If I had to pick a few lectures that really changed my life, then this lecture by J.P. Moreland would definitely be on that list.
- 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?
And here is a longer version of the same lecture (MP3) presented to an audience of university students and faculty.
By the way, the title of his lecture comes from a book that he wrote, which is now in its second edition.
My friend Shawn was telling me just last week that one of the speakers from Stand to Reason told him that if he had not read the “Love Your God With All Your Mind” book, then he could not be a real Christian apologist. Exaggeration? Maybe. But why take that chance?