Presuppositional or New Historiographical?

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?

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

John Gerstner Lectures

Below is a collection of lectures on various topics from the late Dr. John Gerstner. These are important for evangelicalism in our day because Gerstner’s views both solidify historic evangelical thought and they continue to speak towards present-day issues. Please note: The link below is a playlist; so, you will need to adjust the upper-left … More John Gerstner Lectures

New Book: Sola Fide

I want to let everyone know about my new book, titled, Sola Fide: A Primer on Paul’s Doctrine of Justification in Romans. You can find this book on Amazon by clicking here. Endorsements for Sola Fide “This is an excellent, succinct work that clearly outlines the flow of Paul’s logic in Romans, highlighting the central … More New Book: Sola Fide

Iain Murray on Revival

Iain Murray, who is one of today’s top biographers, has written a phenomenal book on the topic of revival titled: Revival and Revivalism. Banner of Truth summarizes Murray’s book in the following words: Marrying careful historical research to popular and relevant presentation, Revival and Revivalism traces the spiritually epoch-making events of the eighteenth and nineteenth … More Iain Murray on Revival

Classical Theism and Theistic Personalism: Part 1, Understanding the Issues Between James Dolezal and John Frame

The nature and attributes of God ought to be considered one of the fundamentals grounding each doctrine of the Christian faith. In recent years there has been a debate between classical theists and theistic personalists. It is my contention  this debate touches not only on theology proper, but the doctrine of creation and our confession … More Classical Theism and Theistic Personalism: Part 1, Understanding the Issues Between James Dolezal and John Frame

John Gerstner: Inerrancy Series

John H. Gerstner (November 22, 1914—March 24, 1996), a native of Tampa, Florida, was arguably the preeminent Reformed theologian of his day. Gerstner earned graduate degrees at Westminster Theological Seminary and completed a Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1945. He was a professor of church history at Pittsburgh-Xenia Theological Seminary, and visiting professor at Trinity … More John Gerstner: Inerrancy Series

Martin Luther’s 1517 Disputation Against Scholastic Theology

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. … More Martin Luther’s 1517 Disputation Against Scholastic Theology