Let's Get Real Podcast w/Rob Lundberg

Let's Get Real Podcast w/Rob Lundberg

By Rob Lundberg
The audio arm of Christian apologist and Bible teacher, Rob Lundberg. Rob is a is blogger, writer, & public speaker. For four years in his mid to late teenage years, he spent time as an apathetic skeptic. Halfway into those four years someone challenged him to do an investigation to try and disprove the resurrection of Christ. But the evidence Rob found was compelling enough to follow it where it led. We hope you will be challenged, that you will enjoy the Let's Get Real Podcast and learn more from Rob about why he believes Christianity is true.
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The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About All Religions Not Saying the Same Thing
You hear it from the talk shows to the professorial lectern, from the coffee shop conversations to the water cooler at work. Someone is bound to be a in a conversation on politics or religion, and when the religion hot button is pressed, someone will say, "you Christians are so narrow, don't you realize that all religions say the same thing?"  This view is known as religious pluralism and it follows a cultural mood of pluralization that permeates our culture, where there are a competing number of worldviews and no one worldview is dominant.   On The Let's Get Real Podcast with evangelist and apologist, Rob Lundberg, Rob revisits the definition of a worldview and then shows that while all religions seek to teach right thinking, right feelings and right actions (as is the case in common with classical Buddhism), they do not teach the same things fundamentally. Rob shows how you can evaluate a religious worldview  using the questions of origin, meaning, morality and destiny to defend how the culture answers these questions differently and thus prove that not all religions teach the same thing, with the goal of bringing the conversation into a gospel answer, showing how Jesus and the historical Christian faith answers the questions for a heart and mind looking for answers. During the show, Rob mentioned a resource that he is offering for free that will help you see the differences in the religions and their worldviews. You can find that resource by clicking on the following link:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xJd9bPQ5Oo72EyqRX52ndUeYbmAE83X9/view?usp=sharing.. If you have any questions about what you have heard, or if you have a subject that you would like Rob to address, please send us an email at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
31:39
July 5, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About Our Understanding of Biblical Faith
What is faith?  Is it a disease of the mind?  Is it a virus in our culture?  It is believing in something that you cannot see or that you have no evidence for? Many Christians and skeptics have a misunderstanding, and misrepresentation of this word, "faith."  What is biblical faith?  On the Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg, Rob presents the various dictionary definitions of faith.  Then he moves to Hebrews 11:1 and breaks down the meaning of the verse before moving into a practical definition that moves true biblical faith away from a blind faith.  Biblical faith is full of real hope, and evidence to back it up.   With the pandemic, and the coming gathering storm raging against the values of the Christian faith Rob calls you to get real about your faith and how you can build it into the kind of faith that will be rooted to weather the cultural storms.  If you have any questions about what you have heard on this show, please forward your comments and questions to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com 
30:01
June 28, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About the Essentials of the Historical Christian Worldview
Today we are looking at a period of time where Christians are going to be tested.  As we consider the possibility of a postmodern culture's challenges, it is now no longer time to slough off about what we believe and why we believe it.  We need to get back to the basics of understanding the historical Christian worldview. On The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg, Rob shares the essentials of the historical Christian worldview.  The reason why he does it because not many Christians are able to articulate the Christian worldview and when the "happy pagan" challenges the average believer on what they believe, the answers hardly match the essentials of our Christian worldview The Let's Get Real podcast is a great starting point for learning more about what the Christian worldview holds. In future shows you will hear Rob defend the Christian worldview, and learn how you can do the same. So Let's Get Real!  Let's get real and discuss the Essentials of the Christian Worldview.   If you have any questions or if you would like Rob to address a question on any of the future shows, please send your thoughts and questions to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
28:42
June 21, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About Understanding a Worldview
In James Sire's prolific book, The Universe Next Door, he defines a worldview as, “a commitment, a fundamental orientation of the heart, that can be expressed as a story or in a set of presuppositions (assumptions which may be true, partially true or entirely false) which we hold (consciously or subconsciously, consistently or inconsistently) about the basic constitution of reality, and that provides the foundations on which we live and more and have our being.” This means that EVERYONE who has ever been born has a worldview.  On The Let's Get Real Podcast w/Rob Lundberg, Rob unpacks Dr. Sire's definition and shows how to evaluate a worldview based on 5-8 questions. Using just five questions: origin (where do I come from?), meaning (why am I here? or what is the purpose for my existence?), morality (where do right and wrong originate?), destiny (where am I going after this life is over?) and being (who am I?), Rob demonstrates that how many people have different answers to these questions and many of those answers are vastly different from everyone else's.  But more importantly, he points out that in answering these five questions it is highly important that each of one's answers cohere with the answers of the previous question(s).   A new name, a new format, and new opening/closing music ("A Barrel Full of Sea Monkeys) and straight to the point.  Get real by Subscribing to us on Apple Podcasts, Anchor FM, Castbox, Stitcher, Breaker, Google Podcasts, Overcast, or Radio Public.  You will not want to miss a single moment to Get Real on some of the pressing topics today. If you have any questions, send them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com or leave a comment on wherever you listen to "Let's Get Real w/Rob Lundberg".   
30:16
June 14, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About A Biblical Way of Doing Apologetics in Evangelism
Many Christians have a misunderstanding of the interaction of apologetics and evangelism. But aside of apologetics being a confidence builder reinforcing faith, and a means of discipleship, there is another context for apologetics that is equally important, and that is evangelism.   On the first inaugural show of the Let's Get Real with Rob Lundberg, Rob takes you through a biblical look at apologetics in the context of apologetics as pre-evangelism and the role of questions.  What do questions do?   Rob explains how questions get the person you are conversing with to think, expose the contradictions they may be believing, define the issues in the conversation, expose the motives of the objection, and address moral concerns against God. The same online location with a new name, that will streamline the message, with new music, and a new format (shorter but full of streamlined content) and without the commercials interrupting the flow of the episode. We hope you like it.   Let us know what you think!  Email us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.   
25:58
June 7, 2020
Let's Get Real Podcast: Why Do You Believe What You Believe?
Socrates once said, "the unexamined life is a life not worth living." But how does that work when it comes faith and belief? Rob confronts this question by setting the premise that the unexamined faith is a faith not worth believing; and he applies this not just toward believers. He also challenges skeptics listening to The Real Issue Podcast, to challenge him to defend their skepticism.   In this show Rob puts forth four reasons for believers to be able to defend what and why they believe in Christ: 1) The Bible commands it; 2) Reason demands it; 3) Our world is crying out for us to give it the reason for hope in a world groping for hope in a pandemic culture; and 4) the results for skeptics coming to the faith have had the Holy Spirit's help in using the evidences that point to the gospel.   As part of the show today, Rob welcomes his listeners to send an email and dialogue with him on why they hold to the beliefs they do, either from a Christian or a skeptical perspective. IF you choose to do that know that someone from the team will relay the message to Rob and he will be more than happy to interact with you.  You can send your email response to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway w/Franks Turek.  
40:52
May 31, 2020
Let's Get Real Podcast: What Happens if You Get the Truth Issue WRONG?
It has been said that many people do not want the truth and just want the constant reassurance that what they believe is the truth.  Perhaps you have been in a conversation with someone who retorted something like "that's true for you" or "I am glad you have your beliefs and that they work for you." It is like this with many people who embrace their own truth out of matters of pragmatism or personal preference.  So the question is, what would happen if you have the truth issue wrong? On The Real Issue Podcast, Rob goes back to SQUARE ONE of his apologetics methodology to define what is meant by truth. What is the meaning of truth and how should it play out in all our lives?  Rob also takes you back to the First Principle that truth exists, and that the law of non-contradiction is vitally important in evaluating claims coming from those who embrace a form of relativism. If you have any questions or comments please forward them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway interviewing Dr. Norman Geisler. Buffer music from Out of the Grey, "It Feels Like Real Life."   To learn more about this ministry, you can go to https://roblundbergapologetics.com
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May 24, 2020
How American Christianity Lost Its Evangelical Mind
I don’t know if you realize this or not, but the problem with America is not America.  The problem with America is the church. These sound like harsh words, but I think we can see that there is an overwhelming cloud of anti-intellectualism in the church that is hurting the Church in fulfilling the Great Commission and the Great Commandment. And that problem is widespread in the church at large today. On The Real Issue Podcast, Rob provides the reasons how we got to where we are by tracing the history of American Christianity from the Puritans and the Pilgrims with their pursuit of cultivating the Christian mind down through the three assaults that caused the American Church to turn inward and abandon the evangelical mind for a feelings and an experiential faith. From there he describes what the church looks like and gives some suggestions on how to regain lost ground.  You won't want to miss this episode. Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway w/J. Warner Wallace of Cold Case Christianity.  Please forward any questions or comments to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
40:06
May 17, 2020
The Real Issue Podcast: How I Got Into Apologetics & What I Have Learned from Ravi Zacharias
On this episode of The Real Issue Podcast, Rob provides a transparent look into how he got into apologetics after his salvation. He traces the history of encountering the two volume, Evidence That Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell and his years in the counter cult apologetics movement reading and learning from the great Walter Martin. But later on, there were two apologists that helped him through their books and talks that broadened his perspective on the defense of the faith. One was Norman Geisler, starting with his book Christian Apologetics.  But Ravi Zacharias, his methodology, and his approach to speaking to the hardened skeptic has been left the biggest impression on Rob.  In this episode, Rob shares what he has learned from Ravi, his five grid approach to the defense of the faith, and what it means to love the person possessing the objections hindering their way for coming to Christ.   We ask that if you wish to make a comment, that you only make a comment if you listen to the entire episode. We would like to interact with you but will only do so with those who seek to understand the full context of this show. Commercials from The Real Issues Apologetics Ministry and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway. If you have any questions or comments, please forward those to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.  
