arguments.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | May 1, 2004

The Christ of "The Passion": What the Movie Couldn’t Show

  Jesus was not a victim.  No one took His life from Him.  Not Jews.  Not Romans.  He gave it willingly and purposefully.  It was the reason He was born.       “The Passion of the Christ” is an historically precise, visually stunning, and viscerally moving portrayal of the crucifixion of Jesus.  Yet the most important detail of Jesus’ final hours is not in the film.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | March 1, 2004

Partial-Birth Abortion Is Not about Abortion

  When we justify killing of a fully developed human child through partial-birth abortion, we are not defending abortion.  We’re promoting something much more chilling.  Even the mothers involved know what’s going on.

Solid Ground | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | January 1, 2004

Paul, Romans, and Homosexuality

  The first chapter of Paul’s letter to the Romans contains what most readers consider the Bible’s clearest condemnation of same-sex relations.  Recent scholarship reads the same verses and finds just the opposite.  Who is right?

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | November 1, 2003

Is Christianity Cruel?

  Christianity has been called cruel because it teaches that Jews killed Jesus and that Jesus is the only way to Heaven.  The first incites persecution; the second denies that goodness matters in God’s assessment.  This challenge, though, misunderstands both the nature of history and the nature of justice.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | September 1, 2003