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A few months ago our blog mentioned that all of Apologist Greg Bahnsen’s MP3 Lectures now free for download!

He’s my favorite apologist and has shaped me in so many ways.  He’s one of my role models with his example of scholarship, intellect, boldness to defend the faith, his desire to be biblical and also his pastoral heart.  And everything he did was so intense.

Here is a quick bio of Bahnsen:

Greg L. Bahnsen, (1948-1995), was an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and a full time Scholar in Residence for the Southern California Center for Christian Studies. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Southern California, specializing in the theory of knowledge. He previously received the B.A. (magna cum laude, philosophy) from Westmont College, and then simultaneously earned the M.Div. and Th.M. degrees from Westminster Theological Seminary. Dr. Bahnsen lectured to a broad range of evangelical Christian groups at many colleges and conferences. He was an experienced apologist and debater, a clear and cogent teacher of the Christian worldview who was devoted to training believers in understanding and applying the Christian faith to every area of life. He published numerous scholarly articles, a number of well-known books, and has over 1,500 recorded lectures and sermons.

Among those 1,500 lectures Bahnsen taught a three part series titled “Apologetics in the Workplace.” These were originally taught to lay people in Grand Rapids. He emphasized in opening this series he wants to teach and equip God’s people with knowing how to defend the faith in every day life.

Here’s the MP3s:

1 – Apologetics in the Workplace, Part 1 (1 of 3)

2 – Apologetics in the Workplace, Part 2 (2 of 3)

3 – Apologetics in the Workplace, Part 3 (3 of 3)

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I’m especially excited to present our annual Christmas Recommended Books on Presuppositional apologetics and Van Til’s apologetics.  That is because this is our blog’s eleventh 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 first two books we recommend this year along with the listing from 2014 which we highlighted in bold:

This year list’s of recommended books on Presuppositional apologetics is listed below.  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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Greg Bahnsen. Against All Opposition: Defending the Christian Worldview. Powder Springs, GA: American Vision, May 2020. 254 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: American Vision

Want to read a book on what does Pesuppositional Apologetics looks like especially with its application?  This book is published by American Vision that is edited from the audio teachings of the last Greg Bahnsen of a conference called Life Preparation Conference during the 1990s sponsored by American Vision.  Greg Bahnsen is one of my favorite apologists and reading this latest book made me remember all the reasons I love about Bahnsen: He was biblically driven, worldview conscious, laid out his presentation clearly and rigorous in his refutation of unbelieving worldview.

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I think one of the best Christian apologist of the last half of the last Century was Greg Bahnsen.  He was a skilled debater and lecturer on Presuppositional Apologetics and a student of Cornelius Van Til, the father of Presuppositonal apologetics.  He’s my favorite apologist and has shaped me in so many ways.  He’s one of my role models with his example of scholarship, intellect, boldness to defend the faith, his desire to be biblical and also his pastoral heart.  And everything he did was so intense.

We have shared many resources from Greg Bahnsen on our blog over the last 14  years.  All you have to do is type in his name under search.

Well there’s a big news I want to share: Now all his audio MP3s are now all available online for free at Covenant Media Foundation:

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These are links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between October 8th-14th, 2020.  Enjoy!

1.) Does Math Require God? I Cover William Lane Craig’s Work & Add My Own Proof for God from Mathematics

3.) Cave to the Cross’ Ep. 93 – Tactics – Just The Facts, Ma’am

4.) Why is the Doctrine of the Trinity Important?

5.) Video: Refuting “Why I am not a Christian”

6.) Presuppositional Apologetics’ books coming soon

7.) Free PDF and Review: Engaging Critical Theory and the Social Justice Movement (Not Pesuppositionalism per se but of interests to  Presuppositionalists)

8.) Looking for a Lay-Level Class on the Origins of the NT Canon? Here’s my 6-Part Video Series with @Ligonier

 

Missed the last round up?  Check out the re-blogged post from a friend and another friend here

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Greg Bahnsen sitting down

I think one of the best Christian apologist of the last half of the last Century was Greg Bahnsen.  He was a skilled debater and lecturer on Presuppositional Apologetics!  We have shared many resources from him on our blog.  All you have to do is type in his name under search.

Here’s another one of him speaking on how to do apologetics based upon the teaching recorded in Acts 17:

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Last week I posted .  Today I want to post another of Greg Bahnsen‘s debate and this would be his most famous one with atheist Gordon Stein.

