An excerpt from Exposition of Romans 1:16-2:26: The Knowledge of God – found in In Antithesis Vol. 1, No. 1
For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. – (διότι γνόντες τὸν θεὸν οὐχ ὡς θεὸν ἐδόξασαν ἢ ηὐχαρίστησαν ἀλλ’ ἐματαιώθησαν ἐν τοῖς διαλογισμοῖς αὐτῶν καὶ ἐσκοτίσθη ἡ ἀσύνετος αὐτῶν καρδία)
It should go without saying that it’s plainly stated in the text that “they knew God”; unfortunately, it has long been fashionable, instead of taking the text for
Today someone called my attention to Jamin Hubner’s, “A New Case for Female Elders: An Analytical Reformed-Evangelical Approach” (doctoral thesis, University of South Africa, 2013) and asked if I might comment on it. As far as I know, nobody has done so, even though the thesis is an attempt at making a case for female elders according to an “analytical reformed-evangelical” approach. All quotes and citations in this post come from the aforementioned source.
In the thesis, Jamin describes his slide to the left:
When I started the graduate research on women deacons, I was generally against the idea of
Here is the problem, at root. We talk about race – but what do we mean when we say that? If that question sounds familiar, it should! Before we can address the issue, we need to define the issue. So first, what is meant by race, but secondly, from whence do we get it? Thirdly, is our discussion of it consistent with the rest of our doctrine? You typically already know the answer to this once you’ve answered the first two questions – but it is good to answer it clearly, so that you face it clearly.
As already mentioned, …
There seems to be a common thread in presupp encounters all across the web these days. I’ve seen it on Twitter, in chat rooms, in FaceBook discussion groups, and on podcasts. It’s everywhere, and it’s growing, which is what concerns me. That thread is the use of a stunted, limited, incomplete apologetic. It frustrates the unbelievers we use it against, but not for the right reasons. It causes presuppers to be seen as irrational tricksters who don’t have anything valid to bring to the discussion. It is philosophically vacuous and ultimately does not honor God.
Before looking at the problem, …
Some intellectual mastermind crafted this meme, and circulated around the internet:
Genius, right? It totally shows us that Islam and Christianity are exactly the same!
I think I will take up the challenge, and attempt the impossible. I will try to explain using the same form of communication. And because I’m feeling nice today, I will provide a hint!
One of these glasses is laced with a poison that is undetectable upon simply glancing at it. In fact, you may have to examine the contents of each of them. I know I know, that takes work, study, and you know, …
I would like to ask our readers to please consider our brother Lyndon Unger in his time of need. Read this post and pray for him as you read. Thank you.
Ancient Empiricism: Aristotle (139)
(A)In a non-Christian scheme of thought abstract universal and particulars stand over against one another in an unreconcilable fashion. Such was the case in Plato’s philosophy. Aristotle sought to remedy the situation by teaching that the universale are present in the particulars. But he failed to get genuine contact between them, inasmuch as for him the lowest universal (infima species), was, after all, a supposed abstraction from particulars. Hence the particulars that were presupposed were bare particulars, having no manner of contact with universality. And if they should, per impossible, have contact with universality, they would …