Seminary on Saturday: Dr. Oliphint on Apologetics

The Domain for Truth

First off thanks to Jeff Downs for letting me know about these lectures!

Westminster Theological Seminary have these “Seminary on Saturday” series and during April 2017 they had their professor of Apologetics Dr. Scott Oliphint teach.  For those of you who didn’t know Westminster Theological Seminary is the seminary where Cornelius Van Til taught at many years ago who was the founder of Presuppositional apologetics.  Christians must be informed by the Bible in how they do apologetics and that’s one of the plus of this method (among other things).

These lectures took place at Covenant Church in Nashville, TN.

Here are the lectures:

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4 Kingdoms 7:4 Lexham LXX Int Swete 

“4 ἐὰν εἴπωμεν Εἰσέλθωμεν εἰς τὴν πόλιν, καὶ ὁ λιμὸς ἐν τῇ πόλει καὶ ἀποθανούμεθα ἐκεῖ· καὶ ἐὰν καθίσωμεν ὧδε, καὶ ἀποθανούμεθα. καὶ νῦν δεῦτε καὶ ἐμπέσωμεν εἰς τὴν παρεμβολὴν Συρίας· ἐὰν ζωογονήσωσιν ἡμᾶς, καὶ ζησόμεθα· καὶ ἐὰν θανατώσωσιν ἡμᾶς, καὶ ἀποθανούμεθα.” via the Logos Bible Android app.

4 Kingdoms 7:3 Lexham LXX Int Swete 

“3 Καὶ τέσσαρες ἄνδρες ἦσαν λεπροὶ παρὰ τὴν θύραν τῆς πόλεως, καὶ εἶπεν ἀνὴρ πρὸς τὸν πλησίον αὐτοῦ Τί ἡμεῖς καθήμεθα ὧδε ἕως ἀποθάνωμεν;” via the Logos Bible Android app.

4 Kingdoms 7:2 Lexham LXX Int Swete 

“2 καὶ ἀπεκρίθη ὁ τριστάτης ἐφʼ ὃν ὁ βασιλεὺς ἐπανεπαύετο ἐπὶ τὴν χεῖρα αὐτοῦ τῷ Ἐλεισαῖε καὶ εἶπεν Ἰδοὺ ποιήσει Κύριος καταράκτας ἐν οὐρανῷ· μὴ ἔσται τὸ ῥῆμα τοῦτο; καὶ Ἐλεισαῖε εἶπεν Ἰδοὺ ὄψῃ τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς, καὶ ἐκεῖθεν οὐ φάγῃ.” via the Logos Bible Android app.

4 Kingdoms 7:1 Lexham LXX Int Swete 

“1 καὶ εἶπεν Ἐλεισαῖε Ἄκουσον λόγον Κυρίου Τάδε λέγει Κύριος Ὡς ἡ ὥρα αὕτη αὔριον, μέτρον σεμιδάλεως σίκλου ἐν ταῖς πύλαις Σαμαρείας.” via the Logos Bible Android app.

Reading the Prophets of the Apocalypse: a book review

thoughts, prayers & songs: my journey from self-absorption to doxology

Evangelicals have a history of misinterpreting the apocalypse. Some of us mine the ancient texts for clues to our march toward destruction. Some of us throw up our hands and prefer to speak of the eschaton in general terms.

9780825427619Kregel Academic has these helpful exegetical handbooks which walk pastors and students through a genre of Scripture with some suggestions for digging deep into the text—studying, interpreting and proclaiming. I have reviewed a previous volume of the Old Testament Exegetical Handbooks before in a related domain,(Interpreting the Prophetic Books, 2014). But Interpreting Apocalyptic Literatureis different because there is no apocalypse section of the Old Testament but  it is in parts of the prophetic books and extrabiblical literature. Richard Taylor highlights where apocalyptic appears in the Prophets (especially the latter half of Daniel and Joel but also passages in Isaiah, Ezekiel, Zechariah, Malachi) and other Apocalyptic literature (e.g. The Book…

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Sofia Kioroglou

I am so excited to have another poem featured on Outlaw Poetry! Thank you M.Klaus for providing a welcoming home for my little babies


Walking down my way to hell,
my sins start flashing through my mind.
My innards are burning,
apocatastasis or eternal condemnation?

Sin will always take you further
than you had planned to go,
costing more than you had intended to pay,
keeping you longer than you had wanted to stay!

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Weekend Roundup

The big story of the week is the discoveries made in excavations at Caesarea, including the altar of Herod’s temple, an inscribed menorah, and a statue of Asclepius. You can read the press release here or download high-res photos here. Haaretz has the best illustrated story. The Times of Israel emphasizes the discovery of an…

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