Limiting Concepts and Biblical Logic – Part 2

[Continued from Part 1, here.] As an example of the significance of limiting concepts, let us first consider the Trinity. God has given us in Scripture adequate attestation that our reasoning is trustworthy and presupposed in Scripture and human reason is the law of non-contradiction (something cannot be P and not-P at the same time in the same … Continue reading Limiting Concepts and Biblical Logic – Part 2

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The Irrational Rationality of Postmodernism

Have you experienced that awkward situation in which, having just presented the good news of Jesus Christ, the man or woman on the other side the table says something like, "I see, I understand how much that truth means to you, but it is not for me"? In this situation the absolute truth claims of … Continue reading The Irrational Rationality of Postmodernism

Appendix 1 -The Christian Worldview

In this first appendix of my paper "To Love God with All One's Heart Soul and Strength," I sketch the Christian worldview as best as I understand it. I briefly treat a Biblical view of metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. My presentation is highly dependent on the work of John Frame and is very selective, only … Continue reading Appendix 1 -The Christian Worldview

To Love God with All One’s Heart Soul and Strength: a Christian Philosophy of Education

I recently had to summarize my approach to education for a class; here is the paper that resulted. Using Jeff Greenman's nine components of learning as the structural framework, I develop in this paper my own philosophy of education, employing a hypothetical school of ministry located in Vancouver to elucidate it in a concrete setting. Two … Continue reading To Love God with All One’s Heart Soul and Strength: a Christian Philosophy of Education

The Epistemological Necessity of Tri-unity

  I have been thinking a lot about the Trinity recently, one of the fruits of this labour is a new paper I just posted on Academia.edu. In this paper, I argue that self-knowledge requires three points of reference--the self who is knowing (subject), something to see onself in (an external object), and a standard … Continue reading The Epistemological Necessity of Tri-unity

The Irrationalism of Rational Thought

Can someone who rejects God as He has revealed Himself in Scripture be consistently rational? Cornelius Van Til, a 20th century Christian apologist and theologian, frequently demonstrated the inherent irrationalism of all non-Biblical worldviews. One of his students, John Frame, has applied this insight to many of the major philosophical thinkers and movements of western … Continue reading The Irrationalism of Rational Thought

Prevenient Grace: An Investigation into Arminianism – Teaser 15

"I am convinced that one of the greatest contributions these doctrines have is to enlarge our picture of our glorious and worthy God; it is my prayer that setting down this book, you will proclaim with Paul, "Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and … Continue reading Prevenient Grace: An Investigation into Arminianism – Teaser 15

Prevenient Grace: An Investigation into Arminianism – Teaser 14

"contrary to the claims of every Arminian polemic, the biblical authors only find fodder for their prayer and evangelism in the Calvinist doctrines of grace." (Acts 18:10-11, 2 Thess. 2:13, Romans 11:33-36) ‪ Prevenient Grace – Coming early 2016

Prevenient Grace: An Investigation into Arminianism – Teaser 13

"[Fighting pride with election] is found throughout Scripture; how fitting is it then to emphasize this doctrine in a day when the pride of man runs rampant over every inch of our world? What better tool has God granted us to curb our egos and post-enlightenment rationalism than His most foolish wisdom?" 1 Corinthians 1. … Continue reading Prevenient Grace: An Investigation into Arminianism – Teaser 13

Prevenient Grace: An Investigation into Arminianism – Teaser 12

"Calvinism[, at its best,] is that worldview that seeks in every area of thought to uphold this picture of God as the transcendent but known, all sufficient, all glorious, sovereign and free, merciful, loving, and wise King of the universe." That is Calvin's Calvinism. Prevenient Grace - Coming early 2016