Category: Apologetics

Covenantal Apologetics: Principles & Practices in Defense of Our Faith (K. Scott Oliphint)

Those of us interested in the subject of apologetics find ourselves normally dividing into two categories – presuppositional, interested in engaging with the presuppositions of the unbeliever, or evidential, interested in engaging with the evidence before us. Both of these names can get a bad rap, and their definitions can get watered down or altered over the years. It is helpful to use words that faithfully describe what we are standing for. K. Scott Oliphint suggests that a name change may be in order for how we should refer to our apologetic method. He suggests Covenantal Apologetics, suggesting that we...

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Expository Apologetics by Voddie Baucham Jr.

While reading books on the theory of various apologetics methods are necessary and beneficial, it is certainly helpful to read books that provide practical discussion and mock conversations on how to employ those methods in everyday life. What good is it to know what a method is if you don’t know how to use it? Presuppositionalism is an apologetics method that has been gaining a lot of ground in the recent years. The two best sources for practical explanations of how to use this method have been Richard Pratt’s classic work Every Thought Captive: A Study Manual for the Defense...

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Unparalleled (Jared C. Wilson)

The challenges posted towards the exclusivity of the Christian gospel are not a new phenomenon by any means. But as our culture continues to grow post-Christian, the “Coexist” bumper stickers increase, academia starts to muddy the waters and blur the lines between religions, and Christianity in turn starts to sound like “a way” instead of “The Way, the Truth and the Life.” How do we respond? Luckily for us, Unparalleled is a timely book. If you haven’t read Jared C. Wilson’s books before, here’s what you need to know: you’re going to get the gospel, every time, all the...

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How To Be an Atheist: Why Many Skeptics Aren’t Skeptical Enough (Mitch Stokes)

As Christians, it is difficult to sometimes know how to move the ball forward in terms of proving the existence of God among skeptical culture. We feel that in order to defend God against atheists and agnostics, we must be well-versed in the areas of science and philosophy going into these arguments. But not only this; unfortunately, it seems that many of these arguments become immature, childish name-calling from one side to the other, and vice versa. If we ever want to progress towards truth, towards knowledge, then we must be willing to have these conversations honestly. We must...

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Essential Evangelicalism: The Enduring Influence of Carl F. H. Henry

This year I’ve been reading Carl Henry’s massive six-volume set “God, Revelation, and Authority”. To be honest I haven’t done very well reading it thus far. I’m still in volume two but I am enjoying it. Reading it slowly has helped me to understand this great man of God and how he approached the doctrine of Scripture. Carl Henry is rightly considered one of the most influential twentieth-century leaders of modern evangelicalism. Recent years have seen a resurgence of his thinking. In a new book about him, Essential Evangelicalism The Enduring Influence of Carl F.H. Henry edited by Matthew...

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