45:38
May 10, 2020
The Real Issue Podcast: The Bible or the Book of Mormon, Which One is the Most Correct?
You hear it from the Mormon missionaries that come knocking at your door: "the Bible has been corrupted and much of what was in it was lost, and the Church of Jesus Christ (of Latter Day Saints) has the restored gospel, after it disappeared from the Earth."  But is this true?   On The Real Issue Podcast, Rob takes on the challenge coming from Mormon elders over the years to prove that the Book of Mormon is a false testimony.  Looking to Deuteronomy 18:20,22 as the measuring stick for determining a prophet of God, Rob takes on the books of 1 and 2 Nephi and Alma, as well as Joseph Smith's prophecy in Doctrine and Covenants Sec 84, showing how they do not measure up to the Deuteronomic standard. Rob also brings to light that which the Bible has a plethora of ancient manuscripts and external sources, the Book of Mormon cannot compete with that truth.   As part of the test, Rob also brings in the prophecies of Micah 5:2 on Jesus' birthplace, Isaiah , Daniel, and David to show how the Bible stacks up and where Nephi, Alma miss the mark. You will not want to miss this show and will want to take notes and share with your LDS friends and relatives. If you have any questions or comments, send them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com or SMS text them 540.419.2162.   Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry, and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway with Brett Kunkle from Stand to Reason.  Mid-show buffer music from Minazian and Druse, "Theme from The Pagan Invasion."
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May 3, 2020
The Real Issue Podcast: Part 1: Why The Church of Jesus Christ (of Latter Day Saints) is NOT a Christian Church
Is Jesus the eternal God in human flesh, second Person of the Trinity?  Or is he a created being like you and I and ascended into "Godhood?" Was Jesus born born by virgin birth or was he brought forth through process of procreation between a resurrected God and Mary?  Did the atonement for our sins occur at the cross, or did the process begin in the Garden of Gethsemane? Is Jesus the eternal God or did he ascend to be a god?  If you are speaking to an Evangelical Christian or a member of the Church of Jesus Christ (of Latter Day Saints (Mormons)),  you are bound to get different answers on each of these questions. This being the alleged bicentennial year for the group which began around the 1830's, the Latter Day Saints are going to be campaigning their image to the public through television and social medial. As Christians we need to be able to respond should missionaries come knocking at your door sharing their false message. There are only two religions that have been brought about by angelic proclamation (Islam and the Mormon Church). Rob unpacks these questions, tapping into his file and taking the time to respond to an Instant Message from a Mormon elder.   Rob referenced sharing a doc during the show that can be found in the following link: File link as referred in the show. This will be the first in a series of shows that The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry will be doing on this group. Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry.   Mid show buffer music from "The Pagan Invasion Opening" Questions and comments to: realissueapologetics@yahoo.com (#cultevangelism)
47:52
April 26, 2020
The Real Issue Podcast: How to Recognize the Teachings of a Cult
When you hear the word "cult" many people think of Jonestown or the Branch Davidians. While there are different ways of looking at cults, from both the sociological and theological, the church is showing more and more signs of theological error coming in, ranging from New Age ideologies, historically heretical ideas. But a couple of the more popular cults are the Mormons and the Jehovah's Witnesses. While they use very similar terminologies to the Christian church, the meanings of those terms are foreign to historical Christian teaching. On The Real Issue Podcast, Rob takes a look at these two cults from a theological angle using the mathematical operations (of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) to give you, the listener, an easy way of recognizing what the important differences are between historical Christian teaching and false teaching.   Rob also mentions two great resource ministries for you to go to for further research: Watchman Fellowship and The Apologetics Index. You can also check out Rob's website link page for more resources to assist you in learning more.  If you have any questions please email us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. Opening and closing music: Kerry Livgren, "One of Several Possible Musiks,"  "Ancient Wing". Mid show buffer music from "The Pagan Invasion."  Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry, and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway and Dr. Richard G. Howe, "What is a Cult?"
45:01
April 19, 2020
The Real Issue Podcast: Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?
What makes Christianity different from other religions? It is that the Founder of the Christian faith rose from the dead. As you celebrate this Easter  season, Rob shares three formidable truths that give validity to Jesus’ resurrection. His resurrection was foretold in the Old Testament, prophesied by Jesus himself, and those who claimed to be eyewitnesses were willing to die for believing in a resurrected Christ.  In the second part, he shares some ways you can remember about the truth of the resurrection listing and explaining a few of the 7 E's for the Resurrection (Early Testimony, Eyewitness Testimony, Embarrassing Testimony, Excruciating Testimony, Extra-biblical Testimony, Enemy Attestation, and External Sources).  Rob does not address all them, but you will hear about a lot of them throughout the show This is a show you may want to share with your skeptical friend. If you have any questions or comments on what you have heard in this show, contact us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. Commercials from The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway and Dr. Gary Habermas on the Resurrection; and The Real Issue appeal to share a review of the podcast. Opening and Closing music from Kerry Livgren's "One of Several Possible Musiks," "Ancient Wing.  Mid show buffer song from City Alight, "Christ is Mine Forevermore."
39:30
April 12, 2020
The Real Issue Podcast: Did Jesus Really Die by Roman Crucifixion and Why Does It Matter?
Muslims claim that Jesus never died on a cross using just one verse of the Qur'an.  Skeptics want to throw down objections that Jesus never died or that He swooned on the cross. Aside of the fact that no one walks out of a tomb after being dead, we have to look at who Jesus is, and what He went through to pay the debt that sinners owe a holy God. On The Real Issue Podcast, Rob presents eight evidences that show that Jesus really died and gives some of the details that coincide with the gospel accounts. On the show today, Rob mentions the Journal of American Medicine Association article, published in 1986 by Dr. William D. Edwards, "On the Physical Death of Jesus."  You can find the link to the abstract here.  For other treatments of this subject, you can find a good article by Dr. David Teresaka on "The Medical Aspects of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ" But if Jesus did die, and there is evidence to prove it, what was the big deal?  What makes. the crucifixion of Jesus so important especially to those who believe and to those yet to believe?  In Part 2, Rob gives three reasons that show the love of God, the holiness of God and the power of God that point to His substitutionary death, His role as our sin bearer, and Him truly being the Savior so many need for their eternity. With the COVID-19 virus rampant all over the country and the world, you cannot ignore this episode of The Real Issue Podcast.  If you have any questions or comments, please send them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.   Opening and closing music from Kerry Livgren's "One of Several Possible Musiks," "Ancient Wing."  Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry, and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway.  
35:37
April 5, 2020
The Real Issue Podcast: Who is Jesus Christ?
If you were asked, "Who is Jesus?" how would you answer the question? Would you just leave it that He is your Savior, or could you give a reason as to why Jesus is the Savior of mankind? Jesus has received a lot of attention as a good teacher or just a good man. For Christians Jesus of Nazareth is the one and only Savior for the sins of man. The cults and the world religions have their own view. On The Real Issue Podcast, Rob gives several reasons why Jesus is the only true Savior, and explains those attributes that qualify Jesus to fit that role. This show is not one that fails the blood test when it comes to how the gospel message is centered on Jesus. Opening music from Kerry Livgren's "One of Several Possible Musiks," "Ancient Wing." Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway; subject: Who is Jesus? If you have any questions or would like to make any comments, send them to us via email at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.
34:56
March 29, 2020
The Real Issue Podcast: The Problem of Evil, Covid-19, and the Existence of God
Why does God allow evil things like the Covid-19 (Corona virus) to plague millions of people? Skeptics would say that if God is all loving, He would not allow it and if He was all powerful He would do away with it. But since it exists, He cannot exist.   But is this true? Rob presents his case for the problem of evil using the Corona virus as an example responding to the charges by the 18th century philosopher David Hume. He also provides a definition of evil, and then gives the Christian answer to the problem by pointing to an act of evil done to an innocent Man who demonstrated the love, justice and forgiveness of God as the ultimate answer to the problem of evil. You will not want to miss this show as it is packed with a sound case to show that the problem of evil is one of the best ways to demonstrate the existence of God. Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry, and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway and J. Warner Wallace (Cold Case Christianity).   If you have any questions please forward them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.
