The Failure of Philosophy is God’s Wrath Manifested

Reading through Bahnsen’s book Van Til’s Apologetic. If you have been wanting to dive into Van Til, wanting to get into a deeper understanding of Presuppositional Apologetics, or if you are into philosophy and want to view some of the challenges of history through a Reformed lens, this book is a must read. Van Til’s … Continue reading The Failure of Philosophy is God’s Wrath Manifested

The Meaning of the Resurrection of the Son of God

The last few weeks I have written on some of the apologetical reasons for the resurrection of Jesus. This 7th Sunday of Easter I focus on the meaning of the resurrection. Acts 9:20 says that after Paul was converted he proclaimed “He is the Son of God.” What is the significance of this title? What … Continue reading The Meaning of the Resurrection of the Son of God

The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus (4)

This fifth Sunday of Easter we continue looking into the resurrection. In the previous essay it was established that the disciples and others claimed to have seen the risen Jesus. This week we look to another claim that has consensus from scholars: A key persecutor of the Church (Saul of Tarsus) was suddenly changed and … Continue reading The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus (4)

They Must Affirm God Before They Deny Him

Reformed Protestants contend that there must be a specifically Protestant defense of all Christian doctrines. In Reformed theology the argument is that all our doctrines are interdependent. The major doctrines imply other doctrines. For example our doctrine of the atonement, will to some extent, influence our doctrine of God. Cornelius Van Til, describing the difference … Continue reading They Must Affirm God Before They Deny Him

The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus (3)

This 4th Sunday of Easter we continue to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord from the grave. In this second essay we focus on a claim that has shared consensus: Shortly after Jesus’ death, a number of his followers had experiences that allowed them to believe that Jesus had risen from the dead and appeared … Continue reading The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus (3)

The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus (2)

This 3rd Sunday of Easter we continue to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord from the grave. In this second essay we focus on a claim that has shared consensus: Jesus of Nazareth died by crucifixion. Death by crucifixion was a common form employed by Romans to execute common criminals. Dr. Michael Licona’s 700+ page … Continue reading The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus (2)

The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus

We enter the second Sunday of Easter and it is fitting to discuss the Resurrection. Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus for good reason, since Jesus has risen we are no longer in our sins. However, not everyone believes the resurrection of Jesus is a fact which is sad. Are Christians missing the boat on … Continue reading The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus