Archive for the ‘Apologetics’ Category


Point: Some Christians engage in apologetics in a piecemeal fashion.  They give evidence here and there.  They refute an objection here and there.  They might not realize the importance of Presuppositional apologetics with its emphasis of going beyond the individual point and pursuing refutations at the level of presuppositions.



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For other posts dealing with Bible contradictions see our Collection of Posts Responding to Bible Contradictions.

For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: How many were from the tribe of Simeon?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:


“their numbered men of the tribe of Simeon were 59,300.” (Numbers 1:23)


“These are the families of the Simeonites, 22,200.” (Numbers 26:14)

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:


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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between November 22nd-30th, 2017.

1.) God, The Rise of Science, and Information

2.) Christmas Recommended Books on Presuppositional Apologetics for 2017

3.) Logic and Definitions

4.) Goldilocks atheism

5.) The Islamic god Cannot Exist

6.) The Need for the Creator’s Perspective

7.) The Christian Worldview (3): Epistemology (a)

8.) McTaggart on miracles

9.) Presuppositional Apologetics & the Science of Persuasion

10.) Babylon Bee: Liberal Christian Attempts To Debate Atheist But They Just Agree On Everything


Missed the last round up?  Check out the re-blogged post from a friend OR that of Another REBLOG HERE

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Point: Sometimes when one engage in apologetics the issue of alleged Bible contradiction comes up and the example given of a Bible contradiction really isn’t a Bible contradiction but an instance where one account gives lesser detail than another account.  Think for instance of those who raise the question “How many men were possessed with demons at the country of the Gadarenes?”  Are there examples we can give in other areas outside of the Bible of how such a tactic to claim there’s a Bible contradiction is problematic?


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This is our blog’s eighth year in which we post our recommendations of books as Christmas gifts on the subject of Presuppositional apologetics or the Christian worldview.

Below are links to the recommendations from previous years, and if you are new to the whole thing with Presuppositional apologetics and want something introductory I highly recommend the listing from 2014 which we highlighted in bold:

This year list’s of recommended books on Presuppositional apologetics is divided into introductory and intermediate level. Each work will have a link to my fuller review and also links to where one can purchase the book.

Here’s this year’s recommendations:


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The publisher Presbyterian and Reformed has done a church a great service with their 10 booklet series titled “Christian Answers to Hard Questions.”  I finally finished all ten and have reviewed them.  Links to the review of each is provided below.

By the way the publisher has made them available as a complete set for ten dollars.  Check it out here.


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Brandon D. Crowe. Was Jesus Really Born of a Virgin?  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, August 16th, 2013. 32 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This booklet is part of the series “Christian Answers to Hard Questions” published by Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing.  As the title for this particular work suggests this booklet looks at the question “Was Jesus Really Born of a Virgin?”  The author Brandon D. Crowe who presently serves as an Associate Professor of New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary.  Crowe has written this helpful resource that is accessible for the layman.


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