But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 11:43

A Word on Gettier Cases

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Often presuppositionalists are construed as holding to the “Justified True Belief” model of knowledge. This leads pernicious unbelievers to jump to Gettier cases as attempted defeaters of presuppositional method. These cases are, it’s generally conceded, defeaters of JTB models,...

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Monday, 18 May 2020 07:43

Arbitrary Preconditions…

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In debates with presuppositionalists, non-Christians will often grasp part of the presup program and try turning the tables by suggesting they simply “presuppose” the much-discussed “preconditions of intelligibility” and, from there, work up to rationally justifying their...

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Our friends Adam Tucker and Dr. Richard Howe are at it again, this time, confronting presuppositionalists from the “Tag, You’re It” program in a recent Southern Evangelical Seminary podcast. Dr. Howe has been traveling the circuit, championing a form of philosophical Thomism in...

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Tuesday, 11 February 2020 06:37

A Clue About Dr. Bahnsen’s Epistemology

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From lecture 2 of his “Ancient and Medieval Philosophy”, starting at 9 min. 30. sec. Now, what do I mean by a presupposition? An elementary assumption, a basic commitment, or foundational perspective. These are different synonyms for it. I do not want you to think of presuppositions as...

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Wednesday, 05 February 2020 12:17

James Anderson vs Tom Jump

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See the recent discussion and Dr. Anderson’s follow up comments, here: A Conversation with Tom Jump I have a few comments about this discussion that might be interesting to presuppositionalists: From a strictly practical consideration, we can already see a weakness in the Anderson / Welty...

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