An Idiot’s Guide to Learning about the Clark-Van Til Controversy

In the Christian world, it seems that the reading of Gordon Clark and Cornelius Van Til has all but perished.  In the philosophical world, there has been a resurgence of Christian philosophers building on the work of Richard Swinburne, Alvin Plantinga, and others, yet you can barely find mention of […]

Systematic Theology from William Lane Craig

William Lane Craig is the most well-known Christian apologist in the world.  He is most famous for his public debates with both popular and academic critics of Christianity and for his apologetic writings.  Because Dr. Craig is not reformed nor presuppositional in his apologetic, he is often criticized by reformed […]

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 […]

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