41:00
March 22, 2020
The Real Issue Podcast: Answering the Religious Pluralism "Pandemic"
With the world spinning sidewards with the Corona virus pandemic, there is also the pandemic with millions affected by the belief of religious pluralism; the idea that all religions say the same thing and all religious ideas are equal. But is that so?   On The Real Issue podcast, with a mug of green tea in hand, fighting congestion himself, Rob opens up the "medicine cabinet" and presents six key fact on why religious pluralism does not work and why the idea itself leads to spiritual bankruptcy. Check out this show and get Rob's thoughts on how to arm yourself against not just the idea of religious pluralism but also staying safe from COVID-19. Opening/closing music from Kerry Livgren's "One of Several Possible Musick's", "Ancient Wing" Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway with Dr. Frank Turek from Cross Examined.org. If you have any questions, please email us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.
45:40
March 15, 2020
The Real Issue Podcast: Ten Top Questions You Can Use to Begin a Spiritual Conversation
Have you ever wondered how to get over the fear of starting a spiritual conversation with someone? Where do you begin? Do you know what questions to ask in order to keep the conversation going? On The Real Issue Podcast, Rob shares with you the top questions you can use to start a conversation or keep the conversation going. In this show, Rob shares personal experiences and practical tips on how to use some of the questions. He also shares advice on what to expect in the evangelism encounter and how we should appraise it once it is over. Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway and Craig Hazen (Biola University). Also click on this link for a PDF resource of the questions you can use here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RjH0B5wCQb97ivLMmwawJqsO-GmqbH-G/view?usp=sharing. Opening and closing music from Kerry Livgren's "One of Several Possible Musick's", "Ancient Wing" Please feel free to contact us at The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry with any comments or questions at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
36:24
March 8, 2020
The Real Issue Podcast What is Faith and Can Faith Be Divorced from Reason?
When self created celebrities like Rhett and Link abandon the faith for an agnosticism of openness and uncertainty, what did their faith look like? While that cannot be answered, Rob dives into the meaning of faith and what it means to have a real Christian faith. In this show, Rob pulls no punches explaining that faith involves three key ingredients: knowledge, belief and trust. Celebrities or not, faith in the Christian sense is loaded with evidences or else it is a blind faith. Check out this episode of The Real Issue Podcast and learn what a real faith looks like.   In the program Rob also mentioned Alisa Childers article on the show regarding the deconstructing faith of Rhett and Link. You can find that article at https://www.alisachilders.com/blog/lets-deconstruct-a-deconversion-story-the-case-of-rhett-and-link Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry, and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway w/Frank Turek. If you have any question about the content of this show, please forward those questions to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.
45:41
March 1, 2020
The Real Issue Podcast: Is It Intelligent to Believe God Exists?
The question of God's existence is the most fundamental question still hotly debated by those on both sides of the belief line. On The Real Issue Podcast Rob presents the starting points for tackling this question and then moves into three fundamental arguments for the existence of God: the cosmological argument (creation), the argument from design, and the argument from absolute morality. In the final moments Rob shows how science does not prove God's non-existence by showing five things that science cannot prove. If you would like to check out a list of other arguments for the existence of God, Rob has a shareable link for you to go to and download the list: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dUAfucwwJPowlCXPr-LpFGTmCEhMUVEk/view?usp=sharing Opening / Closing music from Kerry Livgren's "One of Several Possible Musicks," "Ancient Wing." Buffer music from The Newsboys, "God's Not Dead". Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry, and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway w/Ken Bowa.   For questions or comments, send them to us by email. You can email us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. Someone will available to answer your questions and interact with you.
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February 23, 2020
The Real Issue Podcast: How Do We Know Truth Exists and That It is Absolute?
Is truth knowable?  In our culture today we are seeing truth dying on the streets of our culture from the media, the halls of academia and even in levels of government. Many people today commit fundamental fallacies in trying to push forward their subjective ideas. On The Real Issue Podcast, Rob explains the difference between subjective and objective truth claims. After he shows how the law of noncontradiction is the fundamental for understanding basic truths and how it can be used to refute claims.  In the second part of the show, Rob teaches you how you can turn the claim on itself by thinking through the truth objection and then turning the claim on itself.  Rob also mentioned the talk he presented on the same subject that you can check out on his Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzvYT5_Xqog Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry and The One MInute Apologist with Bobby Conway and Frank Turek from Cross Examined.Org If you are into apologetics and have a ministry, please Skype Rob at roblundberg315 or email Rob at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com and share with us a topic you would like to be interviewed on The Real Issue.  Listen to this show for more details.  
35:48
February 17, 2020
The Real Issue Podcast: Interview with Kathy Lundberg on How Apologetics Equips Our Kids
On The Real Issue Podcast this week, Rob interviews his wife, Kathy Lundberg and they talk about how apologetics is used in an every day of living out the faith. From discipling their daughter to interacting with those in the church and outside the faith, Kathy shares her testimony on how apologetics, and hermeneutics are incorporated in the family discipleship plan of everyday life. Kathy not only shares her testimony on how she came understanding the importance of apologetics, but also how can be used to equip their daughter and encourage others along the way. Kathy and Rob also share a little history as well as resources for parents for helping shape a biblical worldview for your children. Also discussed is the impact that Summit Ministries has played and continues to play in their family. Although a longer show time than the normal, it is well worth your attention and you will be sure to enjoy the insights that Kathy provides. Commercials from The Real Issue and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway with J. Warner Wallace. If you have any questions or comments, please email them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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February 10, 2020
The Real Issue Podcast: Revisiting and Refuting the Worldview Behind the Social Justice Movement
With all the talk about social justice in the legal, political and religious circles, Rob revisits this topic on "social justice" and how it differs from biblical justice and a right understanding of the gospel. Does justice have a biblical ground? Yes. Does the "social justice" movement center itself on a biblical worldview? No. In fact it rooted in a pseudo egalitarian form of socialism that creates a vicious circle of oppression where there is no short of amount of people being oppressed. What is the biblical view of social justice according to God's Word? Get ready for a heavy show as Rob as seeks to crack open the trojan horse of the culture's idea of social justice creeping into the church. Rob appeals to two sources in this show. One is R. Scott Smith's essay "Emergent Christians and the "New" Social Justice." This essay can be found at https://www.equip.org/article/emergent-christians-and-the-new-social-justice/ The other is "Recognizing Critical Theory and Why it Matters", by Neil Shenvi. This can be found at https://shenviapologetics.com/intro-to-critical-theory/ Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry and "The One Minute Apologist" (What Can Pastors Do to Equip their Churches with J. Warner Wallace) Music from Kerry Livgren's 'Ancient Wing' from the album "One of Several Possible Musiks." If you have any questions, please send them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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February 2, 2020
The Real Issue Podcast: Does Isaiah 53:3-5 Guarantee Physical Healing?
The phrase in Isaiah 53, "by His stripes we are healed" is often misused and misapplied by those under the deception of the Word Faith/Prosperity Gospel, as well as well meaning believers.  Does this phrase in Isaiah guarantee physical healing or is there something else in mind? How do we answer the Word Faith/Prosperity Gospel teachers on this issue? On this episode of The Real Issue Podcast, Rob answers these questions and addresses the physical healing question pertaining to this verse with a sound hermeneutical answer. You will not want to miss this show as it could assist you with sharing with someone embracing the Word Faith heresy.   Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway and Frank Turek (Cross Examined.org) Opening and closing music from Kerry Livgren's, "One of Several Possible Musicks," "Ancient Wing"; and buffer music from Out of the Grey, "It Feels Like Real Life." If you have any questions from any of the material from this show, please send them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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January 27, 2020
The Real Issue Podcast: A Defense for Life in the Womb at the Point of Conception
Today is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday and many Christians find themselves seeking ways to show that life begins at the point of conception. The battle lines were drawn in the sand with the famous Roe v Wade, making abortion legal. But what is legal does not mean that it is lawful. What does science say about life in the womb at conception (embryology)? What do the ethical challenges tells us about the "morning after worldview" when the decision is made to terminate a pregnancy?  Many of us know what the Bible says about how God sees life from the point of conception.  In this episode of The Real issue Podcast, Rob puts forth his defense of the sanctity of human life, beginning at the point of conception, using science, ethical questions, and Scripture (in that order).  He also points to the forgiveness of Christ for those who have been through the trauma of going through a terminated pregnancy.   Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway.  Opening music from Kerry Livgren's 'One of Several Possible Musick's' track "Ancient Wing."  Mid show buffer music from Out of the Grey, "It Feels Like Real Life."  Please share this episode with others on social media and with your family. If you have any questions, please email those questions to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.
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January 20, 2020
The Real Issue Podcast: Answering the Objections to Apologetics Today
What we have a lack of interest in is what we choose to ignore. Why is the church ignoring apologetics when there are credible reasons for its validity in the ministry of the church? With the fallout of our young people due to a rising secular culture, Rob share in this show why we should not ignore apologetics, and provides some insights on how to get involved now in this necessary discipline for contemporary discipleship. Music from Kerry Livgren's "One of Several Possible Musicks," "Ancient Wing." Buffer music from "Out of the Grey" "Feels Like Real Life" Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway and J. Warner Wallace. If you like what you hear and would like to join in the mission with a donation, please go to https://roblundbergapologetics.com/donate. If you have any questions or would like to share some comments, you can send them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.
