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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: Part 1 Understanding the Doctrine of the Trinity in Light of the Cults
The Trinity is one of the most misunderstood doctrines of the Christian faith? It is misrepresented by Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses, and it is attacked by Muslims. It is misrepresented by various illustrations by Christians and pastors.  In this episode, I share with you what the Trinity is and what it is not. Please note that we cannot understand the full essence of God, despite knowing that He exists. However, though we cannot comprehend it fully, it is a doctrine that all Christians can apprehend. In this episode, I also present who Jesus is as the Second Person of the Trinity as opposed to what the cults and other misrepresentations say about Him. This is the first of two parts on the Trinity in light of what cults and others have to say. Our third part will be a presentation of the Trinity  as it opposed to the Islamic doctrine of Tawhid.   If you have any questions or would like to interact with us, you can email me at roblundberg315@gmail.com. Let me invite you to subscribe to this podcast on whatever platform The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg is found. Become a Patron by clicking on our link page. If you do, we will be sure to send your our PDF on how we can know Christianity is true.  If you would like to visit my website, you can get there by going to roblundberg.org. Opening and closing music: "Theme from The Pagan Invasion", Minazian and Druse.   
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October 18, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast: What Do the Cults Have to Say?
This week's episode to The Let's Get Real Podcast, I follow up with presenting source quotes to substantiate the usage of the mathematical operations (+ - x and /) for recognizing a cult or cultic teaching. The church and culture has been inundated with the cults and cultic teaching since the 1800's and even before in the early 1st century church; and they will be here until Jesus returns.  However, cultic teaching and acceptance of deviant groups are not to be affirmed as orthodox Christian teaching. Jesus warned of deceivers, and the Apostle Paul warned us of false gospels, false Christ's and a false spirit, masquerading as the Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 11).   In this episode, I give you quotes from the Jehovah's Witnesses and the LDS, and where those quotes can be found. If you have any questions about anything you hear on this episode, please email me at roblundberg315@gmail.com.  Click on my Patreon link and become a Patron.  If you do that, we would like to send you a thank you with a free resource on Why Christianity is True?
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October 11, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast: How to Recognize a Cult or Cultic Teaching
We live in exciting times in the history of the Christian church, and there has never been a time where apologetics in the church is necessary with particular reference to cults and false teaching in the churches. In this episode I am changing some direction in focus to aiding the Christian and the church on how to recognize the bad joo joo we are hearing around us from the cults, in the churches and even on some Christian radio stations. This episode will take you through how to recognize false teaching using the mathematical operations (+, -, X, and /), and how you can use them to determine whether or not a group is a cult.  We know that the Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, and those embracing new age teachings all fall under this, but what about professing some Christian teachers and what they are teaching? This series will be fun, but it will also challenge you to think biblically as we move through the pagan invasion that we are seeing our culture and churches today. I have also changed up the music to this podcast which may sound familiar to some. Credits below. If you have any, and I mean any questions about what you hear in this or future episodes, please email me at roblundberg315@gmail.com. Music: Minazian and Druze: "Theme from The Pagan Invasion." 
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October 3, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Eight Ways that Anti-Intellectualism Harms the Church
When asked to define the greatest commandment of the Law, Jesus answered that inquiry by saying, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command." But over the last several decades, it seems that one aspect has eluded the modern church. Indeed the church notes a the great need to love the Lord with the heart, which is the set of the will and the emotions. The modern American church also keys in on the love one must hold for God with one's soul, which is the conscious (being) of the individual. However the third aspect of the Great Commandment seems to have eluded the American church. As Christians, we are also commanded to love the Lord with all our mind. Extreme fideism (believing that the Christian life is only about faith without reason) has led the church down the path known as anti-intellectualism. In this episode, I wrap up this series with presenting 8 ways that anti-intellectualism is harming your churches. We need to stop trying to storm the gates of hell with a water pistol, and come to the battle with a life we are willing to defend at all costs. If you have any questions about anything that you have heard in this series, please email me at roblundberg315@gmail.com. 
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September 27, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast w/ Rob Lundberg: The Problem of Anti-Intellectualism in the Church & Potential Solutions
Why are there defections in the church? What are there kids walking away from the faith? It is because of the last few decades in American Christianity, that there has been little concern for thinking on why Christianity is true. In this episode, I lay out a handful of problems of anti-intellectualism and present about seven solutions for the church to consider. If you have any questions, email us at roblundberg315@gmail.com or leave a comment here under this episode or go to my Contact link on my website. Let me also invite you to be a Patron and connect with my Patreon page. If you would like to discuss a time for us to come to your church and share with you about our ministry, I would love to do that as well. The Lord is opening up doors for us to be more focused on the reaching out to the church and not just the culture. Let me know how I may serve you or your church.
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September 20, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast w/Rob Lundberg: Anti-intellectualism and Deconstructing Your Faith
We hear a lot of stories of Christian celebrities deconstructing their faith. There is also a recent article by Sean McDowell, mentioned in last week's podcast about GEN Z being the most skeptical of all the generations of present day. What is anti-intellectualism? How far back does it go? What can we do to turn the tide around. This episode is the first of a series on anti-intellectualism. In this episode, I present five theses on anti-intellectualism. In this episode I point out that it is not about aptitude as much as it is attitude against the life of the mind. It is a problem in the Western church and it is a sin in the eyes of God, in not following Jesus' Great Commandment to love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all your soul and all your mind." Until we do that we cannot honor God in loving our neighbor as ourselves. Anti-intellectualism is not a spiritual gift and we do not get brownie points for heaven for being absent intellectually. If you have any questions about what you hear on this episode, please email me at roblundberg315@gmail.com. If you like what you hear, and would like to become a Patron, join me on Patreon.  Also check out the many resources I have at roblundberg.org.  This ministry exists to help you become more equipped to engage your culture, and to help you grow in your walk with Christ.  Let us know how we can serve you and your church. 
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September 14, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg: What is Moralistic Therapeutic Deism?
Moralistic Therapeutic Deism is the the worldview of many Millennials and Gen Z's. The term that was first introduced in the 2005 book Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers by the sociologist Christian Smith with Melinda Lundquist Denton. The term is used to describe what they consider to be the common beliefs among U.S. youths.   How would you describe it?  Moralistic therapeutic deism consists of: (1) A God exists who created and ordered the world and watches over human life on earth. (2) God wants people to be good, nice, and fair to each other, as taught in the Bible and by most world religions. (3) The central goal of life is to be happy and to feel good about oneself. (4) God does not need to be particularly involved in one's life except when God is needed to resolve a problem. (5) Good people go to heaven when they die. Moralistic therapeutic deism is not a biblical view. In fact it has become a driving force for the kind of skepticism that leads many to deconstruct whatever faith they have. It is the product that is reflective of a weak discipleship in many churches that promotes an anti-intellectualism that avoids the questions about faith coming from the culture.  Don't think the younger generation is not skeptical?  Guess again. Today, these beliefs are a reflection of many Millenials and Gen Z young people and the catalytic beliefs for those who now declare themselves as Progressive Christians, or Nones, even atheists?  Just recently, Sean McDowell posted an article entitled, "HOW SECULAR IS GEN Z? MORE THAN YOU MAY THINK." Have a comment about what you hear or a question? Email us at roblundberg315@gmail.com or go to my website at roblundberg.org.  We would love to interact with you and answer your questions and offer a solution that will help you stem the tide in your church, your family or your group.
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September 6, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast: What is the Greatest Apologetics Chapter in the Bible?
If you were asked, what is the greatest chapter in the Bible that displays apologetics, what would say? Some might say, 1 Kings 18 where Elijah confronts the false prophets of Baal. Others will most likely go to Acts 17. In Acts 17 we see three instances or accounts of the Apostle Paul's engaging his audiences His first stop was Thessalonica where he disputed his critics using the Scriptures, and there was a result to his apologetic polemic. The second stop was Berea, where the people were described as being more noble-minded, searching the Scriptures to see if the things Paul was saying were so. The result was the same, the Holy Spirit drew believers into the faith through Paul's polemic and the preaching of the gospel.  And then it was on to Athens. This is where we spend the most time on this show because there is more stated in the text to draw out that Paul had to change methods to meet the challenges coming from the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers. In this part of this episode I break down how Paul is a model for how we can engage our culture and speak into the issues with the gospel.   You will want to take notes during this episode as it is full of meat for how we can find ways to reach the happy cultured pagan in our day.  If you have any questions, please leave a comment or email us at roblundberg315@gmail.com. If you would like to be a Patron and join my Patreon page, please click on the link:  https://www.patreon.com/roblundberg_ministries?fan_landing=true.  If you would like to learn more about our ministry, please go to Rob Lundberg.org and click on the resource links that we have on my site.  
