Paul Helm: Who is afraid of Thomas Aquinas?

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?

Sproul: Inerrancy and Hermeneutics

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

Presuppositional or New Historiographical?

***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?

A Friendly Response to Rhyne Putman’s: Sola Scriptura and Christian Charity

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

“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

Bill Roach: The Pastor As Apologist

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