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How To Remember Everything With Tom Weber

How To Remember Everything With Tom Weber | UDEMY

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Tom Weber • Memory Recall Training Expert, Course Instructor/Co-Owner

Learn how to remember names, dates, presentations, speeches and anything else that holds importance in your life!

This was the first UDEMY course I tried, was very impressed by Tom Weber’s presentation of the material and the different techniques in order to create a better short term working memory for myself. Very impressive! I am always looking for new courses, or old, that will help me learn something new, or old, and better my understanding of the material. This was definitely helpful!

Godspeed & Good Reads!

Doc Murf

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AN INTRODUCTION TO TRADITIONAL LOGIC: Classical Reasoning for Contemporary Minds by Scott M. Sullivan, Ph.D.

Perfect for additional students taking the DVD course provided in the Logic 101 Kit, this student text includes the lecture content for easy reference and reading (with select stills from the video); each chapter concludes with a summary and exercises. 11 chapters total. 224 pages, indexed, softcover spiralbound. This course cannot be completed with just the workbook. Non-reproducible/non-consumable; answers must be written on separate paper.

There is nothing worse than a culture that fosters superficial thought.

It’s no secret that far too many Americans can’t think their way out of a wet paper bag.

Thinking today is dominated by television culture.

Lacking any patience for, or training in, the history of Western thought, a lot of people today form opinions of great importance on the basis of a vague sentiment, slogan, or sound bite.

Unable to form sound judgments and reach valid conclusions, they are easily swayed by emotion and other superficial appearances.

Sound reason and logic never get a chance.

But you have kids and raise them well, so what does this have to do with you?

logic-collection-smallerThere is nothing worse than a culture that fosters superficial thought.

It’s no secret that far too many Americans can’t think their way out of a wet paper bag.

Thinking today is dominated by television culture.

Lacking any patience for, or training in, the history of Western thought, a lot of people today form opinions of great importance on the basis of a vague sentiment, slogan, or sound bite.

Unable to form sound judgments and reach valid conclusions, they are easily swayed by emotion and other superficial appearances.

Sound reason and logic never get a chance.

But you have kids and raise them well, so what does this have to do with you?

The Modern World Bombards Us With Arguments That Try To Persuade Us How We Should Think and Act

The fact is that your kids will someday have to “rub shoulders” and interact with this culture (a culture that is becoming more and more hostile to the Christian worldview).

Kids need proper intellectual training to be equipped to engage this culture and meet various challenges while keeping their values and worldview intact. You need to protect your children by preparing them to protect themselves.

The study of logic is critical for proper intellectual formation.

The reason why is because a good education should train the core components of thought. In other words, A GOOD EDUCATION SHOULD TRAIN THE STUDENT TO THINK WELL AND PROPERLY. Good schooling should teach the fundamental, “all purpose” skills of the mind, such as:

  1. How to organize one’s thoughts
  2. How to make important distinctions
  3. How to critically evaluate and challenge opposing viewpoints
  4. How to ask intelligent questions and give intelligent answers
  5. How to judge and weigh evidence
  6. How to distinguish the true from the false
  7. How to stand up for one’s beliefs and give coherent reasons for their position
  8. How to evaluate arguments for consistency or inconsistency

WE LEARN ALL OF THIS THROUGH THE STUDY OF LOGIC

I thought this was a very good course; although, it was a bit difficult at times. It is well worth the time and study you would put forth in order to learn. Logic is rather straight forward and dry, depending upon your taste. The videos are equally good, but can be dry. If you seek knowledge in phylosophy, Logic will be most helpful to your quest!

Godspeed & Good Reads!
Doc Murf

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HOW TO PROVE THAT GOD EXISTS by Scott M.Sullivan, Ph.D.


The Course

The goal here was to make a learning program that teaches total beginners, people without any training in this area at all, how to give a sound philosophical argument for the existence of God.

The aim of this course is to show you that knowing the existence of God is NOT irrational, it is NOT based on blind faith, no, the claim that God exists is a conclusion that the human intellect can reach through rational argumentation.
Now This sort of thinking is kind of a “lost Art” nowadays. Like I said, no one is ever taught these things anymore…

The goal here was to make a learning program that teaches total beginners, people without any training in this area at all, how to give a sound philosophical argument for the existence of God.
The aim of this course is to show you that knowing the existence of God is NOT irrational, it is NOT based on blind faith, no, the claim that God exists is a conclusion that the human intellect can reach through rational argumentation.
Now This sort of thinking is kind of a “lost Art” nowadays. Like I said, no one is ever taught these things anymore…

People who attend church are never shown these arguments. University students are never shown these arguments (at least not fairly anyway). And so the result is that most people assume there aren’t any good reasons for thinking that God exists.
And this is precisely the problem.
One of the reasons religion is so despised today is because a lot of people think it has no rational foundation. And there is a desperate need to reverse this trend.
That’s what this course is about. I want to revive these old arguments for the existence of God, broadcast them, get them into the hands of everyday believers just like you and help others see that the existence of God is something that can be known through human reason, apart from faith.