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January 13, 2020
The Real Issue Podcast The Plague of the Prosperity Gospel / Word Faith Movement
One of the popular movements characterized in American Christianity is the Word Faith movement, also known as the Prosperity Gospel. The major vehicle of the false teaching of this movement is the Trinity Broadcasting Network, which broadcasts many of the programs and services from Word Faith Teachers like Joyce Meyer, Kenneth Copeland, Creflo Dollar, Morris Cerullo, Kenneth Hagin, Benny Hinn and others.  What do they teach, and how are the teaching of these false teachers in conflict with sound biblical theology?  In this show, kicking off 2020 on The Real Issue Podcast, Rob opens up the paper tiger of the Word Faith teachings, and shows what the problems are and where to solve the problems with a proper understanding of Scripture.  This show is meaty, and you will want to keep this show in your archives to listen again.  As with anything from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry, please send your questions and comments to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. Also email Rob for the notes to the material from this podcast as well and we will get it off to you in a PDF.   Opening and closing music from Kerry Livgren's "Ancient Wing" from "One of Several Possible Musicks."  Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry and The One Minute Apologist with Bobbly Conway.
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January 5, 2020
The Real Issue Podcast: How Apologetics Reinforces Our Life of Worship
How does apologetics impact our worship as Christians? How does evidence impact our love for the Lord? It is said that the more you know about God the more you love Him. Evidence can be used by the Holy Spirit to point a person to Christ and the finished work of the cross, as it did for Rob in 1980. The discipline of apologetics leads to a balanced Christian walk that demonstrates our living the life we defend, no matter the critics' challenges to our faith. Apologetics provides confidence and a witness in the conversation. But apologetics also is a catalyst for our worship as Christians. As it was for the Apostle Thomas at Jesus' resurrection appearance the evidence we see today and hear of today from those who walked where Jesus walked, visited the site where King David built the palace are all real. That makes the reasons for our faith REAL. In this final episode for 2019, join Rob for an evidence packed show. Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry and The One Minute Apologist with Bobbly Conway w/ Brett Kunkle (Stand to Reason); Opening/closing music from Kerry Livgren "Ancient Wing" from 'One of Several Possible Musicks'; and mid show buffer music from "Out of the Grey," 'Real Life.' If you would like more information on The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry, email us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com We here at The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry want to thank our listeners in 2019 and look forward to 2020. May you and yours have a very happy, and reflective New Year, and as you enter the new year, remember that the conversations that you engage in as ambassador of Christ, you are a diplomat with a message for one mission. . . to "go out and give 'em Heaven."
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December 30, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: What is the Significance of the Virgin Birth of Jesus?
Merry Christmas! It's Christmas time, and conversations are stirring about the holiday and how one celebrates Christmas. Perhaps conversations come up about why we as Christians celebrate Christmas? It is not all about the jingle bells and trees. Those things are fun, but on a more significant note, Christmas is about celebrating the first Advent of Jesus Christ by means of His virgin birth. What significance does the virgin birth of Jesus mean for Christianity? Does it play an important role in the truth of the miracle of Jesus' virgin birth. Join Rob on The Real Issue Podcast as he answers these questions and a whole lot more. Commercials from The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway, with the late Dr. Norman Geisler on the subject of miracles. And one from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry. Buffer music from Aryn Michelle, "Honesty" and opening music from Kerry Livgren from the album "One of Several Possible Musicks," "Ancient Wing." This is the next to last show for the 2019 year and we are thankful for our listening audience. Please subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or any of the platforms that this podcast can be found. If you have a question or thoughts about this podcast, please email us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.
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December 23, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: Is Jesus a Copycat Messiah Coming from Mithras?
One of the most "formidable objections" that pop atheists use to  come after Christianity is that the story of Jesus' birth and resurrection are spinoff stories of pagan mythologies like Mithras, Horus, Dionysius or some other pagan deity. The main claim is that all of these stories of the pagan deities claim a virgin birth on December 25th. Welcome to The Real Issue Podcast. On our show today Rob examines the claim from the pagan story of Mithra. With us coming upon Christmas time, many advocates coming from the atheist camp claim that Jesus is a copycat of the pagan deities and thus He really did not exist. Rob crushes this objection painting the picture of mythicists, provide a few examples on WHY Jesus is the real original and not the pagan gods. He also examines the claims of Mithraism and why Jesus stands atop of all claims coming from the pagan religions. Commercials from this ministry and from The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway interviewing Mary Jo Sharp from Confident Christianity. Opening / closing music from Kerry Livgren's "Ancient Wing" from the album, "One of Several Possible Musicks" If you have any questions about what you hear on this episode, please send those questions to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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December 16, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: What is Faith, and Is Faith Reasonable?
What do we mean when we make the statement, "I have faith!" Does one's faith validate what one believes is true? No. Does faith prove your religion to be true? No. What does it mean to have faith? In a confused culture and church, where faith is seen as believing something with no evidence, is that reasonable? Welcome to The Real Issue Podcast where we take a look at these questions and a whole lot more. In this episode, Rob unpacks what it means to have a reasonable faith and then moves to define faith, and show that having a biblical faith is bolstered and reinforced with forensic evidence for the Christian faith. Many Christians believe that reasons are not necessary to have faith. Rob dispels that error and shows that a faith that is not examined is really a blind faith. Commercials in this show come from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway. Bobby interviews Frank Turek who explains material supporting this show. Opening and closing music from Kerry Livgren from the album "One of Several Possible Musicks," "Ancient Wing. If you have any questions or comments, please forward them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. If you would like to learn more about Rob's online ministry, you can find it at https://roblundbergapologetics.com
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December 9, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: Is It Narrow-minded and Intolerant to Believe Truth and Morals are Absolute?
Are Christians narrow-minded or intolerant to think that truth and morals are absolute? Those who hold to relative truth and morality often claim that those who hold to absolute truth and morals to be intolerant, narrow-minded, bigoted and even worse. Join Rob on The Real Issue Podcast, as he paints a clear picture on why relativism and moral relativism fails philosophically and practically. Rob also presents Barna survey results conveying how the church is being infiltrated by these ideologies. If you would like to ask a question on anything pertaining the Christian faith or if you would like to know more about The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry, email us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com Commercials from this ministry and from The One Minute Apologist Bobby Conway. Opening and closing music from Kerry Livgren, "Ancient Wing," from "One of Several Possible Musicks"
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December 2, 2019
Real Issue Podcast: Repeat Thanksgiving Special / What is the Difference Between the Social Justice Movement and Biblical Justice
With the Thanksgiving holiday coming upon us, we here at The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry would like to wish you and yours a very happy and reflective Thanksgiving. This show today is a replaying of a past show on the subject of the Social Justice Movement versus what the BIble has to say about justice. With the results of the recent state elections, we need to understand these two issues and why the social justice movement has no commonality with historical Christianity. We are thankful for all of you who encourage and pray for our ministry. Pray for us as we finish out 2019 and look forward to 2020, prayerfully with a "longer leash" for reaching the church and those who have questions about the Christian faith. If you would like to know how you can assist us at The Real Issue, email us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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November 24, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: How Not to Interpret Scripture and Why Scholarship and the Holy Spirit Help the Church
The problem in many of our churches today is anti-intellectualism. One of the catalyst for this is due to two plagues in the church reflecting the mishandling of the Word of God. In this show Rob opens with a presentation on what the terms exegesis, eisegesis, narcigesis, and "lazigesis," what these terms mean, how they are played out and the spiritual danger that eisegesis, narcigesis and "lazigesis" can bring with them through some of the aberrant movements in the church today. With unbiblical movements infiltrating the church, not having a proper approach to Scripture opens up the believer in general and the church at large to "every wind of doctrine to come in and destroy the testimony of a local church. In this show you will learn the definitions and how they are playing themselves into the fray of many churches. In the second part of the show, Rob shares how there is a gross misunderstanding of how scholarship aides the church. Some preachers posit that one does not need scholarship when one has the Holy Spirit. Rob answers this short-sighted objection by showing how blind spots cloud thinking deeper on the truth claims of the Christian faith. Still keeping the main things the plain things and vice versa, Rob shows how it is okay to go deeper and love God more in the process. Commercials from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway and J. Warner Wallace. Buffer music from Out of the Grey, "Feels Like Real Life." If you would like to help us get the message out, we are asking you to subscribe to The Real Issue Podcast and let others know by gone to Apple Podcasts, leave us a review, and give us a rating so that we can move up the scales. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com or go to our website at https://roblundbergapologetics.com If you are a regular listener to the Real Issue Podcast, thank you in advance for what you do, and your service to our Lord and the Kingdom.
