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Here are the links related to Presuppositonal Apologetics gathered from July 15th-21st, 2018.

1.) Analysis of Rachel Held Evan’s Book “Inspired” Part 1: Introduction

2.) BibleintheRaw: Episode 11 – The Deity and Personhood of the Holy Spirit

3.) An Apologetic for Apologetics (Part 2)

4.) Rachel Held Evans Inspired – Reviews

5.) Wednesday Testimony – Jeff Durbin (He is a Presuppositional apologist and pastor)


7.) Book Review: John M. Frame, Christianity Considered: A Guide for Skeptics and Seekers

8.) Christ without Compromise: The Application of Covenantal Apologetics to the Crisis of Identity in the Urban Context

9.) Tim McGrew on street epistemology

10.) Buswell and Van Til


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


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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Does the gospel of Luke contain everything that Jesus did?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:


The first account I composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen.” (Acts 1:1-2)


And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they *were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself *would not contain the books that *would be written.” (John 21:25)

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:


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After writing “Analysis of Rachel Held Evan’s Book “Inspired” Part 1: Introduction” yesterday I noticed that Rachel Held Evans sees Peter Enns as a mentor.  I have written on Peter Enns before on our blog (see the link in the analysis to Evans’ book) but seeing his name again led me to look up Enns and I found he wrote a recent piece on his blog titled “How Can I Trust the Bible?” (You Might Be Asking)”

It is strange in a piece titled “How Can I trust the Bible?” his essay doesn’t answer that question but instead does the opposite.  Liberals need to quit the click bait inaccurate titles.


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I was asked by brother Alf to consider reading and offering my thoughts on liberal Rachel Held Evans’ book titled Inspired.  Usually I take a long time reading books I disagree with and posting about it on my blog since I want my critique to be accurate of their view, logically sound in my arguments and that what I say is true.

In an interview Rachel Held Evans said this about her male critics who are pastors and seminarians:

Actually they don’t criticize my hermeneutics or my exegesis. They just say, “This woman has no authority to write about the Bible.” They don’t even attempt to engage the arguments that I make, and that’s what irritates me.


Note here she said they didn’t handle her hermenuetics, her exegesis nor her arguments but attack her as a woman.  In this post and future posts I won’t be attacking her as a woman.  I also think Rachel Held Evans’ statements about her detractors thus far shouldn’t be attributed to all those who disagree with her; that would not be fair.  I think thoughtful reviews of any books takes time, even responses to terrible books because it takes time to be fair and offer sound arguments against a book’s perspective.  Her book was released on June 12th, 2018 and her statement in that interview was on July 6th.  Sometimes in academia it takes months or even over a year before there’s a critique from the other side.  So for her to say no one who is a pastor and in seminary has critiqued her hermeneutics, exegesis and arguments is rather premature.  It’s also strikes me as a bit narcissistic for someone who is professing to write a book admitting she’s not a Bible scholar to think meaningful responses from pastors and those in seminary should be served right away (3 weeks) when others who are more serious scholars get their response much slower.

In this post I will offer my thoughts on the “Introduction” for the book.


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Since becoming a parent I have also been eyeing and reviewing Christian children’s books.  Here are review of two more works.

Tomie DePaola.  Tomie DePaola’s Book of Bible Stories. New York, NY: Puffin Books, February 18th 2002. 128 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is an illustrated children’s book of stories from the Bible.  The publisher states the age range for this book is from ages 4 to 8.  In terms of school grade level that is from preschool to third grade.  I thought this was a good book to have for Christian parents to read to their children.  I personally read this work to my kids at night before they went to sleep.


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This is a Christian Home School Lesson Series for first graders on the Solar System that aims to fulfill the Science Content Standards from the California Department of Education.

Lesson 4: Earth


Purpose: To explore and know more about God’s creation of Earth.


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We had an accident yesterday and fortunately everyone was safe.  It got me thinking about God’s providence.


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