What Is Christian Theology?

I initially started this blog because I had some stuff to say about theology and I wanted to say it in creative, down-to-earth ways. But throughout my growth as a thinker, many of my posts have lost their down-to-earthiness. How shall this down-to-earthiness be restored? Are my blog posts no longer good for anything except... Continue Reading →

What Dost Thou Mean “Repent”?

The word ‘repent’ has fallen on hard times. It has the outdated feel of old English coupled with the self-righteousy tinge of soapbox preaching. There are some who have completely cut both the word and the concept of repentance out of their theology- to their own destruction. There are others who’ve decided to keep the... 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 →

A Christian Apologist Manifesto

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding; knowledge of the Holy One is insight. In Christ is hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, so we honor Christ the Lord as holy in our hearts, always being prepared to give a reason for our hope in him. Yet... Continue Reading →

Wisdom 

I will guide your steps So your way is not hampered. But I’m not with the sluggard, Nor with the pampered. Come to my house Ye simple and clever. I’ll help to establish Your every endeavor. Share in my fruits, I’m offered to all. But humble yourself Or you surely will fall. A fountain of... 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 →

The Goal of Christian Apologetics 

Apologetics, Christian Apologetics, should be just that- Christian. Like I’ve said in my other posts on the subject, apologetics comes from the Greek word apologia and is most readily associated with “the defense of the faith”. But the biblical depiction is much more than mere defense. The Apostle Peter, in 1 Peter 3:15, exhorts us... 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 →

Simplicity 

God is simple, yes, it’s true!  God’s not like me or you. He has no parts, no arm or leg. This doctrine is not hard to peg. This does not speak of knowledge or wisdom, Just that God’s not a complex system.  He doesn’t need eyes to aid his seeing, No composition in His being. ... Continue Reading →

God Saves All Whom He Draws 

"No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him." -Jesus, The Gospel according to John, Chapter 6, verse 44  Who does God the Father draw to His Son? This has been an in house debate amongst Christians for some time now. In this post, I'm going to argue that all who... Continue Reading →

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