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Introductory Matters / Theology & Apologetics / Apologists
Presuppositional Critiques of Other Apologetic Systems / Christian Worldview & Philosophy
Apologetics & Evangelism / Debates

(Updated 05/05/06 )

 

"We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ" 2 Corinthians 10:5 

Are the hearts and minds of men able to discern matters in an impartial manner? Is it true that if an unbeliever hears a good defense of Christianity then he must certainly believe?

"For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so..." Romans 8:5-7

Neutrality is a myth. All of men's' thoughts either honor Christ as Lord or dishonor Him through unbelief. The Christian worldview establishes all knowledge and academic disciplines. There can be no knowledge, reason, science, or warranted thinking of any kind if the Christian God does not exist. For the biblical worldview provides the inescapable preconditions of all knowledge. Whereas, denying the Christian worldview destroys all knowledge undermines academic disciplines. 

This is not to assert that non-Christians have not and do not contribute to scientific advancement, but that they must be inconsistent with their world view to do so. The non-Christian borrows from the Christian worldview in order to maintain coherence.

Semper Reformata - Solo Christo's Reformation Statement

 

  Introductory Matters

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  1. Presuppositionalism? ~ Sinclair B. Ferguson
  2. At War With the World: The Necessity of Biblical Antithesis ~ Greg L. Bahnsen
  3. The Challenge of the Christian Worldview ~ Douglas Jones
  Theology & Apologetics

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  1. Apologetics and the Heart ~ Douglas Wilson
  2. The Inseparable Link Between Reformed Theology and Presuppositional Apologetics ~ Bryan Neal Baird
  3. The Heart Of The Matter ~ Greg L. Bahnsen
 Apologists

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  1. Why I Believe in God ~ Cornelius Van Til
  2. My Credo ~ Cornelius Van Til
  3. Jonathan Edwards: Reformed Apologist ~ Scott Oliphint
 Presuppositional Critiques of Other Apologetic Systems

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  1. Van Til and the Ligonier Apologetic ~ John M. Frame
  2. Radical Empiricism Made Foolishness ~ Greg L. Bahnsen (Coming Soon!)
  3. Theistic Apologetics ~ Dennis McCallum. A look at three different apologetic methods used by theists
 Christian Worldview & Philosophy

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  1. Was the New Testament Influenced by Pagan Philosophy? ~ Ronald H. Nash
  2. Was the New Testament Influenced by Pagan Religions? ~ Ronald H. Nash
  3. A Survey of Christian Epistemology ~ Cornelius Van Til
  4. The Transcendental Perspective of Westminster's Apologetic ~ Robert Knudsen
  5. Why Bertrand Russell Was Not a Christian ~ Ralph A. Smith
  6. Evidential Apologetics: The Right Way ~ Greg L. Bahnsen (Coming Soon!)
  7. Wanted Thinking Christians ~ James P. Boice (Coming Soon!)
  8. Vain Philosophies ~ Michael Horton (Coming Soon!)
 Apologetics & Evangelism

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  1. Strategies for Dialoguing with Atheists ~ Ron Rhodes
  2. Apologetics in a Postmodern Age ~ Don Matzat
 Debates

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  1. Justifying Non-Christian Objections ~ Douglas Wilson and Farrell Till. This debate reveals that when non-Christians object to the Christian world-view, they unavoidably presuppose objective standards.

  2. The Futility of Non-Christian Thought ~ Douglas Jones, Michael Martin, and Keith Parsons

  3. Responses to Atheist Philosopher, Michael Martin ~ Michael Martin is a professor of philosophy at Boston University. His books include Atheism: A Philosophical Justification (Temple University Press, 1990) and The Case Against Christianity (Temple University Press, 1991). His most recent attack on the Christian faith comes in his article The Transcendental Argument for the Non Existence of God (Autumn 1996, The New Zealand Rationalist). The link is to a page containing responses to all of Martin's works, beginning with his Transcendental Argument for the Non-Existence of God.