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August 29, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Apologetics for Those Who Want to Say, "Just Give Me Jesus and the Bible!"
When it comes to understanding the need for doing apologetics, there are three kinds of Christians (and pastors).  There is the "I understand the need for doing apologetics and I want to get started."  There is the "I understand the need, but I am not sure about how it applies for doing ministry." And then there is "I don't need apologetics, Just give me Jesus and the Bible!" Did you know that the Bible not only commands us to do apologetics, but that it is full of examples from the Old Testament, the New Testament, Jesus and the Apostles? I this episode, I stick strictly to the Bible to demonstrate this but also offer a caveat. If we are to think that sharing THIS information with one who has no intention of believing like us is going to be effective, we are sadly mistaken. I also mention that while there is no piece of bad rhetoric that will put Jesus in the grave, the greatest need for apologetics is because of the doubt that may strike us. There are so many needs for this discipline, that they can no longer be ignored. If you would like to know more about this ministry, you can go to my website at roblundberg.org.   If you would like to be a part of our team and help us reach those who need to know the truth of the Christian faith and the gospel message, you can become a Patron on my Patreon site. If you would like to know more about this or anything about this ministry, email us at roblundberg315@gmail.com
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August 22, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About the What's and Why's of Apologetics
The term "apologetics" is a legal term that speaks to the making of a case for something. When we speak of Christian apologetics, we are addressing the idea of making a case for why Christianity is true. In this episode, I address what apologetics is and what it is not. I also share a little bit of my background as to how I got into apologetics and why it is important. Apologetics is also multifaceted in that it can deepen our discipleship, refute error in the church, validate Christian truth, and aid in our evangelism.  I also address the goals of apologetics, what it does not do, and what it can do. If you are one that thinks it is not necessary for the church today, the chances are that you have not studied the Bible to see that all throughout the Bible we see those in the forefront defending their faith. Socrates once states that "the unexamined life is a life not worth living." But I tell each and everyone of US, that the unexamined belief is one that is not worth believing. Apologetics helps you and I engage what we believe in order to go deeper in our discipleship and live a biblically disciplined life to the glory of our Lord. If you would like to know more about Christian apologetics, I am in the process of developing a full program for all level in Apologetics at the local Bible College and seminary. Please email if you are local and would like to know more about this program. I can be reached at roblundberg315@gmail.com.  If you would like to more about our ministry you can go to roblundberg.org and check out the resources, and other materials on the blog. Let me know how we can serve you. If you would like to be a part of the team and support this ministry, you can do that by going to my Patreon page.
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August 15, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Eight Thoughts from the Proverbs on How to Talk to Skeptics
Have you ever tried to share the good news of Christ with someone who has no intention of believing like you do? I have, and let me tell you what I am finding. What I am seeing with the ideological shifts our culture is taking, that much of the kind of evangelism today involves a conversational type of evangelism.  Think of it like gardening, planting the seed, cultivating it, and then reaping the harvest. In this episode, I share you with you eight thoughts from the Proverbs that will help you when you are trying to reach a skeptic for Christ. You can find my thoughts for this episode, which originate from the blog post I did last week: How to Talk to a Skeptic Who Has No Intention on Believing Like You Do. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at roblundberg315@gmail.com or my website using the Contact Page. I will be sure to interact with you or your question as soon as possible. 
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August 8, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast: When You Say God, Which God Do You Believe In?
In your attempts to share the Good News of the Christ, have you ever had someone put a halt to your advance and tell you that they "believe in God?"  There are many views as what that belief might be that we need to probe so that the truth can be presented. Springboarding off of Point 3 in the Twelve Points that Show Christianity is True ("A theistic God exists"), this episode addresses the various views people hold about what kind of God they believe in.   In this episode, I first define what we mean by biblical theism, and then move into addressing some of the popular "isms" that do not fall under the historical biblical of God.  Those isms are: deism, finite godism, pantheism, panentheism, and even henotheistic polytheism. Many people have not given much thought to this question, and that is because the church is not teaching deeper on who God is. Think of it like this: If you say that God created everything but is not involved or does not intervene in the world, you might be a deist. If you say that God is everything and everything is God, you might be a pantheist. If you say that God is in everything and everything is in God, you might be a panentheist. If you say that God is not infinite but finite and beyond the world, you might be embracing finite godism. If you say that you believe in Jesus Christ, but believe that man can become a god in the afterlife you hold to polytheism. Please feel free to ask us questions about any of the views that you hear in this episode. You can send your questions to roblundberg315@gmail.com.  Please check out my website at roblundberg.org for resources on how you can equip yourself to give a reason for the hope you have to someone who has little to know intention on believing.  
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August 2, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast: 9 Responses to the Relativistic Objections You May Use or Hear
Is truth absolute or relative? For anyone who claims to have done any evangelism and not engaged any objections to the subject of truth being knowable, has not done real evangelism in our post truth culture.  Relativism is the philosophical position that all points of view are equally valid and that all truth is relative to the individual.  But, if we look further, we see that relativism is not a logical proposition. In fact it is hypocritical and self-refuting. On The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg, we take on some of the most popular objections to absolute truth and show how they fail.  In total we look at nine statements that are the most common. They are: 1. All truth is relative. 2. There are no absolute truths. 3. What is true for you but not for me. 4. No one can know anything for sure. 5. That is your reality, not mine. 6. We all perceive what we want. 7. You may not use logic to refute relativism. 8. We are only perceiving different aspects of the same reality, and 9. Relativism itself is excluded from the critique that it is absolute and self-refuting. If you would like to read along with this podcast or get a written response, you can go to my blog at https://roblundberg.org/2021/07/22/nine-quick-responses-to-a-relativists-objections/.  If you have any questions about what you read or hear, please email your questions or comments to roblundberg315@gmail.com.  
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July 25, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast The Twelve Points Showing Christianity as True: Point #12 Therefore the Bible is the Word of God and Anything Opposed to It is False
If you recall, I mentioned that the Bible would distinguish between the remaining theistic worldviews. Since God cannot lie, it is safe to say that we can conclude that the Bible is in fact the Word of God. This means that Christianity is objectively true because Jesus taught that the Bible is the Word of God (Point 11); and it is true regardless of what anyone believes or any religions teaches about it. On the Let's Get Real Podcast, we examine the twelfth point, which states the final therefore: "Therefore the Bible is the Word of God, and Anything Opposed to it Must Be False." In this episode point out that other religions to have moral truths and theological truths that are congruent where they agree with the Bible. But I also point out that the fundamentals of those religions are in conflict with the major core essentials of historical Christianity: a theistic God exists; miracles of God are possible; Jesus Christ is God; Jesus Christ died and rose from the dead; and the Bible is the Word of God. If you would like to delve more into these twelve points SES has an Academy offering two free modules. One of those is an opportunity to get a certificate for the module on Christian apologetics. Please click on this link to check it out. You can also dig more into these twelve points my check out the book by Norman Geisler and Frank Turek, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist. Please check out my website at roblundberg.org and my Youtube Channel. If you would like to help us make better quality podcasts and would like to contribute to this ministry, please click on this link here. Our ministry can help you share your faith without giving glib answers that are like  shooting from the hip but we teach you how to share answers to those seeking truth need to be well thought out, sound, reasonable and relevant. To find out more email us at roblundberg315@gmail.com.
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July 18, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast The Twelve Points Showing Christianity as True: Point #11 Jesus Affirmed the Bible is the Word of God
When we began our investigation of the reliability of the Bible (Point 6) focused only on the New Testament. The reason for this is because that is where we learn who Jesus is (even though Jesus was prophesied in the Old Testament). We concluded that Jesus is God and that whatever He teaches is necessarily true (Step 10).  Therefore we can trust whatever Jesus teaches about the Bible as whole.   On this week's Let's Get Real Podcast, I address several passages that affirm Jesus testifying that what we have in the Old Testament and His promising the New Testament is truly the Word of God. The Qur'an is not the Word of God. The Vedas, Gita, and Upanishads are not the Word of God. The Tipitaka of Buddhism is not the Word of God. The Scriptures, we know as the 66 books of the Bible, are truly the Word of God, because Jesus confirmed it. Jesus did not lie, nor was He delusional. Have a problem with this?  Take it up with Jesus.  He is the Word made flesh (John 1:14), and spoke with authority using "it is written."  I share in more detail the meaning of this phrase and why it has an authoritative tone.  If you have a question about this subject, please email us at roblundberg315@gmail.com or go to the Contact page at roblundberg.org.  If you would like to help us create better podcasts and help support this ministry, please go to our page for more information. ABOUT ROB LUNDBERG MINISTRIES 
When we are sharing our faith we don’t believe that we should ever give glib answers that are like  shooting from the hip.  Our answers to those seeking truth need to be well thought out, sound, reasonable and relevant. Our ministry can help you find answers for your faith! We can also help you find the key discussion points that will lead you back to answers for believing that Jesus Christ is the answer to life’s biggest questions.
