The phrase "presuppositional apologetics" might be lost on many in the church, but its method and use has continued to increase in popularity even today. Dr. Bahnsen didn't develop the method but learned it from Dr. Cornelius Van Til. He did, however, give teeth to it, as demonstrated remarkably in his formal debate ("The Great Debate: Does God Exist?") with Gordon Stein and other debates.
He was a husband, a father, a scholar of the greatest degree, a teacher, a debater, a philosopher, and an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.
In addition to his defense of the Christian faith against all other forms of unbelief, through his speaking engagements you can hear Dr. Bahnsen:
Just to name a few... There are over 1,600 audio recordings of his teachings.
However, not only was he an avid defender of the Christian faith and the Christian worldview as it pertains to all areas of life, he was also a powerful writer. His works include:
I don't know why God saw fit to take Dr. Bahnsen from the church at such a young age, but I can't question His wisdom and judgment. However, we would do well as a church to not let the opportunity of learning from Dr. Bahnsen pass us by when we have so much of his legacy remaining.
Do yourself a favor - do the church a favor - if you haven't heard of Dr. Bahnsen, listen to one of his lectures, sermons, or debates, or read one of his books. You won't walk away having not grown in your understanding of the Scriptures.
I'm a sinner saved by God's amazing grace through the the precious blood of Jesus Christ and the glorious quickening of the Holy Spirit.
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