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Know anyone between ages 17-23 that can benefit from entering a Christian worldview essay contest?

The Trinity Foundation, an organization that has preserved much of the Christian philosopher, apologist and theologian Gordon Clark’s writing has their annual Essay contest on the topic of the Christian life based upon a book by Dr. Clark.

While I don’t necessarily agree with everything Gordon Clark believes, I think serious Christian thinkers must read him sometime in their life.

The details of the Essay Contest can be found originally HERE, which we reproduced below:

 

What is the Christian life Gordon Clark

The Trinity Foundation is pleased to announce the Tenth Annual Christian Worldview Essay Contest

First Prize $3,000

Second Prize $2,000

Third Prize $1,000

The topic of the 2014 Christian Worldview Essay Contest is the book What Is the Christian Life? by Gordon H. Clark. Each person who enters the contest must read the book and write an essay about it. What Is the Christian Life? is available for $10.00 (retail price: $12.95 for trade paperback) per copy, postpaid to U. S. addresses. An eBook version is also available for $5 download from our website.

The Trinity Foundation
Post Office Box 68
Unicoi, Tennessee 37692
http://www.trinityfoundation.org
423.743.0199

 

Essay Submission Rules

Each person who enters the contest must be no younger than 17 years of age and no older than 23 years of age on January 1, 2014.

Essays entered in the Christian Worldview Essay Contest

  • may be of any length
  • must be written in English
  • must be typewritten or computer printed on one side only, double-spaced, with one inch margins and page numbers
  • must be submitted on white paper, in triplicate, stapled, with pages in order, and an electronic copy must be submitted by email to tjtrinityfound@aol.com
  • must arrive at the offices of The Trinity Foundation (and by email) by September 2, 2014
  • must be accompanied by a completed and signed entry form (see below for link to form)
  • become the property of The Trinity Foundation.

 

Explanation of Contest Rules:

  1. There is no entry fee or charge for the Christian Worldview Essay Contest.
  2. No purchase is necessary to enter the Christian Worldview Essay Contest. Each year The Trinity Foundation makes the Contest book available at a fraction of its retail value as a convenience to those who would like to purchase a copy, but the book may also be borrowed from family, friends, churches, and libraries.
  3. Each contestant must read the specific book that is the focus of the Christian Worldview Essay Contest and write an essay about that book. Essays not about the Contest book, but about a topic, or a person, or about another book or books, do not qualify for this Contest. Essays originally written for other purposes and not written about the specific book chosen by The Trinity Foundation are not valid entries in this contest.
  4. Each qualifying essay shall be conversant about the Contest book and show familiarity with that book by accurately quoting from it (for discussion or criticism), by discussing its major ideas, and by relating those ideas to the contestant’s general knowledge. Incidental mention of the Contest book in the course of an essay is not sufficient to qualify an essay for prize consideration.
  5. Each qualifying essay shall not be simply a summary of the book, or a book report, but shall attempt to explain and discuss the ideas and arguments expressed in the Contest book in the contestant’s own words.
  6. Each Christian Worldview Essay Contest lasts about ten months, from November to September. This is ample time for Contestants to read, digest, and write an essay about the Contest book. Consequently, the September 1 deadline for entries will be strictly enforced.
  7. Each essay submitted to the Christian Worldview Essay Contest shall become the property of The Trinity Foundation. This means that essays will not be returned to Contestants, and The Foundation shall have the exclusive right to publish and distribute, in whatever form it deems best, the essays entered into the Contest.
  8. The Trinity Foundation shall have the right to announce the Contest winners and publish their essays, in whole and in part, in whatever manner it deems best.
  9. First Prize winners of previous Christian Worldview Essay Contests shall not be eligible for prizes in subsequent Contests.
  10. A panel of Essay Contest judges (a minimum of three) decides which prizes to award. If, in the judgment of the judges an unusual situation arises in which fewer than three essays are worthy of prizes, the judges shall announce the winner(s) of the Contest, and all decisions of the judges shall be final.

Note: if you order via our website, please note that the book is for the Essay Contest in the “Comments” field of the online order form in order to receive the special price. Overseas orders will be charged $10.00 for shipping.

  Download the Essay Contest Rules

  Download the Essay Entry Form

– See more at: http://www.trinityfoundation.org/2014EssayContest.php#sthash.lMYMY1xY.dpuf

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PapalPower Hudson

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With the election of the new pope no doubt there is much buzz on the internet about the Pope.  It was timely to review this book.

The chapter on the Patristics was heavily reliant on secondary sources; I wished he could have dealt with the early Patristics directly. However, the author was able to bring out a lot of quotation from primary sources concerning Luther and the Reformation. The book had a good chronology of Luther’s developing view of the Papacy. It also quoted a good amount of the documents directly in the chapters touching on Vatican one and two. The mention of fallible popes on pages 151-52 and 172 gives names of heretical popes and contradicting popes for readers to do further research if they like. The copy I have of this book was published by the Trinity Foundation and I enjoyed appendix A, which featured a tract that was an alleged speech delivered in Vatican 1 in opposition against Papal infallibility. It was surprising to learn from the book that there has been a stream of Catholics who historically opposed the idea of Papal infallibility even up to the time of Vatican 1, and this stream include reputable Catholic scholars. It was actually a greater delight to read appendix A of an actual Catholic objection to Papal infallibility in print during the sessions of Vatican 1. This book makes me want to read more about the Pope (it’s history, doctrine, etc) and perhaps even chasing some of the trails of footnotes and sources cited. I wished the discussion of the Biblical data could have been longer and rather than discussed in both the beginning and end of the book, it might have been more better to organize it and present it in the beginning. I do recommend this book.

