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Here are links related to the subject of Presuppositional apologetics gathered online between April 22nd-30th, 2021.

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Ep. 121 – Why Should I Believe Christianity? – Christianity As A Worldview – Part 1

2.) Bible Contradiction? Did Paul visit all of the disciples when he went to Jerusalem after his conversion?

3.) What if the Laws of Logic goes Unjustified?

4.) Review: The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self

5.) Does Logic Presuppose Christianity? — Part 3: The Ontology of Logic

6.) Apologetics in the Workplace: 3 Lectures by Greg Bahnsen

7.) Why Does God Allow Suffering? by Jordan Ravanes

8.) Bavinck on the Use of Philosophy

9.) Apologetics Sermon Illustration #61: Water Connect Puzzle and Harmonization of Doctrines and Bible Contradictions

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Point: A few days ago I wrote Quick Thoughts on the Inter-relationship of Biblical Theology and Systematic Theology in which I mentioned there is a place for Systematic Theology in terms of looking at the inter-relationship of a biblical doctrine with other biblical doctrines.  How does various doctrines which are clearly taught in Scripture inter-relate with one another?  That’s the place of systematic theology.  Also when we look at the Bible and an apologist works on harmonizing alleged Bible contradictions it involves seeing how various passages “fit” with one another.  How can we illustrate the endeavor of harmonizing biblical doctrines and biblical passages?

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A few months ago our blog mentioned that all of Apologist Greg Bahnsen’s MP3 Lectures now free for download!

He’s my favorite apologist and has shaped me in so many ways.  He’s one of my role models with his example of scholarship, intellect, boldness to defend the faith, his desire to be biblical and also his pastoral heart.  And everything he did was so intense.

Here is a quick bio of Bahnsen:

Greg L. Bahnsen, (1948-1995), was an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and a full time Scholar in Residence for the Southern California Center for Christian Studies. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Southern California, specializing in the theory of knowledge. He previously received the B.A. (magna cum laude, philosophy) from Westmont College, and then simultaneously earned the M.Div. and Th.M. degrees from Westminster Theological Seminary. Dr. Bahnsen lectured to a broad range of evangelical Christian groups at many colleges and conferences. He was an experienced apologist and debater, a clear and cogent teacher of the Christian worldview who was devoted to training believers in understanding and applying the Christian faith to every area of life. He published numerous scholarly articles, a number of well-known books, and has over 1,500 recorded lectures and sermons.

Among those 1,500 lectures Bahnsen taught a three part series titled “Apologetics in the Workplace.” These were originally taught to lay people in Grand Rapids. He emphasized in opening this series he wants to teach and equip God’s people with knowing how to defend the faith in every day life.

Here’s the MP3s:

1 – Apologetics in the Workplace, Part 1 (1 of 3)

2 – Apologetics in the Workplace, Part 2 (2 of 3)

3 – Apologetics in the Workplace, Part 3 (3 of 3)

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Here are links related to the subject of Presuppositional apologetics gathered online between April 15th-21st, 2021.

1.) Cave to the Cross: Ep. 120 – Why Should I Believe Christianity – The Big Picture – Part 2

2.) Bible Contradiction? How old was Jehoiachin when he began to reign?

3.) Does Morality Come from God? by Jordan Ravanes

4.) Does Logic Presuppose Christianity? — Part 1: Introduction

5.) Extrapolation and Generalization

6.) What if the Laws of Logic goes Unjustified?

7.) Does Logic Presuppose Christianity? — Part 2: What Is Logic?

8.) Free PDF Apologetics’ Thesis: The Effect of Ethnic Identity on Biblical Unity in Its Role as an Apologetic

9.) Humanists Being Humanists….

10.) The Improper Use of Theologian Herman Bavinck for a Political Agenda

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Here’s a master’s thesis that Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity has made available titled “The Effect of Ethnic Identity on Biblical Unity in Its Role as an Apologetic.”  I haven’t read the whole thing but I scanned through the table of contents, pages here and there and the conclusion.  I appreciate seeing the writer tackling on key verses related to ethnicity, unity and reconciliation.  I imagine this would be a treat and food for thought for those into apologetics, church unity and a biblical view of ethnicities.  The thesis was written by Caroline Boozer and was completed on May 2019 as part of her completion of her degree in Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics (MA).  This topic seems even more important now in our post 2020 world.  I am thankful Liberty University has made this thesis available online for free.