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July 11, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Point 10 Everything Jesus (who is God) Teaches is True
This week's episode is one that stems from a deduction of who Jesus truly is. If we recall in our argument we shared that Jesus is God (Point 9) by way of proving it via the resurrection. As Being itself God is necessarily Truth itself. Hence God cannot lie. So if Jesus is God He cannot lie either and whatever He teaches is true. In this episode we discuss some of the things that Jesus shared in Scripture.  If you have any questions about anything you hear in this episode, email us at roblundberg315@gmail.com or leave a comment from the front page of our website at https://roblundberg.org. Also be sure to subscribe to this podcast so that you can get the entirety of this series and episodes to come. The Let's Get Real Podcast is the audio arm of Rob Lundberg Ministries and can be found on ten different platforms where podcasts can be heard, including Apple Podcasts. 
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July 5, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Point 9: Therefore Jesus is God
We are three quarters of the way through The Twelve Points That Show Christianity Is True. Here is where we are up to this point: 1. Truth about reality is knowable. 2. Opposites cannot both be true (The Law of Noncontradiction). 3. It is true the theistic God exists. 4. If God exists, then miracles are possible. 5. Miracles performed in connection with a truth claim are acts of God to confirm the truth of God through a messenger of God. 6. The New Testament is historically reliable. 7. As witnessed in the New Testament, Jesus claimed to be God. 8. Jesus' claim to divinity was proven by miracles, especially the Resurrection. Over the last few weeks, we saw how the New Testament claimed that Jesus is God. Jesus also proved to be God via His resurrection. This week, we solidify the fact of Jesus' deity by discussing a doctrine that validates His being the Second Person of the Godhead.  That doctrine is the Trinity. Those who object to the Trinity need to understand that though the Bible does not give a prescription of the Trinity, it does give a description of God's disclosure as being triune. The doctrine of the Trinity states that there exists within on God three co-eternal and co-equal persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Muslims think this is polytheistic, and skeptics think this is a contradiction.  But this is not a contradiction since God is said to be three in a different way than He is one. Jesus did not empty Himself of His deity as heretics might think and write about. Instead He added humanity to His deity thus having both a divine and human nature. Jesus claimed to be Yahweh, the one true God, and He proved it by rising from the dead, doing miracles, and refuting His critics by claiming to be the I am (John 8:58).   If you have any questions about anything you have heard in this or other episodes, please email us at roblundberg315@gmail.com. Also check out our website, as we have made some changes and have brought more focus on ministry.  You can find out more at roblundberg.org.  
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June 27, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast The Twelve Points Showing Christianity as True: Point #8 Jesus Proved He is God Via His Resurrection
Working through this series on the Twelve Points that Show Christianity to be true, we are building our case on logical premises that will assist you in making your case and understanding of the Christian faith credible in a secular society. By way of review let's go through what we have covered to this point: Truth about reality is knowable (Point 1); The opposite of true is false: the law of noncontradiction (Point 2); It is true that the theistic God exists (Point 3); If God exists, then miracles are possible (Point 4); Miracles are acts of God to confirm a message from God (Point 5); The New Testament is historically reliable (Point 6); The New Testament says Jesus claims to be God (Point 7 last week). On this week's episode, we address the capstone of the Christian faith, the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Since we know that God exists, we also know that miracles are possible. The miracle of the resurrection of Jesus give proof that Christians are not foolish and delusional. In this episode I present five lines of evidence that most critical scholars will grant, when a good historical method is used.  From this we will see that the resurrection best accounts for all the pieces of the puzzle without forcing them to fit. It will also set apart Christianity from the other. two monotheistic religions. That said, Jesus' claims will show to be miraculously validated. If you have any questions about what you have heard to this point or what you hear on this episode, let me invite you to email me at roblundberg315@gmail.com and we can discuss. If you are a skeptic toward the Christian, I welcome you, but at the same time challenge you to investigate for yourself what this series to this point has been presented. If you would like more information about our ministry, please check out roblundberg.org. And if you would like us to share this full presentation at your church, please reach out to us by email.  
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June 20, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Point 7 The New Testament Says Jesus Claimed to Be God
Who is Jesus? Is He just a great teacher? Is He just a mere Prophet as Muslims claim? Or is He God in human flesh. The New Testament tells us that Jesus clearly identified Himself as Yahweh, the God of the Bible, in both word and deed such that His First century audience wanted to have Him stoned. The original Apostles also identified Jesus as God, and the earliest Christians understood Jesus' divine identity and worshiped Him as such. In this episode, I defend these points by presenting several facts about the early testimony of Jesus as well as external sources to back up the primary sources. If you have any questions or comments, please send them to roblundberg315@gmail.com.  Let me also invite you to subscribe to the Let's Get Real Podcast and share it with others. For more information in The Twelve Points That Show Christianity to be True, email us or more information. Also check out my website at roblundberg.org for more resources. 
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June 16, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Point 6 The New Testament is Historically Reliable
With the rising skepticism in our culture and in the churches today, many Christians (pastors and lay people alike) are not able to defend the reliability of the Old and New Testaments. There is a need to revive learning in our churches on defending the faith. There is also an onslaught in the subject in verbal plenary inspiration of the Bible, where a variant is erroneously called an error on the part of the original writers. On The Let's Get Real Podcast this week, I address these issues and a whole lot more. Did you know that there are over 5800 manuscripts in the original koine Greek; and there are thousands of ancient translations in Syriac, Coptic, and Latin. Also, let's not forget the millions of quotations from the Early Church Fathers that allow us to reconstruct the original New Testament text with up to 99% certainty. I also address the issues of the remaining 1% and encourage you to remember that any remaining uncertainty does not affect (touch) a single essential doctrine of the historical Christian faith. I also share with you, in this episode, several lines of evidence that suggests that the writers told the truth and were not simply concocting a new religion or inventing a new religious leader. In this episode, I point out to you a resource that will assist you that you will be able to download.  It is my presentation slides in PDF which expound on the subject even more.  If you have any questions, please email me at roblundberg315@gmail.com. 
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June 6, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast: The Twelve Points Showing Christianity as True: Points 4 and 5, A Case for Miracles
Since the opposite of true is false, and establishing the case for God's existence (last week), we now move to Point 4 and Point 5, which compile a strong case for miracles. Point 4 tells us that "since God exists, miracles are possible."  Point 5 is included in this episode, and tells us that "miracles can be used to confirm a message from God." On this episode, we take you to a definition of a miracle, and then move to what are events that are mistakenly called miracles: (eg. anomalies, psychosomatic, sleight of hand magic, satanic, providential events, and a bona fide miracle. What are the differences? What makes them not a miracle as opposed to a genuine miracle?  We also address the issue of the atheist objection stating "extraordinary claims requires extraordinary evidences" and why that objection fails miserably.  Reference in this episode are a couple blog posts:  Miracles v Science: A Tale of Two Realms and Responding to the 'Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidences' Objection. If you have any questions about this episode or Rob's ministry, please send us an email and we will be more than happy to respond. That email is roblundberg315@gmail.com.  If you would like more information about our ministry, check out roblundberg.org. The goal of anything we put out as a ministry is to help you navigate through the skeptical challenges many face in a dialogue with a family member, friend, or coffee buddy.  Let us know how we might serve you. 
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May 29, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast The Twelve Points Showing Christianity as True: Point #3 It is True that a Theistic God Exists
If truth about reality is knowable and the opposite of true truth is false, then it must posit the possibility of a God who is also, like truth, invisible, absolute and unchanging. God is not just those things, but also supernatural, uncaused, all powerful, all present (transcendent), and all knowing. We see from science, that the universe (a natural entity) came into being by something outside of itself. The existence (the fact that it exists) of the universe those is not the same as its true essence (what it is).  We can also say that about things nearer to us, like a tree, a computer or even ourselves.   On The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg, I explain this in more detail. The purpose of this show is to show the possibility of a God that is all that has been mentioned and more; and to separate the views of a monotheistic God from those views coming from the religions of the East (Hinduism and Buddhism). As we move through this series, I will then move from this premise to show why the historical Christian faith is superior to the other monotheistic religions. If you would like to help our ministry, with making better podcasts and multimedia, we would like to give you an opportunity to do so by clicking on this link.  Know that anything you are led to contribute will go toward the work of roblundberg.org to bring forth more resources of equipping the saints to stand firm in our post truth culture.
