Why Study Alvin Plantinga and Reformed Epistemology?

Reformed Epistemology (RE) is not exactly like the Scripturalist epistemology in that Scripturalism takes known propositions to be those propositions which are revealed by the Holy Spirit to the believer’s mind, and those propositions which are validly deduced from them.  Moreover, for the Scripturalist, these propositions are believed as an […]

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 […]

Party People and Epicurean Hedonism

Hedonism is the philosophy that pleasure the highest good.  A hedonist is a pleasure-lover.  Often, this philosophy is associated with people of the party spirit; those drunken carousing revelers who roll in at dawn and wake up at noon.  The Epicureans show up in Acts 17 and question Paul with […]

10 Reasons to Reject Scripturalism – Response Part 4 of 10

By C.Jay Engel and Luke Miner Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Objection 4 The internalist constraint on knowledge is in conflict with Scripturalism and yet is regularly employed by Scripturalists in arguments against non-Christians. The internalist constraint on knowledge – that is, the idea that someone must know how […]

Is Knowledge Merely True Opinion?

It is entirely understandable that people would want to know how Gordon Clark defines “knowledge”.   Based on some quotes that have been going around, some people have drawn the conclusion that he thought knowledge is nothing more than true opinion.  This post is not meant to argue that Clark took […]

A Desire to Know or a Desire to Think I Know? (Part 2 of 2)

Solution In the previous post, A Desire to Know or a Desire to Think I Know?  (Part 1 of 2), I presented the problem that I will now try to solve.  Solve is too strong a word for what follows.  Perhaps it is an evolving solution or, rather, some suggestions […]

A Desire to Know or a Desire to Think I Know? (Part 1 of 2)

Link to Part 2. A Problem I was considering buying a hardback copy of City of God by Augustine on Amazon.com and my eyes glanced down to the reviews section.  A semi-well-known atheist blogger wrote an eloquent review of the book; explaining why Augustine just isn’t worth reading.  One of […]

10 Reasons to Reject Scripturalism: A Response – Part 2 of 10

by Luke Miner and Cjay Engel (Link to Part 1)   Objection 2 Scripturalism is refuted by Scripture itself. According to Mt 24:32, humans know a variety of propositions not contained in Scripture or validly deducible from Scripture. This is because Jesus makes relatively unspecified reference to these known propositions […]

10 Reasons to Reject Scripturalism: A Response – Part 1 of 10

by Luke Miner and Cjay Engel Scripturalism Scripturalism is the system of truth that can be deduced from Scripture.  It is entirely deducible from the axiom: The Bible is the Word of God The chief modern proponents of this system have been theologians such as Gordon H. Clark and some […]

Sawing Lessons: Kierkegaard’s Concluding Unscientific Postscript

Sawing Lessons “In the great forests of North Dakota, there lived a rough old sawyer named Dawkins.  In his early years, Dawkins dominated the region with his woodcutting abilities; able to produce as much sawn wood as any ten sawyers in the region combined.  As he grew older, he took […]