Review: Interpreting Old Testament Wisdom Literature edited by David G. Firth and Lindsay Wilson (Part 1)

(Thanks to InterVarsity Press for providing a review copy of this book!)

The following is the first part of a review in three parts. These three parts follow the divisions provided in the book. My comments are interspersed throughout the summary, especially when various content more directly applies to apologetics.

Firth, David G. and Lindsay Wilson. Interpreting Old Testament Wisdom Literature. Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity Press, 2016. pp. 232. $20.53.

Craig G. Bartholomew writes on “Old Testament Wisdom Today” in Part 1 of Interpreting Old Testament Wisdom Literature edited by David G. Firth and Lindsay Wilson. …

 

Review: The God Conversation by J. P. Moreland and Tim Muehlhoff

(Thanks to InterVarsity Press for providing a review copy of this book!)

Moreland, J. P. and Tim Muehlhoff. The God Conversation: Using Stories and Illustrations to Explain Your Faith. Downersgrove, IL: Intervarsity, 2017. 179pp. $16.00.

Summary

Chapter One – The purpose of The God Conversation is to provide illustrations for apologetic discussions pertaining to defeaters about pain and suffering, Christianity as the one way to God, the trustworthiness of accounts of Jesus rising, judging, evolution, and love (13-14). Illustrations are powerful because they clarify our presentations to non-Christian friends, help us remember the point being made, allow …

 

Lex Lutheran and Caleb Keith Discuss Presuppositional Apologetics

“He who wishes to philosophize by using Aristotle without danger to his soul must first become thoroughly foolish in Christ.” – Martin Luther (29th Thesis, 1518 Heidelberg Disputation)

Disclaimer: Ben Woodring made me promise to be nice in this post.

Inerrancy

On the most recent episode of the newly named Wittenberg Project podcast featuring Caleb Keith from 1517 Legacy and Thinking Fellows, the presuppositional apologetic method is described as making arguments from a presupposition that the Bible is the inerrant word of God.

Of course, presupposing inerrancy in one’s argumentation is not unique to presuppositional apologetic methodology. In fact, …

 

Friendly Discussion with a Former Atheist

Me: So…wait, are you just examining Christianity?

Former Atheist: Yes, very much so.

Me: Ah.

Former Atheist: I’m examining a lot of stuff actually.

Me: So, not a Christian?

Former Atheist: I have departed from atheism and am finding my way.

Me: Now that is interesting. What did you find lacking in atheism?

Former Atheist: Abstraction. Science can only offer what can be observed. Yet, it cannot provide any reason to believe something unobservable doesn’t exist. But philosophy and theology engage in the realm of abstraction. And I find much of it just as convincing as I do using a …

 

Regular Reformed Guys: The Transcendental Argument

We had the opportunity to interview Brian Knapp, co-founder and former contributor of Choosing Hats on my podcast The Regular Reformed Guys.

We talked about what the transcendental argument is, why it is a more biblical, and effective means of doing apologetics, and we talked about the modern development of Van Til’s work.

Check it out.

 

Why Machen Hired Van Til

For a variety of historical reasons American Presbyterians throughout the nineteenth century were fully committed to the Enlightenment and scientific methods as the surest means for arriving at truth. Though still believing in the authority of Scripture, the best—or at least the most widely accepted—way of demonstrating the truth of the Bible was by appealing to reason and Scripture’s harmony with nature and the self-evident truths of human experience. Even though the Presbyterian theologians who taught at Princeton Seminary, such as Charles Hodge and Benjamin B. Warfield, believed in and defended the sinfulness of man, including human reason, their fundamental

 

Questions about Covenantal Apologetics & the Transcendental Argument?

Just a reminder for those who may be new to Covenantal Apologetics (Presuppositionalism) or the Transcendental Argument for the existence of God (TAG)

We have a lot of material here on the blog, but if you’re looking for something specific, or if you have a question, feel free to check out our FAQ, or join us in our chat channel.…

 

Why Should I Believe Christianity? by James N. Anderson

It goes without saying that I’ll recommend pretty much anything written by James N. Anderson of Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC.

Here’s my summary of his most recent book, Why Should I Believe Christianity?, available to members of Books At a Glance.

(You may also be interested in the summary of A New Kind of Apologist edited by Sean McDowell.)

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