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Two apologists talk about Presuppositonal apologetics!  In this specific talk it is on Presuppositional Apologetics Applied to Competing Religions.


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This is a discussion about Presuppositional apologetics.  It is between Eli Ayala a presuppositionalist and another presuppositionalist name Dr. Chris Bolt.  Eli interviewed Chris Bolt and Eli’s ministry is called Revealed Apologetics.  Chris Bolt has a doctorate from Southern Seminary in apologetics.  He runs Lighting Apologetics here.  Dr. Bolt is probably best know for being one of the contributors over at Choosing Hats.  He currently blogs here.

Here’s the discussion on Youtube below.


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Here’s a doctoral dissertation that Southern Seminary has made available titled “The world in His hands: a Christian account of scientific law and its antithetical competitors.”  For those of you who are into worldview apologetics this is a treat!  The dissertation was written by Chris Bolt and was completed on October 27th, 2016.  Christ Bolt has written quite a bit on apologetics online over the years so its neat to see his dissertation is available online for free.

Here’s an abstract:


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The blog Choosing Hats has posted a lot of good materials on Presuppositional Apologetics.  They’ve slowed down recently but recently got together for a round table discussion.


There blog is still worth going through especially with them dealing with difficult issues and philosophical aspect of Presuppositional Apologetics.  Check them out HERE.

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article-0-1FFAC81500000578-674_964x870These are links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between August 25th-31st, 2014.

1.) Twenty Ways to Answer A Fool [2]

2.) Down babies

3.) Van Tilian Turf Wars (Part 1)

4.) Objective Moral Values Necessitate a Living God

5.) Plantinga on Van Til: Unbelievers can’t know anything?!

6.) To Richard Dawkins…


Van Tillian Links for Middle of August 2014

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Here are some links on Presuppositional apologetics sometime between August 8th-24th, 2014.

1.) Twenty Ways to Answer A Fool [Introduction]

2.) Twenty Ways to Answer A Fool [1]

3.) Introduction to Apologetics Seminary Course

4.) On the Success of Secular Transcendental Arguments (Much Ado About Nothing)

5.) Early August 2014 Presuppositional Apologetics’ links Round Up

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These are Presuppositional apologetics links from around the World Wide Web from April 21st-30th.


1.) An Open Letter to Dan Haseltine, Lead Singer of Jars of Clay, Concerning His Recent Comments Regarding the Nature of Scripture and “Homosexual Marriage”

2.) Refute Atheism: God is Required for Meaning

3.) Are Atheists Intellectually Dishonest?

4.) Visitor: Society Determines Morality and Much Biblical Morality is Unacceptable Today

5.) Seth Andrews DEBATE Part 2


7.)Bart Ehrman’s Worldview Problem


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Wow this period has been an influx of many materials online dealing with Presuppositional apologetics!


1.) Jehovah’s Witnesses: A Presuppositional Critique part I–Mike Robinson critiques the Watch Tower.

2.) Van Til vs. Hicks— Ben Holloway critiques the Pluralist John Hicks.

3.) A Review of Clifford McManis’ Biblical Apologetics (2012)— A review of this recent Presuppositional book by another Presuppositionalist.

4.) 788! – Retractions in the scientific literature from fraud & errors in research— Mike Robinson’s observation of an article that reveal over 788 retraction in scientific journals since 2000, concerning worldviews and “science.”  Mike provide a link to this excellent 2010 Journal article that you might consider bookmarking!

5.) What the Rest of the Bible Says About Genesis— Message by Dr. Pipa of Greenville Presbyterian seminary.

6.)A Christian Epistemology of Testimony–Excellent article by Chris Bolt on Presuppositionalism and the self-testimony of the Scriptures.

7.) The Failure of “Aprobogetic” Methodology— On “neutral” non-Presuppositional apologetics.

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Some links related to Presuppositional apologetics around the web!

1.) Self-Deception and Karl Rove’s Near Meltdown— Thoughts from Mike Robinson.

2.) The Eternal, Inextricable Link–Scott Oliphint on the antithesis.

3.) It’s Circular Because It’s Circular— Chris Bolt on what he believes is the most ridiculous objection against Presuppositionalism.

4.) Van Til’s Apologetics— Over at Wesminster Theological Seminary’s website.

5.) War against Cultural Warrior— Steve Hays go full throttle in a response and there’s something you can learn from this exchange.

6.) Van Til’s Presuppositionalism & Frame’s Perspectivalism— Joseph Torres discussion about Frame’s Perspectivalism and Van Tillian apologetics.

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Seems like there was a lot of activity concerning Presuppositional activity on the internet from last week.

1.) Truth Wins Once Again Via Presuppositional Apologetics– Jamin Hubner comments on a recent debate.

2.) Actual transcript and audio (for a limited time) of Sye’s July 11th, 20011 debate.

3.) Praxis Presup Audio Podcast episode 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10– Review of Sye’s July 11th debate.

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Our friend Chris Bolt has done a 45 part series (well, 47 if you add introduction and conclusion) on Covenantal (Presuppositional) Apologetics.

While I’m not covenantal in my theology (I’m more dispensational), I think those who are part of the larger Evangelical landscape can have something to learn from this series.  May I add that I subscribe to Van Til’s Presuppositional Apologetics.

Here’s the links of the series:

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