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Quick Thought - How Do We Wake up the Youth Leaders?

Work with your youth pastor and come up with a basic theology test. Collect the tests, and then look at them. The typical Christian kid is going to fail that test miserably. Hopefully that will help our youth leaders and parents to wake up to see that our kids don’t know more than “love Jesus and be good.”

Quick Thought | Student | Brett Kunkle | May 20, 2015

Quick Thought - Is It Possible to Decide Not to Sin?

When Adam surrendered his choice not to sin by sinning, there was a breaking in human nature that we have inherited.  Even though we can say “no” to particular sins, it is not possible for us not to sin. How can we say “no” to individual sins, but even with the help of the Holy Spirit, we still sin?

Quick Thought | Ethics | Greg Koukl | May 12, 2015

Quick Thought - Marriage Is Not Just about Love

What is the nature of marriage? Is marriage about love? When people are in love, they get married. Therefore, it doesn’t matter what gender the person may be, so the argument goes.

Quick Thought | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | May 12, 2015

Quick Thought - Making Apologetics Understandable

Most of the basic arguments for the existence of God, though they can be detailed in sophisticated ways, are easy to understand on a fundamental level. Three arguments are:

Quick Thought | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | May 6, 2015

Quick Thought - Responding to Name Calling

How do you respond to the claim that Christians are narrow-minded bigots? The person hasn’t said anything about your claim or your argument. They are simply calling you a name.  Explain to them that name-calling is not a good way to argue for their position or to argue against mine. 

Quick Thought | Christianity & Culture | Brett Kunkle | May 6, 2015

Quick Thought - Does God Owe His Creation Anything?

Parents do have an obligation to their children, so it seems that God would have an obligation to His creation.  The two scenarios do not have the same moral obligations. God is not obliged to anyone. Human beings are under God, and God communicates duties that relate to His perfections and role as King of the Universe.

Quick Thought | Philosophy | Greg Koukl | April 29, 2015

Quick Thought - My Adult Child Walked Away from Christianity

What if you have adult kids that have walked away from Christianity? Number one, you have to pray regularly for them. 

Quick Thought | Miscellaneous | Brett Kunkle | April 29, 2015

Quick Thought - Bake for Them Two?

In response to Ten Thousand Places blog's viral post called “Bake for Them Two.”  In reference to Matthew 5, one of the Roman laws stated that a man could be required to carry a Roman soldier’s equipment for up to a mile. Jesus referenced that law and told his followers in 5:41, “if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”

Quick Thought | Ethics | Brett Kunkle | April 22, 2015

Quick Thought - Is there a Soul?

Three problems with physicalism: Number one, physicalism can’t account for our mental lives. Problem number two is that physicalism can’t give you free will. Third problem is physicalism can’t give us an enduring self or identity over time.

Quick Thought | Miscellaneous | Brett Kunkle | April 15, 2015

Quick Thought - Putting Them out of Their Misery?

Years ago, I debated a physician-assisted suicide initiative. I was against it for what they considered religious reasons. Therefore, they thought I was forcing my religious point of view on other people. I pointed out that their point of view was equally religious. Certainly suicide will end the physical misery here, but what happens afterwards? 

Quick Thought | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | April 15, 2015