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May 23, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast Introducing the Twelve Points Showing Christianity as True: Point #2 The Opposite of TRUE is FALSE
In our culture today, many people "listen with their eyes and think with their feelings." Many of the cultural issues of our day place many people in the reality of subjective truth.  Springboarding off our our first point that truth about reality is knowable (Point 1), we find ourselves making absolute truth claims. Those absolute truth claims cannot be both true and false at the same time. Truth by its very nature excludes its opposite. If you don't think so, would you feel the same way about things like your integrity, bank account, prescriptions from you physician, personal safety in hazardous environments, or getting wrong results from a True/False test? Making absolute truth claims or being the hearer of them is inescapable.    On The Let's Get Real Podcast, we move to the second point of the Twelve Points Showing Christianity as True, the Opposite of True is False and the Law of Non Contradiction. The law of non contradiction states that opposite ideas cannot be both be true at the same time and in the same way. Any claim or viewpoint such as relativism and nominalism (explained in the show) results in contradictions and is always and necessarily false. The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg is the audio arm of Rob Lundberg Ministries. If you have any questions or comments that surface while listening to a podcast, please send your comments or questions to roblundberg315@gmail.com. We welcome your thoughts, comments and questions. If you would like to know more about the Twelve Points that Make Christianity True, we would love to point you in the direction to get more information. Send us an email or leave us a comment on our website and we will be sure to respond.
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May 15, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast Introducing the Twelve Points Showing Christianity as True: Point #1 Truth About Reality is Knowable
If Christianity is true, what does it mean for the believer? Over the last few weeks we have been addressing some of the basics of what Christianity is about; what being a Christian really means; what is faith; what is the Bible; and what the church and its mission is all about. On The Let's Get Real Podcast, we are embarking on a twelve step series defense on what makes the Christian faith true. This is what is called the classical approach starting with the issue of whether or not truth is knowable. In our culture today, Christianity is under attack and the concept of truth is challenged from several different angles from various movements in our culture. In this episode we are going to examine the definition of what truth is and what it is not, and how we know that it is knowable. You may want to take notes as we share the 12 Steps and then move into the first premise. You may want to get a note pad and take notes these next several weeks as we are going to look at each step.   As always, if you have a question please feel free to send your questions or comments to roblundberg315@gmail.com. I began to teach this approach in several different venues, once I have learned it from my mentors (click on the link to download a free book), who have published on this approach. The Let's Get Real Podcast is the audio arm of our ministry found at roblundberg.org. Please feel free to check out the resources we have to equip you and challenge you with answers to questions you may have. 
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May 9, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Why are there so many Bible translations?
Whenever you are involved in a conversation with someone who is skeptical about the Bible, it is usually because they have a preconceived idea that they do not all say the same thing. Mormons may throw down the objection to historical Christianity saying that the Christian church is not united because of all the Bible translations available. Are these objections valid? Is there any truth to them? It all depends on what you want to argue about. Independent Baptist Evangelicals believe the KJV is the only credible translation while others cherry pick versions that do not even qualify as a bona fide translation, but are more of a paraphrase at best and a "interpretive thought devotional" mislabeled as a "translation. What is the best translation for me? Which one is the best translation for study? On The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg, Rob unpacks these questions and more. Because there are an abundance of "translations" what qualifies a translation to be a translation, and what disqualifies an alleged translation to be nothing more than a paraphrase? You will want to refer to the linked site with all the Bible translations available so that you can do your own research. We live in a day where we as Christians need to be in the Word and let permeate our heart, soul and mind (Matthew 22:36-40). If you have any questions or comments on this episode, send them to roblundberg315@gmail.com. The Let's Get Real Podcast is the audio arm of Rob's ministry. You can learn more about what he is up to at roblundberg.org where you can resources on how you can defend your faith against the objections coming from the culture.   
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May 2, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg: What is the Bible?
Moving through some of the foundational basics of the Christian faith, Rob addresses the question, "What is the Bible?"  Some might think it is a book of myths and fairy tales. Others might use it as a vitriolic sledgehammer in addressing moral and political issues. Atheists cherry pick it. Liberal theologians demythologize it. Progressives politicize and make it about their own view of social justice. Some evangelicals preach it as a therapy book while Bible believing that it is the inerrant Word of God exposit it, answering the question, has God really spoken? But what is the Bible? The Bible is a reliable collection of historical documents written by eyewitnesses during the lifetime of other eyewitnesses writing about supernatural events that are in direct fulfillment to specific prophecies and they claim that their writings are divine rather than human in origin; 66 books, three different languages, from three different continents by approximately 40 different writers communicating the intervention of God through Jesus Christ in human history. Rob shares in this podcast not just this information, but also the different types of genres that are in the 66 books and how they all are authenticated bibliographically in contrast to ancient literature, internally and externally. If you have any questions or comments on what you hear on this episode, please send them to roblundberg315@gmail.com.   
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April 19, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg: What is Faith?
Thinking about what is possibly ahead for us, with the Equality Act on the horizon, it is important to sure up what we believe and why we believe it.  When it comes to conversations about faith, some conversations can become volatile pretty quickly, especially when the other person in the conversation is anti-faith or has a misunderstanding about faith. So, if someone were to ask you to define “faith” how would you respond? On The Let's Get Real Podcast, Rob shares with you a biblical and a practical understanding of this word “faith” from the context of the Bible and the Christian setting. While many believe that faith is believing something without evidence or believing something without seeing, Rob presents the five different definitions found in most popular dictionaries, and then lays out a three pronged understanding of a robust biblical faith. You will want to share this episode with your friends and subscribe to The Let's Get Real Podcast. Rob also shares a thought of the direction of the ministry's A/V presence. If you have any questions or comments, please send them to roblundberg315@gmail.com. If you have a question that you would like Rob to address in a future podcast, send that in your email as well.  
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April 12, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg: Why Do I Believe in the Resurrection of Jesus?
What makes Christianity unique from other religions? None of the other religions (Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism) have a founder who has risen from the dead. With that being said, if Jesus is truly risen from the dead, all these other religions and every ideology counter to Christianity are false. In this episode of The Let's Get Real Podcast, Rob gives you three truths that defend the death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ.   Those who do celebrate the Easter holiday focus on all kinds of things (chocolate bunnies, marshmallow Peeps, chocolate and real eggs). While all those things are fun, there is a deeper meaning to the Easter holiday that has its roots in an event in history that changes lives today. The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus are rooted in the center of the gospel message (1 Corinthians 15:3-8).   With our culture becoming more and more skeptical by the day, the truths and the content presented provide you with a source and a resource to share with your skeptical relatives and friends. If you are a skeptic listening to this episode, we welcome you. If you would like to get a printed resource of Rob's defense of the resurrection, you can send him an email at roblundberg315@gmail.com and he will respond as soon as possible.
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April 4, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast: What is a Christian?
As we continue to lay the foundation for future podcasts, the the answer to the question, "What is a Christian?" gets many kinds of responses. Responses like being good person (something everybody tries to do for the most part), going to church and putting money in the offering plate, serving in a capacity at church, are all just some of the answers people give. But do those answers satisfy the question? Is there a difference between doing those things and being a Christian and doing those things? On The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg, Rob talks about what a Christian is from the three passages in the New Testament. After sharing that a Christian is one who has been redeemed by Christ, he then moves into a discussion on the nature of Christian conversion in order to  explain the biblical meaning of being a Christian. As you listen to this episode, engage what you are hearing and check out where you stand on this question. You may have an understanding that may be foreign to what you hear in this episode.  If that is case Rob invites you to engage him with comments and questions.  Please email Rob with any questions you have at roblundberg315@gmail.com.  
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March 28, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg: What is Christianity?
With religious pluralism seeking to have the front stage, Christianity is seen as just another religion to many?  To the skeptic, some see Christianity is a means to control people. For others, confusion emerges with different stripes of that is called Christianity, from the heretical interpretations like the Prosperity Gospel, the New Apostolic Reformation, and Progressive Christianity to the non-Christian cults like the Church of Jesus Christ (of Latter day Saints) and Jehovah's Witnesses. On The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg, Rob answers the question, "What is Christianity?" going back to the origins to Whom it all starts with, Jesus Christ. Rob explains that those struggling with "organized religion" need to look at the historical Christian faith the way that it is originally intended, a personal relationship with the One Who is the Author and Finisher of our faith, Jesus Christ. This episode is the second of three that Rob is sharing to set forth a foundation for addressing the basic questions of Christianity and addressing the subjects coming against the faith from the aberrant views that are present in our culture.  As you listen to this (or any other) episode, please interact with what you hear and listen to. Rob extends an invitation to his listeners to not just engage the material and email him with any questions or comments you may have. You can send your questions/comments to roblundberg315@gmail.com. 
