How do the classical arguments for God’s existence fit into presuppositional apologetics? Or do they? Is there any place for the teleological, cosmological, or ontological arguments in presuppositionalism? And what about historical texts, artifacts, and arguments? Can evidences from history help to make a presuppositionalist case for faith or not?[Read More...]
Church History: When Did Churches Stop Baptizing by Immersion?
As part of my research for the chapter on baptism in a book written by the faculty of Southern Seminary, one of the questions I wanted to answer was, “When did churches leave behind the New Testament practice of immersion?” The answer is, “Far later than you probably think.” Most of the students I teach […][Read More...]
Apologetics: Natural Theology, Evidential Apologetics, and Thomas Aquinas in Stanley Hauerwas’s Gifford Lectures
I recently finished reading With the Grain of the Universe: The Church’s Witness and Natural Theology, the published text of Stanley Hauerwas’s 2001 Gifford Lectures at the University of St. Andrews. In one sense, this particular iteration of the Gifford Lectures was a failure—but it can hardly be regarded as an authentic failure, because the […][Read More...]