A Future Force to be Reckoned With

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Max Andrews is definitely a force to be reckoned with in the future of philosophical and apologetic debate.

Much of his writing takes mental effort, but he cannot help but let his C.S. Lewis-esque heart and passion bleed through.

He has published a compendium of sorts…

http://sententias.org/2013/06/09/philsci-directory/

Valuable resource to say the least.

Thank you Max!

The Roots of Our Decline – Francis Schaeffer

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Francis Scheaffer (30 January 1912 – 15 May 1984) was a man who lived and articulated the debate points with prophetic foresight, as this video makes clear.

He was also a model in showing how apologetic methodology (Evidentialism and Presuppositionalism) need not be counter but rather complimentary of one-another.

If Truth Exists…

He was a burning and shining light...” – John 5:35

As Jesus’ words testify to the alluring combination of both intelligence and passion (regarding John the Baptist) so I personally cannot help but look with both hope and admiration at those philosophers, apologists and truth-seekers who likewise hold a similar confluence of personal qualities.

To that admiration, this blog is devoted.

It is often observed that “all truth is God’s truth“. This blog is a humble attempt to glean, gather and appreciate passionate, lively defense of the truth from the Christian worldview.

Because if Truth exists in our universe, then nothing demands more passion then the articulation and defense of that Truth. Nothing.

So this blog will contain little of drawn-out, dispassionate theoreticalism. Rather limitation will be made to include only the most demonstrably living and passionately relevant expressions of dialogue and debate.

For the sake of the one in whom “we live and move and have our being” – Acts 17:28

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Seems to me that if we lose this battle, we’ve lost it all. Ideologies have enduring consequences and Christ-centered, passionate dialogue, engaging a culture bent on its own destruction is where it must begin.

Brilliance, Mutual Respect Square Off in the Debate Arena.

Michael Ruze and Fuz Rana at Biola University debating the topic, “Are natural processes sufficient to explain the origin and complexity of the cell?

Just the sheer brilliance of both of the debaters makes this one for the record books.

Thanks to J.W. Wartick for bringing this important debate to my attention.

Battle of the Titans – William Lane Craig vs. Christopher Hitchens

At Biola College, April, 2009. Two titans clashed.

Hitchens died December 15, 2011. He was considered the chief spokesman for the New Atheist movement. He was an audience charmer with a cool, suave, confident air about him, but he often used this as a way to bolster weak arguments. He could certainly sway an audience.

William Lane Craig remains a very formidable philosopher and apologist with an extraordinary level head, keen insight, relentless Christ-centeredness and as bold as a lion.

Evidentialism versus Presuppositionalism – The Classic Methodology Debate

To understand the other side of the debate you must understand their position.

This is in my opinion, the classic debate. Here is a ten-minute summary on the debate between Greg Bahnsen and R.C. Sproul.

I’m very grateful for the emerging crop of young, energetic, immensely intelligent apologists. They are not only a breath of fresh air, but a reason for hope in a culture that is quickly unraveling due to destructive ideological forces.

But it’s also great to go back to those who framed the debate points on the subject of apologetic methodology.