10 New Testament Evidences for the Divinity of Jesus Christ

#1: The Word John 1:1 – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.“ Jesus was in the beginning (He had no beginning), He was with God, and He was God. The grammatical structure of the passage supports the idea that Jesus was the...
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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 (1:6), Son (1:12), and Holy Spirit (1:14) each work together for the glory of God. His activities serve His own purpose of expressing His character,...
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Brothers, We Are Not Chefs: On the Role of Biblical Languages In Understanding, Applying, and Teaching the Bible

I recently presented a paper (Integrating Exegesis and Exposition: Preaching and Teaching for Spiritual Independence) in which I asserted that if the literal grammatical historical hermeneutic is warranted, then we must apply it not only in the exegetical process (the...
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The Auschwitz Legacy and the (Non) Advancement of Man

I was invited to speak at a conference in Poland recently (on Biblical hermeneutics and theological method, in case you were curious), and while there I had an opportunity to visit Auschwitz. I am not much of a tourist or a sightseer, but there are just some things...
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Spiritual Gift Myth #5: There Are Individual Gifts of Pastoring, Apostleship, and Evangelism

In discussing the unity and maturing of believers, Paul describes in Ephesians 4 how God’s comprehensive and unified work results in grace for each individual believer (Eph 4:7). Each of us can rejoice, knowing that God has given us individually the grace we need,...
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Intro to Communicating Basic Biblical Truth (Slides)

Intro to Communicating Basic Biblical Truth (Slides)

In a Calvary University assembly on 2/20/2017, Dr. Christopher Cone discusses some straightforward principles about communicating Biblical truth, including: who should communicate Biblical truth, why it is so important, what is the content of good Biblical...

Introduction to the Canon of Scripture and Textual Criticism (Slides)

Introduction to the Canon of Scripture and Textual Criticism (Slides)

Dr. Christopher Cone introduces the Biblical canon, considering (1) internal textual evidence for the inclusion of the books of the Old and New Testaments, (2) historical factors which provide external affirmation that the texts of the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New...

Epistemological Foundations of a Biblical Theology (Video)

Epistemological Foundations of a Biblical Theology (Video)

Dr. Christopher Cone addresses the source of authority and how one interprets that authority in their worldview. Alternate title: "Bob's Crazy Day With the Dandelions." Presented to the Chafer Theological Seminary Conference in Houston Texas, Spring, 2014....

What is Real Success?

What is Real Success?

Google the phrase “What is success” and you will get 1.13 billion results. I’d like to examine each of those with you today (not really). Much has been said about success. Everybody seems to want it, but it is surprising how few actually can define it. One dictionary...

Worldview and Three Views on Biblical Ethics (Slides)

Worldview and Three Views on Biblical Ethics (Slides)

Ideas have consequences. This presentation considers (1) basics of worldview and (2) three competing views on Biblical ethics: continuity (believers under the Law for their sanctification), semi-continuity (believers under part of the Law for their sanctification),...

Three Great Questions of Worldview and a Method for Addressing Them

Three Great Questions of Worldview and a Method for Addressing Them

Five tools, three questions, two challenges, one ultimate source of truth…   FIVE INITIAL TOOLS AT OUR DISPOSAL As we seek to discover, we observe that we possess basic tools useful for processing information: reason, the senses, emotion, desire/will, and...

Biblical Patterns for Revitalization and Outreach (Slides)

Biblical Patterns for Revitalization and Outreach (Slides)

What is the church? Why does it matter? How are people thinking about the relevance of the church in their lives? How should local churches respond? These are core questions not just for pastors, but for all Christians. Biblical Patterns for Revitalization and...

Biblical Patterns for Pastoral Discipleship (Slides)

Biblical Patterns for Pastoral Discipleship (Slides)

Presented in two sessions to the Central Illinois Regional Conference, Sutter, IL. In the first, we examine the basics of discipleship and the role of pastors in that process, and in the second we look at a 36-week programmatic outline for discipling. Part 1 [gview...

Haggai’s Call to Finish What Was Started (Slides)

Haggai’s Call to Finish What Was Started (Slides)

The returned exiles from the Babylonian Captivity had begun an important task, but opposition got them off course, and they soon forgot what God commissioned them to do. Haggai's challenge to them reminds us that we need fear no opposition in fulfilling the tasks God...

The Greek Particle (Slides)

The Greek Particle (Slides)

No If's, And's or But's (Unless You Actually Want to Understand the Bible) – presented to the Beth Haven Conference, Saturday, November 12, 2016.

The Recipe for Racial Unity and Healing

The Recipe for Racial Unity and Healing

These are troubled times. Protests across the United States illustrate the racial divide that continues to boil over. Racial equality and healing seem like distant dreams. It does not look hopeful that we will see equality practiced and healing take place any time...

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