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10 Reasons Market Meltdowns Not Cause for Panic

Today is not looking like it will be an encouraging day for financial markets around the world, and predictably this...

How Shall We Then Live: The Christian’s Constant Choice Between Two Paths

In a section of Paul’s Letter to the Galatians explaining how Christians should handle the freedom they have in...

The Ministry of the Holy Spirit in Christ

While the Holy Spirit has an incredible ministry directly to believers, that is certainly not His only role. Before the...

The Role of the Holy Spirit in Our Understanding of Scripture

The theological term most commonly used by theologians to express the role of the Holy Spirit in Biblical understanding...

Radio (KPRZ) Interview with David Spoon about sandiegofellowship.org

Radio interview with the David Spoon Experience (KPRZ) on the launch of SDF, the importance of having a church home,...

Considering Whether the Revelatory Functions in 1 Corinthians 13 Have Already Ceased or Not

Presented to the SCS Faculty Symposium on the Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts, July 27, 2015   Introduction While...

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The Role of the Holy Spirit in Our Understanding of Scripture

The theological term most commonly used by theologians to express the role of the Holy Spirit in Biblical understanding...

A Brief Introduction to Philosophical Inquiry and Components of Worldview, Part 1: Addressing the Epistemological Questions

There are four major areas of philosophical inquiry that make up the basic components of worldview: epistemology,...

Epistemology’s First Task: Identifying the Source of Authority

In any worldview there is a necessary first step of establishing the source of authority. Simply put, our first step is...

An Introduction to Solomon’s Philosophy of Mind and Concept of Self

Solomon uses the Hebrew word leb forty two times in Ecclesiastes. The term is more general than technical, and is...

Hell No?

Satan’s encounter with Eve in the Garden is fascinating and very important for us to understand. His temptation of...

Some Definitions Related to God’s Program and Administration

Being invited to participate in a discussion involving definitions of some key theological terms, I voice my...

Israel and the Church: Are We Not All Descendants of Abraham?

Galatians 3:29 explains that, “if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to...

New Book Announcement: Integrating Exegesis and Exposition

Available now, from Exegetica Publishing, is a new book by Dr. Christopher Cone – Integrating Exegesis and...

Priority in Communicating to Mixed Audiences in a Church Setting

In any number of settings, a Bible communicator will not be aware of the spiritual/positional status of the listeners....

Patterns in Exposition: Biblical Dynamics for Preaching and Teaching

Biblical Rationale for Dynamics in Communication Just as we seek to discover our hermeneutic method from the pages of...

A Recommended Biblical Statement on Gender, Sexuality, and Marriage

  From evolving societal perceptions of gender and sexuality and from newly adjusted legal definitions of marriage...

Eternal Security and Christian Ethics

Practice is from position, but never to position. The ethical mandates of the New Testament are decisively clear that...

Three Days That Changed Everything

A man named Jesus hung on a cross. To that point this man had endured the rejection of his people, arrest on false...

3 Ways to Understand and Communicate the Gospel

Sometimes it seems difficult to communicate the love of Christ to others. It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer...

Psalm 90: New Year’s Resolutions For Every Day

Of the 150 psalms that constitute the largest book in the Bible, Moses penned only one, so we approach Psalm 90 with...

The Role of the Holy Spirit in Our Understanding of Scripture

The theological term most commonly used by theologians to express the role of the Holy Spirit in Biblical understanding...

New Book Announcement: Integrating Exegesis and Exposition

Available now, from Exegetica Publishing, is a new book by Dr. Christopher Cone – Integrating Exegesis and...

The Genesis Account as Early Model for Scriptural Hermeneutics

Presented to the Symposium on Scripture, Hermeneutics, and Language, San Diego State University, April 13,...

The Hermeneutic and Exegetical Implications of Descriptive and Prescriptive

The short-form process of discerning and appropriating the meaning of a Biblical passage includes the four basic steps...

What Kind of Literature is Genesis 1?

The Bible contains four basic genres of literature: historical narrative, poetry, prophetic, and epistolary. The genre...

10 Reasons Market Meltdowns Not Cause for Panic

Today is not looking like it will be an encouraging day for financial markets around the world, and predictably this...

The Two Commissions in Matthew’s Gospel

In a now published thesis,[1] James Fazio draws attention to an important component of Matthew’s account of Jesus’...

Matthew 18:15-20 The Purpose and Nature of Correction in the Church

Introduction Because of its detail and sequence, Matthew 18:15-20 has long been recognized as a central passage in...

The Book of Revelation is Not Apocalyptic Literature

It may seem odd to suggest that the book entitled Apocalupsis does not belong to the genre of literature commonly...

Biblical Wordplay Doesn’t Obfuscate Meaning

Years ago, inaugural Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Coach John McKay was asked, after yet another loss, about his team’s...

A Brief Introduction to Philosophical Inquiry and Components of Worldview, Part 1: Addressing the Epistemological Questions

There are four major areas of philosophical inquiry that make up the basic components of worldview: epistemology,...

A Recommended Biblical Statement on Gender, Sexuality, and Marriage

  From evolving societal perceptions of gender and sexuality and from newly adjusted legal definitions of marriage...

New Book Announcement: Integrating Exegesis and Exposition

Available now, from Exegetica Publishing, is a new book by Dr. Christopher Cone – Integrating Exegesis and...

The Genesis Account as Early Model for Scriptural Hermeneutics

Presented to the Symposium on Scripture, Hermeneutics, and Language, San Diego State University, April 13,...

The Hermeneutic and Exegetical Implications of Descriptive and Prescriptive

The short-form process of discerning and appropriating the meaning of a Biblical passage includes the four basic steps...

10 Reasons Market Meltdowns Not Cause for Panic

Today is not looking like it will be an encouraging day for financial markets around the world, and predictably this...

Some Definitions Related to God’s Program and Administration

Being invited to participate in a discussion involving definitions of some key theological terms, I voice my...

Biblical Ethics For Those Who Don’t Believe

  The perception that the Bible is simply a collection of do’s and don’ts is not new, and is a conclusion...

Eternal Security and Christian Ethics

Practice is from position, but never to position. The ethical mandates of the New Testament are decisively clear that...

Three Days That Changed Everything

A man named Jesus hung on a cross. To that point this man had endured the rejection of his people, arrest on false...

The Ministry of the Holy Spirit in Christ

While the Holy Spirit has an incredible ministry directly to believers, that is certainly not His only role. Before the...

The Role of the Holy Spirit in Our Understanding of Scripture

The theological term most commonly used by theologians to express the role of the Holy Spirit in Biblical understanding...

The Peter Principles: Peter’s Formula for Using “Spiritual” Gifts

There are four major Biblical contexts that discuss what we commonly refer to as spiritual gifts. In chronological...

Some Definitions Related to God’s Program and Administration

Being invited to participate in a discussion involving definitions of some key theological terms, I voice my...

The Bible on Clark Pinnock’s Open Theism, Part 2

Other Passages Answer Clark Pinnock’s Open Theism Genesis 6:6 – God is sorry, and grieves. The LXX uses the word...