One of my pet peeves is people of various persuasions perpetually complaining, or seeking to demonstrate, that all of their critics have misunderstood them. I have been in various controversies or discussions where this seems to be a default position, with the charge that even the best critics have missed the boat.
But, sometimes there is genuine and sustained misunderstanding, which is a good opportunity for clarification and dialogue.
Here is a good discussion underway regarding covenantal apologetics (the Approach Formerly Known as Presuppositionalism).
Fides Quaerens Intellectum: What Is Presuppositionalism? by William Edgar
- Questioning Presuppositionalism by Paul Copan
- Answering Objections to Presuppositionalism by K. Scott Oliphint
See also James Anderson’s response to Copan’s claim that presuppositionalists are involved with begging the question (and consequently would get an F in an intro to logic class!).
If I can add a personal note, as one who has switched from a more classical approach to a covenantal one, I can say that the Lord has used this to give me much greater confidence in him and in the veracity of his comprehensive word.