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REVIEWING LOGIC: A REFORMED APPROACH TO THE FOUNDATION OF WESTERN THOUGHT

Logic: A God-Centered Approach to the Foundation of Western Thought. Vern Sheridan Poythress. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2013. 733 pp. $45.00. ISBN 978-1-4335-3229-0.
            This magnificent tome is an introductory textbook to Logic, written by the eminent Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary, Vern Sheridan Poythress. In this book review I will begin by explaining what the purpose of the book is and how the book is divided. This will be followed by some comments as to whether this book accomplishes its purpose, and as to how it compares to other books which have the same purpose. Finally, I will note some of the difficulties that I noticed in this book, as well as some questions that came to mind as I read this book.
This book is designed to be a complete introduction to Logic, written from the perspective of reformed presuppositionalist theologian. Though it is not explicitly mentioned anywhere in the book, this book was most likely desig…

Is Abortion Morally Right or Wrong? (A Philosophical Perspective)

One of the most debated questions today is whether or not abortion is morally acceptable, and, if it is, until what stage in the development of the substance which is created by the fertilization of a human egg by a human sperm?[1] This blog post is the second article in a series of blog articles that are being published by the Canadian Apologetics Coalition. Click here to see the first article in the series. Click here to see the full list of articles to come, with links being added as the articles are published.
The argument that I will be advancing is based upon arguments and definitions that I have advanced in a blog series that I did on What it means to be a Human Person, parts 1-13,[2] as such it is purely philosophical.[3] The following argument seems to demonstrate that abortion, from the moment of fertilization onward, is pre-meditated murder, where Pre-meditated murder is defined as planning to kill a human-being, and following through on the plan, thereby successfully killin…

Canadian Apologetics Coalition: Contending for Life and Sexuality

The Canadian Apologetics Coalition is doing a blog series on Abortion and Human Sexuality. Here is the first blog in the series, Omnibus Bill C-150: True Progress?, published by Jojo Ruba and Justin Wishart on the Faith Beyond Belief Blog. Faith Beyond Belief is an apologetics ministry based in Calgary, Alberta. This blog looks at the Omnibus C-150 Bill which "legalized birth control, divorce, homosexuality and abortion among others." 

      There will be 8 more blog posts in this series by bloggers across Canada touching on subjects such as: 

May 16 - Is Abortion Morally Right or Wrong (A Philosophical Perspective) by David Haines

May 18 - Making a Clear and Concise Case for Life by Tim Barnett

May 20 - Abortion and the Bible: Why Pro-life by Jonathon Van Maren

May 22 - A Personal Story of Adoption by Stephen J. Bedard

May 24 - Living in Colour: Recovering after Abortion by Mckenzie Hahn

May 26 - Homosexuality: Beyond Society and Into Theology by Steven Richard Martins

May 28 …