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Patrick Hines is the pastor of Bridwell Heights Presbyterian Church in Kingsport, Tennessee and often teach on Presuppositional apologetics.  Here in this series Patrick Hines teaches on Presuppositional apologetics’ on Youtube.  This is a fairly recent series.

I am sharing this also because I have seen some recent misrepresentation of this methodology or it being trivialized and misrepresented.  While there’s a place to refute misrepresentations it might be more fruitful to understand what is Presuppositionalism is in the first place.   Enjoy these videos!

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Here are the links related to Presuppositonal Apologetics gathered from July 15th-21st, 2017.

1.) It’s Easy to Believe in God: Atheism is Impossible

2.) Introduction to Covenantal Apologetics

3.) A Lovely Argument for The Existence of God

4.) The Euthyphro dilemma ricochets

5.) On Fairies and Gardeners

6.) What’s Wrong With Mind-Reading Arguments

7.) Refuting Buddhism and Sharing the Truth

8.) James White take on William Lane Craig on Presuppositionalism

9.) The Relativist Fallacy

 

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

 

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Someone asked me the following:

How can one respond to the statement:

“The OT is just a collection and rehash from older sources” (for example: Sumerian)

Usually non-believers use this approach to undermine the Genesis narratives, stating that there are civilizations much older than the Hebrew people, thus, the books from the Hebrews have been inspired by previous texts from those folks.

Here’s my reply:

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Here are links gathered from July 8th-14th, 2017 on Presuppositional Apologetics/Presuppositionalism or subject matters that would be of interests to those who are into Presuppositional apologetics.

1.) Atheistic Evolution’s Foundation is Irrational and Based on Blind Faith

2.) Does Calvinism make God the “author of sin”?

3.) Apologetics Sermon Illustration #41: Bible Contradiction and the Word “Left”

4.) The Dillahunty Dodge

5.) How to Be a Buddhist in Today’s World or Not

6.) Are You Epistemologically Self-Conscious?

7.)Answering a moral relativist

 

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

 

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GO TO PART 40

Point: Sometimes when one engage in apologetics the issue of alleged Bible contradiction comes up.  There are times when those who assert that there are contradictory verses in the Bible fail to acknowledge that words can have more than one meaning and thus a word used in one context does not mean the same thing in another context.  But if one fail to recognize there are differences of meaning of the word being used in two separate contexts, a skeptic can easily assume there’s a Bible contradiction when there are none.  Are there any examples of this error to get the point across to a skeptic of their foolish methodology and mistake?

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I think I’m typically gracious in my responses.  But sometimes it seems a little more bite gets the point across (without being unfair).

Here’s a recent comment and my response from this earlier post:

There’s a verse in Proverbs 25:8 that’s worth considering before we jump in an argument on someone else’s blog or other social media venue:

Do not go out hastily to argue your case; Otherwise, what will you do in the end, When your neighbor humiliates you?

There are times one has to disagree and argue (argue in the sense of rational exchange against or for an idea).  But nevertheless do not be hasty and sloppy.

 

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Timothy Keller.  Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical. New York, NY: Viking, September 20th, 2016. 320 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

Over the years I have appreciated the writing of Timothy Keller.  Keller has written this title not just only as Christian apologetics but he makes a direct appeal to those who are non-Christians to consider Christianity.  I thought it was a great angle that Keller was trying to write this book to “talk” to those who aren’t Christians rather than this being another book on Christian apologetics written by a Christian for Christians.

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