Here are links related to Presuppositional apologetics that was online from March 1
3.) Postmodern Poem
6.) Stinkin’ Thinkin’: No absolutes and math?
8.) Reformed Forum Interview: Christian-Theistic Evidences
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Dr. James Anderson is a Christian theologian, philosopher and apologist who teaches at Reformed Theological Seminary. I appreciate the fact that he’s a Presuppositionalists and has written many scholarly journal articles in addition to his wonderful interactive book What’s Your Worldview? by James N. Anderson which I have reviewed on this blog in the past.
I was glad to hear that Ligonier Ministries has given him the opportunity to speak at their 2016 National Conference. This is wonderful and somewhat of a surprised for myself, given how RC Sproul doesn’t necessarily think highly of Presuppositional apologetics.
Below is the video of Dr. Anderson’s presentation. It is under 20 minutes in duration so worth the watch.
If you enjoyed it, again I would recommend you to consider his book “What’s Your Worldview? by James N. Anderson.”
Luke 9:59-62 states:
59 And He said to another, “Follow Me.” But he said, “Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.” 60 But He said to him, “Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God.” 61 Another also said, “I will follow You, Lord; but first permit me to say good-bye to those at home.” 62 But Jesus said to him, “No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”
From this passage the Skeptic Annotated Bible states:
Jesus won’t even let his followers bury their dead parents or say farewell to their families before abandoning them.
They also marked this passage as a Bible contradiction specifically for violating verses like Exodus 20:12.
Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you.
Is this a Bible contradiction and is Jesus really prohibiting His followers from burying and saying farewell to their parents? Let’s take a closer look.
Here’s the wrap up of our series from the last few weeks in which I responded to someone who objected to Biblical Inerrancy. I post it as a collected series here because I realize that some of these objections against Biblical inerrancy are also repeated by others.
John R.W. Stott. Why I Am A Christian. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, December 12th 2003. 140 pp.
The title of the book mimics atheist Bertrand Russell’s (in)famous essay, “Why I am not a Christian” which was also the title for Russell’s book that was a compilation of Russell’s other essays on religion and Christianity. Here in this book the author John Stott presents his reasons of why he is a Christian. This book is an adaptation of a four part series of lectures Stott has delivered concerning why he believes in Christianity which here is expanded into seven chapters.