Transform: Why Faith and Mindset are the Same Thing

(The following was originally published at What does “mindset” mean and how can Christ-followers implement the truths of Scripture and the promises of God into their daily mindset? First off, think of something very basic that you believe that also affects your actions day to day. It could be as basic as believing that if you turn your key in your car’s ignition, the car will start and you can drive to work. Or believing that we need to wake up early, which allows time in t … [Read more...]

Transform: Why Christians Are BAD At Mindset Practices

(The following was originally published at A mindset is based on your beliefs: what you believe about the world, about yourself, and about other people, and even about God.  It’s about truth.   Are you believing what is real and true, from God’s perspective?  Because we often say that we believe in certain things and we have faith in God’s promises; but, when the stresses of life come at us, and our emotions get involved, we get dragged down and even begin to doubt these ve … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Scientific Naturalism Worldview with JP Moreland, part 4

There are some moral issues that are difficult, but there are very clear moral propositions that everybody universally knows, such as: being kind and honest are virtues not vices.  These two are good things, no matter what perspective of life or upbringing or geographic region of the world you hail from. Then there’s what is known as Knowledge of Our Own Consciousness.  Now, when I refer to “consciousness”, I mean what you are aware of when you introspect.  So, suppose someone just h … [Read more...]

Loving God with Your Mind, part 5 with JP Moreland

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgIf I were to go home and my wife says, “You’re angry.”  To which I reply, “No, I’m not angry.” And we go back and forth – I need to take a second and decide whether or not what my wife is saying is true.I introspect.And, on this particular situation, I realize that I actually do have a seething rage down deep inside of me that my wife picked up on.Now, I have my thought:  “I am angry”;  I also encounter … [Read more...]

Loving God with Your Mind, part 3 with JP Moreland

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgTruth is a matching between thought and reality.To illustrate this, consider a podium and a ball-point pen.  The podium exists and it has certain attributes.  It’s brown.  It’s rectangular.  It’s four feet tall.  It weighs 40 pounds.  These are all attributes that are true about the podium.  Not only that, but all these attributes are true independently of any other object.Likewise, my pen has attributes:  I … [Read more...]

Loving God with Your Mind, part 3 with JP Moreland

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgKnowledge of your own consciousness is a form or non-sensory knowledge by acquaintance.  It is an example of where you can have knowledge by acquaintance with things you can’t see, touch, taste, smell, or hear.  And that’s very important.Now, when I claim that Christianity provides us with knowledge, one of the things I mean by that is that it gives us knowledge by acquaintance, in that we can be directly aware … [Read more...]