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These are links on Presuppositional apologetics gathered between August 8th-14th, 2018.

1.) Atheism: Three Problems that Result in a Strikeout

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3.) IT’S A SHAME THAT “BIBLICIST” IS SUCH A NASTY TERM – A RESPONSE TO TABLETALK’S ‘SHOULD WE READ THOMAS AQUINAS?’”

4.) Powerful Proof for God 2 Minutes

5.) Review: Karl Marx by William D. Dennison

6.) The Nature of Truth

7.) Duplication

8.) Chris Bolt’s Debate Statements Transcribed

9.) Hope for the Hood

 

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William D. Dennison. Karl Marx.  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, December 10th 2017. 136 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This is the second book in the Great Thinkers series published by Presbyterian and Reformed. In the introduction to the series the editor Nathan Shannon tells us the threefold goal for each work in the series: First it is intended to be academically informed. Second it seeks to maintain a high standard of biblical and theological faithfulness. Third the series aim is to be accessible for readers without unnecessary difficult jargons and vocabulary. This particular work is written by Christian philosopher and apologist William D. Dennison.  In this work Dennison examines and critiques the thought of Karl Marx the father of Communism.  Reading this book in 2018 I realize that though Marx was born exactly two hundred years ago sadly his ideology has had a harmful impact even today.  While this work is critical of Marx it also aim to be fair in accurately describing his beliefs.

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional Apologetics gathered between August 1st-7th, 2018.

1.) How an Atheist Became a Christian & Remained One Because of the Prodigious Proof

2.) Relativism Refutes Itself: Greg Bahnsen Clip

3.) Scripture’s Self-Attestation

4.) The Urgency of Apologetics

5.) No More Eisegesis

6.) The Bible’s Practice of Apologetics

7.) In the shadow of death

8.) Analysis of Rachel Held Evan’s Book “Inspired” Part 3: The Rest of Chapter 1

9.) Babylon Bee: Atheist Knocks On Christian Neighbors’ Door To Ask If He Can Borrow Pinch Of Morality From Worldview

 

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Greg Bahnsen was a disciple of Cornelius Van Til, the father of Presuppositional apologetics.  He’s done a lot to make Presuppositional apologetics understandable and to apply it.  I highly recommend his book Always Ready: Directions For Defending The Faith by Greg L. Bahnsen and you can read my review if you click on the link.

Here’s a nine minute video clip of Bahnsen speaking on the problem of Relativism and how relativism refutes itself:

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Here are the links related to Presuppositional Apologetics gathered between July 22nd-31st, 2018.

1.) Cross & Crown Radio Show: July 29th 2018

2.) Analysis of Rachel Held Evan’s Book “Inspired” Part 2: Chapter 1 and Adam being Symbolic of Israel

3.) Who Are You? How Christians & Naturalists Explain Personal Identity

4.) Humanist and Other Philosophies of Mathematics Scathed

5.) Slapping Down Christians and Creationists

6.) The Biblical Mandate for Apologetics

7.) What is Apologetics? Pt. 2b

8.) Agency detection

9.) THE IMPLICATIONS OF CLAIMING “THERE IS NO EVIDENCE FOR GOD’S EXISTENCE”

 

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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)

6.) THE PRIMACY OF REVELATION (3)

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

 

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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.

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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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