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Over some years I’ve been slowly writing down illustrations that I thought might be helpful for sermons or evangelism that has apologetics’ thrusts.

Here’s 60 of them arranged topically.  Which one was your favorite?

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If you read this blog you know that I subscribe to Presuppositional Apologetics.  I won’t be rehearsing what Presuppositional Apologetics is but check out here for a compact definition and here for a lists of many lectures and of those many messages check out Apologetics: What Would Jesus Do? 4 Messages if you can’t decide.

From time to time I hear people say Cornelius Van Til, the father of Presuppositional Apologetics was a Postmodernist and that Presuppositionalism is Postmodernism.  This post was from a discussion I had online in another social media platform about this objection.

I don’t think this is true but I want to write a post to think through how does one deal with people bringing this objection and in general objections for other points about Christianity.

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James N. Anderson. David Hume.  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, December 2, 2019. 160 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

In a 1999 poll conducted by the British based Sunday Times the person voted as the “Greatest Scot of the Millennium” was the philosopher David Hume.  Unfortunately Hume’s philosophy wasn’t just unbiblical but many times Hume was deliberately anti-Christian.  Over the decades of evangelism, engaging in apologetics and taking courses in philosophy and religion I’ve heard people cite Hume or use argument for naturalism that came from Hume.  So who was Hume, what did he teach and what does a Christian philosophical critique of Hume looks like?  This book does an incredibly good job answering these questions.  The author James Anderson is an excellent example of a Christian scholar who engages in philosophy, theology and apologetics and here in this book he delivers the good.  This book is part of the Great Thinkers series published by P&R Publishing and thus far of the four volumes I have read (this work and the ones on Aquinas, Marx and Richard Dawkins) currently this one is my favorite one.

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John Frame.  We Are All Philosophers.  Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, August 28th 2019. 152 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

Everyone in some sense is a philosopher; the question is whether they are a good philosopher or a poor one.  In light of the fact that all of us encounter the big and deep questions of life Christian apologist and theologian John Frame has written this helpful work concerning Christian philosophy.  John Frame has written History of Western Philosophy and Theology which I highly recommend and in the preface of this present volume he noted that after finishing that earlier massive work he realized that he need to write another book on philosophy that would be more for the average reader.  Part of making this more accessible is this book is not only shorter but arranged topically instead of historically.  The language is simpler and I appreciate the definitions of terms after each chapter.  Although he said this book is an introduction still I think even Christians who know theology, apologetics and philosophy will benefit from it as Frame has a way of thinking through the Scripture and seeing connections between doctrines, philosophical categories and how they relate perspectivally in a way that makes you appreciate the world more and also the beauty of God’s glory.

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My dear brother Ricky W. Roldan of Urban Reformed Podcast is a blessing to me.  He recently taught a four part series over Zoom to believers in India.  This series was setup and hosted by B.O.A.T a Christian ministry in India.

I’m always glad to see Presuppositonal apologetics taught in different countries and context.  Actually I’m glad to see the Bible and the Gospel and a Biblical worldview is taught in various cultures and countries!

Here’s the series:

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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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Here are links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between September 15th-21st, 2020.

1.) Donation for the new Bahnsen Project.

2.)Bible Contradiction? How many of Pahathmoab, Jeshua, and Joab’s offspring returned from Babylon?

3.) Van Til and Analogical Knowledge

4.) Cave to the Cross Ep. 90 – Tactics – Steamrollers

5.) Don’t Waste Your Bible Contradiction

6.) How To Argue For Prophecy Fulfillment

7.) Historical Science and Secular Rescuing Devices

8.) Apologetics Studio’s Response to World Mission Society Church of God

 

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There recently was a four way debate/discussion/dialogue on apologetics’ methodology.  By apologetics I mean the art and science involved with defending the faith.

This Youtube event was an event by Explain Apologetics.

I haven’t seen the discussion but I’m saving up here as post for reference.

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Here are links gathered from July 8th-14th, 2020 on Presuppositional Apologetics.

1.) Cave to the Cross: Ep. 80 – Tactics – Reservations

2.) Bible Contradiction? Can God be found through reason alone?

3.) What Criminal Trials Teach Us About Objective Moral Truth

4.) How Howe Misunderstands Presuppositionalism

5.) Does Presuppositionalism Confuse Ontology and Epistemology?

