A Christian View of Knowledge (K. Samples)

One of my favorite books on apologetics and worldview is A World of Difference by Kenneth Samples.  I’ve mentioned it here on the blog from time to time; while I was recently flipping through it again, I re-read a helpful discussion of the Christian, biblical view of knowledge (Christian epistemology).  I’ll summarize it here: 1)… Continue reading A Christian View of Knowledge (K. Samples)

Truth, Humility, and Apologetics (Groothuis)

Here's a great quote from a great book. "Postmodernists fret mightily about arrogance and dogmatism, but to avoid them they typically rebound into the equal and opposite errors of cheap tolerance and relativism.  However, a belief in the objectivity of truth and its importance for all of life does not entail an arrogant attitude or… Continue reading Truth, Humility, and Apologetics (Groothuis)

Truth, Epistemology, and Baseball

  Since I like baseball and certain philosophical discussions, I thought this was a good illustration that shows a few different ways people view truth.  (And I'll refrain from explaining how calling strikes is tough because the strike zone is more like a cube than a square.)  Is truth objective, subjective, or a social construction?  Os Guinness illustrates it this way. … Continue reading Truth, Epistemology, and Baseball

Christianity for Modern Pagans

This is a great book for those of you who like apologetics, philosophy, epistemology, and theology: Christianity for Modern Pagans by Peter Kreeft.  In this book, Kreeft gives a short commentary on the Pensees of Blaise Pascal (d. 1662).  Kreeft arranges the Pensees in a topical order to make them easier to read and digest.  Here… Continue reading Christianity for Modern Pagans

Jesus, Creed, Knowledge, and Faith

 Most of us understand that the phrase "No creed but Christ" is very unhelpful for two reasons: 1) it is illogical because it is creed in and of itself, and 2) one has to define "Christ," and in so doing, the result will be something like a creedal statement.  Geerhardus Vos tackled this unhelpful anti-creedal attitude which was evidently… Continue reading Jesus, Creed, Knowledge, and Faith