Posted in Abraham Kuyper, biblical worldview, Book Review, Cale Horne, Christian worldview, Christianity, Cornelius Van Til, Political Science, Reformed, Theology, Van Til on May 26, 2016 |
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Cale Horne. Political Science. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, May 31st, 2016. 48 pp.
This is a booklet that is part of the Faithful Learning Series published by Presbyterian and Reformed that provides an introductory look at various academic discipline from the perspective of the Christian worldview. The first work I read from this series was on Literature and that booklet made me reevaluate my apathy towards works of fiction and it actually increased my interests in literature from an academic and Christian point of view (not long after that I picked up Great Gatsby). So when I found out that there’s another booklet in the series that focused on what was my major in undergraduate, I knew I had to get it and read it right away.
The author Cale Horne is a political science professor who did a good job writing this booklet for a Christian general reading audience. I appreciate how in the beginning of the book Horne states that he believes there’s a role for Christians to be concerned with political affairs but he was wise to add that this is something Christians “can do” instead of “should do.” Horne recognizes that many Christians around the world and throughout much of Church history did not have the opportunity to be concerned with politics. I appreciate the author’s spirit in writing this as I see this as humility in his approach toward the academic discipline of Political Science.
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Posted in Apologetic Links, Christianity, Reformed, Theology, Presuppositional Apologetics, Book Review, Van Til, presuppositionalism, John Frame, christian apologetics, Cornelius Van Til, apologetics methodology, Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing on May 17, 2016 |
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John Frame. Selected Shorter Writings, Volume 3. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, March 31st, 2016. 400 pp.
This is the third volume of John Frame’s selected shorter writings. Dr. Frame is a Christian systematic theologian, apologist and author who has written extensively on theology, philosophy, Christian epistemology, ethics and worship. His works have impacted a generation of Calvinistic pastors and teachers. This particular book is a collection of various essays, speeches and articles written by John Frame over the years. Most of the chapters haven’t been previously published in book form even though some have appeared in theological journals or his website while the remainder appeared in print for the first time. This book is divided into six sections. The first looks at the nature and method of theology, the second looks at theological issues, then the third looks at epistemology and apologetics, while the fourth focuses on the church, the fifth on ethics and the last part are generally sermons and addresses. Like the previous two volumes I enjoyed reading this book as a theological devotional daily each morning. It helps me start thinking theologically as I start the day which warms me up to study other areas of theology or sermon preparation. Whether you are new to John Frame or want to refresh your studies of some of his insights, I do recommend the book. The following are the highlights of what I enjoyed and constructive criticisms I have for the book.
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Posted in Apologetic Links, Christianity, Reformed, Theology, Presuppositional Apologetics, Van Til, presuppositionalism, John Frame, worldview, christian apologetics, Cornelius Van Til, Covenantal apologetics on May 10, 2016 |
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John Frame is probably one of my favorite living theologians today. He’s also someone who advocate and have made positive contribution towards Presuppositional Apologetics’ as well.
Here’s an interview with John Frame on one of his recent book on “Western Philosophy and Theology.” This 700 page work is one of my favorite survey of philosophy from a Christian and a Presuppositionalists’ perspective. My own review of the book can be found here: Review: A History of Western Philosophy and Theology by John Frame.
Here’s the two part video in which the hosts interviewed Dr. Frame:
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