Tag Archives: apologetics

Great Interview of J.P. Moreland on SCIENTISM!

Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason interviews philosopher J.P. Moreland on scientism’s worldview from his book Scientism and Secularism: Learning to Respond to a Dangerous Idealogy.

Click on the picture of Moreland’s book to listen to this important discussion.

Here’s a short excerpt of Moreland’s talk:


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Posted by on January 26, 2019 in scientism


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Anti-Intellectualism Isn’t Spirituality! (Message #3)

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Posted by on March 6, 2017 in Uncategorized


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A John Ortberg Sermon: Loving God with All Your Mind!

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Posted by on December 6, 2016 in reasons to believe


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Time for a Great Quote: Tozer on Dogmatism

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Posted by on August 15, 2016 in dogmatism


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Time for a Great Cartoon (Reading)

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What have you been reading lately? READING is a Christian discipline which needs to be cultivated and practiced. It is so easy to allow others to do our thinking for us, don’t you agree?

I’m all for reading good Christian books — and I’ve written a few over the years. But I believe it is also important to read books that are not from a Christian perspective. Brand new believers need their reading diet to be from strong and sound books that help them grow in their Christian lives.

For those of us who have been believers for a while, it is quite likely that some of our non-Christian friends are reading books that we too need to read. Some of those books are direct attacks on our Christian faith. I call these “books that will boil your blood before you get past the preface”! Here are some of those books which I’ve read over the last few years:

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Each of these books challenges some major areas of Christian faith. What books are YOU reading that challenge you to think more deeply about your beliefs?


Posted by on May 25, 2016 in reading


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The Joy of Unit-Reading #41 (the First Epistle to the Corinthians)

Man, did the Corinthian church have a lot of problems! Man, do we today have a lot of problems! This first epistle to the Corinthians has so much in it — It was a delight to unit-read (read straight through at one sitting) this letter by Paul. Here are some of my notes:
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Some have contrasted Paul’s “not with persuasive words” Screenshot 2016-02-28 06.34.50statement in chapter 2 with his use of logic and philosophy in Acts 17.  They have concluded that Paul saw the error of his way in Acts 17 and now has abandoned the use of reason and apologetics. (See Norm Geisler’s article “An Apologetic for Apologetics” article found here which thoroughly refutes this view).  We believe that Paul is not turning from his use of apologetics in Acts 17.

One takeaway:  When I hear Christians say, “Oh, that we were more like the First-Century Church!”, I wonder — do they mean the church at Corinth?  the church at Galatia?  The First-Century Church had its problems!  But, because He is RISEN, we have every reason to believe that whatever we do for the Lord is not in vain!

My prayer for today:  “Lord, we are such a wayward, self-seeking, divisive bunch of sheep.  Please help me set the example of loving Your people and standing for Your Word which meets our deepest needs!  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.”

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Posted by on April 18, 2016 in unit-reading


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Time for a Great Cartoon! (simple truth)

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The pure, sweet truth.  Or a vile, contemptible lie.  At least in Calvin’s world he recognizes that truth can be known.  How one goes about knowing the truth,  however, for Calvin, is completely a matter of chance!

Christians affirm that “one’s heart cannot rejoice in what one’s mind rejects as false.”  There are good and sufficient reasons for holding to the Christian faith.  Evidences can be examined; alternative viewpoints can be critiqued; conclusions (some tentative, some firm) can be drawn.  The process is something like this:

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As you examine the many facets of biblical Christianity, aren’t you grateful for the abundance of facts that warrant your trust in Jesus? We don’t commit intellectual suicide when we choose to follow the God of the universe! That’s a conclusion for which we need no coin-flip!

Your thoughts?

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Posted by on February 5, 2016 in truth


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Paul Copan on Dawkins, Evil, and Religion

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Posted by on February 4, 2016 in apologetics


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Paul Copan on Homosexuality (audio message)

Dr. Paul Copan gives a reasonable defense of the biblical view of homosexuality.  In light of Rob Bell’s recent statement (Regarding homosexual marriage:  “We’re moments away.  I think the culture is already there.  And the church will continue to be even more irrelevant when it quotes letters from 2000 years ago as their best defense.”), the Church needs to respond with compassion and clarity.

Please listen to this message Paul gave at Bethel College

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Posted by on October 18, 2015 in homosexuality


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A Leap of Faith! (time for a great movie clip)


1.  How does this clip seem to define faith?

2.  How does this definition differ from the Scriptures’ presentation of faith?

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Posted by on August 23, 2014 in FAITH


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