The Twitter age has, quite frankly, encouraged poor interaction when disagreement arises. Our inability to communicate online is inextricably linked to our failure to think in any way other than soundbites and Tweets. We find ourselves proudly strapped into our respective thought patterns, dismissive of any rigorous criticisms that come against our most cherished convictions, and … Continue reading Three Things Classical Theism Is Not
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?
I have been noting a groundswell of anti-Reformed discussion recently, and in particular, anti-presuppositional posts. As has been the case for decades now (longer than most of the proponents of these posts have been breathing air), straw men abound. You basically have a young generation of recent philosophy grads beating the war drums. Nothing new … Continue reading A Brotherly Response to the Greatest Living Christian Apologist
Classical apologists get their name from an entire system usually referred to as classical Christian theism. This method originates in the Medieval and Reformed Scholastic understanding of the doctrine of God. This doctrine of God begins with divine incomprehensibility, moves to simplicity, and then to a discussion on the attributes of God, each of which … Continue reading Autonomous Human Reason and Epistemic Starting Points
I am not a philosophy expert. Most of what I know comes from two courses in philosophy and a bunch of self-motivated research I’ve done at home. That being said, philosophy is a complicated subject. You are probably asking, “What does he mean by ‘philosophy’ here?” Case-in-point, philosophy is complicated because almost everything has at … Continue reading What Epistemology is Not
What is apologetics? Apologetics derives from the Greek term apologia. It simply means defense. If I offer an apologetic for my faith, I am offering a defense for what I believe. Is apologetics theology? Apologetics is not itself theology. It’s a defense of theology and must take into account theological truths. Thus, apologetics, while distinct from the … Continue reading Reasonable Theology: Apologetics