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March 21, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg: What is the Church?
When you hear or think of the word, "church" what comes to mind? Ornate buildings? Organized religion? Control? Many people grow up in church, but may have never thought of the meaning of the church or what is the essence of the church?   In this episode of The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg, Rob presents the meaning of the word, church and explains the church as both visible and local church is, of course, the physical churches that we see around us and around the world, as well as the members of those churches. The invisible and universal church, however, refers to all believers everywhere.  But what does the terms visible and invisible church mean?  What is the Christian Church and what is it supposed to do?  What images is the church supposed to convey and is the Christian Church divided or united? And if it is united, as Rob will share, what is the message that unites all members of the invisible church? This episode is the first brick of a foundational series that will move to addressing this issues the church is facing in a post truth culture. Do not miss next week's episode, when Rob answers the question, "What is Christianity?"  As he moves through these subjects you will see how it will unfold into addressing the aberrant interpretations of church and Christianity.   Whether you have been turned off by the church, or have been raised in church, you will want to hear the explanations given this in this episode.  If you have any questions, you can send those questions to roblundberg315@gmail.com. 
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March 15, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg: An Update on Rob's Condition and Taking Advantage of Opportunities Where the Lord Has You
After a few weeks of no podcasts, Rob shares about his health condition and the recent hospitalization and surgery. However Rob just does not share the time of being down and almost out for the count.  He also shares how he took the opportunities to seek ways to share the gospel, even from the hospital bed. That's right. Did you know that God can use you in not just the high points of an evangelistic moment, but He can use you also when we are in our down times. Knowing this, you will find the blessing in whatever suffering is happening in your life. It could after coming out of and recovering from abdominal surgery or in the good time when all is well. Rob also mentioned the coming new format and potential subject matter that he will be addressing in the coming weeks.  You will want to subscribe and not miss an episode. Also to assist in your retention of material, Rob also will be shortening the podcasts to help you organize subjects and grab enough information to equip you for engaging your setting with the gospel.  Listen in and checkout The Let's Get Real Podcast. Rob mentioned a link that you would find an interesting 8-9 page read "On the Physical Death of Jesus" by Dr. William D. Edwards, MD. The article describes the modern medical condition of the flogging and the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, in a Journal of American Medicine Association Journal article from 1989.  Click the link the link to pull down the PDF https://www.godandscience.org/apologetics/deathjesus.pdf If you have any questions on anything you hear, please reach out by email to roblundberg2000@yahoo.com
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March 8, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Assessing the Marxist Worldview in the Light of Biblical Christianity
If you want to understand the present moment, especially how similar Wokeness seems to Mao’s Cultural Revolution, you have to understand the Italian communist Antonio Gramsci. Gramsci wrote a series of essays and books while imprisoned by the Italian fascists in the 1920s and 1930s that are referred to as his Prison Notebooks. These are the birthplace of Cultural Marxism. But what is Marxism? With all the issues going on the in culture, with denominations embracing critical race theory and intersectionality, along with critical theory, we are seeing an ideology some never would have thought would be entering into the church. Many churches, parachurch groups, and even denominations passing resolutions which in turn to an ideology that does not line up with the historical Christian faith. The picture that we are seeing emerging with this progressive kind of Christianity is no longer a “gospel alone” message, but one that professes the “gospel plus economics.” The ideology that we are seeing making a comeback is known as cultural Marxism. What is Marxism? Who started it and why does it fail in light of the gospel of Jesus Christ?  I hope to answer these questions in this post. You might recall last week's show where Rob pointed out the incompatibility of socialism (an economic theory) with historical Christianity. In this podcast episode, Rob peels open the onion of Marxism and shows how it is an abysmal failure of the past and will be in the present. Only a biblical worldview will provide the answers to the questions of origin, meaning, morality, destiny and being. And only the gospel of Jesus has the answer to man's social and moral ills. If you have any questions or comments about what you hear on this episode, please send your questions to roblundberg315@gmail.com or go to https://roblundberg.org/contact-rob-lundberg/ and send a comment through the website. 
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February 1, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real on Why Socialism is Incompatible with Biblical Christianity
During the recent Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, this past week, we heard a lot of rhetoric involving words like "unity" "justice" "God" and "truth in his speech. But what do those words mean when one's platform is all about big government intervening in the lives of the nation's citizens. This form of government teeters in the balance of moving America from a Constitutional Republic to a democratic socialistic form of government.   Many Christians and non Christians think that Christianity is compatible with a socialistic ideal.  Since every politician has a worldview, Rob addresses this issue of Christianity v Socialism from a worldview perspective, breaking open Acts 4:32-35 to how a socialist would misue this passage as a prooftext for bankrupt attempts. Rob shows from the passage how there is no reference to assume a state policy and no class of politburo or bourgeoisie present in the text.   This podcast show is the first of two, where Rob peels open the bankrupt views of socialism and Marxism (next week). You will want to have a notebook handy listening to these, and hopefully what you hear will open your curiosity to study these ideologies and come up with your own responses to them. If you have any questions about anything that you hear or if you have a question, please email Rob at roblundberg315@gmail.com or go to the Contact Link at https://roblundberg.org.  
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January 25, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About the Sanctity of Human Life
Imagine you are in a conversation with a friend from work and the conversation turns to a hot button moral subject. If you were asked for your position on the abortion issue, would you know how to answer it in such a way to where you don't sound like making the issue a matter of rights? Many today see us, who are pro life as tyrannical, accusing us of taking away women's rights.  But is it a matter of rights or is it a matter of life? On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States set the course of battle for life in motion. On The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg, Rob presents a pretty solid case for the defense of human life in the womb from the point of conception, framing his argument from scientific data, theology, ethics and philosophy.  The attributes set forth in biology and physiology textbooks point to a Grand Creator Who knit us in our mothers in His image and likeness (Genesis 1:26, 27; Psalm 139, Genesis 4:10; Exodus 20:13).  As part of his case, Rob also presents the objections of conception by rape (1% of the cases) and the "life of the mother" (3% of the known cases) and the issue of difficult ethical decisions when nothing else can be done. The Let's Get Real Podcast is the audio arm of roblundberg.org. Thank you for listening and telling others about this podcast. We welcome your feedback and questions about this podcast, ministry or any other question concerning Christian faith. Please send your comments to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.   
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January 18, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About the Reshaping of Apologetics in Our Post Truth American Culture
With the having gone through some ideological shifts in the past ten years, we are getting ready to see another one with the coming of an administration change.  Christians, now more than ever need to know the issues of culture and be prepared to navigate them with a goal of courageously and graciously sharing the gospel. The key ingredient in fulfilling our mission is knowing how to answer the objections we face day in and day out with the gentleness and respect that Peter tells us, in 1 Peter 3:15, to incorporate into our response. This mission is going to call for a reshaping of apologetics in the twenty-first century. On The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg, Rob takes us through Chip Ingram's (Living on the Edge Ministries) Yesterday/Today points about reshaping our understanding of apologetics. As you go through them, grab your notebook and write them down. Rob also refers listeners to listen in to Jon McCray's Whaddo You Meme video entitled, "Christians & Navigating Political Hell" to encourage believers to focus on your Christian walks and growing in the knowledge of your faith and of Christ during these days, rather than getting caught up in the politckal rhetoric between the aisles.  We need to focus on Jon's encouragement and focus on living out the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:36-40) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).   The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg is the audio arm of roblundberg.org.  For questions or comments, send them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.
