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Point: Some Christians engage in apologetics in a piecemeal fashion.  They give evidence here and there.  They refute an objection here and there.  They don’t see the importance of Presuppositional apologetics’ emphasis of going beyond the individual point and pursuing refutations at the level of worldviews.

Picture: Earlier this year I read a book on counter-terrorism titled Counterstrike by Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker.  There was a conversation in the book that really stayed with me in terms of the FBI’s post-9/11 change of strategy against terrorism.  Instead of going after an individual they were now going after networks.  Here’s an excerpt from page 38 and 39:


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You Will Be my Witnesses Saskatoon Canada Conference

Sye Ten Bruggencate recently taught two sessions on Van Tillian Presuppositional Apologetics in Saskatoon, Canada for an evangelism conference called “You Will be My Witnesses.” It is sponsored by Fellowship Baptist Church.  Just a few weeks before this teaching Sye was one of the participants of a debate during the Bahnsen conference in Southern California.

Here are the videos:

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This is Andrew Rappaport’s three part series on Mormonism.  It’s part of a longer current series on Cults.

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I saw this tweet from Planned Parenthood’s account:

Just in case the tweet disappears here is what it says:

FACT: People seek abortion — even if they are illegal. Here’s one woman’s pre-Roe abortion story. buff.ly/1LpEVEd

If you talk to pro-abortionists, you often hear this argument: People are going to get an abortion anyways, mind as well make it legal.  At least it provide a safe place for those seeking services.

So if someone is going to do something illegal anyways…that is an argument for it to be legalized?

How many crime in the law books are done by criminals anyways?  Should we legalize them all just because people are going to do them anyways?  It’s a terrible argument.  Faulty reasoning.

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For more rebuttals to Planned Parenthood’s arguments check out our .

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Cherisse Scott pro abortion argument refuted

The blogger behind Eternity Matters has written a great comment in our previous post that’s worthy of being a post!  One should also check out his blog!  He’s responding to an objection typically used by pro-abortionists such as Cherisse Scott who recently recycled that pro-lifers “are nowhere to be found once our children are born.”

The response:


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mere christianity

CS Lewis. Mere Christianity.  New York, NY: MacMillian Publishing Company, April 16th, 1986. 175 pp.

This is my second reading of Mere Christianity.  I first read it when I was a teenager and I was prompted to read it again since I was curious to see what I would think of Lewis’ famous work now that I’m a bit older.  After all these years I still think the book’s presentation of the moral argument for God is a classic and one of the tope presentation out there.  Of course I would add the caveat that I would utilize the moral argument as a form of the transcendental argument for God’s existence but nevertheless I think Presuppositionalists can profit from reading this book.

What is Good:

There were many instances in the book that I found CS Lewis to be tremendously insightful.  His command of the English language is beautiful in a way that one expect from a Cambridge literary professor (which he was).  I am jealous of his keen ability of making observation and illustrations.  Lewis talked about how only those who resist sin can truly know the power of sin versus those who always give in to temptation; he illustrates this point by raising the question of who knows more the power of the enemy, one who surrenders or one who fight against them.  I also thought his illustration about faith and reason was very helpful in showing how they are not necessarily against each other.  He talks about how someone can intellectually know a medical fact but when one is undergoing a medical procedure sometimes it takes continued faith in the facts despite one’s hesitation and fear and in such an instance it is a virtue.

What is Bad:

CS Lewis aims to defend a “mere Christianity” and not a particular denomination or specific Christian creed but I don’t know if he succeeded in arriving at a minimalistic “mere Christianity.”  He wants to defend and discuss a Christianity which all Christians have in common but there’s instances where that’s not possible.  For example, he talks about the means of accessing God’s grace through faith, baptism and Lord’s supper but this “mere Christianity” is not that of Evangelicals who would say we are saved by God’s grace alone through faith alone apart from works.

Lewis does have a universalistic streak when it comes to salvation.  This is probably due to the influence of George MacDonald, a writer and Christian minister who was instrumental in Lewis’ conversion.  One find in the book that Lewis mentioned at least twice that some who are not professing Christians might be closer to God than they realize or professes.

Purchase: Westminster | Amazon

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Over the last ten years Doug Wilson has helped popularized Presuppositional apologetics with books, debates and a documentary of his discussions with Christoper Hitchens.

Here’s a video of Doug Wilson speaking on “A Christian Response to Atheism.”  This talk was at The Master’s College sometime in 2013.

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