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November 17, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: What is the Bible? Eight Things You Need to Know
The Bible is a library of 66 books from 40 different writers, writing historical documents from three different continents, in three different languages, and they were recording supernatural events that were in direct fulfillment of specific prophecies. What makes the Bible special? In the second part of this show, Rob brings in eight things that Jesus believed about the Scriptures. This show is a preamble to next week's show where Rob will present three plagues in the Evangelical church about how Scripture is approached by believers and pastors. If you are not a regular listener to The Real Issue Podcast, you will not want to miss Rob's new commercials about RIAM and the request he presents in the middle of the show. One of the three commercials are from The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway with the late Dr. Norman Geisler on the books of the Bible. Please look for The Real Issue Podcast on Stitcher, Anchor FM, i Tunes and Apple Podcasts. Subscribe to our show and leave us a review so that this show will climb the search engines and the ratings so more people can become equipped and the Christian message can get out. If you have any questions, please contact us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. If you would like to make a donation to assist this ministry and the continuation of this podcast go to https://roblundbergapologetics.com/donate. Look for more news from The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry and The Real Issue Podcast coming in the near future.
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November 11, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: How Apologetics Aides in Our Evangelism to Reach the "Cultured Happy Pagan"
Have you ever tried to share the gospel with someone, and the moment you give chapter and verse the conversation is shut down? Has someone ever thrown down an objection in your conversation that prohibited you from getting the conversation to the sharing of the good news of Christ and the salvation He offers? In this show Rob shows how apologetics and evangelism are different, but very compatible and biblical for reaching the culture with the truth and the gospel of Christ. If you are used to the "old way" of sharing and are still stuck in that mode, Rob shares some ways to help you understand that we need to be conversational in our approach in this ever increasingly skeptical culture. Check out this show, and if you have any questions, send them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. In this show Rob also shares a prayer request in the opening and then moves to: * giving you definitions for evangelism, and apologetics (pre-evangelism) * sharing the differences in the usages of evangelism (for every believer) and when apologetics should come into the setting. Commercials from The One Minute Apologist by Bobby Conway with J. Warner Wallace Buffer music from Out of the Grey, "It Feels Like Real Life" If you would like to know more about what we offer at The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry, send us an email at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. If you would like to assist us in our outreach mission, please go to https://roblundbergapologetics.com/donate. The Real issue Apologetics Ministry is a ministry seeking to persuasively communicate the transforming truth of who Jesus is and equipping Christians to do the same. We are equipping the believer to think, and engaging the thinker to believe.
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November 3, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: The Nature of Truth in a World of Preferences
In a real world where truth is absolute, it is hard to believe that people can hold to relativism. One the Real Issue Podcast, Rob shares about the nature of absolute truth in a culture that operates on personal preferences, or practical relativism. In this show you will get a quick response to the four secular views of agnosticism, skepticism, postmodernism, and relativism. This part will sound a lot like what you may have heard in a past show on how to turn the claim on itself. Rob then moves to addressing what truth is not, and then moves to show that truth is that which corresponds to reality and how it is absolute. Commercials from Chip Ingram's "Rethinking Apologetics in the 21st Century' and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway, "What is Truth" with Dr. Norman Geisler Buffer Music from Out of the Grey, "It Feels Like Real Life." If you would like to know how you can help The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry, contact us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com or go to our website at https://roblundbergapologetics.com/donate Keep Rob in prayer during the week, as he shares about some upcoming changes.
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October 27, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast Understanding and Responding to the Cultural Undestanding of 'Toleration'
"Judge not" is the cultural mantra that has created a messy obstacle for Christians to understand and give a response. When someone or businesses use the word toleration, they are referring to a misunderstanding the implies one affirms that which they disagree. What is the cultural meaning of toleration and why does it not line up with the true meaning of the word and a biblical understanding? What is multiculturalism in a post Christian culture and how do these terms conflict with the idea of absolute truth? Rob responds to these questions and lays out how Christians can be respond to the cultural accusations of intolerance and bigotry with gentleness and respect when believers. But first we need to understand the times and the terms, so that a response can be given. In this show you will understand terms like: *Absolute truth being true for every person, place, and for every time. *Tolerance where we can disagree and still treat the person with intrinsic value and worth. * Multiculturalism and how all cultural ideas do not equal one another in meaning. * And the importance of listening to the claim and giving a thoughtful and articulate response. Commercials from The One MInute Apologist with Bobby Conway, and featuring Frank Turek and Dr. Norman Geisler Buffer music: "It Feels Like Real Life" by Out of the Grey Tell us what you think and let us know if you have any questions. Send your questions to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. When you email ask for the link to the talk Rob gives on "Is Truth Absolute or Relative?
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October 21, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: The Top Ten Cultural Questions to Ask Non Christians
Have you ever been stuck or shut down because a question on a hot button issue came into the conversation? With the culture spinning sidewards with gender confusion and sexual hedonism, we need to know how to get the conversation started or know what to ask to counter a cultural hot button question. In this show Rob presents the Top Ten Cultural Questions you can use to stay in a conversation with a non Christian. Questions like, Do you consider yourself a tolerant person? Where do rights come from? Does love require approval and do you ever disagree with those you love? And more. While Rob does not unpack the answers in detail, he whets your appetite to do more research and look for more shows on the questions addressed in this show. If you have any questions, or if you would like a copy of these questions to put in your portfolio of answers and study, please send an email to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. Commercials from The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway on relevant subjects. Buffer music from Out of the Grey, "Feels Like Real Life"
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October 13, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: What Does It Mean to Hold a Biblical Christian Worldview?
Everybody holds to a worldview that guides their decision making in every facet of their lives. What is the Christian worldview? What does it mean to hold to the biblical Christian worldview. The Barna Institute has come out with some statistics that show that percentage is quite low for those who profess to be Christians, showing that they do not embrace a biblical worldview, but one that more or less falls in line with moralistic therapeutic deism. How will your worldview stack up with the material Rob presents in this show today. Tune in and listen and engage the material. If you have any questions, send your questions to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com or go to https://roblundbergapologetics.com. Commercials from The One MInute Apologist, by Bobby Conway. Music theme from Kerry Livgren's 'One of Several Possible Musicks,' "Ancient Wing. Commercial buffer from Out of the Grey, "It Feels Like Real Life." If you like what you hear, share this podcast with others. We are reaching the world with the truthclaims of the Christiani faith, equipping the believer to think, and engaging the thinker and seekers of truth to believe.
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October 6, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: The Intolerance Behind the COEXIST Bumper Sticker
We all see the COEXIST bumper sticker on cars all over our roads. The letters spelling out the word, use religious symbols from various religions, trying to say that we need to all coexist by affirming one another's beliefs. But how does that work out when all religions teach fundamentally contradicting teachings? In this show Rob shows how intolerant the COEXIST bumper sticker really is and then presents four questions for evaluating a religious worldview. Commercials from The One Minute Apologist Mid show buffer music from Out of the Grey, "It Feels Like Real Life" Opening and closing scores from Kerry Livgren's One of Several Possible Musicks, "Ancient Wing" As you listen to this episode, take notes and if you have any questions, send your questions to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com  Be sure to check out Rob's website for more resources including past shows of The Real Issue Podcast.  Click on the Listen link at https://roblundbergapologetics.com
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September 30, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: Are All Deities the Same & How Do We Know God Exists?
The popular cultural understanding is that all  the gods of the religions are the same or the Judeo Christian God does not exist except in theory alone. In this show, Rob dispels both objections giving an answer to the religious pluralism claim that all deities are the same using three statements:  (1) God made all (2) God is all and (3) No God at all.  In the second part of this show Rob gives a classical answer in conversational style to the question of God's existence. You will not want to miss out on the answers, as well as two thought provoking commercials from The One Minute Apologist with Drs Craig Hazen and Ken Boa.  Middle of the show buffer from Out of the Grey, "Feels Like Real Life"  Opening and closing music from Kerry Livgren's One of Several Possible Musicks, "Ancient Wing."   If you have any questions please forward them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.  If you like what you hear, and would like be a part of extending the ministry of The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry, click on the Donate link at https://roblundbergapologetics.com  
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September 22, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: Four Reasons We Need to Defend the Faith in a Post Christian Culture
Are there good reasons to engage in apologetics as a spiritual discipline? In this show, Rob gives four reasons why we need to be able to defend the faith in our post Christian culture that is laced with faulty ideologies both outside and inside the church. With our culture "spinning sidewards" Rob shows how Scripture commands believers to defend the faith, and that reason demands that we defend the faith. After these two thoughts, he shows how the culture is crying out for reasons to believe and that God is providing the results. Yes, there are results and Rob share four people where the Holy Spirit used evidences to draw them to saving faith. Commercials from the One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway sharing his thoughts on Summit Student Conference and J Warner Wallace. Interlude buffer from Out of the Grey "It Feels Like Real Life" Opening and closing music from Kerry Livgren's "One of Several Possible Musicks, "Ancient Wing." If you have any questions please send them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. This show produced by The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry https://roblundbergapologetics.com
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September 15, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast A Dad and Daughter Discussion II on the Summit 2019 Experience & What Purpose Does Apologetics Have in the Church?