6.) Don’t Waste Your Corona Virus Summer: Read Good Christian Books!

7.) Proper Tactics Allows You Not To Have To Know Everything But You Should Be Gracious

8.) John Frame: At 80, I’m More Aware of Mystery

9.) Atheists’ Memes Refuted: KKK

10.) Dinosaurs and the Bible

 

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These are links concerning Presuppositional apologetics gathered from May 15th-21st, 2020.

1.) Quick Thoughts on the self attesting nature of the Bible

2.) New book by Greg Bahnsen: AGAINST ALL OPPOSITION: DEFENDING THE CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW

3.) Angry Atheists Exterminate Reason

4.) Don’t play fetch the ball

5.) The Epistemological Spiral

6.) Bible Contradiction? Who was Salah’s father?

7.) Carnival mirror

8.) A Word on Gettier Cases

9.) Is There a God?

10.) CORNELIUS VAN TIL

 

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Here is a collection of links on Presuppositional apologetics between May 8th-14th, 2020.

1.) Bible Contradiction? Did John the Baptist recognize Jesus as the Son of God?

2.) Interview with Eli Ayala (Revealed Apologetics)

3.) Why God is Still the Best Explanation for Objective Moral Truths (Video) — Cold Case Christianity

4.) I’ll believe in God if…

5.) Because All Idol-Based Worldviews Are Self-Refuting They Will Destroy Themselves – Truth Finders

6.) What is presuppositionalism getting at?

7.) Responses to Dr. Richard Howe’s Alleged Refutation of Presuppositional Apologetics

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Here are the links on Presuppositional apologetics from April 8th-14th, 2020!

1.) Richard Howe’s Refutation of Presuppositional Apologetics

2.) Resolving 40 Bible Contradictions from Jesus’ Final Week to His Ascension

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4.) Worldviews and Secular Morality

5.) Review: Every Believer Confident: Apologetics for the Ordinary Christian

6.) Richard Dawkins Slams Day of Prayer And Hides How an Atheist Should Respond to a Killer Virus

7.) COVID-19—a Biblical Plague?

 

 

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

1.) David Hume vs. Jesus Christ

2.) Bible Contradiction? Who was to blame for original sin?

3.) Ep. 57 – Finding Truth – I Lost My Faith At An Evangelical College – Part 2

4.) INTERACTING WITH LIGONIER’S “CHRISTIANITY AND VAN TILLIANISM” (PART 2)

5.) Atheists Are Indeed Religious

6.) Centaurs

7.) Review – A Matter of Days – Chapter 6

8.) Refuting the Friendly Atheist – Questions 1-4

9.) Presuppositional Apologetics Seminar with Gene Cook on The Narrow Mind Podcast

10.) Humans Suppress The Evidence For God By Creating Idols

 

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between October 8th-14th, 2019.  Lots of videos this time.  Enjoy!

1.) Ep. 41 – How To Be An Atheist – Ch.15 – Can Science Determine Human Values

2.) Bible Contradiction? Is it good to be happy?

3.) Atheists behaving badly

4.) Book Review: Know Why You Believe

5.) Debate: New Testament Reliability between James White and Lee Baker

6.) (Debate): Is Christianity True? Eli Ayala (Presuppositionalist) vs. Negation of P

7.) The World Benefited From Adopting The Christian Worldview That Correlates To The Ultimate Cause, God

 

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Here are links on Presuppositional apologetics or be interesting to those interested in Presuppositional apologetics that were gathered from the world wide web between October 1st-7th, 2019!

1.) Cave to the Cross Ep. 40 – How To Be An Atheist – Ch.14 – An All-Natural Morality – Part 2

2.) Bible Contradiction? Who owns the earth?

3.) Dear Atheist Friends (and Other Skeptics)

4.) Does God Exist: Eli Ayala vs. Suris the Skeptic (A Spectacular Presuppositional Apologetics Debate!)

5.) Can God be wrong?

6.) TITUS 1:15, EPISTEMOLOGY, & APOLOGETICS [JUST SOME NOTES]

7.) The Problem With Well-Being Standard Is That It’s Hard To Define & It’s Subjective – Sober Skeptic

 

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