Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Apologetic Approach Panel Discussion
As the leader of Southern Seminary's student organization Pros Apologian, I was able to bring together several of our school's professors to discuss their different apologetic approaches and how they relate to evangelistic encounters. This panel discussion occurred last week, and I really enjoyed our time together.

Now the event "Apologetics and Evangelism" is available online as an MP3 download. If you are interested in apologetics, then I suggest checking it out! The participants were:


posted at 3:15 PM  
Comments (6)

At 6:39 AM, Blogger Jeff Downs said...

Have not had a chance to listen yet, I will now, but thank you thank you thank. This "should" be good.

At 7:08 AM, Blogger Jeff Downs said...

Regarding Bruce Ware's comments about common ground. As a friend of mine once said, we all play on the same ground (i.e. common ground), but is the ground is neutral. If this is God's world, the ground is not neutral.

At 7:27 AM, Blogger Jeff Downs said...

I should probably hold this all at once, but Wellum's presentation was great!

I especially like the comment at the end of his presentation that apologetics and evangelism are not two seperate enterprises. This is a Van Tillian approach and ultimately a biblical approach. Thank you Dr. Wellum!

At 8:10 AM, Blogger Jeff Downs said...

One last thought, unless others contribute.

Dr. Coppenger, on the TA, seem to miss the point that proof is not persuasion.

It was a very good discussion and could have gone on longer.

One more point that needs to be made is that presuppers. need to work on incorporating the Triunity of God in their apologetics, because any other sort of God (as Van Til would say) is no God at all. But, stating this, this put the classical apologists (i.e. cosmological, telelogical, etc.) in a bind, since they argue from some general sort of diety. This is evident in the fact that any (qualified) religion could use these arguments, including the cults and in fact, they do.

All speakers had good points and it was a great discussion.

At 1:56 PM, Blogger John said...


Thank you for your comments!

But you have piqued my interest. Would you mind explaining how presuppositionalists could work on incorporating the Triunity of God in their apologetics?

At 3:46 PM, Anonymous junior said...

Very spirited discussion : )
and yes it could have gone longer

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