Thanks to ReformedWiki who spent some time to improve the audio of this debate.   It is because ReformedWiki has improved the sound is why I’m posting this; some of you have followed this blog for years might know our top post for the decades of 2006-2010 and 2010-2020 was on this debate which you can download the MP3 here: Greg Bahnsen vs Gordon Stein Mp3.

The debate took place at the University of Irvine in 1985.  It is unfortunately Dr. Greg Bahnsen died rather young and unexpectantly.  Some of you know he’s my favorite apologist.  Bahnsen was a student of Cornelius Van Til (father of Presuppositional apologetics) and he  was a prolific apologist and theologian and wrote on many subjects from a biblical worldview while he was alive.

Below is the debate and also further information about Greg Bahnsen:

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional Apologetics gathered between August 1st-7th, 2020.

1.) Presup Made Tangible: Unbelievers vs Christians

2.) Bible Contradiction? Did Enoch die?

3.) Another Wicked Atheist Meme Refuted

4.) Christianity, Minimalism, CRT/Wokeness, and the Pastor

5.) Cave to the Cross Apologetics’ Ep. 83 – Tactics – Two Reliable Rescues

6.) Not enough evidence, God!  Not enough evidence!

7.) Rocking the Foundation of Opposing Worldviews

8.) A Critique Of Sam Harris’ Morality
9.) Debate: Does God Exist? Greg Bahnsen vs Edward Tabash

 

Missed the last round up?  Check out the re-blogged post from a friend OR that of Another REBLOG HERE

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ReformedWiki spent some time to improve the audios for this famous debate between Christian apologist Greg Bahnsen vs Edward Tabash.  The debate took place in UC Davis in California back in 1993.  Unfortunately Dr. Greg Bahnsen died a few years after that debate.  Some of you know he’s my favorite apologist.  Bahnsen was a student of Cornelius Van Til (father of Presuppositional apologetics) and he  was a prolific apologist and theologian while he was alive.

Below is the debate and also further information about Greg Bahnsen:

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If you follow my blog you know that my apologetics’ methodology is shaped by Philosopher and Theologian Cornelius Van Til who is the father of Presuppositional Apologetics.  Who is Cornelius Van Til and what did he teach and why is he important?  Where do one begin with an introduction?  I think why I like him is not just only how there’s a lot of “bite” with this school of apologetics but also Van Til’s emphasis that our method of defending the faith must be biblical and not compromised.  Here’s a podcast discussion about the Van Til from Reformed Forum:

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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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Christian apologist Richard Howe recently presented “A Sound Refutation of Presuppositionalism with Dr. Richard Howe” over at Capturing Christianity.  As some of you readers know I lean towards Presuppositional apologetics.  For some of you who might be wondering what is Presuppositionalism check out the Ultimate Collection of Free Presuppositional Apologetics Lectures.  Presuppositionalist have responded to Dr. Howe and some of those responses are in video format which I have shared below.

First I want to share Dr. Howe’s original video:

 

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I just found Pure Talk, a show of Pure Flix has interviewed Christian apologist and astrophysicist Jason Lisle recently.  The host Billy Hallowell asks Dr. Lisle some questions.  It is under 20 minutes long.  Check it out below:

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Here are the links gathered from the Internet between December 8th-14th, 2018 concerning the topic of Presuppositional apologetics.

(While it is not in this week’s round up I do want to share Christmas Recommended Books on Presuppositional Apologetics for 2018 since we are in the month of December)

 

1.) Fascinating New Evidence for the Gospels via Richard Bauckham 2) Proof for God; 3) Atheism is Impossible

2.) Apologetics Sermon Illustration #50: Messianic Prophecy And A Red Carpet Premiere

3.) Reproduction machines

4.) David Bahnsen on Greg Bahnsen

5.) Gerrymandering naturalism

6.) FRANCIS SCHAEFFER ANALYZES ART AND CULTURE Part 245 Carl Frederick Featured artist is John Baldessari

7.) Want to Give a Book for Christmas? Here’s My Top Ten List for Books on the Authority of Scripture

 

Missed the last round up?  Check out the re-blogged post from a friend or that of Another REBLOG HERE and repost HERE.

 

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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

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10 and Conclusion

The questions in this post will be for appendix A, B and C of the book.  Each question is followed by page numbers in parenthesis where the answer can be found.

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