Apologetics and the Five Solas

This episode was recorded live at our 2017 Theology Conference on The Reformation of Apologetics. In celebration of the five-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation and the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Cornelius Van Til, we consider the connection between Reformed apologetics and the five solas.

The solas summarize the theological principles of the Reformation, and while one may not consider apologetics to be a major discipline of the Reformation, we seek to show how the Reformation dictates a consistent apologetic method. We contend that to be a covenantal apologist, one must be a Reformed theologian. Moreover, to be a consistent Reformed theologian, one must be a covenantal apologist.

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Derick Dickens

2 years ago

I appreciated this forum discussion. The discussion on all of us being image bearers and have absolutely everything in common with the world (common metaphysical ground), encouraged me (along with the antithesis). This entire discussion was helpful as I spent much of my morning thinking this through.

I also truly appreciated the end in being admonished that we should not merely tear down the other person’s worldview, but we should offer a positive worldview of the Gospel. This is a much-needed discussion for me, and I believe others too.

I loved this discussion. Thanks for making it available online.

James CP Morgan

2 years ago

Just FYI. I’m a loyal RF listener on my ipod. Haven’t been able to download this episode (I just downloaded Dr. Oliphint’s, though). Has anyone else experienced trouble downloading?

James CP Morgan

2 years ago

Actually, I can’t download Dr. Oliphint’s message either. Anyone else having this problem?

Camden Bucey

2 years ago

I haven’t received any other reports of issues downloading issues yet. Can you describe the problem further? How are you attempting to download it?

James CP Morgan

2 years ago

Not sure there is much to describe. Just right click and then click ‘save target as.” I eventually went to YouTube and got it from there.

Camden Bucey

2 years ago

It appears to be a certificate issue with our media server site. We’re working on it.

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