Apologetics to the Glory of God

Tag: science

  • Reasonable Doubts About Non-Christian Excuses

    The most recent podcasts, and hence comments, at Reasonable Doubts are focused upon presuppositional apologetics. The gentlemen at the aforementioned site are apparently impressed by the comment of one Andrew EC:


    • Andrew EC says:

    February 17, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    It seems to me that the fundamental weaknesses of the presuppositionalist position are as follows:

    1. There’s no analysis as to what it means to give “an account” of something. Philosophically, something only counts as an explanation if it is what Kant would call an analytic statement; that is, a proposition whose conclusion is not contained within its predicate.

  • Praxis Presup: Episode 19

    Chris begins his critique of the counter-apologetics podcast Reasonable Doubts as it addresses presuppositional apologetics.

    The counter-apologetics podcast may be found here – http://freethoughtblogs.com/reasonabledoubts/2012/02/09/episode-97-presuppositional-apologetics-part-1

    An initial comment on the podcast may be found here – https://choosinghats.org/2012/02/reasonable-doubts-about-presuppositional-apologetics

  • The God Gap

    Joe Carter over at The Gospel Coalition posted an interesting story about “The God Gap.” Do understand that our appeal to the non-believer is in their creatureliness not their mere emotions but there is no doubt the ramifications of their rejection of God is seen in this article and are no doubt back of the issues being discussed.

    Article: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2012/01/30/60-second-summary-the-god-gap

  • We’ve Got Mail: What are your views on evolution and the age of the Earth?

    Hi Chris,

    My name is [Svy]. I want to thank you for your website. It has become one of my favorites in just one week. I hope that one day, after college, that I may engage in discussions and maybe write some articles. And I hope you continue your podcasts. I love them. They are very helpful and entertaining!  We will see where God will take me. I’m starting college in a week, and I’ve just recently learned about reformed/Calvinism/TAG method. I agree with all these and believe that they are true. I don’t, however, claim to understand everything in

  • The Greatest Story Ever Told

    It is extremely refreshing to find probably the greatest philosopher of our time writing something like the following in his newest book:

    For according to the Christian story, God, the almighty first being of the universe and the creator of everything else, was willing to undergo enormous suffering in order to redeem creatures who had turned their backs on him. He created human beings; they rebelled against him and constantly go contrary to his will. Instead of treating them as some Oriental monarch would, he sent his Son, the Word, the second person of the Trinity into the world. The

  • Providence, Preservation, and the Problem of Induction

    God’s providence provides a basis for science: God has made and continues to sustain a universe that acts in predictable ways. If a scientific experiment gives a certain result today, then we can have confidence that (if all the factors are the same) it will give the same result tomorrow and a hundred years from tomorrow. The doctrine of providence also provides a foundation for technology: I can be confident that gasoline will make my car run today just as it did yesterday, not simply because “it has always worked that way,” but because God’s providence sustains a universe in

  • Rhology on the Fundamentally Flawed podcast

    It was just brought to my attention that Rhology, a contributor at Triablogue, was interviewed on the Fundamentally Flawed  podcast. This can be listened to here for the edited version, and it can be downloaded here, uncut. I am told that the language gets rather rough at the end, so listen at your own risk.…

  • Paul Baird, Crackers in the Pantry, and Scientism

    Now, what I would like to read from Chris is a line of argument where he can PROVE (and by prove I mean to a scientific standard, including the method of falsifiability) that a person has had revelation that could only have originated from the Christian god. If he can do that under lab conditions, then I’ll become a Christian.

    – Paul Baird (http://patientandpersistent.blogspot.com/2011/10/once-more-unto-breach.html)

    How should the difference of opinion between the theist and the atheist be rationally resolved? What Dr. Stein has written indicates that he, like many atheists, has not reflected adequately on this question. He

  • "Fossils Are Real" – A Fundamentalist Atheist Shuns Knowledge

    dios mio: i as just listening to WLC versus keith parsons debate  keith parsons blasphemed on the mic several times heh  i bet the the audience cringed WLC will debate this blonde english guy.. something Law  in a few weeks, i am looking forward to that

    Chris: Yes for some reason atheists like to say offensive things as though it helps their case.

    dios mio:heh yeah keith parsons was furious…

    Chris: And others are afraid to capitalize “God”. i.e. Paul Baird.  (Stephen Law btw.)

    dios mio:wow.. i cannot imagine myself debating a muslim guy in such an event, and be …

  • A Feminist examines Presup

    The post I’m about to respond to came in on my google alerts today. It was so packed with common objections and misconceptions that I decided to answer.

    Evidentialism v. Presuppositionalism
    I have noticed a worrying trend among some Christians. It is the turn away from evidentialist apologetics toward presuppositionalist apologetics.

    Let’s start our presuppositional examination right here. From the get-go, presup is a “worrying” trend. Second, the author is apparently unaware of the link between Sola Scriptura and Covenantal apologetics. As I have said quite often on this blog, and in our chat channel, Covenantal apologetics is Sola Scriptura …