Introducing the Think Institute

I (Joel Settecase) started blogging on apologetics in 2012. But that wasn’t my first foray into the sharing (evangelism) and the defense (apologetics) of the faith. Back in high school I would engage my fellow students and wrestling teammates with the Gospel and why I believed the Bible’s message was true. I also sought out… Continue reading Introducing the Think Institute

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This Is Apologetics: An Argument from Truth (Part 4)

Much ink has been spilled by apologists over the centuries, demonstrating that the Christian worldview is true. But what if the very concept of truth were impossible without first believing in the Christian worldview, in the truth of Scripture and the God revealed therein? In this series we've defined truth according to three criteria, defined… Continue reading This Is Apologetics: An Argument from Truth (Part 4)

This is Apologetics: An Argument from Truth (Part 3)

Much ink has been spilled by apologists over the centuries, demonstrating that the Christian worldview is true. But what if the very concept of truth were impossible without first believing in the Christian worldview, in the truth of Scripture and the God revealed therein? Last time we defined truth in terms of three criteria: comprehensibility,… Continue reading This is Apologetics: An Argument from Truth (Part 3)

This Is Apologetics: An Argument from Truth (Part 1)

Much ink has been spilled by apologists over the centuries, demonstrating that the Christian worldview is true. But what if the very concept of truth were impossible without first believing in the Christian worldview, in the truth of Scripture and the God revealed therein? I have been seeking out conversations with atheists on Twitter lately… Continue reading This Is Apologetics: An Argument from Truth (Part 1)

One of These Worldviews Is Not Like the Others

The Bible, the biblical worldview, stands on its own. It is internally consistent non-contradictory, coherent, cogent and cohesive. It is existentially satisfying. Best of all, it is in accordance with the facts--it is objectively true. Because of all this, we can share the Gospel and defend the truth of the Christian message with all the… Continue reading One of These Worldviews Is Not Like the Others

What the Greeks Got Wrong

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." This sentence, from Psalm 111:10, was written about 536 B.C.--during or immediately after the lifetimes of the first Greek philosophers, Anaximenes, Anaximander, and Thales. Anaximenes wrote that "all is air." Anaximander said that "all is indefinite." And Thales believed that "all things are full of… Continue reading What the Greeks Got Wrong

Worldview Wednesday: Monotheism

Q2 of the New Covenant Catechism (revised): Is there any true God besides the Lord? No! The Lord is the God of Heaven and earth. As Lord he possesses all authority, exercises total control over everything that happens, and is actively present everywhere. He is the ground, source and perfect standard of all truth, goodness… Continue reading Worldview Wednesday: Monotheism

Worldview Wednesday: Metaphysics

Q1 of the New Covenant Catechism: Who is God? The Lord is God. The most fundamental question of every worldview is "what is the nature of prime reality?" This question is answered by the study of metaphysics. John Frame​ points out that some worldviews have concepts of prime reality that are ultimate but not personal… Continue reading Worldview Wednesday: Metaphysics

Overcoming (Muslim) Objections: The Bible Has Been Corrupted

 When spending any amount of time talking with Muslims about faith, the topic always comes up, “But the Bible has been corrupted!” We can use the Qur’an and the Muslim worldview in a way which points to Jesus and the Bible, the true authority! The Qur’an states 348 times to follow the signs. Show them… Continue reading Overcoming (Muslim) Objections: The Bible Has Been Corrupted

This Is Apologetics: 30 Questions for Non-Christians

In my last post, I offered four principles for getting started in apologetics. One of those principles was the importance of asking a lot of questions. Of course, it's common for Christians to be confronted with questions and objections from non-Christians about the Christian message.  We need to be ready for such questions (1 Peter… Continue reading This Is Apologetics: 30 Questions for Non-Christians