As promised Rob interviews his daughter Christine to discuss her Summit 2019 Student Conference experience. In Part 2, Rob shares a a few thoughts on the importance and the purpose apologetics has for the church. Commercial from the One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway on Summit Student Conferences and with Craig Hazen on What Makes Christianity Different from the Other Religions. . Interlude buffer from Out of the Grey "It Feels Like Real Life" Opening and closing music from Kerry Livgren's "One of Several Possible Musicks, "Ancient Wing" If you have any questions please send them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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September 9, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: Ten PLUS One Questions You Can Use to Begin an Evangelistic Conversation
You have a passion to share the gospel, and you want to share. There are the typical roadblocks that we all face. Concerns about objections and rejection. But for many it is getting the conversation started. If you have a difficult time starting out getting into a conversation that could open up an opportunity to share the gospel this show is for you as Rob presents ten (10) questions that might be of help to get a conversation started. If you listen to what the person is saying or asking, and using the tact of our Lord, these questions will engage in the conversation with confidence and with grace. In this show you will learn how to use the following questions: 1. “Why Aren’t You a Christian?” 2. “If Christianity were true would you become a Christian?” 3. “If there is no God, why is there something rather than nothing?” 4. “Who do you Believe Jesus of Nazareth was?” 5. “Why do the New Testament Documents Exist? Who wrote them?” 6. “Why would devout Jewish men invent a resurrected Jesus and then suffer and die for their own lie?” 7. “Do you think there is an afterlife?” 8. “What do you mean by that?” 9. “How did you come to that conclusion?” 10. “Have you ever considered . . .” There is also a PDF resource you can download and put in your Bible that will keep these in front of you. To get this free resource go to https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RjH0B5wCQb97ivLMmwawJqsO-GmqbH-G/view?usp=sharing. If you have any questions, send an email to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com Commercials from The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway, J. Warner Wallace and Frank Turek. Music headers from Kerry Livgren, "Ancient Wing" from "One of Several Possible Musicks"
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September 1, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: Moralistic Therapeutic Deism America's New Understanding of the Christian Faith
Christians young and old appear to be very inarticulate about what they believe and why they believe it. Views of God, salvation, and understandings of other religions have become clouded by the relativism of our culture. Is God a deity that is only needed when we need to be rescued from something bad? Moralistic Therapeutic Deism is the popular expression of "American Christianity" which is totally foreign to the historical Christian faith. On this show you will learn the answers to: What is moralistic therapeutic deism?  What makes it a competitor to historical Christianity? How can we recognize moralistic therapeutic views and respond to them? With the defections of key Christian leaders in recent weeks learn that the need for a biblical hermeneutic and apologetics is needed in our churches. Music from Kerry Livgren's One of Several Possible Musicks, "Ancient Wing" Commercials from The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway, Frank Turek and J. Warner Wallace. Please send us an email at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com with any questions about the Christian faith or if you would like to dialogue with us on a particular subject.
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August 25, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast Is Marty Sampson's "Faith Crisis" Indicative of the Anti-intellectualism in the Church?
With the event's of this past week in the Christian world, Rob asks a question, Is Marty Sampson's faith crisis an indicator of a larger problem in the church? What ever happened to the Great Commandment and what put the church "behind the Eight Ball" in engaging the culture? Rob tackles the idea of anti-intellectualism as relates the current events this week and gives eight reasons on why anti-intellectualism damages the affect/effect the church in America and in the West has on the respective cultures.  Commercials from The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway and J Warner Wallace. Opening scores from Kerry Livgren's "One of Several Possible Musicks": Song: "Ancient Wing" If you have any questions on the material from this show, you can find more information at https://roblundbergapologetics.com/2017/07/09/anti-intellectualism-in-the-american-church-is-not-a-spiritual-gift/
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August 19, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: The Cosmic Chaos of New Age Science
When you think of the New age worldview, one might think of karma and pantheism. But when it comes to science in the New Age worldview, we are also not to consider naturalistic evolution though the new age wants to borrow from a macro evolution. The main pursuit in the spiritual evolution is a new consciousness that redefines man's condition, and who Jesus is. There is nothing compatible with the Biblical worldview. Find out why in this show on the cosmic chaos of new age science. Commercials from "The One Minute Apologist" Music from Kerry Livgren, "One of Several Possible Musicks," "Ancient Wing." If you have any questions that may come up, email us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.
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August 12, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: The Bankruptcy of New Age Ethics' Moral Relativism
Brad Pitt declares, “It’s taking everything you’ve learned from your parents and school and finding out what works for you and what you have to offer. The important question is, ‘What feels right for you?’” Shirley MacLaine reminds us, “It [is] not possible to judge another’s truth.” Such is the mantra of the ethics of the New Age (Cosmic Humanism) worldview. While there seems to be nothing new under the Sun with relativism, the New Age puts a karmic spin that needs to be responded to, and Rob does just that. What about karma and is it compatible with Christianity? Rob responds to this as well in this episode of The Real Issue Podcast. If you have any questions, please send them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. You will also want to check out the article on Christians and karma in Karma and the Biblical Worldview found at Rob's website Opening and closing music from Kerry Livgren, "Ancient Wing" from "One of Several Possible Musicks Mid program commercials from The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway with Craig Hazen from Talbot Theological Seminary.
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August 5, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: What is the Philosophy Behind the New Age?
A theology cannot escape the undergirding philosophy behind it. That is the case with all religions and all religious worldviews. While the New Age does not have a central figure, there common points that Rob draws ranging from epistemology, ontology and metaphysics. What is the philosophy of this New Age worldview? Rob answers this question an a whole lot more in this episode of The Real Issue Podcast. Commercials from The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway with special guest Craig Hazen from Biola University. Music from Kerry Livgren's One of Several Possible Musicks, "Ancient Wing." If you have any questions that Rob and the ministry team can answer, email your question to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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July 29, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: What is the Theology of the New Age?
Like every other worldview, New Age theology forms the foundation for all other aspects of its worldview. However, the New Age movement (Cosmic Humanism) differs from Christianity, Islam, and the secular worldviews in that it embraces neither theism nor atheism. Rob shows how the New Age worldview believes all things are divine, or a part of God: people, rocks, trees, stars, etc. Since everything and everyone is a part of God we have to get in touch with the “god within” to achieve total cosmic unity. As an extra bonus Rob mentioned his talk he gave at a local college on The Religion of Star Wars that reflects these new age ideas. Here is the link for that talk: https://youtu.be/2WGGDXPZnRo Please email us if you have any questions at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. (note: this a talk from our Ratio Christi Chapter, that is no longer meeting) Commercials from Bobby Conway and The One Minute Apologist Music by Kerry Livgren, "One of Several Possible Musicks," "Ancient Wing"
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July 21, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: Living with Clarity in a Culture Spinning Sidewards
One of the passages for the DNA of the believer is Romans 12:1,2. Rob is out for this week, but he has provided a special message this week from a recent talk on "Living with Clarity in a World Spinning Sidewards."  The message is grounded in Romans 12:1,2.  You will not want to miss this message. Music buffer from Kerry Livgren's One of Several Possible Musicks, "Ancient Wing"  If you have any questions on anything you hear in the show, please email us at realissuepologetics@yahoo.com
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July 15, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: What is the New Age Worldview?
 Back in the 70's some of us heard about "The Age of Aquarius." Little did we realize that there was a worldview behind the song, that has expanded into many facets of culture. That worldview is known as the "new spirituality" which is also known as the "new age movement." What it the new spirituality or new age worldview? In this show Rob paints the picture of this worldview pointing out several arenas that is affected by. Rob also gives a short tribute to Dr. Norman L. Geisler who graduated into Heaven this past week. Join Rob as we embark in getting to the "real issue" behind the new age spiritual worldview. Commercials from "The One Minute Apologist" with Bobby Conway. Bobby interviews Brett Kunkle and J. Warner Wallace. Music by Kerry Livgren, "Ancient Wing" from the album "Ancient Wing" If you have any questions on any of the material in this show, please contact us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com 
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July 8, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: Slavery and the Bible Part 2 / Answering Two Skeptical Challenges
Last week we addressed eight reasons why slavery in the Bible is not the modern day understanding of slavery. In the Bible could slave owners keep slave for a long period of time or was that time limited? Does the Bible teach that slaves could be beaten without repercussions? What were the limitations put forth by God? Does the Bible condone a form of slavery that violates the image and likeness of God prescription of Genesis 1:26,27? In this show Rob addresses and answers two objections put forth by skeptics on this subject. You will not want to miss the answers to these questions and a whole lot more. Music by Kerry Livgren, "Ancient Wing" from "One of Several Possible Musicks" Commercial Buffers from the One Minute Apologist If you have any questions about the content of this show, please forward them to our email at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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July 1, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast The Bible and the Issue of Slavery & What Does the Bible Have to Say About It?
Of all the ethical challenges coming from atheists, slavery is a big one. Does the Bible prescribe or describe slavery? Many of the new atheists like to say that because the God does not stop slavery, He must not be worthy of our worship? What does the BIble have to teach us about slavery? Rob answers these questions and gives eight thoughts with regards to how the Bible truly views slavery. You might be surprised that there is a key ingredient to the Judeo Christian faith that was central to how slavery was regulated and mitigated in the Old Testament. Rob also addresses the issue of modern day slavery and the slavery of the antebellum South during the Civil War. Commercials from The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway and Craig Hazen. Music from Kerry Livgren, "Ancient Wing",  from the album,"One of Several Possible Musicks." If you have any questions on what you hear on the Real Issue, email us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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June 23, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: How Does Apologetics Help Our Kids & Young People Keep Their Faith?
