Lily Ponds and Diving Boards| Cornelius Van Til and C.S. Lewis’s Transcendental Arguments

As most of my readers already know, when it comes to Cornelius Van Til I’m pretty much a sycophant. But, As an evangelical Christian apologist, I also have to read C.S. Lewis on the regular and quote him at least once in all of my papers and blog posts. These two guys are my dudes.... Continue Reading →

“As Kant Could Have Shown…”

This is a short assignment I presented to my Analytic Theology class which is being taught by Dr. James Arcadi here at TEDS. In it, I interact with Andrew Chignell's proposed solution for the Analytic theologian to the problem of what "Kant has shown". Whether it’s round Immanuel Kant, or through him[1], most theologians and... Continue Reading →

A Clarkian and A Vantillian discuss TAG

I recently had a short dialogue with Doug Douma, author of The Presbyterian Philosopher: The Authorized Biography of Gordon H. Clark, concerning Van Til’s Transcendental Argument for God. Doug is a “Clarkian” and I am a “Vantillian” yet we were able to have a friendly disagreement. If you know anything about the Clark/Van Til controversy,... Continue Reading →

i Think, Therefore “I AM”: Van Til’s TAG

“According to the principle of Protestantism, man’s consciousness of self and of objects presupposes for their intelligibility the consciousness of God. In asserting this we are not thinking of psychological and temporal priority. We are thinking only of the question as to what is the final reference point in interpretation. The Protestant principle finds this... Continue Reading →

Making Sense of Reason

“It has been intimated that fallen man is both irrationalist and rationalist, and at the same time. His irrationalism rests upon his metaphysical assumption that reality is controlled by or is an expression of pure chance. His rationalism is based upon the assumption that reality is wholly determined by laws with which his thought is... Continue Reading →

Is The Christian Faith Rational? 

Moderator: Ok gents take your seats. I want to start by thanking you for coming to our round table discussion today. As you all know from your invites, we have a fun topic today: “Is the Christian faith rational?” Our structure will be fairly informal but I will be guiding our discussion. We’re going to... Continue Reading →

I Just Wanna Know Everything. 

I just wanna know everything, my Lord, I just wanna know it all.  Birds and fish and creeping things, Knowing is my call. I just wanna know everything my Lord, Reality in all it’s parts, Science, reason, law, and language, History, and all the arts.  Teach me how to know, my Lord, Teach me how... Continue Reading →

Logic and Lily Pads 

For the past couple of years I’ve been studying logic in order to sharpen my mind, appraise arguments, and help me develop arguments of my own. I’ve also been slowly marching through the works of C.S. Lewis. While these two topics were formerly unrelated, they both converged last year as I read Lewis’s book Miracles. ... Continue Reading →

My New Toy 

My new toy is awesome,   It lights up my mind. It staves off the skeptic,  the willfully blind.  I use it for choosing,  and even for finding, It hides while I'm snoozing   but everywhere- binding.  It's tethered to feelings  as well as the will, It's allegiance debated,  by Jack and by Jill. Not human convention,... Continue Reading →

Why I Believe In God 

Why do I believe in God? That's a good question and it's been raised again and again throughout my life. It wasn't until college that I finally started thinking through a reasoned answer to why I believe. 1 Peter 3:15 tells me that I should always be ready to give a defense for the reason... Continue Reading →

When You Ask For Proof That God Exists

Everyone is entitled to my own opinion. That's one of my dad's old lines but I'm afraid it's become true of my generation. We all have these preconceived notions, we have presuppositions, we have our own basic heart commitments, we each have a framework by which we view all of life, a worldview. Today we... Continue Reading →

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