Category Archives: Van Til

Futile Disputes

In his introduction to Apologetics, Professor Frame told us that the Van Til vs. Clark debate was a futile discussion that only led to chaos in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC). The disputation concerns whether we think like God (Clark) or our whether our thoughts will never be similar to God because of the Creator/Creature distinction (Van Til). As anyone familiar with Professor Frame will guess, he believes that both Van Til and Clark were right in different ways/senses. Professor Frame continues to display a form of Orthodox irenicism that begs to be heard in the evangelical church (particularly in the Reformed community). Such minute issues are mere bagatelle in the spectrum of eternity.