Clarification for––and a Response To––Taylor DeSoto, a Dear Brother in Christ


Taylor DeSoto recently wrote a response to an article I wrote a few days ago. DeSoto is a dear brother in Christ who used to pain stakingly edit my poor grammar on The Reformed Collective blog. I appreciate his work very much and value his friendship, even if it is confined to digital media. That … Continue reading Clarification for––and a Response To––Taylor DeSoto, a Dear Brother in Christ

Classical Argumentation “Within the Context of Christian Doctrine”?


Many presuppositionalists would agree that the theistic proofs as historically articulated by the classical Christian theists are just fine so long as they are used “within the context of the entire system of doctrine revealed by God in the Scriptures.”[1] But what does this mean? How does, for example my presentation of the cosmological argument differ … Continue reading Classical Argumentation “Within the Context of Christian Doctrine”?

Van Til’s “True Knowledge” & Classical Apologetics


The conscience of this position is that here too we meet with the same basic alternative between Christian and non-Christian methodology. As Christians we hold it to be impossible to interpret any fact without a basic falsification unless it be regarded in its relation to God the Creator and to Christ the Redeemer. On the … Continue reading Van Til’s “True Knowledge” & Classical Apologetics

What’s So Wrong With Classical Apologetics?


Excerpt from Van Til’s Apologetic, by Greg Bahnsen: Yet we must recognize the truth contained in the contention that there is a general consciousness of man. We can do this first of all by recognizing that there once was such a consciousness. We must go back to the Adamic consciousness as being the fundamentally human consciousness. We … Continue reading What’s So Wrong With Classical Apologetics?

Presupp and Classical: What’s the Difference?


In the recent debate between apologetic methodology, it is important to maintain the distinctions between the two most prominent methods: presuppositionalism and classicalism. The recent, and convoluted, debate between proponents of either side, has left some in the dark as far as it concerns pin-pointing differences. In this article, I want to outline some of … Continue reading Presupp and Classical: What’s the Difference?