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One of the men that have been influential in shaping my Christian thought life is John Frame.  Reading his work has been a delight and an experience of worship of God for His wisdom, glory and splendor.  His writings has helped me to think more clearly, biblically, and logically.  Since this is God’s World that we live in I think what I got the most from John Frame than other theologians is the hunger to see the beauty of the inter-relationship of…everything.  Doctrines relate to other doctrines.  Areas of philosophies need and presuppose other areas of philosophy.  There’s inter-relationships of academic disciplines.  There’s a relationship between theology and life.  Its like a symphony; they all go together in harmony because of God’s Wisdom.  There’s an apologetic there with the beautiful coherence of the Christian worldview, of God’s revelation between the Word and World.  Which is one of the aesthetically pleasing aspect of a robust Presuppositional apologetics.  But its more than an apologetics, it has made me live my life seeing living colors of God’s World.

What follows below are all four volumes of John Frame’s Theology of Lordship with links to my reviews that explains further why I recommend them.  I bought one volume at a time as a young seminarian without a lot of money, with the goal that after graduating I would be able to read them.  Then I slowly read 5-10 pages a day every morning and finished it.  They are doctrinal yet devotional, deep but “do-able,” deals with difficult topics but also demonstrate the deep dive of doctrines we see as more simple.

Review: The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God by John M. Frame

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Here are links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between May 1st-7th, 2017.

1.) Science Requires God

2.) Cornelius Van Til – 122nd Birthday

3.) Some Thoughts on the Lowder-Turek Debate

4.) The Trinity Expressed in All Creation through Unity and Diversity

5.) Fight the Good Fight

6.) God, evil, and illusion

7.) Why Francis Schaeffer Matters: An Introduction – Part 1

 

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Over the years I have appreciated the work of Jeff Downs who gather many resources on apologetics and the counter-cults.  He is presently a minister for Lebanon Presbyterian Church.

This past Sunday he preached a message at his church titled “Let Me Count the Ways: How Cults Misread the Bible.”  It is a message on the wrong way of reading the Bible.  Given how we have dealt so much of the twisting of the Bible in our blog last month with our posts dealing with skeptics who attack the final week of Jesus, Bible contradictions and with Iglesia ni Cristo attack on the Trinity, I thought this message is rather timely.

You can listen to the message by clicking here.

Enjoy!

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  1. Warner Wallace.  Forensic Faith: A Cold-Case Detective Helps You Rethink and Share Your Christian Beliefs.  Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook, May 1st, 2017. 224 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is a book on making a case for Christianity by J. Warner Wallace.  Wallace himself is quite an interesting fellow.  A second generation Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputy turned cold-case detective, J. Warner Wallace became a Christian later in life after years of walking the path of skepticism.  This is his third book on Christian apologetics that he authored and using his background as a detective he teaches us how to employ skillsets he has learned as a detective in the pursuit and defense of truth with specifically the Christian worldview in mind. Readers will feel the author’s heartbeat that he’s concerned about his own kids and the state of the future of the church and where everything is headed; which is why he wrote this work to address the crisis that more than ever young people in the church are apostatizing and Christians themselves are unable to articulate why they are Christians.

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In our post “” someone left two comments that I thought was worth responding to.  In this post I want to specifically respond to two sentences which the gentleman stated:

But still the voluminous text on a ‘unitarian’ GOD as presented by JV are more convincing.”

If Jesus Christ has existed from the begiining His name was never mentioned , its only in the NT that He appeared.”

Here’s my brief reply:

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Here are links related to the subject of Presuppositional apologetics gathered online between April 22nd-30th, 2017.

1.) Logic Requires God: It’s Only Logical

2.) Seminary on Saturday: Dr. Oliphint on Apologetics

3.) Book Review: The Absurdity of Unbelief by Jeffrey Johnson

4.) March 2017 Ministry Update: Frontline Apologetics

5.) Review: The Doctrine of the Word of God by John Frame

6.) We Are Mirror

 

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First off thanks to Jeff Downs for letting me know about these lectures!

Westminster Theological Seminary have these “Seminary on Saturday” series and during April 2017 they had their professor of Apologetics Dr. Scott Oliphint teach.  For those of you who didn’t know Westminster Theological Seminary is the seminary where Cornelius Van Til taught at many years ago who was the founder of Presuppositional apologetics.  Christians must be informed by the Bible in how they do apologetics and that’s one of the plus of this method (among other things).

These lectures took place at Covenant Church in Nashville, TN.

Here are the lectures:

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