Paul Helm: Who is afraid of Thomas Aquinas?

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?

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?

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

“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

The Life of My Grandmother, Patricia Phillips–Obituary

For several years I have been looking for the obituary of my grandmother, Patricia (Patty) Phillips. I found my grandfather’s obituary several years ago, and today, I finally found the online obituary for my grandmother. I post these obituaries to commemorate my family. Here are a few facts I gathered: 1) My grandmother married at … More The Life of My Grandmother, Patricia Phillips–Obituary

Thomas Aquinas (Great Thinkers) Scott Oliphint

I want to highlight the fact that Paul Helm wrote a strong review of Oliphint’s book. It can be found here: (part 1), (part 2), (part 3). For academic purposes everyone should read Helm’s review. Oliphint, K. Scott. Thomas Aquinas (Great Thinkers). Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2017, pp. 145, $14.99, paperback. Scott Oliphint serves as … More Thomas Aquinas (Great Thinkers) Scott Oliphint

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