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January 10, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg: Let's Get Real About Christians and "Social Justice"
One of the outcomes of Western societies, such as in economics, gender, race, the environment etc are due to "immoral discrimination agains groups of people. According to the social justice movers and shakers, these evils have been embedded in social structures like the ones mentioned.  Assumed is that the oppressed need to be liberated from their oppression. But how dyo the social justice crusaders see humanity, race, gender, et al. Do they see each individual as created in the image and likeness of the God that created them? Or do they see people based on the mentioned characteristics as victims of injustice(s)? Happy New Year and welcome to The Let's Get Real with Rob Lundberg Podcast. On this episode, Rob seeks to explain how the social justices movements in our culture do not reflect a biblical worldview and reflect an ideology where justice will never happen because of how they see people and the issues surrounding them.  Many of the proponents of the social justice movements come out of the emergent church movement and have re-emerged in what is today known as Progressive Christianity. You will want a notebook and a pen as Rob mentions some terms that you will want to remember so that you can discern a conversation with someone's cause in the social justice movement. Rob also mentions a great resource for your library, Alisa Childers' book Another Gospel: A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity, which speaks about her journey to biblical historical Christianity out of a Progressive Christian movement.   The Let's Get Real Podcast is a the audio arm of RobLundberg.org. If you have any questions or would like to address Rob with any challenges, you can email him at roblundberg315@gmail.com or realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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January 3, 2021
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real with Reflections on 2020 and Where America Could Be Headed
For many year 2020 is one that we run as far away from as possible. On the Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg, Rob wraps up this year's podcast with some reflections on 2020 and then presents a sobering look at where he perceives America headed looking at Romans 1:18-32. Is God seconding the motion of America's rush toward immoral choices.  What can the church do?   Rob springboards off of his assessment with sharing a potential direction for ministry and the audio arm, The Let's Get Real Podcast.  This is a unique presentation in comparisons to past shows. But it is one that has been on the heart and mind of this ministry, given all that is happening in the moral, social and political climate of this Nation. Please listen to this show, and let us know your thoughts. You can do that by sending an email to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com or leaving a comment on whatever of the 10 platforms you find this podcast. Please feel free to check out Rob's website at roblundberg.org.   The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg is the audio arm of RobLundberg.Org.  
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December 28, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real on the Significance of the Virgin Birth of Jesus
The Christmas holiday season is a upon us and knowing the reason for the season, this is a wonderful opportunity to share those reasons.  The exciting part is that though miracles are a challenge to skeptics, we have a wonderful opportunity to share the miracle of the virgin birth.  In this post, a couple of weeks before the holiday, I want to take some time to address the significance of Jesus’ virgin birth. With all the attacks on the New Testament over the last few years, I thought I would post the material again. However, before we “go there”, many of the mythologies that claim to have “savior/virgin birth stories” are either forgeries, or fabrications that have been well after, even centuries of the prophecies and one hundred to two hundred years following the actual historical events. In either case, none of the mythology stories have a single shred of salvific value, since they were based on “myth.” On the Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg, Rob addresses the significance of the virgin birth of Jesus showing the difference between the pagan myths by pointing to the prophetic nature of His birth from the place of His birth to the reason why He came.  The baby in the manger not only was the One who created His mother, He also came to be the substitute payment for our sins. The gospel begins with Christ and is culminated with His resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:3,4). The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg is the audio arm of roblundberg.org. If you have any questions or would like to make a donation to this ministry, please go to https://roblundberg.org, and click the donate link on the website or go https://anchor.fm/rob-lundberg and make a donation there. If you have any questions you can also send them realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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December 21, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg: Let's Get Real About the Accusation of Christmas Being a Pagan Holiday
I am sure that every one of us, somewhere along the lines, has heard from some well-meaning individuals rail out, “with all sincerity, that we have no business celebrating Christmas, since the Bible gives no date for Christ’s birth? But is Christmas as we know it really a pagan holiday?  On The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg, Rob answers this question, revisiting an objection that came from back in 2007's movie blockbuster The Davinci Code.  In response to the pontification of Dr. Lee Teabing, Rob present two responses. First Rob points to the usage of festivals and holidays in the Old Testament and their purpose in worship for the nation of Israel.  He then points out that anyone wanting to render day “off limits” because a pagan holiday already in existence on that date, there would not be  many days left to celebrate anything. Pointing to Romans 14 and Colossians 2:17, Rob helps the listener understand where the apostle Paul gives his readers encouragement on the use of exercising the Christian conscience on matters that are not condemned. The length of this show is just under 30 minutes but it is packed with information and a resource that Rob mentioned quickly about the coming "alignment" of two planets forming the alleged star of Bethlehem.  Rob gives a quick answer and points to a resource that you will want to go to for more extensive information, Marcia Montenegro's Christian Answers for the New Age website speaking to the issues in today's show. Opening and Closing Music from The Go Fish Guys, It's Called Christmas with a Capital "C" with Christian comedian Brad Stine.   Grab your note pad and your Bible and listen to this information packed show.  The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg is the audio arm of Rob Lundberg.org  If you have any questions or would like to make a comment, please send your question and thoughts to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.
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December 13, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About Jesus versus the Gurus and Muhammad
Is Jesus just a good moral teacher or another guru? Is Jesus just one of the Prophets of old and succeeded by the Islam's Muhammad?  What does Islam have to say about who Jesus is? How is the life, work and ministry of Jesus far greater than the god-men of Hinduism (gurus)?  What makes Jesus far superior to the Prophet Muhammad. On The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg, Rob addresses these questions and more in order to debunk the current perennial and pluralistic mindsets of our post truth culture. On the show today, Rob gives an honest and straight forward answer to the questions of why Jesus is greater than all the religious leaders that have enveloped the religious landscape. What is the greatest event that trumps all other events?  You will want to listen and find out. The Let's Get Real Podcast is the audio arm of roblundberg.org,  If you have any questions about anything you hear on this show, please send your comments or questions to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.  
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December 6, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About Jesus in Contrast to Moses, Socrates, and Buddha
With the push in our culture for religious relativism and an underlying perennialism, the question of who is Jesus in the light of key religious figures. On The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg, Rob presents a compare and contrast analysis of who Jesus versus Moses, Socrates, and Buddha. Rob shares a goal to debunk perennialism, the perspective in philosophy and spirituality that views all of the world's religious traditions as sharing a single, metaphysical truth or origin, by ,show how Jesus is superior. This is the first part of presenting the supremacy of Christ versus the religious leaders of the world religions. Part 2 will cover Jesus versus the "godmen" of Hinduism and Jesus versus Muhammad. The apostle Paul warns about another Jesus (2 Corinthians 11:3,4 and Galatians 1:8,9), and in so doing points to the supremacy of Christ in Colossians 1:15-18.  In like manner this episode seeks to show Jesus as supreme against the competing voices of our culture. If you have any questions about anything or anything that you have heard on this show, please send an email to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com or go to Rob's website at https://roblundberg.org/contact-rob-lundberg and Rob will be happy to respond to your question.   The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg is the audio arm of Rob Lundberg.org a ministry seeking to equip the believer to think in the direction of providing intelligent answers to the questions challenging the Christian faith and sharing the good news of Christ to the thinkers and opinion makers in our culture.  
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November 29, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About Why Jesus is Not a COPY CAT Messiah
The internet is littered with allegations that the historical records of the life of Jesus are examples of a kind of religious plagiarism, a mere rehashing of dying and rising deities from ancient mythologies or a recycling of comment details found in many of the mystery religions in the ancient world around the time of Jesus' earthly ministry.  While many people seeking to debunk Christianity, by Googling some of the names of ancient deities and see alleged similarities to the life of Jesus (His virgin birth, baptism, having a following of disciples, and more).   On the Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg, Rob sheds light on these common features, but shows how the mythologies do not line up with historical events of the life of Jesus of Nazareth. To do this Rob advances a response to the mythers claims by presenting two factual problems and a logical problem that puts to rest forever any concerns of Jesus being a recycled redeemer or a copy cat Messiah. This is the first of a few shows on the uniqueness of Jesus as the true Savior for mankind. If you have any questions you would like to ask about what you hear on this program, please send your comments and questions to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. If you would like to assist Rob's ministry, you can do so by going to the website at roblundbergapologetics.com.  
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November 23, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About the Christian Worldview following an Election
Do you know what the religion of a post Christian culture is? Do you know the undergirding philosophies driving that religion?  Here are some hints:  abortion rights, same sex marriage legislations, gay rights, rampant fornication and adultery.  It is the "religion of sex" and the three philosophies are scientism, hedonism and materialism.  With these competing to for the hearts, minds, and morality of the culture, the Christian church must hold up the biblical Christian worldview. But what is the Christian worldview when only 54%+/- American Christians embrace a biblical worldview (those numbers may be lower today). On The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg, Rob addresses eight to nine characteristics of the Christian worldview that are non-negotiable. With Christians competing for a voice in the culture, and forgetting their convictions at the polls, it is high time that the Church repent and regain ground by living out what we say we believe understanding those key ingredients of a biblical worldview.   If you have any questions or comments, please sent them to roblundberg315@gmail.com.  Rob will be more than happy to answer your questions and point you to resources that will take you further from this show. Please check out Rob's website at https://roblundbergapologetics.com for links and resources, along with the blog articles from his ministry.  
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November 16, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real on the Question of Is Apologetics Biblical?
