The Summit Lecture Series: Scientific Naturalism Worldview with JP Moreland, part 3

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To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org.A Contingent Truth is a truth that could have been false.  So, if you want to understand a Contingent Truth, think of something that is true that God could have made false if He wanted to.For example, it’s a Contingent Truth that there is a clock in the room.  It’s evident and true that there is, in fact, a clock right there in the room.  But, that could have been false – it’s possible that a clock actually was … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Scientific Naturalism with JP Moreland, part 2

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To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgI was once invited to a dinner party where I was asked to give a presentation regarding truth, God and philosophy.  I was warned that there would be a gentleman attending who may cause me some problems.  Apparently, he had a Ph.D. in physics from Johns Hopkins, had been an engineer for 30 years, and really hated Christianity.So, right after exchanging pleasantries, before the meeting, he launched into me:  “I un … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Scientific Naturalism Worldview with JP Moreland, part 1

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To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgWe need to understand the very prominent worldview of Scientific Naturalism in order to grasp how people who hold this perspective think.  You see there are many different prevailing worldviews in our culture today, and the main conflict is not whether or not Christianity is true, but whether or not it can be known to be true.And Scientific Naturalism is one of the main culprits in the effort to convince our … [Read more...]

Loving God with Your Mind part 6 with JP Moreland

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To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.orgYou can know something without being sure that you’re right.This is due to the fact that you can have propositional knowledge: a true belief based on adequate or good reasons, not necessarily conclusive reasons.  In other words, you can know something, but still be able to admit that you may be wrong.I know that God is real.If someone were to ask me if it’s possible that He isn’t, I could admit, “yeah, i … [Read more...]

Loving God with Your Mind, part 5 with JP Moreland

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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

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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...]


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