There are many people and groups that operate under Christianity's banner. You can find them on TV, in the bookstore, online, in churches and non-profits. Some of them are wolves in sheep's clothing. Jesus taught about them in Matthew 7:15-20, and how to identify them by what they produce. You have to guard against them. … Continue reading How To Defend Yourself From False Teachers
We’ve gotten to the final post of this series where we’ve been analyzing and answering why some people aren’t listening to the case for Christ. We’ve explored the systematic processing error that is cognitive biases, that three types of conscious unbelievers from Tim Keller’s book Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism and Mark … Continue reading What’s Holding Back Those Who’ve Thought It Through?
We’ve been looking at the receptiveness, or lack of it, in people over the course of the past two posts. The idea came from the Parable of the Sower in Mark 4:14-20. We’re looking in particular at verse 15, the conscious unbelievers. “Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. … Continue reading The Willfully Ignorant
In the previous post, we looked at the cognitive biases of the mind and the underlying heart issues. Remember, a cognitive bias is a processing glitch. Jesus characterized the type we’re looking at as the “Path” or “Road” soil, nothing gets in, from Mark 4. We’re still looking at verse 15, “Some people are like … Continue reading When Skepticism Leads to a Closed Mind