John Gerstner used to offer the Jonathan Edwards challenge to his students. The challenge before the class asked the students to read through Edwards’ 2 volume work throughout the course of one calendar year. How many finished this challenge? Who knows? However, no one can dispute that Gernster offered the challenge and the church is … More Jonathan Edwards: The Gerstner Lecture Series
There has always been an ensuing debate within the Reformed community pertaining to apologetic methodology. For academic purposes, I want to highlight an article by Paul Helm responding to Scott Oliphint’s book on Thomas Aquinas. One must view Helm and Oliphint as the two key interlocutors pertaining to the modern debate over Aquinas and Reformed … More Paul Helm: Who is afraid of Thomas Aquinas?
Inspiration without inerrancy is an empty term. Inerrancy without inspiration is unthinkable. The two are inseparably related. They may be distinguished but not separated. So it is with hermeneutics. We can easily distinguish between the inspiration and interpretation of the Bible, but we cannot separate them. Anyone can confess a high view of the nature … More Sproul: Inerrancy and Hermeneutics
Two cross currents from the twentieth century have affected evangelical apologetics: apologetic methodology and Carl F. H. Henry. Henry was considered the dean of American evangelicalism, who shaped the movement by providing a rational and propositional apologetic. Henry also engaged the issues in the midst of a larger question of apologetic methodology, primarily, between presuppositionalists … More Presuppositional or New Historiographical?
Recently, professor of theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Rhyne Putman published an article titled: Sola Scriptura and Christian Charity. Putman attempts to engage the recent debate in the SBC and broader evangelicalism over the use of Critical Race Theory (CRT). In particular, Putman attempts to address the passing of Resolution 9 at the … More A Friendly Response to Rhyne Putman’s: Sola Scriptura and Christian Charity
“I am put here for the defense of the gospel”—The Legacy of Dr. Norman L. Geisler The death of Dr. Norman L. Geisler is yet a reminder of what the noted Reformer Martin Luther saw when he wrote: “Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also; The body they may kill: God’s truth abideth … More “I am put here for the defense of the gospel”—The Legacy of Dr. Norman L. Geisler
On May 2nd, 2019 I was asked to give the presidential address before the International Society of Christian Apologetics. I gave a message titled: The Pastor as Apologist & The Apologist as Pastor. The goal of the message was to address an intrinsic problem facing the apologetics movement. Specifically, I wanted to deal straight-forwardly with the … More Bill Roach: The Pastor As Apologist