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Hell No?

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

A Dialogue on the Relationship of Apologetics and Philosophy to Evangelism

Biblical apologetics is a form of evangelism (1 Pet 3:15), and not a form of polemics. Also, Biblical apologetics...

Why I am Not a Calvinist…Or an Arminian (Synopsis)

Presented to the Free Grace Alliance, National Conference, October 15, 2014   Introduction  While we often desire...

An Interview on the State of Contemporary Dispensationalism

Interview conducted 10/07/2014 by Adrian Isaacs, M.Rel., Th.D (Cand.), for dissertation research at Wycliffe College,...

A Biblical Response to Difficulty in Life

Trials are inevitable. Every now and then we get a break, but in many ways life is a daily challenge. How does the...

Biblically Derived Premillennialism as a Necessary Condition for a Biblical Socio-Political Model

Presented to the Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics, 9/17/2014 at Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary,...

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What Does Romans Say About… (Part 1)

A downloadable PDF presentation on theological topics in the Book of Romans. Part 1 briefly considers the doctrines of...

Genesis Overview (Synthesis)

A downloadable PDF overview of the Book of Genesis. Download (PDF, 322KB) ...

John’s Gospel Through Three Lenses

A downloadable PDF highlighting some important themes in John’s Gospel, from three vantage points (synthesis,...

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...

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...

Freedom From What?

It’s a great day to think about freedom. In Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, the concept of freedom is emphasized...

7 Core Values for Effective Life and Ministry

#1 The Supremacy of His Glory It’s simple: It is all about Him, end of story. Ephesians 1 illustrates how Father...

Contending for the Faith Without Being Contentious

Paul’s words echo as if exclaimed from a canyon, yet we often fail to hear them. “If possible, so far as it depends...

Forgiveness, Righteousness, and a New Walk

Our new position in Christ does not just include the removal of debits (forgiveness, Acts 10:43, Rom 4:7, Eph 1:7, Col...

Hell No?

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

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...

Two Deficiencies of Reformed Epistemology:  A Brief Commendation and Critique of Cornelius Van Til’s Epistemology

Here is why I argue that reformed epistemology isn’t sufficient on its own, and that dispensational epistemology...

Epistemological Foundations for a Biblical Theology

or, Bob’s Crazy Day With The Dandelions Presented to the Chafer Theological Seminary Conference, March 12,...

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...

Did Jesus Teach Cannibalism or Transubstantiation?

In John 6:53-56 we find a strange statement by Jesus that troubled even His disciples (6:60):   53  So Jesus said...

What Must We Do To Have Eternal Life?

In the third installment of the Indiana Jones franchise (spoiler alert), the guardian of the “holy grail”...

A Dialogue on the Relationship of Apologetics and Philosophy to Evangelism

Biblical apologetics is a form of evangelism (1 Pet 3:15), and not a form of polemics. Also, Biblical apologetics...

Which Comes First, Metaphysics or Epistemology?

Epistemology is the study of knowledge and seeks to answer the question of how we can have knowledge and certainty....

Epistemological Foundations for a Biblical Theology

or, Bob’s Crazy Day With The Dandelions Presented to the Chafer Theological Seminary Conference, March 12,...

Wikipedia, the Meaning of Life, and How Philosophy Still Matters

“The unexamined life,” said Socrates, “isn’t worth living.” And apparently, Wikipedia proves that we still...

Answering Richard Dawkins, Part 2

Dawkins Argument #2: There are of course gaps in the fossil record. In the case of the Turbellaria, a large,...

Hopelessness, Drugs, and The Deceptive Promise of the Altered State

I haven’t seen many of his films, but even a small sampling shows Philip Seymour Hoffman to be an extraordinary actor...

The Hermeneutic Roots of Our Soteriological Crisis

Failing to recognize that the Reformation’s hermeneutic inconsistency obscured more than just eschatology and...

Forgiveness, Righteousness, and a New Walk

Our new position in Christ does not just include the removal of debits (forgiveness, Acts 10:43, Rom 4:7, Eph 1:7, Col...

Pope Francis: Belief in God Not Necessary?

On September 11, 2013, Pope Francis wrote a Letter to Those Who Do Not Believe, responding to Eugenio Scalfari, in...

What Must We Do To Have Eternal Life?

In the third installment of the Indiana Jones franchise (spoiler alert), the guardian of the “holy grail”...

Hell No?

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

Why I am Not a Calvinist…Or an Arminian (Synopsis)

Presented to the Free Grace Alliance, National Conference, October 15, 2014   Introduction  While we often desire...

An Interview on the State of Contemporary Dispensationalism

Interview conducted 10/07/2014 by Adrian Isaacs, M.Rel., Th.D (Cand.), for dissertation research at Wycliffe College,...

Why I Am Not A Calvinist…Or an Arminian, Part 3

The Calvinism/Arminianism debate considers three essential issues: (1) The degree of God’s activity in human...

Is the Messiah Given to the Gentiles as a Covenant?

Question: In Isaiah 42:6, doesn’t the phrase “I will appoint You as a covenant to the people, as a light to the...