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If you aren’t sure about taking the course, or the expense of it, go to his site and checkout some of his podcasts, or YouTube Videos. I believe you will like his format & presentation(s). If you like him but still aren’t sure, get one of his cheaper courses for $7. You can’t go wrong! Especially, if you are like me…an ardent learner, reader, and listener of information & topics of importance. I believe we have an obligation to strengthen our faith, in order to spread the word of God successfully. Topics of evangelism are important, but more importantly is the topic of apologetics…we are called to “be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have...” ~ 1Peter 3:15 NIV

While I am not a Catholic, I am still a Christian. You do not have to be a Catholic in order to study these arguments. Also, many fail to realize that Catholics are part of the Christian faith, too. They simply have differing views on many issues that we do. For Christ, himself, spoke on matters such as this when He said, “whoever is not against us is for us.” ~Mark 9:38-41 NIV  God calls us to “be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.” ~1Peter 3:8 NIV  The only way to do this is study the old church fathers, philosophers, and understand what they had to say on these subjects. After all, we are not the first to encounter these questions or topics. Read your bible and study it, fervently!

Believe it or not, we are all brothers and sisters in Christ, no matter the label!

Godspeed & Good Reads…& Listening!

Doc Murf

 

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Handbook of Christian Apologetics by Peter J. Kreeft & Ronald K. Tacelli

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Voted one of Christianity Today’s 1995 Books of the Year! Reasonable, concise, witty and wise, Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli have written an informative and valuable guidebook for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. Topics include:

  • faith and reason
  • the existence of God
  • God’s nature
  • how we know God
  • creation and evolution
  • providence and free will
  • miracles
  • the problem of evil
  • the Bible’s historical reliability
  • the divinity of Christ
  • the resurrection
  • life after death
  • heaven and hell
  • salvation
  • Christianity and other religions
  • objective truth

Whether you are asking the questions yourself or want to respond to others who are, here is the resource you have been waiting for.

This was not an overly long book, however, it was chock full of philosophical and religious discussions which required a great amount of attention. Especially considering that most of my reading projects are during my break time at work. I found this to be a very fascinating book, in that, it discussed much of what we Christians should understand and believe. Unfortunately, most Christians cannot give an answer as to why they believe what they believe; thus yielding the appearance to those they may, or may not, be evangelizing to…that they have no clue as to why they believe. This could be a study of itself by taking each section and sub-section and drawing the information out for all to see and understand.

We are called to Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ And to love the Lord with all of our mind means we are to use reason…our faith does not contradict reason, but complements it – even though it may go beyond reason.

THIS is an excellent book and resource for all Christians to possess, used or new, it really does not matter. The information presented is priceless and necessary to help in your argumentation with others that you discuss Jesus, either evangelizing or debating.

Godspeed & Good Reads!

Doc Murf

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HOW TO ANSWER A JESUS CRITIC: EXPOSING THE TEN WORST ARGUMENTS AGAINST CHRISTIANITY by Scott M. Sullivan, PhD

  
Learn How To Respond To Comments Like:

  • “Christians are a bunch of hypocrites.”
  • “God doesn’t care which religion you believe.”
  • “Christians always think they are right and everyone else is wrong.”
  • “Christians irritate me because they are always warning people about Hell.”
  • And more.

A good introductory course with free access.

Get instant access through Scott M. Sullivan’s Classical Theist website.

Godspeed & Good Reads!

Doc Murf
KEEP ON LEARNING, my friends!

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Defending the Faith A Crash-Course in Apologetics

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This course was designed to equip students to answer the questions of seekers as well as the objections of skeptics. As you study, you’ll grasp how to help others understand the truthfulness of Christ’s claims, from ‘Absolute Proof for the Existence of God’ to defending the Bible’s reliability, to showing how truth is absolute and not relative. Learn to explain why Jesus is the only Savior and discover helpful tips for speaking with Moslems, Jews, followers of the New Age and cults. Learn how to always return to the question: What will you do with Jesus?

Most apologetics courses only deal with “traditional” apologetics topics, though. This course, however, deals with some more current objections to the Christian faith–including the suggestion that Christianity is ‘homophobic’ and that opposition to abortion is sexist. What do you say when someone exclaims, “Surely you don’t take the Bible literally, do you???” How does God answer the charge that he’s selfish? How do you respond when scholars describe Christianity as a white European religion, a product of Western culture?

Students from very diverse Christian backgrounds attended the course–from inner-city street evangelists to university students to internationals studying in the United States. You’ll find about a hundred pages of notes defending the truthfulness of Christ’s amazing claim to be Savior of the world and Lord over all.

A great overview of apologetics and gives one great tips to share the Gospel of Christ.

Godspeed & Good Reads!
Brother Murf

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Jurisdictionary

Jurisdictionary

Win Without a Lawyer!

You will be pleasantly surprised how simply it is explained. The video, audio, and multimedia materials are laid out in an easy-to-learn format.

Every kind of case that involves rules and the necessity of knowing how to apply the rules to control lawyers and judges!

Much mis-information exists these days as to how our justice system works and the proper method for proceeding. The course offered is based on the system of rules that applies in all courts that follow the English System, showing you how to use the official rules of procedure and rules of evidence in your jurisdiction to control lawyers and judges. It is the creation of an attorney who’s been winning cases since 1986. You wil learn the proper method for proceeding in court … and you can learn it all in a single weekend.

I purchased this course several years ago for its knowledge, which was vast and useful. I have had numerous opportunities to use this knowledge in many different settings with great success, I might add. I found this course to be of great value which had many facets to it: Audio, Video, and Study or Reading. If nothing else you should take from this course how to make your hired Lawyer do his/her job for you. The courses facets will be the next several posts. This Jurisdictionary course was created by Dr. Frederick Graves & his wife Katherine.

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