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What’s the chance there are two conferences in the fall of 2022 dedicated to Presuppositional Apologetics and the contribution of Greg Bahnsen?

This is not to be confused with the Bahnsen conference in Southern California I posted on a few weeks ago that celebrates the life of Greg Bahnsen, a pastor, theologian and apologist for the Christian faith.  This one is in Indiana.  

Bahnsen is one of the apologist that influenced me the most.

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For our Tuesday series at church we have been going over a series on apologetics with the unit on Messianic prophecies from the Old Testament. Here specifically we share the outlines from passages from the Law of Moses (first five books).

Here are the links to the outlines below:

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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 thirteenth 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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Here are the videos from 2022 Bahnsen Conference.  The Bahnsen conference celebrates the life of Greg Bahnsen, a pastor, theologian and apologist for the Christian faith.

Bahnsen is one of the apologist that influenced me the most.

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These are links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between October 8th-14th, 2022.  Enjoy!

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Three Views Of Reality – Ep.197 – Against All Opposition – Challenges Of Competing Worldviews – Part 1

2.) Bible contradiction? Should we let others see our good works?

3.) Schizophrenia, Materialism, and Psychology

6.) Expository Apologetics Lectures by Voddie Bauchman at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary

7.) The Failure of Classical Apologetics in the Context of Biblical Contextual Reality (A Case For Presuppositional Apologetics)

8.) Practical Presup Explained & Employed Pt. 2

9.) What is going on in Exodus 21:18-27 (Shared since it is exegetical but touches on Presuppostional Apologetics too with the issue of ethical standards)

 

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For our Tuesday series at church we have been going over a series on apologetics.  Unit 1 are lessons on Worldview, Unit 2 here is on historical apologetics and I’m currently going over unit three on Messianic Prophecy.

I thought I put together a table of content of unit two below.

Here are the links to the outlines below:

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For my Presuppositional apologetics series I didn’t want to make it too long and I wish in the future to add more on critiquing other religions and cults from a Presuppositional Apologetics perspective.

I know sometimes some people feel Presuppositional Apologetics often deal more with atheism than the major religions.

I do want to provide a bibliography for others and also for my own reference in the future on Presuppositional Apologetics taking on other religions and cults.

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional Apologetics gathered between August 1st-7th, 2022.

1.) Cave to the Cross Apologetics’  Facts Don’t Change Hearts – Ep.187 – Against All Opposition – Foundational Faith

2.) Bible Contradiction? Who may offer sacrifices to God?

3.) Apologists need to know who Cornelius Van Til was?

4.) Apologetics Session 12: Old Testament argument for the New Testament

5.) Using Scientism to Defend the Truth

6.) Review: The Question of Canon

7.) New Testament Origins: Five Misconceptions

8.) Rooted In Revelation Podcast: Redeeming Our Thinking About History

9.) Always Ready: Chap. 10 & 11 Common Ground & Point of Contact

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11.) Apologists Rock: Top 6 Embarrassing Atheist Moments | Richard Dawkins, Greg Bahnsen, James White, Jeff Durbin, Friel

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apologetics_outline_series

For our Tuesday series at church we have been going over a series on apologetics.  Unit 1 are lessons on Worldview is done and currently I’m going over Unit 2 on historical apologetics.

I thought I put together in a table of content the first unit.

Here are the links to the outlines below:

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Establish the need: Why is this session important? We often hear discussion about God and the problem of evil.  However we must not downplay or neglect the issue of evil and the problem of atheism.

Purpose: In this session we shall discuss four points to help us think about evil and the problem of atheism to realize that in wrestling with the problem of evil there is a problem with atheism.

  • All worldviews have the burden of proof of explaining how evil exists
  • Atheism undermine the existence of evil: What atheist have to say
  • If God is the basis for determining good and evil then there is no problem of evil
    God uses evil to bring about good

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Establish the need: Can people have morality without God?

Purpose: We will look at three points concerning the problem of ethics in an atheist worldview.

  1. Review
  2. What is the nature of morality?
  3. What is the origin of morality?

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Establish the need: What do you do when someone say they don’t believe in God because they never seen God? There is an assumption of empiricism in that objection and that needs to be dealt with.

Purpose: We will look at four focus to help us think about worldview in apologetics

  1. Reminder of how to refute worldviews
  2. Definitions with the atheist worldview
  3. Problem with Empiricism
  4. Problem with Materialism

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Establish the need: What is a worldview? And what does it matter?

Purpose: We will look at four focus to help us think about worldview in apologetics

  • What is a Worldview
  • Everyone has a worldview
  • Worldviews are circular
  • Refuting and Defending Worldviews

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Establish the need: What does God think about unbelief?

Purpose: We will look at four truths to have a biblical view of how God sees unbelief.

  1. Creation attests that the Biblical God exists
  2. The Word of God is self-evidencing
  3. Christ is self-evidencing
  4. God’s description of unbelievers

Review: Previous Lessons and how it connects with this session

  • We have to defend the faith (session 1)
  • We can’t be neutral (session 2).
  • We have to have a biblical view of faith and reason (session 3)
  • We also need to have a right view of unbelief.
    • Since we can’t be neutral we need to listen to God’s Word on this subject.
    • We need to hear God on whether He has given evidence of Himself and from there what is God’s evaluation of unbelief.

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Establish the need: What is the relationship of faith and reason?

Purpose: We will look at four truths to have have a biblical view of faith and reason so that we can properly defend the faith.

  1. God wants us to have faith
  2. God wants us to reason
  3. Wrong Views of relationship of faith and reason
  4. The Right View of Faith and Reason

Review: Previous Lessons and how it connects with this session

  • Session one introduce us to apologetics both with the definition and the duty Christians have to defend the faith–>So this week we want to look at the relationship between faith and reason because we cannot properly defend the faith if we have a wrong view of faith and reason.
  • Of course there are different views with faith and reason. How should we proceed? The second session we covered there is no religious neutrality–>Therefore we need to hold to a biblical view of faith and reason.

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