Theology

Frame, Van Til, and Knowledge

On Pg 700 of John Frames Systematic Theology he writes: 1. “Clark assumed that any difference between God’s thinking and man’s thinking was necessarily a difference in truth value.” and 2. “Actually, Clark and Van Til were not as far apart a they seemed to think.  Clark allowed that there were important differences between divine …

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God Chooses His Messengers from Amongst Sinful People

This coming Wednesday will be my first sermon. I’m fortunate that my seminary has even first year students doing sermons. I think it would have not been until the 3rd year at other seminaries. The following, more or less, is the sermon I’ve written for Oct 16, 2013. I’m planing on not using any notes, …

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The Solution to the Problem of Knowledge Despite Man's Finitude

There is a problem in epistemology that unless all things are known then nothing can be known.  Now, this seems strange because we think of building up knowledge from the bits and pieces and into a larger picture. But consider this problem: we say that a swinging baseball bat is the CAUSE of the baseball …

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On Literal Interpretation of the Bible, Part 2

Genre Analysis In “Hermeneutics, Principles and Processes of Biblical Interpretation” by Henry A. Virkler (not to be confused with the Fonz, Henry Winkler) we read the following regarding genre analysis or literary form: “For purposes of our analysis at this point, it is sufficient to speak of three general literary forms – prose, poetry, and …

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