In today’s day and age, Christians need to be prepared to engage unbelievers with the hope of the gospel. In the Youtube playlist below, James
Jeffrey S. McDonald. John Gerstner and the Renewal of Presbyterian and Reformed Evangelicalism in Modern America. Eugene: Pickwick, 2017. 263 pp. $26.40. The twentieth century saw
Who are these evangelicals? What do they believe? Where did they come from? These types of questions seem to dominate much of the literature in
During my doctoral studies, I first read Luther’s Disputation Against Scholastic Theology. Nearly everyone who studies theology is aware of the fact that Luther was trained in the Scholastic method. They also know that Luther and Protestantism broke with the Roman Catholic Church over doctrines such as sola Scriptura and sola Fide.
However, to my surprise and bewilderment at the time, I was shocked to see that Luther wrote an entire Disputation Against Scholastic Theology. This disputation is clearly not as famous as the 95 Theses; however, one could argue that both are probably just as influential to one’s understanding of Luther’s theology, method, and exegesis. In that same vein, understanding this disputation is also important to understand the specific epistemology, metaphysic, method, and modus operandi of later Protestant theologians (some, but not all). In other words, if anything is clear in the writings and method of some theologians, they were trained in Scholastic theology and they willfully and intentionally broke with that method.
Do you consider yourself an apologist? Could you pass this apologetics exam? If so, you might want to consider whether or not you could pass the following apologetics exam used by the Presbytery of Southern California.
Denominational affiliation should not be based upon personal preferences, but upon sustained biblical arguments and convictions. One should not attend a church merely because they