With the statistics all pointing to a high level of skepticism in the culture and in the church, what good is apologetics? Does apologetics help in solidifying one's faith, bolster church discipleship, and create a DNA for the church to grow in its missions and evangelism? Does apologetics help stem the tide of the falling away of our youth and young adult cultures? In this show Rob unpacks what the problem in and why apologetics is a necessary discipline in the church. Commercials from the One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway, and Craig Hazen.  Music from Kerry Livgren's "Ancient Wing" from One of Several Possible Musicks. If you have any questions or would like more information on Rob's ministry, email us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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June 16, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: Is Proverbs 22:6 a Guarantee Your Kids Will Keep Their Faith? Yes and No!
Over the years many of us have heard from well-meaning Christian school and homeschool parents that when their kids leave home that they will not walk away from their faith, becoming part of the statistic that 75-88% of Christian kids are walking away from their faith. They immediately appeal to Proverbs 22:6, "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it."  Even though this is a passage from the Bible, and the Bible does not err, this maxim is totally misunderstood by many parents when it come to the first phrase, "Train up a child. . ." In this show, Rob tries to leave no stone unturned in showing the problem, and explaining the difference between teaching your child what Christian says, and training them why Christianity is true. If Christians will give an ear, it will serve to be a great catalyst for lowering the fallout.  In this show, Rob is not spouting off without providing you with resources. Resources for this show include: UPDATE: Are Young People Really Leaving Christianity?  (A Barna Survey showing the statistics are real and not just hype) 77 FAQ's About God and the Bible: Your Toughest Questions Answered by Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell Talking to Your Kids About God: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Should Have, Natasha Crain Keeping Your Kids on God's Side: 40 Conversations to Help Them Build a Lasting Faith, Natasha Crain Commercials from "The One Minute Apologist" (Is Truth Absolute with Frank Turek and What Can Pastors Do to Equip their Churches with J. Warner Wallace)   Music from Kerry Livgren's 'Ancient Wing' from the album "One of Several Possible Musiks." If you have any questions, please send them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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June 9, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast What is the Social Justice Movement and Is it Biblical?
You hear a lot in our culture on social justice. What is the social justice movement? Does it have a biblical ground or is it rooted in a pseudo egalitarian form of socialism that oppresses people in the long run? What is the biblical view of social justice according to God's Word? Get ready for a heavy show as Rob as seeks to crack open the trojan horse of the culture's idea of social justice creeping into the church. Rob appeals to two sources in this show. One is R. Scott Smith's essay "Emergent Christians and the "New" Social Justice." This essay can be found at https://www.equip.org/article/emergent-christians-and-the-new-social-justice/ The other is "Recognizing Critical Theory and Why it Matters", by Neil Shenvi. This can be found at https://shenviapologetics.com/intro-to-critical-theory/ Commercials from "The One Minute Apologist" (What is Truth? with Dr. Norman Geisler and What Can Pastors Do to Equip their Churches with J. Warner Wallace)   Music from Kerry Livgren's 'Ancient Wing' from the album "One of Several Possible Musiks." If you have any questions, please send them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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June 3, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast What is Cultural Marxism / Are Socialism or Communism Seen in the Bible?
Cultural Marxism is the prevailing worldview on the American university campuses. What is Cultural Marxism? With the push for cultural Marxism, there is an undercurrent of a move away from Capitalism toward a form of communism or socialism. What are these worldviews? What is cultural Marxism and does the Bible line us with Socialism or Communism? Join us on The Real Issue Podcast as Rob unpacks these worldviews and gives a Christian answer to these questions.  Commercials from The One Minute Apologist: (1) What is Apologetics?; (2) What is Truth? with Dr. Norman Geisler.  Music from Kerry Livgren, "Ancient Wing" from One of Several Possible Musiks. If you would like to help us in our mission, click on https://roblundbergapologetics.com/donate/ If you have any comments or questions, please send them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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May 27, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast with Rob Lundberg: What is Your Worldview?
Everybody has a worldview. But are they the same as a the Christian worldview? We live in an age where worldviews are beyond opinion. Christians need to learn how to articulate the Christian worldview in the midst of competing worldviews.  In this show Rob unpacks the idea of worldview, and shows the difference between worldviews in this first part of a multipart series on worldviews.  Commercials from The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway interviewing Craig Hazen and J. Warner Wallace. Opening music from Kerry Livgren's "Ancient Wing" from One of Several Possible Musiks.  If you have any questions about this show or the podcast, you can email them at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.  If you would like to make a donation to keep the podcast on the web you can go to https://roblundbergapologetics.com/donate/
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May 12, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast w/Rob Lundberg: Ten Arguments for the Existence of God
Does God exist? What are the arguments for the existence of God? Although, the arguments do not prove God's existence with indubitable certainty, they do provide better reasons for belief than the popular atheistic arguments. In this Rob unpacks and explains ten of the more popular arguments for the existence of God. Commercials from:   Justin Brierley from Unbelievable and The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway. Opening and closing buffer music by Kerry Livgren, "Ancient Wing" from One of Several Possible Musiks." If you have any questions about this show or would like more information about Rob's ministry, send him an email at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.  
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May 5, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast w/Rob Lundberg: Why 66 Books of the Bible and No More?
One of the big objections coming against the BIble is why are there just 66 books and not the books of the Apocrypha? What gives the BIble its authority to guide our lives? In this show, Rob unpacks these questions and a whole lot more. Commercials from Bobby Conway, The One Minute Apologist with Frank Turek and Dr. Norman Geisler on why the Bible is true. Opening/closing music from "Ancient Wing" by Kerry Livgren, from "One of Several Possible Musiks." If you have any questions about what you have heard or our would like a question answered or more information about this ministry, email us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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April 30, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast w/Rob Lundberg: Why I Believe in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
For many Easter is about chocolate bunnies, Cadbury eggs, marshmallow Peeps and colored eggs. But for Christians it is more important for it is the day that we remember and celebrate Jesus' conquering death for our justification by rising from the dead in the same body in which He was crucified. Is there evidence for this great event in time/space history? Rob unpacks the evidence in this show. Commercials on the validity of the resurrection from the One Minute Apologist by Bobby Conway with special guest Dr. Gary Habermas. Opening and closing music, "Ancient Wing" by Kerry Livgren from One of Several Possible Musiks If you have any questions, please send us an email to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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April 21, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast w/Rob Lundberg: What is the Gospel?
There is a misnomer that apologetics is all about just winning arguments. But apologetics is the handmaiden for evangelism, and the goal is and always should be the gospel. So what is the gospel? Rob unpacks this question showing that apologetics and evangelism are aiming for the same target.  Commercials from the One Minute Apologist, Bobby Conway with Frank Turek and J. Warner Wallace. Opening music by Kerry Livgren, from One of Several Possible Musiks, Ancient Wing. Please feel free to contact this ministry if you have any questions or If you would like to know more about The Real Issue Apologetics Ministry.
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April 14, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: Five Powerful Reasons to Believe God Exists
What do irreducible complexity; the existence of a moral law; the life, ministry, and resurrection of Jesus; the authenticity of the Bible; and God's intervention in the life of a sinner making them a saint all have in common? They are five strong proofs to believe that God exists. In this show Rob unpacks these five and shows how they can point one to the gospel of Jesus Christ, which he shares at the end of the show.  Commercials by The One Minute Apologist with J. Warner Wallace.  Front and closing music by Kerry Livgren, "One of Several Possible Musiks," "Ancient Wing" If you have any questions or would like more information on this ministry, please email us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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April 8, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: Miracles versus Magic (Part 2)
What is the value of miracles and what about those who do not believe in miracles? Rob answers these questions and more in the second part of this subject. In this show he reviews the definition of a miracle, looks at the value of miracles from the Old Testament through the New Testament. From there he moves to responding to David Hume's argument against miracles and then draws in six phenomena that are often misunderstood as miracles. Buffer Music from Kerry Livgren's "One of Several Possible Musiks," "Ancient Wing. Commercials from The One Minute Apologist Bobby Conway. If you have any questions on this subject or if you would like more information on this ministry email us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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March 31, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: Miracles versus Magic (Part 1)
If someone were to ask you the difference between miracles versus magic, would you know how to answer that question? What is the value of miracles, and what about those who claim to have miracle ministries?  Rob answers these questions in the first of a two part series on Miracles v Magic. Miracles are vertically sourced reflecting the source being God and validating the messenger; while magic is horizontally based, being the manipulation of natural and supra-natural forces to do the bidding the one performing the magic. Musical credit: Kerry Livgren, "Ancient Wing" from album, "One of Several Possible Musiks."  
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March 24, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: Is Intellectual Suicide a Requirement for Becoming a Christians & Why Do We Need Apologetics in the Post Christian Culture?
