Questioning Free Will for the Arminian, Catholic, Kantian, and Molinist

Beyond the piles of books, posts, lectures on the free will vs. determinism discussion, there remains a nagging objection to this whole business.  It takes many forms: “Great theologians and philosophers have disagreed over this question for centuries.  You’ll never figure it out!” Sometimes the objection takes the form of […]

Bultmann Reads Mother Goose

I am currently reading Gordon Clark’s commentary on 1 John.  Occasionally, it brings up a particular interpretation of the well-known scholar Rudolph Bultmann. Among other things, Bultmann is known for his belief that the historical analysis of the New Testament is both futile and unnecessary, given that the earliest Christian literature […]

Clark on Van Til’s “solution” to the Problem of the One and the Many

While teaching at Wheaton College (1937-1943) Dr. Clark actually used Dr. Van Til’s syllabi for some of his philosophy classes. One syllabus on Christian Apologetics in the Sangre de Cristo Seminary library has Dr. Clark’s handwritten note that it was given to him as a gift from Van Til in […]

Doctrine: A Map for a Journey of Faith?

In a book titled Westminster Confession For Today, George S. Hendry wrote:  “Doctrines are not faith; they are statements of faith in propositional form…faith has often been compared to a journey, or a pilgrimage.  Doctrine may then be compared to a map.  No one would suppose he had reached his destination […]

Christ the Word

The first 18 verses of the Gospel of John teach me something every time I study them.  They have so many facets and they communicate so much truth.  I was always taught that the Word in this passage is Jesus Christ.  Therefore, I always substituted “Word” for “Jesus Christ” whenever […]

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