Tensions in Theology and Winged Balrogs?

In old times, the first chapter of a Systematic Theology book or the first lecture of a Systematic Theology class would be named by a big word:  “prolegomena.”  The prolegomena of a study is the introduction to that study.  It is where the basic terms are defined, the methodology of […]

10 Reasons to Reject Scripturalism:  A Response Part 6 of 10

By C.Jay Engel and Luke Miner Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Objection 6 The occasionalist psychology of belief is in conflict with Scripturalists reliance on the infallibilist constraint on knowledge. If God immediately causes all human beliefs whatsoever, then he regularly causes millions of false […]

Determinism and Responsibility

By Gordon Clark This essay is a republish of Gordon Clark’s essay found here at trinityfoundation.org Unless one has been recently disgusted by a surfeit of discussion on this sometimes barren topic, a religious thinker will almost invariably be carried away into a heated argument. This is better than to denominate the […]

10 Reasons to Reject Scripturalism – Response Part 5 of 10

By C.Jay Engel and Luke Miner Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Objection 5 The occasionalist psychology of belief is in conflict with Scripturalism and yet is regularly appealed to by Scripturalists as an alternative to genuinely empirical modes of knowledge. Occasionalism that is, the idea that God […]

John Piper and the Supermarket of Theology

I have been very encouraged reading The Pleasures of God by John Piper.  I came across a great quote today about dealing with controversy over the truth. “Are there any significant biblical teachings that have not been controversial?  I cannot think of even one, let alone the number we all need […]

The Truth Incarnate

Today, I came across an interesting passage in Augustine’s letter to Volusianus.  This passage is filled with good doctrine and contains some interesting thoughts on secular philosophy.   Wherefore the Word of God, who is also the Son of God, co-eternal with the Father, the Power and the Wisdom of […]

Encouragement from Philo

I have now listened to the first 80 podcasts of The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps by Peter Adamson, which can be downloaded at historyofphilosophy.net.  For the past year, have been slowly working through these podcasts and through Thales to Dewey by Gordon Clark while trying to read a […]

Is There Such a Thing as “Common Ground” Between the Believer and the Unbeliever? – A Response

The purpose of this post is to shed light on the question of whether or not a Christian has any common ground with the unbeliever.  This is an important question.  Filbert might say:  “How silly! Of course there is common ground.  After all, some common concepts must be held between […]

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