With all that is happening in the climate of culture, the biggest concern for the Christian church should be how far behind the Eight Ball we really are with engaging what is potentially coming.  Part of the reason is that thinking has taken a back seat to feelings and experience in the setting of faith. The other part of the equation is that the discipline of the mind and the task of apologetics appears to be more and more marginalized as we move forward to a boiling point in our culture. On the Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg, Rob presents four points that answer the question "Is Apologetics Biblical?" In this episode, Rob gives a summary of the points: proves that Apologetics is commanded in Scripture; Human reason demands us to get and give answers to the challenges of the Christian faith and   The culture is demanding us for an answer for the reason for the hope within. Rob also answers the objection of how the Holy Spirit intervenes using the evidence that various types of apologetics methodologies provide. If you are pastor or a ministry leader under the impression that all you need is Jesus and the Bible, this episode has been tailored for you.  Please email us or provide comments about this show or any others that you have heard in the past. Please email your comments and questions to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg is the audio ministry of Rob Lundberg Apologetics.com Be sure to click subscribe on whichever of the several platforms you hear The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg     
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November 8, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About Apologetics Serving Evangelism
Thinking about where our culture is going, one cannot help wonder about the church's effectiveness in this post truth culture in reaching those without Christ. The truth is that every believer already, whether they realize it or not, does some form of pre-evangelism (apologetics) to the ones who are hostile to the gospel message.  The question now becomes, do we want to continue to do it poorly or do we want to do it well?  Is there are place for apologetics with evangelism?    On the Let's Get Real Podcast w/Rob Lundberg, Rob shares the difference between evangelism and apologetics, and then moves into sharing what apologetics cannot and can do. Following this groundwork, Rob presents three angles to show the importance of apologetics being brought into our evangelism in a post truth culture. With all the ideologies vying  for attention and affirmation in our culture, it is clear that there has been a tectonic shift where we need to step back and evaluate how we fulfill the evangelistic mission. This is a podcast show that you will want to share with your pastor or student leader.  If you have any questions or comments about what you hear on this show OR if you have a question you would like Rob to answer on a future show, please sent your comment/questions to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. Also if you would like to subscribe to this podcast, you will find it on several platforms to include Apple Podcasts. For more information on Rob's ministry, you can to go to his website at roblundbergapologetics.com.  These are interesting days, and we are seeking to branch out with this ministry.  If you would like to help us in this ministry with a small gift you can do so by clicking here. Thank you for listening to this podcast. Let others know about the Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg.
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November 2, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About Apologetics as Discipleship
There are many things to learn about the usages of apologetics. But one thing is for certain, with the rise of skepticism both inside and outside the church, apologetics should be the new discipleship. On the Let's Get Real Podcast, talks about the need for apologetics being a modern day discipleship. Part of this show, Rob addresses pastors and ministry leaders who take the "just give me Jesus and the Bible," showing them and others that the Bible is the best apologetics book in existence. Rob uses the Bible to show how it can be used to provide a biblical defense of the faith by starting in the Old Testament and then moving to the New Testament with the gospels and the example of Jesus being the Master Apologist. You will want to have a pencil/pen and a pad ready to take notes as Rob gives many Scriptural examples where one can use to disciple and share with those to show why Christianity is a viable faith. If you have any questions or comments, please sent them to roblundberg315@gmail.com.  Rob will be more than happy to answer your questions and point you to resources that will take you further from this show. Please check out Rob's website at https://roblundbergapologetics.com for links and resources, alongside of the blog articles from his ministry. 
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October 25, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real on Why Apologetics Can No Longer Be Ignored
Where would you put the task of apologetics on the list of all other types of ministry in the local church? Whenever apologetics is mentioned in the conversation of the local church, people show a lack of interest, give a thousand mile stare or break out in a "spiritual rash"?  With the rise of secularism in the American culture, and the influence of a "cancel culture" making its way in the church, Rob re-visits the subject of the definition of apologetics along with a handful of eight biblical points for apologetics based upon 1 Peter 3:15. After that, Rob then provides four beneficial reasons for why apologetics can no longer be ignored by pastors, ministry leaders and believers. You will want to share this with your pastor or a fellow believer. In this show, Rob is transparent, compassionate and direct about the dire straights the church will find itself in if apologetics is ignored within a setting of tectonic shifts in our culture.  If you have any questions or comments, you can email them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com or reach out to Rob on Facebook or Twitter.    
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October 18, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About the Problem of Moralistic Therapeutic Deism (MTD)
If you were to ask your young person who Jesus is, what kind of answer will you get?  Many youth groups today are only focusing on the relationship and issues, and not on the intellect on why Christianity is true. Hence over the last couple of decades many Christians cannot answer some of the basic questions about what Christianity is all about and why it is true.  In 2005 there was a seminal work by Christian Smith and Melissa Lundquist Denton entitled Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers.  The main finding in this work was that that American teenagers are incredibly inarticulate about their religious beliefs, and most are virtually unable to offer any serious theological understanding. On the Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg, Rob defines this moralistic therapeutic deism (MTD) from some the data from Smith and Lundquist, and explains how contemporary expressions of the Christianity are not reflecting a biblical understanding of Christianity to a post modern culture, let alone being prepared to engage the culture with the gospel of Christ. If you have any questions about what you have heard in this show today, please reach out to us and share you comments.  You can reach us by email at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.  If you would more information about Rob, you can find that at https://roblundbergapologetics.com/about.  You can also find him on his Youtube channel
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October 11, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About Eight Problems Anti-Intellectualism Brings That Harm the Christian Church
Excluding the mind from the Christian life of worship is never a good thing. With a high percentage of Christians not embracing a biblical worldview, in light of the social and moral climate in America, the body of Christ is going to have a difficult time with another ideological paradigm shift looming on the horizon. Jesus tells us, in the Great Commandment to "love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all your soul and all your mind. . ." and yet only two thirds of that commandment are in fellowship with God. The final third, dealing with the Christian mind appears to be absent in many areas of the church. On this week's Let's Get Real Podcast w/Rob Lundberg, Rob shares part III showing how anti intellectualism harms the Christian church by presenting eight areas where the Christian mind needs to be recovered. This is a riveting show that you will want to share with your ministry leaders and pastors. Rob lovingly pulls no punches and gives a polemic that is hard to be refuted. We invite you to interact with the material you hear and share your thoughts and comments with us via email. Please email your comments or questions to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. 
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October 4, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About Seven Discipleship Suggestions for Restoring the Christian Mind
Over the years Rob has had the opportunity to teach on subjects falling under the huge umbrella of Christian apologetics.  Whenever those opportunities have arisen, he has been told that the church they attend has no interest in apologetics.  Others have asked, why subjects like what they have learned are not taught in the churches. It is because of anti-intellectualism in the discipleship of the churches and coming from the pulpits. The fear of being too deep on the part of many pastors is selling short the people in the pews who are wanting to think deeply about their faith.   In Part 2 of this series Rob shares scriptural misnomers about anti intellectualism, and then shares seven suggestions for restoring the Christian mind in our churches. You will not want to miss this, and you may even want to share this with your pastors or ministry leaders.  Join Rob as he gets real about the prevailing problem anti-intellectualism, the "trojan horse" in the American church. If you have any questions, please send them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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September 27, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About Understanding the Problem of Anti-intellectualism
Christian thinker and writer, Charles Malik once said, “I must be frank with you: the greatest danger confronting American evangelical Christianity is the danger of anti-intellectualism. The mind in its greatest and deepest reaches is not cared for enough.” On The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg, Rob presents Five Theses on Anti-intellectualism in the church that should have all of us evaluating whether or not the mind is invited into our worship. This episode is Part One of a multiple presentation on how anti-intellectualism has proved itself to be the trojan horse for dumbing down the Christian church over the last few decades. What Rob presents in this show will surely have you taking notes and taking stock on where you and your family members are in living out the Great Commandment presented by Jesus in Matthew 22:36,37.  Share this podcast with your pastor and ministry leaders. If you have any questions, please send your questions and comments to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com
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September 20, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About The State of Theology 2020 Survey
What do Americans think about Jesus Christ, the Bible, truth and ethics? A couple of weeks ago, Ligonier Ministries conducted their biennial survey called The State of Theology 2020. The results of this year's survey reveals the widespread confusion in the United States about the teachings found in the Bible.  While the American population in general appears to be drifting away from accepting the truth of the Christian faith, the growing imminent health and social concerns in these days may be partly responsible for leading some to reconsider their views. On The Let's Get Real Podcast, Rob shares some of the survey in starting with who is Jesus. One remarkable stat coming from the survey is that 35% for Evangelicals believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. Rob shares his thoughts on this as well as other insights on this show. If you would like to view the survey for yourself, please click on https://thestateoftheology.com/ to view the survey and the charts to give you the big picture of the condition our culture both socially and spiritually.  If you have any questions on anything you have heard on this show, we are always willing to converse with you through email.  You can email Rob and the team at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. 