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The Trinity Foundation (dedicated to preserving Gordon Clark’s materials) have just announced their 2012 Worldview essay contest.  For more information click HERE.

2012 Christian Worldview Essay Contest

The Trinity Foundation is pleased to announce the Eighth Annual Christian Worldview Essay Contest

First Prize $3,000

Second Prize $2,000

Third Prize $1,000

The topic of the 2012 Christian Worldview Essay Contest is the book Without a Prayer: Ayn Rand and the Close of Her System by John W. Robbins. Each person who enters the contest must read this book and write an essay about it. The book is available for $10.00 (retail price: $19.95 for trade paperback) per copy, postpaid to U. S. addresses.

The Trinity Foundation
Post Office Box 68
Unicoi, Tennessee 37692
http://www.trinityfoundation.org
423.743.0199

Essay Submission Rules

Each person who enters the contest must be no younger than 17 years of age and no older than 23 years of age on January 1, 2012.

Essays entered in the Christian Worldview Essay Contest

  • may be of any length
  • must be written in English
  • must be typewritten or computer printed, double-spaced, with one-inch margins and page numbers
  • must be submitted on white paper, in triplicate, stapled, with pages in order
  • must arrive at the offices of The Trinity Foundation by September 1, 2012
  • must be accompanied by a completed and signed entry form (see below for link to form)
  • become the property of The Trinity Foundation.

Explanation of Contest Rules:

  1. There is no entry fee or charge for the Christian Worldview Essay Contest.
  2. No purchase is necessary to enter the Christian Worldview Essay Contest. Each year The Trinity Foundation makes the Contest book available at a fraction of its retail value as a convenience to those who would like to purchase a copy, but the book may also be borrowed from family, friends, churches, and libraries.
  3. Each contestant must read the specific book that is the focus of the Christian Worldview Essay Contest and write an essay about that book. Essays not about the Contest book, but about a topic, or a person, or about another book or books, do not qualify for this Contest. Essays originally written for other purposes and not written about the specific book chosen by The Trinity Foundation are not valid entries in this contest.
  4. Each qualifying essay shall be conversant about the Contest book and show familiarity with that book by accurately quoting from it (for discussion or criticism), by discussing its major ideas, and by relating those ideas to the contestant’s general knowledge. Incidental mention of the Contest book in the course of an essay is not sufficient to qualify an essay for prize consideration.
  5. Each qualifying essay shall not be simply a summary of the book, or a book report, but shall attempt to explain and discuss the ideas and arguments expressed in the Contest book in the contestant’s own words.
  6. Each Christian Worldview Essay Contest lasts about ten months, from November to September. This is ample time for Contestants to read, digest, and write an essay about the Contest book. Consequently, the September 1 deadline for entries will be strictly enforced.
  7. Each essay submitted to the Christian Worldview Essay Contest shall become the property of The Trinity Foundation. This means that essays will not be returned to Contestants, and The Foundation shall have the exclusive right to publish and distribute, in whatever form it deems best, the essays entered into the Contest.
  8. The Trinity Foundation shall have the right to announce the Contest winners and publish their essays, in whole and in part, in whatever manner it deems best.
  9. First Prize winners of previous Christian Worldview Essay Contests shall not be eligible for prizes in subsequent Contests.
  10. A panel of Essay Contest judges (a minimum of three) decides which prizes to award. If, in the judgment of the judges an unusual situation arises in which fewer than three essays are worthy of prizes, the judges shall announce the winner(s) of the Contest, and all decisions of the judges shall be final.

Note: if you order via our website, please note that the book is for the Essay Contest in the “Comments” field of the online order form in order to receive the special price. Overseas orders will be charged $10.00 for shipping.

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Winners of the 2009 Christian Worldview Essay Contest

The First Prize of $3000 plus 15 books goes to Savannah Parker of Greentown, Indiana, for her essay “The Enemy is Within the Gates.”

The Second Prize of $2000 plus 10 books goes to Marisa Kobilan of Washougal, Washington, for her essay “The Sword of the Spirit.”

The Third Prize of $1000 will be split between Patrick Arnold of Ann Arbor, Michigan, for his essay “In Defense of Revelation,” and Ryan Hedrich of Lawrenceville, Georgia, for his essay “Speculations Hammered: The Word of Truth, Asserted and Vindicated.” Both will receive 5 books.

Congratulations to our winners, and thanks to all those who entered the Contest. All entrants had to read the book God’s Hammer: The Bible and Its Critics by Dr. Gordon H. Clark and write an essay about the book.

http://www.trinityfoundation.org/09winners.php

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Over at Trinity Foundation, the latest Trinity Review feature an article by their founder John Robbins, who is now with the LORD.

He was at one time, Ron Paul’s Chief of Staff.  It is a stimulating read and relevant to the debate of Obama’s health care today.

The Ethics and Economics of Health Care

John W. Robbins

http://www.trinityfoundation.org/journal.php?id=266

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The Trinity Foundation have announced their annual Christian Worldview Essay Contest for those ages 18-23.

It’s on the book, “God’s Hammer: The Bible and it’s Critics”, which I do recommend by the way!

Here’s where you can get more information:

http://www.trinityfoundation.org/2009EssayContest.php

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http://www.trinityfoundation.org/08winners.php

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s essay winners!

The topic happened to be in Politics and the Economy

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