Violence done in the name of Christ…

Since oppression and mayhem are neither religious duties for Christians nor logical applications of the teachings of Christ, violence done in the name of Christ cannot be laid at his door. This conduct might tell you something about people. It tells you nothing about God or the gospel.

Greg Koukl, from Tactics, kindle location 2702

People who are not neutral…

It is not fair … to assume someone has distorted the facts simply because he has a stake in the matter. People who are not neutral can still be fair and impartial. Instead, you have to show that they have faltered by looking carefully at the evidence itself.

Greg Koukl, from Tactics, kindle location 2659

Reading a Book…

Overview

  • Get a sense of the book in 5-10 minutes.
  • Read the jacket copy & contents, skim preface & introduction, read conclusion (last 3 pages) and skim the index. Note publisher and date of publication.
  • Quickly page through the entire book at the rate of 2-3 seconds per page.
  • Determine if you want to read the book more thoroughly, give it away, or file it for future reference.

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The term “scientism”…

The term “scientism” describes the view that science is the only reliable method of knowing truth about the world. Accordingly, “Everything outside of science is a matter of mere belief and subjective opinion,” says J. P. Moreland, “of which rational assessment is impossible.”

 

Greg Koukl, from Tactics, kindle location 2112

A perfect world their hearts have always yearned for…

God, the Creator of the universe, in order to rescue man from punishment for his rebellion, came to earth and took on humanity in Jesus, the Savior, to die on a cross and rise from the dead, so that in the final resurrection those who receive his mercy will enjoy a wonderful friendship with their sovereign Lord in the kind of perfect world their hearts have always yearned for.

Greg Koukl, from The Story of Reality, kindle location 2758

The fact of our Father’s faithful mercy…

It is a sensible practice to remind ourselves of the fact of our Father’s faithful mercy—what the ancient Hebrews called his “loving-kindness”—when our feelings tell us otherwise.

Greg Koukl, from The Story of Reality, kindle location 2601

It’s easier to believe in heaven than hell…

It is much easier for people to believe in heaven than for them to believe in hell (for obvious reasons, I think), but it is much harder for them to envision heaven than to envision hell.

Greg Koukl, from The Story of Reality, kindle location 2573