On Lordship and Apologetics

"I am false or confused if I sing about Christ's Lordship and contrive to retain areas of my own life that are autonomous" (Francis Schaeffer). When defending the Christian faith, it's important to remember that we are doing so as subjects of King Jesus. He doesn't need our defense, but he's given us the privilege… Continue reading On Lordship and Apologetics

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They Already Know (We All Do)

Does the unbeliever simply need more evidence in order to believe in God? Not really. Now, gaining more bits of evidence from the natural world, or from history, or from personal experience, or seeing how all the pieces fit together, might be part of the means God uses to bring him to repentance and faith… Continue reading They Already Know (We All Do)

This Is Apologetics: An Argument From the Preconditions of Debate

Cornelius Van Til is the father of Presuppositional Apologetics, and this quote is a good summary of what this method is all about. Here's another way of looking at it: Let's say a Christian and a non-Christian decide to debate the existence of God or the truth of the Bible. You and your opponent agree… Continue reading This Is Apologetics: An Argument From the Preconditions of Debate

What Is the “Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism?”

This article is going to seem more technical than most of my posts, especially at first. However, if you persevere to the end, I think you'll be rewarded. The gist of the argument I describe here is this: many people who believe in naturalism (a form of atheism in which the natural world is all… Continue reading What Is the “Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism?”

How to Defend the Christian Faith: Four Principles to Get Started

From the Park Community Church blog: “But there just isn’t any evidence!” These were the words of Chris, my self-proclaimed atheist friend, as we sat together at an establishment on the North Side of Chicago. Chris and I had been meeting for several months to discuss the intellectual viability of the Christian faith. His statement… Continue reading How to Defend the Christian Faith: Four Principles to Get Started

This is Apologetics: Presup Starter Pack

As I explained in my first article, I started this blog in order to, "share with you the books and articles I'm reading, the videos I'm watching, the sermons and podcasts I'm listening to, and the discussions I'm having--in the hopes that you can use this resources to build up your own faith and develop… Continue reading This is Apologetics: Presup Starter Pack

This Is Apologetics: an Argument from Certainty

Here's a really compelling argument I heard once from Sye Ten Bruggencate about why we need to presuppose the Bible as revelation from God in order to think that we can know anything at all for certain. It's slightly modified, but I think it still works. The Problem with Knowing Things  If I were to ask… Continue reading This Is Apologetics: an Argument from Certainty

This is Apologetics: an Argument from Guilt

Have you Ever Decided It Was Right to be Wrong? Have you ever done something you knew was wrong--not something you had been told was wrong, but something you actually believed was wrong, that you chose to do anyway?   And when you did that thing, did you feel guilty? Not because you got caught--in fact, I mean… Continue reading This is Apologetics: an Argument from Guilt

This is Apologetics: an Argument from Science

What is apologetics? Is Christian faith the enemy of science? This is a common objection to biblical Christianity, but is there any weight to it? If Christianity's teaching about man and nature is true, then our senses are designed by our Creator to correspond to the world around us, and scientific inquiry is possible. If not,… Continue reading This is Apologetics: an Argument from Science

Does the Trinity Matter in Apologetics?

The truth that God is Triune ("God is Three, God is One") was not something I had previously given much thought to in doing apologetics. However, at a time when many Christian apologists are trying to convince non-believers of "bare theism," I have now come to see that the Doctrine of the Trinity is absolutely… Continue reading Does the Trinity Matter in Apologetics?