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
In this series of lectures, John Gersnter argues for the truthfulness of the Christian faith. Gerstner does so upon the premise that Christians can offer a reasonable defense of the Christian faith. He argues that the primacy of the mind can be affirmed in Christian apologetics. Gerstner argues for a form of reason without rationalism, … More Handout Apologetics: John Gersnter
There has always been an ensuing debate within the Reformed community pertaining to apologetic methodology. I want to highlight what I believe to be a superb article by Paul Helm responding to Scott Oliphint’s book on Thomas Aquinas. Helm’s response at Credo Mag can be found here: (part 1), (part 2), and (part 3). Helm’s … 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
***1/26/2020– I want to make a special note related to this article. I was tasked to write an article on Carl F. H. Henry’s view of presuppositional apologetics. At one time I would have embraced elements of this presuppositional approach, but after further research and reflection I have returned to my Reformed Classical Apologetics approach … 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