Gregory Koukl is a radio talk show host, founder and president of Stand to Reason (www.str.org).
Greg started out thinking he was too smart to become a Christian and ended up giving his life for the defense of the Christian faith. A central theme of Greg's speaking and writing is that Christianity can compete in the marketplace of ideas when it's properly understood and properly articulated.
Greg's teaching has been featured on Focus on the Family radio, he’s been interviewed for CBN and the BBC, and did a one - hour national television debate with Deepak Chopra on Lee Strobel's "Faith Under Fire." Greg has been quoted in U.S. News & World Report, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and the L.A. Times. An award - winning writer, Greg is author of Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid - Air with Francis J. Beckwith, and Precious Unborn Human Persons. Greg has published more than 145 articles and has spoken on more than 40 university and college campuses both in the U.S. and abroad.
Greg received his Masters in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Talbot School of Theology, graduating with high honors, and his Masters in Christian Apologetics from Simon Greenleaf University. He is an adjunct professor in Christian apologetics at Biola University. He hosts his own radio talk show advocating clear - thinking Christianity and defending the Christian worldview.
During next year’s presidential election, the one issue that most directly relates to justice is abortion. If you are a Christian, no other question should have more influence in your choice of candidates.
The spate of atheists on the bestsellers list dismiss Christianity as irrational. They exude a palpable condescension.
Senators Ted Kenney and Gordon Smith have proposed a hate crime amendment to the defense appropriation bill the Senate is debating this week. It would add special enhancements to crimes for certain classes of victims, including homosexuals and transgenders. It’s hidden in this bill to try to ensure its passage since it might not pass on its own and the President has vowed to veto stand alone hate crime legislation. It makes it much harder for him to do so when it’s packaged with critical support for our troops.
It’s not only the left that sounds the alarm when Christians “jeopardize the separation of church and state” by engaging in political action. Some Christians object, too. One evangelical leader offered this stern warning: “There should not be even a hint of anything political in our public discourse.”
When we justify the killing of a fully human child because of severe, congenital defect, we are not making a case for abortion; we're promoting something much more chilling. Partial-term Abortion Is Not about Abortion.
Gen. Peter Pace was vehemently denounced and condemned earlier this week for expressing a personal moral judgment that homosexuality is immoral. The criticisms excoriated Pace for making a value judgment, while implying that the denunciations themselves were morally neutral. In reality, Pace’s critics expressed a moral judgment, too.
I resent the Discovery Channel's attempt to demean and belittle Christianity by saying it is based on a lie. It is hard for me to believe that The Discovery Channel would dare do such a “documentary” on any other religion.
The latest in the aggressive efforts to redefine marriage is a Washington state initiative that would nullify marriages that don’t produce children. “Absurd.” That is even how the supporters describe their attempt to challenge the Washington State Supreme Court’s Anderson ruling last year.
The pro-choice enterprise in any of its forms is doomed to fail morally because it ultimately reduces human value to functional terms.
By any objective, scientific standard, the embryo qualifies as a member of the human race. From the moment of conception the embryo is an individual. The zygote is distinct from mother, father, and other living things, having her own unique genetic fingerprint.
The embryonic stem cell research debate is remarkable because neither side—pro-life nor pro-abortion—seems to fully understand the moral logic of its views.
Probably no concept has more currency in our politically-correct culture than the notion of tolerance. Unfortunately, one of America's noblest virtues has been so distorted it's become a vice.
It's easy to characterize religion as a blood-thirsty enterprise, a perpetrator of witch hunts, crusades, and religious jihad. Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins have raised such charges recently in their popular books. But has Christianity been the cause of such evil, or does the truth turn out to be just the opposite?
I first heard the term "velocitized" in high school driver’s ed. When a driver accelerates from, say, 30 to 60 miles per hour and settles in, he gets acclimated to his new speed and loses his sense of velocity. It doesn't feel as if he's moving any faster at 60 than he was at 30.