Skeptics say that for one to believe the BIble and the existence of God, one needs to commit 'intellectual suicide.' That does not help when the church in America demonstrates an anti-intellectualism, we can see how the church can be behind the eight ball for reaching the culture.  Join Rob in this show as he unpacks why one does not need to commit intellectual suicide in being a Christian, and that apologetics has several benefits in our discipleship and cultural engagement. When it comes to apologetics, Scripture commands it, reason demands it, the culture is crying out for an answer, and the church needs it to ward off deception and to fortify believers' faith in their discipleship. Opening/Closing Music: Kerry Livgren, Ancient Wing.  Commercials from the One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway and Frank Turek 
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March 17, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: Four Questions Which Prove Religious Pluralism Wrong
Imagine that you are in a classroom in a humanities course, when the professor uses an illustration of different doors and walkways coming in to the building. And they say that those walkways and doors are like different religious paths to the same God. Is this true? Do all religions teach the same things? What does it mean that there are superficial similarities, but fundamental differences? How do the questions of origin, meaning, morality and destiny help us in refuting the COEXIST bumper sticker mentality, showing how they CONTRADICT? Join Rob as he peels open the onion of religious pluralism and answers these questions.  Commercials from the One Minute Apologist: Bobby Conway with Craig Hazen and Bobby Conway with Frank Turek on relevant questions. Music credit from Kerry Livgren, and Grandyzine music, "Ancient Wing"
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March 11, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast w/Rob Lundberg: How to Recognize a Cult and Cultic Teaching
If someone told you that Jesus was a created being that became a god, how would you respond to that? Are the Jehovah's Witnesses and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Christian groups with different beliefs? In this show, Rob gives you four mathematical operations every Christian can use to discern the difference between a cult and a true Christian church, and biblical teaching versus cultic teaching. Music credit: 'Ancient Wing' by Kerry Livgren Commercials from The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway with Dr. Richard G. Howe on "What is a Cult?" and "The Difference between Cults and World Religions."
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March 4, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast w/Rob Lundberg: Is Science at War with Faith?
Is science at war with faith or is it the other way around? In this show Rob shows that there is no war, and how the scientific community "atttacking faith" is couched in atheism. What does this mean? What it means is that science does not say anything, but scientists due, and there is a war of worldviews in the science academy. Rob also addresses the problem that church pastors and youth ministers are neglecting their responsibility in equipping their church in engaging this debate, and where youth ministers need to encourage the discussion with their students to encourage those wishing to enter into a scientific discipline from a biblical worldview. Rob also provides a link on his website that will provide more information. Go to https://roblundbergapologetics.com/resources/ and scroll down to the page. Intro music from Kerry Livgren, "Ancient Wing" from "One of Several Musiks" Commercials from The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway interviewing Frank Turek
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February 25, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast w/Rob Lundberg: Recognizing and Dismantling Self Defeating Statements in a Winsome Manner
If someone were to say to you, "there is no such thing as truth" or "all truth is relative," how would you answer these objections? In this show Rob discusses ways you can recognize, dismantle and respond to the top ten self defeating statements that people believe and often make in a conversation with another person. Music credit: 'Ancient Wing by Kerry Livgren Commercials from The One Minute Apologist with Bobby Conway ('What is Truth' w/Dr. Norman Geisler / 'Is Truth True for You' w/Frank Turek)
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February 18, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: What is Truth and Is It Intolerant to Believe that Truth is Absolute?
If someone were to ask you for definition of truth, how would you define it? Truth is that which corresponds to all of reality, and has various characteristics to back that up. But if truth is absolute, is it intolerant or narrow minded to think that it is absolute? In this show Rob "puts it all on the table sharing some highlights of conversations with people who disagree with truth being absolute. He also shares how you can know and communicate why truth is what it is, and how to answer the intolerance objection. Commercials from The One Minute Apologist, with Norman Geisler, and Frank Turek
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February 11, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: What Does the Christian Worldview Look Like?
Imagine seeing a Youtube video where a Christian is asking someone a survey question of what the Christianity is all about. We should not be surprised hearing different answers, depending on who is asked and their religious background. In this week's show Rob unpacks the Christian worldview, including the major questions that every worldview must answer.  Commercials from the One Minute Apologist Buffer music: "Real Good Thing" by The Newsboys
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February 3, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: Why Defend the Faith?
Is apologetics a needed task in the Christian church? Rob shows how Scripture commands us to give a reason for the hope we have. Reason demands that we articulate the Christian faith to ourselves and to others. Lastly the culture is crying out for truth, thinking that it can find it on its own. We need to be able to articulate our faith to those how ask and to those that God brings to us. Commercials from The One Minute Apologist with Craig Hazen and Mark Mittleberg. Offer for PDF Doc of "Why Defend the Faith" via email to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com Plus an offer for past shows, you will want to hear about.
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January 28, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: What Does it Mean to Be Pro-life in a Pro-Death Culture?
Imagine you are in a coffee shop and reading your Bible. Someone comes up to you and asks you if you are against abortion. How do you answer that question. What do we mean when we say we are pro-life. In this show Rob sets down the scientific, biblical and moral underpinnings for human life in the womb from the time of conception. If you have any comments or questions, please forward those to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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January 20, 2019
The Real Issue Podcast: What Does it Mean to Have a Biblical Faith?
With the culture doing all it can to desacralize sex, family, gender, human life, and marriage, Christians need an intelligent understanding of what faith really means and how it plays out in our daily lives.  Rob sets the table and serves up the definition showing atheist objections to faith really do not mean anything at all, and gives an illustration to describe faith using the variables of knowledge, belief and trust. You will not want to miss this explanation on the Real Issue Podcast. Commercials from the One Minute Apologist.  Buffer music from Getty Music, "By Faith We Stand."
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January 13, 2019
A Wake Up Call to the Church for 2019
Western society is emerging more and more into a totalitarian culture when a teacher "misgenders" a student, and he loses his job over it. This show brings out an article from The Stream speaking to this issue, and joins in to give a clarion call to the church and her pastors to equip the people of what is coming in our culture. How then shall we live? We can no longer one decision Christians but need to take the next step to be trained to engage the culture with the love of Christ with the goal of sharing the gospel.
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January 7, 2019
Is Christmas a Pagan Holiday?
How many of us have been told by a well meaning friend or family member that the Christmas holiday is nothing more than a re-creation of a pagan holiday? Is this true? Is the story of Jesus' virgin birth nothing more than a copy cat story stolen from a pagan myth? How do we answer this claim and what does the Christian conscience have to do with all of this? Rob answers these questions and addresses this matter with a biblical response. Episode Commercials from The One Minute Apologist: Segment 1 with Mary Jo Sharp and Segment 2 with J. Warner Wallace
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December 22, 2018
The Real Issue Podcast: What is the Significance of the Virgin Birth of Jesus?
Liberals reject the virgin birth, but what does this mean when they do? Can Jesus be the Son of God and not be virgin born? What is the significance of the virgin birth of Jesus? Rob answers these questions and a whole lot more on this week's Real Issue podcast. Commercials from the One Minute Apologist: Bobby Conway with Mary Jo Sharp, from Confident Christianity.
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December 16, 2018
The Real Issue Podcast: How Can There Be Only One Way to God?
The statement that all religions teach and say the same thing is the mantra of the culture. But is it true? Professors and teachers will share it as true, but do they really believe it? And if they do is it defensible? In this show Rob gives six reasons why religious relativism does not and cannot be work. Join us on The Real Issue Podcast to learn more. If you have any question, send it to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com Commercials from The One Minute Apologist Buffer music by Aryn Michelle, "Honesty"
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December 2, 2018
The Real Issue Podcast: Is Karma Compatible with a Biblical Worldview?
With all the new age terminology buzzing around, many well meaning Christians believe that karma is compatible with the biblical worldview. But is it as many claim compatible with the Bible's teaching of sowing and reaping? Or is it foreign to the biblical worldview and a term that we need to avoid? Rob gives an explanation of what karma is and what one would need to believe for it to be true, and compatible with the biblical worldview. In the second part of the show, he shows how the Bible's teaching of sowing and reaping is a foreign thought to the concept of karma and for that we need to move away from bandwagon fallacies and away from using the term in our vocabulary. He also shares the confusing inconsistencies when it comes to using term "karma" in our evangelism to New Agers, Hindus and Buddhists. If you have any questions after listening to the show, send those questions to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com Bridge music: "Real Good Thing" by the Newsboys Commercials from The One Minute Apologist
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November 30, 2018
The Real Issue Podcast: Did Jesus Address the Issue of Same Sex Relationships and Polyamory?
Some of us may have heard that Jesus did not address the subject of same sex attraction and same sex marriage. But is this true? In this show Rob addresses a recent video promoting the idea of being presented as promoting "polyamorous relationships." In speaking to the four views of love, Rob shows the confusion of the use of the word "love" in the video by presenting four kinds of love, and then what Jesus had to say in the gospels about same sex relationships. You may be in for a surprise and encouraged to know that He did, and that there is a way you and I can lovingly share with those entrapped in sexual sin. This is a tough but loving presentation that you will want to share with fellow Christians and with those who may be ensnared in these kinds of relationships. If you have any questions, or would like a two page note summary, send your emails realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. Commercials by The One Minute Apologist also address ways on how you can address this issue.
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November 30, 2018