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September 13, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real on The Elements of the Christian Worldview Amid Our Pandemic Culture
Everybody has a worldview.  If you don't think so, do you ever wonder about the decisions you make? Our moral choices and issues that we support or reject are all reflected in our worldview. Due to the Theology Study that came out this Thursday, Rob addresses the need for Christians to really understand and have an understanding of the Christian worldview. Many professing Christians do not understand the tenets of the Christian worldview, and that is reflected in what they are supporting on the social justice scene, being unawares of the worldview of many of the organizations that are hostile to the Christian worldview.   Rob calls believers to evaluate their choices based upon the Christian worldview and Scripture.  Contact Rob with any questions at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.
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September 7, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About the Existence of Truth in our Post Christian Culture
If we were to look around, we find many groups vying for the microphone of our culture, each with their own interpretation of what is truth, what is right and wrong, and other views. When one determines their particular understanding of truth, all other views are subject to that subjective standard. That being stated, the question of the existence of truth is under assault in our culture from the college campus to the picketer and protester in the downtown streets.   Does truth exist? How do people understand truth from positions of agnosticism, skepticism, postmodernism, and relativism?  On The Let's Get Real Podcast, Rob answers this question breaking down the various interpretations of how people determine their truth. He then moves to defining truth as that which corresponds to reality and shows how it is true for every person, in every place and for every time. This view is known as absolutism and Rob shows how it can be defended by turning the claims objecting to it on themselves. If you have any questions or comments on this subject, Rob would like to interact with you, via email at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.    
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August 30, 2020
Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About the Question of What About Those Who Have Never Heard the Name of Jesus?
Behind every questioner there is the question that is stuck in the mind of the person making a decision difficult to trust Christ and become a follower of Him. One of the more challenging question is related to a loving God sending someone to hell.  On The Let's Get Real Podcast, Rob answers this question from five different angles, and then moves on to answer the question about those who allegedly have never committed a sin under the Law of Moses. This issue is a multi-layered one addressing the question of children who have lost their lives "too early" or those children that have been aborted in the womb. This is a loaded show, that you will want to listen to and share with your friends.  If you have a question, or would like to dialogue with Rob via email, you can reach him by emailing us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. There is also a blog. post on a similar subject we would like to point you to from the blog, "How can a loving God send 'good people' to hell?"  Check out this show, and the link to get a full understanding on how to answer this question.
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August 23, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About Religious Relativism
The ideology of religious pluralism falls under the banner of cultural relativism, and states that all religions are simply different perceptions of the same ultimate reality.  Many today believe that all the quantitative religious faiths are but different paths to one reality, God. There is a popular adage in the secular city which says that there are different mountain roads which all lead to the same summit.  This has been the consensus of much of America over the last 30 years or so.  However with the tectonic ideological shifts currently taking place, this thinking is aggressively making its roots deeper in our culture.   On the Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg, Rob addresses six issues that show religious relativism and pluralism to be a bankrupt ideology. On this episode, Rob moves from the law of non contradiction through the problems found in the fundamentals of the religions, and ultimately lands at the word of Jesus in John 14:6, where he says, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me."  Did Jesu tell the truth?  Was He delusional? Or is He Lord?  Rob addresses these questions and a whole lot more.   If you have any questions on what you hear in this show, please send them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.  Someone from the team will be more than happy to address them and get back with an answer.  If you would like to know more about Rob and the ministry, please go to Rob's website and check out the linked resources for your research and perusal.
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August 16, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About Karma & Why it is Not Compatible with Biblical Christianity
It is amazing how terms from the East have penetrated the West through movies, radio and television.  One term that is often used, is the word "karma."  We hear it on war movies, as the Allies rain down "bad karma" on the enemy.  We hear people use it in the context talking about various situations in life, whether good or bad (i.e., "my karma is with me today).  Usages of this term in these contexts though, do not depict the real meaning of the word, "karma."   On the Let's Get Real Podcast w/Rob Lundberg, Rob presents a clear case of the real meaning of this word, and how the concept of "reaping and sowing" is totally misunderstood from both the Hindu karmic context, from the biblical principles of reaping and sowing taught in Scripture.  Rob shows the attempt to combine this idea (of reaping and sowing) is a matter of two different worldviews, and the meaning in each of those worldviews. I think you will agree with Rob, after listening to this show, that the word "karma" should not be in any Bible believing Christian's vocabulary.   Check out this show and if you have any comments or questions, send them in an email to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com. 
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August 9, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About Why There are Only 66 Books in the Bible and No More
One of the popular questions about the Bible is "Why are there just 66 books in the Bible and no more additions with the ones that were found in the late 2nd and 3rd centuries?"  In this 20 minute episode, Rob answers this question, pointing to the criteria used to determine the formation of the Old Testament and the tests used to determine the documents for the New Testament.  Also in this episode, Rob lays out the criteria as to why The Apocrypha was not considered as part of the historical Christian canon.  In this part he points out that there are too many issues with the historical inaccuracies and teaching doctrines that are contrary to the historical faith along with other issues.  Check out this episode of The Let's Get Real Podcast with Rob Lundberg, and send us your questions or comments.   If you have any questions or would like to submit a comment, you can send it to us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com or go to our website at https://roblundbergapologetics.com and comment on one of the posts and reference this podcast episode. 
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August 2, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real on The Reliability of the Bible
The Bible is a collection of 66 books that were written by eyewitnesses over a span of 1500 years, in three different languages and from three different continents. In follow up and in reference to a blog post that Rob wrote on the question, Is the Bible Really from God? Rob tackles the question, "Is the Bible Reliable?"  Appealing to the bibliographical, internal and external tests, Rob lays out a case for its reliability.   During the show, Rob referenced a chart on the books of antiquity, the dates of the first copies and the gaps that are in between.  Although he mentioned a PDF on this very subject.  It is a PDF of The Update on the Bibliographical Test for Scripture by Drs. Josh McDowell and Clay Jones.  As an added bonus, Rob is providing his listeners with the PDF Deck for a talk he has given on this subject.  This presentation is loaded with with information to assist you in making a case for the reliability of the Bible in general and the reliability of the New Testament in particular.   If you have any questions or comments, send those to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.  
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July 26, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About Why Christians Become Atheists
Atheism is the belief that there is no God. At the same time, there is a haunting statistic that is decades old which shows that 75-88% of Christian young people are walking away from the faith and becoming atheists, agnostics or "Nones."  This is a problem that is not going away, and Rob shares thoughts on the reasons why this phenomenon is still with us. He also points out that the culpability is not just on the church, but on the emotionally charged decision of the young person becoming a skeptic. At the same time, the Rob points out that the church needs to do a better job on training its young people to be ready for the objections that will hit them their first year of college or out in the marketplace, so that they will not be blindsided when they leave home. Listen to this show, and share it with others.  There are reasons for this happening. Some of them are valid, and most of them are not. Those that are valid need to be addressed by the Christian church, and parents. If you would like to discuss this further or pose a question based on what you have heard on this episode or any others, please email us at realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.  Someone will respond to your comment or question or resource request. 
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July 20, 2020
The Let's Get Real Podcast: Let's Get Real About the Question "Why Do I Need God?"
CNN’s Chris Cuomo ended a recent program by telling his viewers that America doesn’t need God; that what we need is within us. Closing his segment he said,  “If you believe in one another and if do the right thing for yourself and your community, things will get better in this country. You don’t need help from above. It’s within us,” And he said this while pointing a finger to the sky. The question "Why Do I need God?" is a thorny one and in this show today, Rob gives an answer to this question from the angle that without an objective framework, one will not be able to truly know their identity, their meaning and purpose and have an objective standard of morality. Rob sets out a few caveats in the beginning, one of which by stating that one does not want to confuse this question with the ideas of physical contentment versus spiritual contentment. He also points to those who claim to be free from religion that even those who embrace that claim.  By quoting the atheists, naturalists and theists, Rob builds a case that concludes with an illustration from a popular biblical account and how that situation points to the cross of Christ. Understand that many people who are physically and socially content do not feel that this is a question of utmost importance. Rob addresses this as well.  As you listen to this presentation, write down some questions and send them to realissueapologetics@yahoo.com.  Rob will be more than happy to respond and interact with you.
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July 12, 2020
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
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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 
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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
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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".   
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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.   
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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.  
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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
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May 17, 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)
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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?"
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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."
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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.  
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.  
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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
46:57
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