J. F Foster

Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (78 of 82)
In My Own Words:
Nothing really earth shattering about me. I have become a voracious reader only in the last couple of years, and my main interest is Christian literature. I am married to a wonderful woman, I attend a great church, and I enjoy serving others instead of serving myself - a complete change from the way I used to be before I started following God. I'm a happy man, not because of what I have in eart… Read more


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Darwin on Trial by Phillip E. Johnson
Darwin on Trial by Phillip E. Johnson
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mostly Good, July 17 2004
I have generally stayed away from getting engrossed in the always contentious creation/evolution debate - mainly because I'm neither a scientist nor a philosopher and I recognize the limitations these facts have on my ability to responsibly appraise the legitimacy of each side's arguments. As such, I am not well versed in the explosion of literature in this area emanating from both sides, and my critique of this book should be understood with this in mind.
As an evangelical committed to Biblical authority, naturalistic evolution is untenable because its metaphysical imperatives are hostile to Christianity. I think Johnson does a good job of demonstrating this. Further, evolutionary… Read more
Five Views On Apologetics: Counterpoints by Steven Cowan
This is a book written by apologists, for apologists. It is not a book whose primary emphasis is to present a meticulous apologetic for the Christian faith that everyday Christians can use and draw personal strength from, but is rather a book that debates what the best apologetic method is for going about erecting such an apologetic. As such, its use I think is somewhat limited beyond the rather small audience that likes to have discussions like this.
A point needs to be made about this entire subject matter. I strongly sympathize with Frame's view that debates on apologetic method are actually pretty boring and in many instances, do not represent the best of Christianity or even… Read more
Apologetics to the Glory of God: An Introduction by John M. Frame
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Introduction, July 16 2004
This introduction by Frame is to be commended for recognizing proper apologetic priorities - that our biggest apologetic battles should not be with other Christians over apologetic method, but with non-Christians who are outside the Kingdom. Frame refuses to play contentious games over apologetic method, choosing instead to take what he believes is the best (the most Biblical) from each approach and incorporate it into a generally presuppositional approach that emphasizes his version of the transcendental argument.
Frame, following Van Til, spends a good bit of time in this book arguing that atheism in particular, and all non-Christian thought in general, is guilty of being both… Read more