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 […]

A List of Differences Between the Thought of Gordon H. Clark and Cornelius Van Til

Source:  A List of Differences Between The Though of Gordon H. Clark and Cornelius Van Til  by Doug Douma   [Critique of this list is appreciated. I don’t own many of Van Til’s books and so haven’t provided as many quotes of his positions as I would like.]   Outline: The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Clark on Saving Faith in 1961

One of the greatest contributions of Gordon Clark to the clarification of the gospel is his explanation of the nature of saving faith.  In 1961, Religion, Reason, and Revelation (RRR) by Gordon H. Clark was published. This book contains one of Clark’s earliest treatments of the nature of faith.  Of […]

Gordon Clark on Aristotle’s Theory of Motion

In Thales to Dewey, Gordon Clark provides a fairly detailed analysis of the basics of Aristotle’s system of thought.  These basics are still debated today because they don’t only apply to Aristotelianism.  Concepts such as definition, substance, unity, individuation, motion, space, time, etc. are ideas used by almost everybody.  However, […]

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