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Here are the links related to Presuppositonal Apologetics gathered from July 15th-21st, 2018.

1.) Analysis of Rachel Held Evan’s Book “Inspired” Part 1: Introduction

2.) BibleintheRaw: Episode 11 – The Deity and Personhood of the Holy Spirit

3.) An Apologetic for Apologetics (Part 2)

4.) Rachel Held Evans Inspired – Reviews

5.) Wednesday Testimony – Jeff Durbin (He is a Presuppositional apologist and pastor)


7.) Book Review: John M. Frame, Christianity Considered: A Guide for Skeptics and Seekers

8.) Christ without Compromise: The Application of Covenantal Apologetics to the Crisis of Identity in the Urban Context

9.) Tim McGrew on street epistemology

10.) Buswell and Van Til


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I was asked by brother Alf to consider reading and offering my thoughts on liberal Rachel Held Evans’ book titled Inspired.  Usually I take a long time reading books I disagree with and posting about it on my blog since I want my critique to be accurate of their view, logically sound in my arguments and that what I say is true.

In an interview Rachel Held Evans said this about her male critics who are pastors and seminarians:

Actually they don’t criticize my hermeneutics or my exegesis. They just say, “This woman has no authority to write about the Bible.” They don’t even attempt to engage the arguments that I make, and that’s what irritates me.


Note here she said they didn’t handle her hermenuetics, her exegesis nor her arguments but attack her as a woman.  In this post and future posts I won’t be attacking her as a woman.  I also think Rachel Held Evans’ statements about her detractors thus far shouldn’t be attributed to all those who disagree with her; that would not be fair.  I think thoughtful reviews of any books takes time, even responses to terrible books because it takes time to be fair and offer sound arguments against a book’s perspective.  Her book was released on June 12th, 2018 and her statement in that interview was on July 6th.  Sometimes in academia it takes months or even over a year before there’s a critique from the other side.  So for her to say no one who is a pastor and in seminary has critiqued her hermeneutics, exegesis and arguments is rather premature.  It’s also strikes me as a bit narcissistic for someone who is professing to write a book admitting she’s not a Bible scholar to think meaningful responses from pastors and those in seminary should be served right away (3 weeks) when others who are more serious scholars get their response much slower.

In this post I will offer my thoughts on the “Introduction” for the book.


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Here are links gathered from July 8th-14th, 2018 on Presuppositional Apologetics.

1.) Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris and Ben Shapiro Exposed

2.) Reminder of Resources on our Blog

3.) The Inevitable Consequence of An Atheistic Worldview

4.) What Is Truth? A Christian Perspective


6.) BibleintheRaw Episode 10: Depression & Theological Liberalism, the Recipe for Apostasy

7.) Proof that God Exists in 8 Minutes

8.) Starting-points in apologetics

9.) FRANCIS SCHAEFFER ANALYZES ART AND CULTURE Part 223 Bernard Berenson ( Featured artist is Nick Cave )


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These links on Presuppositional apologetics or those that would be of interests for those interested in Presuppositional apologetics are gathered between July 1st-7th, 2018.

1.) Video: The Argument that Demolishes Atheism: Truth

2.) Skeptic Annotated Bible Author’s Self-Defeating Worldview

3.) Carl F. Henry, Secular Man and Ultimate Concern

4.) Everyone is Religious

5.) Worldview Suppression: Romans 1 and Apologetics

6.) Revenge suicide

7.) In the Maelstrom of Twitter Atheists


9.) Parsing Revelational Epistemology

10.) Bible in the Raw Episode 9: Biblical Apologetics

11.) Review: William White’s Van Til: Defender of the Faith


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In our post “How to Handle Bible Contradictions” I talked about how worldview matters concerning alleged Bible contradictions:

Discussing Bible contradictions doesn’t happen in a vacuum…worldviews shapes one’s interpretation of what are evidences, facts, and the laws of thoughts.

Because worldview matters we must also be conscious of not just refuting Bible contradictions but also whether the skeptics’ worldview even allow for the intelligibility and meaningfulness of talking about “contradictions” or whether the skeptics’ worldview is a self-defeater and undermine their whole enterprise:

So its worth exploring whether a skeptics’ worldview can even make the laws of logic intelligible.  If their own worldview destroys the laws of logic, then there’s no place for them to even critique and say the Bible is problematic by being contradictory in the first place.  Of course worldview apologetics doesn’t take away the place of examining alleged Bible contradictions and refuting them.  But we must not forget that worldviews are important and that if one is arguing for a particular worldview or the rejection of a worldview based upon the claim that the Bible has contradictions, then Presuppositional apologetics must be brought to bear.

Having thus far refuted 70 alleged Bible contradictions from the Skeptic Annotated Bible (SAB) on this blog I thought it would be fair to probe whether the worldview of the author would undermine his own project of the Skeptic Annotated Bible.  What I’m asking here is a famous question asked by theologian Cornelius Van Til: “On what foundation rest the guns which he directs against the Christian position?”  Is it going to be a good foundation or will it be bad ground for his “artillery?”


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Here’s the end of June 2018 Presuppositional Apologetics’ Links gathered between June 22nd-30th, 2018.

1.) Refuting and Debunking Fake Atheism – O’ the Despair!

2.) Apologetics Sermon Illustration #47: Refuting Contradictions and Martial Arts Punch

3.) What Is the “Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism?”

4.) Interview with Greg Welty, author of WHY IS THERE EVIL IN THE WORLD (AND SO MUCH OF IT)?

5.) Evolution Negates Science

6.) When Comparisons Fail

7.) Why Were Freud and Marx Wrong about Christianity?

8.) Moral Anti-realist and Politics

9.) Fresh and Unique Presuppositional Apologetics Books


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Point: When someone comes to you with an attack on the Bible where they say there is a Bible contradiction and they provide you with an example sometimes Christians can respond in a knee-jerk fashion of giving a haphazard answer where they are “winging it” in order to quickly defend the faith.  But sometimes the solution might not be adequate in that both the Christian defender and the skeptic attacker haven’t dealt with the passage properly.  How can you illustrate the importance of refuting an alleged Bible contradiction in a way that motivate Christians to go deeper?


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