Category Archives: Theology

An Alliterative Account

A partial play-by-play of Presbyterianism’s past. The 20th century: 1922 – Fosdick fights fundamentalist forces. 1923 – Machen’s manifest makes mincemeat of modernism. 1924 – Herman Hoeksema heads honorable Hollander hullabaloo. 1937 – Buswell’s BPC bans booze. 1944 – Cornelius … Continue reading

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Notes on John Frame’s “Theology of My Life.”

In his autobiography Theology of My Life (Cascade Books, 2017), Dr. John Frame notes that he published his recollections because, as he says, “I think they can be of use to some readers.” In this blog post I’ll note some … Continue reading

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The state of the Church in Iceland

I was fortunate to spend two weeks this month (August, 2017) traveling around Iceland. Northern places have always intrigued me. I had been to the Yukon and Alaska in 2002 with college buddies and to Vinland (maritime Canada) and Markland … Continue reading

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Clark and Van Til on Barth, Part 4.

Part 4. Were Cornelius Van Til’s views actually a lot like Karl Barth’s views? This is part 4 of a 5 part series on “Clark and Van Til on Barth.” Click here for Part 1. Click here for Part 2. Click … Continue reading

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Buswell’s Unusual Definition of “Presupposition”

In A Systematic Theology of the Christian Religion (Zondervan, 1962) J. Oliver Buswell Jr. presents an unusual definition of “presupposition.” He writes, “we take our presupposition as a conclusion arrived at on the basis of what we consider good and sufficient reasons.” (p. … Continue reading

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Clark and Van Til on Barth, Part 3.

  Part 3. How does Clark’s critique of Barth differ from Van Til’s? This is part 3 of a 5 part series on “Clark and Van Til on Barth.” Click here for Part 1. Click here for Part 2. Click here … Continue reading

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Clark and Van Til on Barth, Part 2.

Part 2: Was Cornelius Van Til the first Reformed theologian to critically oppose Karl Barth? This is part 2 of a 5 part series on “Clark and Van Til on Barth.” Click here for Part 1. Click here for Part 3. … Continue reading

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