Collision Gets A Bad Review

While I have had Collision for some time now and have watched parts of it, I did not get to sit down and soak up the entirety of the movie until today. In my opinion, it was rather well done and fills a gap in the world of apologetics by seeking to engage the layperson in a way other apologetic presentations cannot. Of course, others may have extremely different opinions.

Well known apologist Douglas Groothuis does not share my sentiments concerning the movie. He has written a less than positive review which may be found here – http://theconstructivecurmudgeon.blogspot.com/2009/11/colision-dvd-review.html Allow me …

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Collision – A Brief Review

I received my copy of Collision yesterday from Amazon, but didn’t get a chance to watch it until this evening.  I must say I was captivated throughout the entire 90 minutes.  Doug Wilson and Christopher Hitchens are the two “characters” (which is a truly accurate characterization) of this documentary/debate/discussion that left me wishing I was present in-person for the interchanges between them, instead of having to watch it replayed without a chance to interact with either of them.  Both are intelligent, witty, quick on their feet, and passionate about their opposing beliefs.

Doug Wilson is a Presuppositionalist who, in …

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Collision Questions

Pastor John Piper recently asked Doug Wilson a series of questions about the movie Collision. You may read them and view the video and/or listen to the audio of the exchange Here

I know people who have already received their copies of the movie. Whether he intends to or not, Wilson is bringing a great deal of attention to the presuppositionalist method. Consider purchasing the movie if you have not done so already, and have some friends over to watch it with you. I know I will!…

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A Collision is Coming

Atheist Christopher Hitchens (“God is not Good”) and Christian Doug Wilson (“Letter From a Christian Citizen”) have been on tour for the past year holding a series of debates and public appearances that have eventually led to the production of the film “Collision”. The film is due to be released October 27, 2009 and can already be pre-ordered on Amazon.

There are a number of videos already on YouTube about the film … here is just one …

The URL for the website is www.collisionmovie.com.

BK…

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Verificationism And Christianity

One of the many problems atheists have with Christianity involves the issue of Verificationism. They may say, “I can’t believe Christianity because it can’t be verified,” and some might include, “…scientifically.” Some may even say, “It’s not true unless it can be verified.” Greg Bahnsen has a chapter in Always Ready entitled, “The Problem of Religious Language,” wherein he deals with both Verificationism and Falsificationism. The summary of the problem is that any religious utterance cannot be considered “meaningful” unless it can be checked against real-world data. Any talk of God, for instance, must correspond to something observable in the …

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A Brief History of Covenantal Apologetics

From In Antithesis, Vol. 1 No. 1 September, 2011

The covenantal apologetic method is that method of defending the faith prescribed and described in Scripture. In order to avoid an obvious anachronism one might more properly speak of Scripture setting forth the foundation for the method which would later become known as “covenantal apologetics.”

Some of the texts of Scripture traditionally used to support the contention above include Proverbs and other wisdom literature, Acts 17, Romans 1, 1 Corinthians 1, Colossians 1, and Ephesians 2, though many other texts appear in the relevant literature.

Rudimentary versions of covenantal apologetics …

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The Recent Rise of Covenantal Apologetics (4 of 10)

Happy Birthday Choosing Hats!

If I am going to post anything resembling an attempt to “toot my own horn” I might as well get it done early so that people will forget about it by the time I write on more significant contributing factors to the recent rise of covenantal apologetics.

Choosing Hats was founded by Brian Knapp and Chris Bolt in July of 2008 in an effort to promote Van Tilian presuppositional apologetics at an introductory level and free of charge on the Internet. Choosing Hats is four years old today, and the next issue of the In Antithesis

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The Recent Rise of Covenantal Apologetics (2 of 10)

Douglas Wilson contends that there are, “…two tenets (of modern feminism): 1. men are jerks, and 2. women should strive by all means to become like them.” So who is this Doug Wilson? He is the witty guy who made the similar claim that, “There are two tenets of atheism: One, there is no God. Two, I hate him.” Wilson holds undergraduate degrees in Classical Studies and Philosophy and a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Idaho. He serves in Idaho as the pastor of Christ Church and is a professor at New Saint Andrews College (which he …

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New Atheist Christopher Hitchens is Dead

You may read the New York Times article here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/16/arts/christopher-hitchens-is-dead-at-62-obituary.html?pagewanted=all

Doug Wilson, who wrote, toured, debated, and made the movie Collision with Hitchens has reflected on the death of Hitchens here:

http://www.dougwils.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9203:reflections-on-christopher&catid=104:memorial-homilies

Dr. James R. White of Alpha and Omega Ministries was working out plans to debate Hitchens prior to Hitchens becoming too ill to participate. White has also provided his thoughts on the passing of Hitchens:

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Choosing Hats Celebrates Three Years!

Choosing Hats was founded by Brian Knapp and Chris Bolt in July of 2008 in an effort to promote Van Tilian presuppositional apologetics at an introductory level and free of charge on the Internet. Late July/early August marks three years for Choosing Hats.

Below you will find some “highlights” from the last three years. These are by no means what everyone would consider highlights, and some will require some more digging to finish reading, but we hope that the list below will at the very least whet your appetite to continue reading through our archives and following our site in …

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