Thinking 12:2 Style with The First Principles: The Principle of Logic

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bible-compass2by Rob Lundberg

This past Monday night, being on Truth Matters and discussing logic and critical thinking, has sparked a thought for me to resurrect the series we did a few years ago on the other blog. So this is an oldie but fresh posting of a necessary series that should be kept before our eyes in a culture that so easily listens with its eyes and thinks with its feelings. Continue reading

Testing Truth Claims: Thinking versus Feelings

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Thinking about how we come to know what we know (epistemology[1]), and seeing the condition of the church in America operating more on a level of feelings and experiential ministry, I am reviving a post, or should I say refreshing a post from the other blog, that I have moved from.

Someone once quipped, that culture today “listens with its eyes and thinks with its feelings.” With the Millennial and Gen Z generations reinterpreting their self-identification in their identity, we see the church having its work cut out for her in reaching the culture.  Suffice it to say, we are living in a culture driven by emotive self-identifications.
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Fideism versus Real Faith

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While I am trying to figure out what I am going to do with this blog and site, I figured I would use it to share some thoughts, as an evangelist and apologist. Please be sure to check out The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry. But while you are here, I would like to share some of the things that have been buzzing around on my heart.  One of those is the whole idea of what biblical faith is all about. Continue reading

What’s the Difference Between Revelation, General Revelation, and Special Revelation

by Rob Lundberg

Whenever you’re involved in a conversation with a well-meaning believer and the word “revelation” comes into the conversation, it can create some flags which may need clarification. It is then incumbent for us to clarify what the meaning of the word means in the context of the conversation or the subject being discussed.

Some of those clarifications may hinge on the issue of misunderstanding the meaning “special revelation” versus other kinds of revelation and a misuse of the word.  So in this post I would like to clarify the various meaning of this word “revelation.” Continue reading

Anti-Intellectualism in the American Church is Not a Spiritual Gift

trojan-horse  Over the past few months, even years, I have been wrestling with a gnawing issue on why the church is not amenable to apologetics. This is evidenced by the overwhelming anti-intellectualism that has been plaguing the church ever since 1859 when Darwin wrote his On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life as well as other influences.

This post is by no means going to be exhaustive, and I will be referring to others who have cogently written on this same subject. We share in this burden and are seeking ways to show that “ignorance” about why we believe is not a spiritual gift, nor is it found in Scripture.[1] Continue reading