Here’s an abstract:

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Here are the links on Presuppositional apologetics from April 8th-14th, 2021!

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Apologetics: Ep. 119 – Why Should I Believe Christianity – The Big Picture – Part 1

2.) Bible Contradiction? How many of Adonikam’s offspring returned from Babylon?

3.) The Christian Worldview against Unbelieving Worldview

4.) BIOLA Apologetics & the Ocean of Uncertainty

5.) Teaching Presuppositional Apologetics to Kids: Discussion with Eli and Joel

6.) Three Reasons Why Worldviews Are Important

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This is an apologetics discussion between two apologists about how to teach Presuppositional Apologetics to Children.

What a fascinating topic! The hardest things to teach often is to teach to kids something that is new to the kids for the first time. And teaching theology and apologetics is even more difficult!

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I saw a dear brother shared this in an online group that led to a lot of conversations about an apologetics ministry that talked about the relationship between the Bible and Jesus’ resurrection that pit more the Bible against Jesus’ resurrection.

Many of you know I hold to Presuppositional Apologetics’ methodology. And I’m a Presuppositionalist who loves history and historical apologetics! So this is my reply done as much as possible in a gracious attitude.

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics that was rounded up from the web from March 22nd-31st, 2021.

We stat with an important one of Presuppositional Apologist Mike Robinson’s Cancer Updated & Bible Study Luke 22-24

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Ep. 117 – Why Should I Believe Christianity? – Introduction – Why Believe?

2.) Bible Contradiction? Did the cock crow before or after Peter’s denial?

3.) Presuppositionalism in Principle

4.) Presuppositionalists in the Dock

5.) Unity vs. Unity

6.) Humor: Stimulus Check to Purchase Books by Apologist Cornelius Van Til and John Frame

7.) Only Two Worldviews

8.) Bible Contradiction? To whom did Peter deny knowing Jesus?

9.) Stay In Your Lane!

10.) Evolution: not a Theory

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Just a fun meme above.  Here in the US a stimulus check of $1,400 was passed.  How many of you bought Christian books?

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Here are links related to Presuppositional apologetics’ gathered from March 15th-21st, 2021.  Enjoy!

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Ep. 115 – Truth In A Culture Of Doubt – Are Many New Testament Documents Forged? – Part 3

2.) Bible Contradiction? Did Jesus say, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up”?

3.) God’s Novel and Computer Simulations

4.) Practical apologetics #2: How do I know what I know?

A Tribute to an old Xanga Friend and Thoughts on Apologetics and Parenting

‘Foundations of Christian Scholarship’: 45 Years Later

 

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Here are links related to Presuppositional apologetics’ gathered from March 15th-21st, 2021.  Enjoy!

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Ep. 114 – Are Many New Testament Documents Forged? – Part 2

2.) Bible Contradiction? Did Jesus say before the cock crow or before the cock crows twice?

3.) Steve Hays’ Contribution To Easter

4.) Can Evolution Explain Software? 2.0

5.) Evolutionists Stealing Science Principles from God

6.) Science Confirms Scripture — Video by Polite Leader

7.) Quick thoughts on whether we should say God is responsible for evil

8.) Can Secularism Justify and Account for Anything?

 

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Here are Presuppositional Apologetics’ links gathered between March 1st-7th, 2021.  Enjoy!

1.) Cave to the Cross’ Ep. 113 – Are Many New Testament Documents Forged? – Part 1

2.) Bible Contradiction? Who asked for the best seats in heaven?

3.) A defense of Van Til’s transcendental argument against the Stroudian challenge

4.) Escaping the Matrix: Another Conversation with Parker Settecase

5.) Is Christianity a Tool of European Colonialism?

6.) To boldly go where no one has gone before

7.) Talk: The Christian Worldview Project and Apologetics Central on Proof of God’s Existence

8.) Applying the Christian Ethic to Specific Issues

9.) Challenging the Assumptions in an Argument

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I want to answer a question someone has about an objection of what if Christianity is a tool for European colonialism.  Here’s my response:

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Sound Christian apologetics have gotten international.  I enjoyed this discussion with these two brothers and apologists.

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