Are You Tired of the Word?: Sermon Introduction from “The Little Scroll” (Revelation 10:1-11)

Are you tired of the Word?

Perhaps the greatest trouble facing the Church today is our tendency to grow tired of the Word, and lose interest in the gospel, so that we seek out theologies and programs and excitement that, while not necessarily bad in and of themselves, are often based more on the world than they are on the Word. And so I ask you this morning, are you tired of the Word? Have you lost interest in the gospel?

Toward the end of the last century, American evangelicals became fascinated by end times particulars, hosting prophecy conferences and …

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On Proper Analysis – Scott Terry and VanTillianFire

The author, Aaron Dale, at the blog “Van Tillian Fire,” has written a critique of my much-critiqued “Dear Sye” post.  For reasons unbeknownst to me, he neglected to read the post of the following day, “The Shattered Stained Glass Window”, as well as the post “A Necessary Distinction.”   Why is this important, you ask?  It is important because these were written several months ago – and written specifically to provide specifics about issues I left unstated, or merely referred to in general terms in the initial post.  Why did I leave them unstated? I left them …

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Why God’s common grace is necessary for apologetics.

40-1“When the case has been boldly made that the unbeliever must repent and admit to his suppressed knowledge of God if he is to have theoretical grounding for any knowledge whatsoever, then the Holy Spirit either opens his eyes at present or will do so at a coming day. In this present life God’s common grace restrains the apostate from utter intellectual self-destruction. While not positing neutral ground between the Christian and non-Christian interpretative systems, common grace nevertheless prevents the non-Christian from being consistent with his futile boast of autonomy. But in that coming day the unbeliever will cease to …

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Some Sales on Great Resources



So we happened to notice some resources that we’ve benefited from on sale, and thought we should let you know about them.

First of all, you have  “Christian Apologetics Past and Present: A Primary Source Reader”  Vol 1 and Vol 2  authored By Drs. Oliphint and Edgar for $3.99 each on Kindle. The first Volume covers apologetics from year 1 to 1500, the second volume covers from  Reformation to today. This is a very excellent work and it deals with the two millennia’s worth   of all of the leading apologists.

Another important work is “God With Us: Divine

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Tentative Debate: Chris Bolt & Matt Oxley

A debate is currently being scheduled between Matt Oxley of and Chris Bolt of for Saturday, November 10 at 10 am EST. The debate is to be live  streamed and recorded for later viewing as well.

Keep your calendar clear, and stay tuned for more details coming soon.…

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In Antithesis, Vol 2, No. 1

In this issue of In Antithesis:

Stephen Rodgers
Alan Rhology & Matthew C. Martellus
Nathaniel Claiborne, B.S., Th.M.
Chris Bolt, B.A., M.Div.

We hope you enjoy reading it, and are both exhorted and encouraged thereby.…

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In Antithesis, Vol 1, No. 1 is now here!

Included in this issue:

An Introduction, by Chris Bolt
The Doctrine of God in Reformed Apologetics, by Joshua Whipps
Problems with Classic Proofs for the Existence of God, by Chris Bolt
Autonomy is Hard Work: Human Autonomy as a Rejection of Christian Theism, by Ben Woodring
Exposition of Romans 1:16-2:16 – The Knowledge of God, by Joshua Whipps

We hope you enjoy reading it, and are both exhorted and encouraged thereby.

(A big thanks to Brian Knapp for his yeoman’s work in getting this issue out for you all!)…

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In Antithesis: Update

Hello Readers!

We wanted to update you all on the status of the In Antithesis apologetics journal. We’ve decided that in order to be sure the journal is ready to be released we will be delaying the first issue until the September issue date. After this, the schedule will be continued as normal on a quarterly basis.

We apologize for this delay and look forward to providing this opportunity to explore and develop Presuppositional Apologetics.



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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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