What if Someone Uses the Columbo Tactic against Us?

September 14, 2023 • Amy Hall, Greg Koukl

What should we do if someone uses the Columbo tactic against us?

I have a high respect for truth, but my Christian friends tell me that only some doctrines matter. Why not defend all that has been taught for the past 2,000 years?

Can the extent to which one spends time and resources looking for answers to apologetics questions become wrong if other parts of one’s spiritual life are beginning to suffer? 

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Does Jeremiah 10:1–5 Speak against Having a Christmas Tree?

December 4, 2023 • Amy Hall, Greg Koukl

Does Jeremiah 10:1–5 speak against having a Christmas tree? Is celebrating Christmas and Easter extra-biblical? Are Christians grafted into Israel and should therefore be celebrating the Israelite feasts and festivals? Why was Zechariah disciplined and made mute for questioning the angel’s message about his wife conceiving due to her age, but Mary wasn’t disciplined for questioning her pregnancy due to her virginity?

How Would Persecuted Christians Have Understood Psalms Promising Protection and Rescue?

November 30, 2023 • Amy Hall, Greg Koukl

How would Christians under persecution (such as those in Rome) have understood verses like Psalm 34:19–20 that promise protection and rescue by God for righteous people? Is it a contradiction for Jesus to say both that some will be put to death and that not a hair of your head will perish (Luke 21:16–19)? Is there evidence that would contradict my coworker’s claim that the Bible has been added to throughout the years?

My Teenage Daughter Walked Away from God Because He Didn’t Answer Her Prayers for Help

November 27, 2023 • Amy Hall, Greg Koukl

How should I respond to my teenage daughter who walked away from God because she cried out to him for years and he didn’t answer, and because she didn’t feel any different after accepting Christ as her Savior?