Where does all my snarkiness about the anti-intellectual church come from? It comes largely from this lecture, and from the book of the same name. This lecture also gave me many of my personality quirks, like saying “Does that make sense to you?” all the time. He’s a great speaker. This lecture could change your life. It changed mine.
- How J.P. Moreland become a Christian
- How evangelism drove his efforts to answer skeptics
- How can evangelicals be so numerous, and yet have so little influence?
- When did the church stop being able to out-think her critics?
- How studying and thinking can be a way of worshiping God
- Romans 12:1-2 – what does this passage mean?
- Are your beliefs under the control of your will?
- Can you “try” to believe something by an act of will?
- If not, then how can you change your beliefs?
- Changing your mind is the only way to change your life
- Matthew 22:37 – what is this passage saying?
- How can you love God by using your intellect?
- How can you defend God’s honor, when it is called into question?
- In a debate, should you quote sources that your opponent doesn’t accept?
- Should you only study the Bible, or should you study rival worldviews?
- 1 Pet 3:15 – what does this passage mean?
- If you knew you were going to be in a debate, what should you do?
- How can you be bold in witnessing? Where does boldness come from?
- What should the church do to make bold evangelists?
- 2 Cor 10:5 – what is this passage talking about?
- The passage talks about destroying fortresses – what are the fortresses?
- List of some of the speculations that we are supposed to be destroying
- What does the phrase “spiritual warfare” really mean?
You can read a little summary of a part of the book here.
And here is a longer university version of the same lecture (MP3).