Killing Reason: The Danger of Thinking in an Age of Thoughtlessness


If you find yourself continuously chewing on systematic theology, reading analytical Bible commentaries, or burying yourself in pre-modern philosophy books, you have probably found out by now that you’re an outlaw. The 21st century evangelical Church can be a dangerous place to use one’s mind, and this becomes abundantly clear when questions like, “Man, why … Continue reading Killing Reason: The Danger of Thinking in an Age of Thoughtlessness

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

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?

The Church––Tallest and Most Spectacular of All Ivory Towers


Your neck is like a tower of ivory, Your eyes like the pools in Heshbon By the gate of Bath-rabbim; Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon, Which faces toward Damascus. –– Song of Solomon 7:4 –– In terms of the spread of the Gospel, there is no top-down/bottom-top order. True, historically, the socially … Continue reading The Church––Tallest and Most Spectacular of All Ivory Towers