What is it to Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ?

  Introduction What is saving faith?  In Acts 16, Luke recounts the immediate question of a jail-guard after he realizes that his prisoners, Paul and Silas, are evangelists from God. The Philippian jailer says:  “What must I do to be saved?”  It is hard to overstate the significance of this […]

Scripturalism and the Gettier Problem

By Doug Douma and Luke Miner   So the story goes, epistemologists had long held knowledge to be justified true belief (JTB). (A story to be doubted according to Alvin Plantinga.) (That Clark held to JTB rather than just “true belief” (TB) Doug has argued in Gordon Clark’s Theory of […]

Obscure Clark-Quote on the Trinity

In The Trinity, Clark points out that Platonic Realism helps to answer many questions regarding the doctrine of the Trinity.  However, Clark’s solutions also raise additional questions.  In the quote below, Hodge attacks the view Clark holds and Clark makes a very interesting response.   “…Hodge is violently opposed to […]

Isolationist Clarkians:  An Oxymoron?

Some people think of Gordon Clark’s theology as divisive and isolationist in nature.  This article gives reasons to doubt this.  However, I think that any theological system that is at variance with the cultural norms will naturally produce a divisive spirit in some people.  This is because people who think […]

Then, Now, and Al by Dr. Nicholas Wolterstorff

This is an interesting lecture by Dr. Nicholas Wolterstorff that gives a fascinating commentary on the history of the philosophy of the 20th century and explains how Alvin Plantinga fits in.  This was a paper that Wolterstorff wrote awhile ago and then presented it at Alvin Plantinga’s retirement. Then, Now, […]

Thoughts on Christian Teachings on Sex, Family, and Life by Richard Swinburne

God has given us many moral commands by which we should live.  But why obey them?  At least two good reasons are usually given.  The first is that we should obey God’s commands because His commands have our best interest in mind.  The second is that we should obey God’s […]

The Good Things about The Shack

The Shack is back and everyone’s getting a piece of the action.  The mystics are embracing and embellishing it, and using it to combat their doctrine-obsessed cousins.  The anti-mystics (the Reformed folks and such) are pointing out the doctrinal errors and warning people against it.  This article is by a […]

10 Reasons to Reject Scripturalism:  A Response – Part 8 of 10

Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5.Part 6.Part7 The Objection Scripturalists cannot show how a Christian worldview solves various philosophical and ethical problems raised for non-Christian worldviews. a) For instance, the law of non-contradiction (that A is not non-A) is a perfectly general law nowhere contained in […]

A Resource on Gordon Clark’s Philosophy of Language

A lot of people have asked me lately about Gordon Clark’s philosophy of language.  I also know many people who consider themselves Clarkians who have significant misunderstandings of Clark in this area.  In these 3 lectures from the Trinity Foundation, Gordon Clark treats popular views of language and presents a […]

William Lane Craig Explaining Infinite

William Lane Craig gives some interesting thoughts on infinite.  This sermon is given in his Sunday School Class where he’s explaining systematic theology and currently going thru an excurses on Natural Theology.  He does a good job explaining infinite to laypeople and also relates this explanation to the infinite of […]

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