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From time to time I hear people ask how does Presuppositional apologetics applies to other worldviews other than atheism.  Another non-Christian worldview is Hinduism.  So how does Presuppositional apologetics apply to Hinduism?  Enter Pastor Christopher P. David.

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Here are links on Presuppositional apologetics or be interesting to those interested in Presuppositional apologetics that were gathered from the world wide web between October 1st-7th, 2021!

1.) Cave to the Cross’ The Battle Of Two Moral Standards – Ep. 144 – What About Evil? – Probing The Darkness – Part 2

2.) Bible Contradiction? How many were in Jacob’s family when they came into Egypt?

3.) A Comprehensive Critical Evaluation Review and Response of Without Excuse Chapter 2: Kurt Jaros Faith and the Natural Light of Reason How Van Tillian Anthropology Fails

4.) What is the Transcendental Argument?

5.) Rooted In Revelation Podcast: Theology And Apologetics and Ricky Roldan

6.) Why Atheists Can’t Know That 2 Apples + 2 Apples = 4 Apples…

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Ricky Roldan Rooted in Revelation

Here is an interview/podcast with two brothers that I love.  It is from Rooted In Revelation Podcast (Facebook page here).  It is a podcast that touch on theology, apologetics and Christian living.  This is hosted by Nate Burns.

I wanted to share one of the shows.  What was the topic? The two had a conversation that goes from theology to apologetics and much more.

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Here are links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between September 15th-21st, 2021.

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Crisis Of Secularism – Ep. 142 – What About Evil? – Theodicy And The Crisis Of Our Secular Age – Part 2

2.) Bible Contradiction? Who named Beersheba?

3.) Review: The Impossibility of the Contrary by Greg Bahnsen

4.) Review of Carnell’s Introduction to Christian Apologetics

5.) Proverbs 3:5-6: A Biblical Basis for Revelational Epistemology

6.) Why Being a Presupp is Boring…

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The Impossibility of the Contrary by Greg Bahnsen

Greg Bahnsen. Against All Opposition: Defending the Christian Worldview. Powder Springs, GA: American Vision, May 2020. 254 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: American Vision

Looking for a book that teaches how to apply Presuppositional Apologetics?  Greg Bahnsen is one of my favorite Christian apologist and surprisingly most of his books are published after his death than when he was alive.  This latest book is published in 2021 by American Vision that is edited from the audio teachings of the last Greg Bahnsen from an apologetics’ conference during the 1990s sponsored by American Vision.  One might ask why another Bahnsen book on Presuppositional apologetics?  David Bahnsen, the son of Greg Bahnsen in the Foreword said it is his favorite book by his father (vii).  Reading David saying that made me want to read the book even more.  I thought this book is worth reading even if you read older published works by Greg Bahnsen since in this volume he does cover more refutation of false worldviews than some of the other books published pre-2020 and that’s a big plus for Bahnsen fans.  Please don’t think this book is just a repetition of materials in other books (there are of course some things that are constant).  Plus I think its always good to sharpen and be reminded of how Presuppositional Apologetics works and how is it applied; I don’t think this is going to be the only time I read this book especially when it comes to discipling others in apologetics. I also think for those new to Presuppositional Apologetics this book does give readers a good intro.

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Joel Settecase’s ministry is called The Think Institute. You can check out their video here.


He has a video titlted “Why There Are Only 2 Ways of Doing Apologetics (And One Is Better)” and I thought it was worth sharing since I think he laid out the various apologetics methodology and why it boils down to two. Plus its also helpful for some who follow this blog of summarizing Presuppositional Apologetics’ that I subscribe to.

Here’s the description Joel Settecase has for the video:

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Bahnsen Always Ready

As I mentioned recently in my post Greg Bahnsen’s Lectures: Answer to Frame’s Critique of Van Til the late Christian Apologist Greg Bahnsen is someone who impacted me the post in terms of my apologetics’ methodology with something called Presuppositional Apologetics.

Some years ago I wrote a review of his most popular apologetics books here: Review: Always Ready: Directions For Defending The Faith by Greg L. Bahnsen.

Apparently the book is now available as an audiobook! And its available for free!

It is divided by chapters too!  That’s helpful for listeners.

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Philosophy of Evidence OT

I was recently interviewed for Rooted In Revelation Podcast (Facebook page here).  It is a podcast that touch on theology, apologetics and Christian living.  This is hosted by Nate Burns.

What was the topic? How Old Testament Directs Our Philosophy Of Evidence.  Basically its a discussion about apologetics, apologetics’ methodology, the Old Testament, Biblical Theology, Messianic Prophecy and how we evaluate evidences.

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If you read this blog you know that I subscribe to Presuppositional Apologetics.  I won’t be rehearsing what Presuppositional Apologetics is but check out here for a compact definition and here for a lists of many lectures and of those many messages check out Apologetics: What Would Jesus Do? 4 Messages as my personal recommended series.

I want to deal with a question that was asked in an apologetics group on another social media platform:

Someone please remind me, why is it that when we argue for the existence of God from the impossibility of the contrary, that we don’t actually need to analyze every worldview

Here’s my thoughts:

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These are links concerning Presuppositional apologetics gathered from May 15th-21st, 2021.

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Ep. 123 – Why Should I Believe Christianity – Christianity As A Worldview – Part 3

2.) Bible Contradiction? Did the city of Ai exist after Joshua destroyed it?

3.) Three Biblical Problems with Critical Race Theory

4.) Definitions are Important in Origins Discussions, Culture, and Politics

5.) Help! Son rejecting God because of loss

6.) The Presuppositional Hermeneutic: An Argument for Interpreting and Preaching the Bible with Authority

7.) If You Don’t Start Here, You’ll Never Get Anywhere

 

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Here is a collection of links on Presuppositional apologetics between May 8th-14th, 2021.

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Ep. 123 – Why Should I Believe Christianity – Christianity As A Worldview – Part 3

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3.)Does Logic Presuppose Christianity? — Part 5: The Ethics of Logic

4.) Is Presuppositionalism Postmodernism?

5.) Apologetics Sermon Illustration #62: Does a Fake Police Officer disprove real Officers Exist and Disproof of Christianity

6.) On the Road to Newspeak

7.) Blockhouse Methodology

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Here are the links on Presuppositional apologetics from April 8th-14th, 2021!

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Apologetics: Ep. 119 – Why Should I Believe Christianity – The Big Picture – Part 1

2.) Bible Contradiction? How many of Adonikam’s offspring returned from Babylon?

3.) The Christian Worldview against Unbelieving Worldview

4.) BIOLA Apologetics & the Ocean of Uncertainty

5.) Teaching Presuppositional Apologetics to Kids: Discussion with Eli and Joel

6.) Three Reasons Why Worldviews Are Important

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Over some years I’ve been slowly writing down illustrations that I thought might be helpful for sermons or evangelism that has apologetics’ thrusts.

Here’s 60 of them arranged topically.  Which one was your favorite?

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This is a round up of Presuppositional apologetics’ links gathered from around the web between February 8th-15th, 2021.

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Ep. 110 – Truth In A Culture Of Doubt – Were There Many Christianities? – Part 1

2.) Bible Contradiction? Was God satisfied with his creation?

3.) Rules for Radicals and Question Evolution Day

4.) Stop Asking for Evidence by Jordan Ravanes

5.) Can Evolution Explain Software?

6.) Apologetics Sermon Illustration #60: Bible Contradiction and the Word with the Most Definitions

7.) Demonic deception

8.)Developing Theological Tools for Biblical Counseling to Evaluate Psychological Propositions

9.) More Tall Tales from Phil: Part 4

 

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If you read this blog you know that I subscribe to Presuppositional Apologetics.  I won’t be rehearsing what Presuppositional Apologetics is but check out here for a compact definition and here for a lists of many lectures and of those many messages check out Apologetics: What Would Jesus Do? 4 Messages if you can’t decide.

From time to time I hear people say Cornelius Van Til, the father of Presuppositional Apologetics was a Postmodernist and that Presuppositionalism is Postmodernism.  This post was from a discussion I had online in another social media platform about this objection.

I don’t think this is true but I want to write a post to think through how does one deal with people bringing this objection and in general objections for other points about Christianity.

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