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These are links concerning Presuppositional apologetics gathered from December 1st-7th, 2017.

1.) Review: Thomas Aquinas (Great Thinkers) by K. Scott Oliphint

2.) Updated: Van Til Articles

3.) Book Review: Logic by Vern Poythress

4.) Doctrine and evidence

5.) Atheistic Evolutionists Fear Cockroaches

6.) Romans 1, Psychological Prophecy and Persuasion


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  1. Scott Oliphint. Thomas Aquinas. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, November 30th, 2017. 168 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This is the first book in the Great Thinkers series published by Presbyterian and Reformed.  It is written by Christian theologian and apologist K. Scott Oliphint in which he examines and critiques the thought of medieval philosopher and apologist Thomas Aquinas. In this series introduction Nathan Shannon tells us the threefold goal for each volume in the series: First it is intended to be academically informed.  Second it seeks to maintain a high standard of biblical and theological faithfulness.  Third the series aim is to be accessible for readers without unnecessary difficult jargons and vocabulary.


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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


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This is a guest post by our Twitter friend @SolaChristos.  While I am critical of much of today’s Evangelicalism in politics nevertheless I believe there are those who subscribe to Radical Two Kingdom Theology (“Escondido Theology”) that limit the Lordship of God.  Here’s a review of a book critiquing Escondido Theology.

Willem J Ouweneel. The World Is Christ’s – A Critique of Two-Kingdoms Theology. Publisher is Ezra Press. August 18, 2017. 399pp

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Why Should You Care About This Book?

In the preface of the book, Dr. Ouwneel lays the groundwork for why an analysis of Two-Kingdoms theology is needed:

‘…there are questions such as: Must I, as a Christian, send my child to a Christian school, or is that not necessary, or is it even undesirable? I am a Christian and a politician; should my Christian convictions direct how I vote on bills, and should I even publicly explain my Christian convictions, or is that in fact biblically wrong? Can I, as a Christian, shop at stores that support anti-biblical actions? Should Christian work for a more Christian character of society, or would that be a basic error? Are there Christian ways of doing science, the arts, psychology, economics, or politics? Or is that just as silly as asking whether there is such a thing as Christian plumbing? By the way, does my church have any say in issues like these? Formally or morally?

Not so long ago, for many Christians the answers to these questions were relatively easy and self evident. They firmly believed that Jesus was Lord over all of their lives, and everything in life was ‘religious’, that is, involved their relationship with God…

Today, this picture has changed drastically. The revision began with Presbyterian theologian Meredith Kline, and other Presbyterian theologians at Westminster Seminary California (Escondido,CA) followed in his wake such as Michael Horton, Darryl Hart, and David VanDrunen…’

The truth of Scripture is a complex interwoven garment that will fray in many places if a single thread is removed. Ouweneel documents the overall damage to the garment and how many threads are affected by Two-Kingdoms theology.


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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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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between November 15th-21, 2017.

1.) Discussion Guide: The Ultimate Proof of Creation Chapter 5

2.) Presuppositionalism101: Another Update

3.) Congress, Atheism, and Reason

4.) Secular deontology

5.) All My Reviews of Christian Answers to Hard Questions Series (10 Booklet Set)

6.) Logic: The Importance of Definitions

7.) Mind-games


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As I’m going over this with a group of guys from my church I thought the following questions might be helpful for individuals and small groups to facilitate discussions and learning based upon the apologetics’ book “Ultimate Proof of Creation” by Jason Lisle.  It is a book that teaches Presuppositional apologetics that engages apologetics at the level of worldview.  Cornelius Van Til was instrumental in beginning this form of apologetics and others have developed and applied it.

For discussion questions for previous chapters click on the following:

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

The questions in this post will be for chapter 5 of the book.  Each question is followed by page numbers in parenthesis where the answer can be found.


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