Bio and CV

About Christopher Cone

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Dr. Christopher Cone serves as Chief Academic Officer and Research Professor of Bible and Theology at Southern California Seminary, and as Senior Pastor of Mapleview Baptist Church in Lakeside, California.

Dr. Cone formerly served as President of Tyndale Theological Seminary and Biblical Institute, Professor of Bible and Theology, and as a Pastor of Tyndale Bible Church. He also has held teaching positions at the University of North Texas, North Central Texas College, and Southern Bible Institute.

Cone is the author and general editor of numerous books including: Prolegomena on Biblical Hermeneutics and Method, An Introduction to the New Covenant, Redacted Dominionism: A Biblical Approach to Grounding Environmental Responsibility,  The Bible in Government and Society, A Concise Bible Survey: Tracing the Promises of God, Dispensationalism Tomorrow and Beyond: A Theological Collection in Honor of Charles C. Ryrie, Life Beyond the Sun: An Introduction to Worldview and Philosophy Through the Lens of Ecclesiastes, Practical Aspects of Pastoral Theology, Biblical Sufficiency Applied.

He writes occasionally at www.drcone.com.

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Curriculum Vitae

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RESEARCH AND EXPERTISE

As a researcher, educator, and author, Dr. Christopher Cone maintains a dual emphasis in Biblical studies and philosophy, appreciating the interplay between the two disciplines. With respect to Biblical studies, Cone centers on hermeneutic theory, Biblical-language based exegetical method, and contextual exposition. His philosophical pursuits consider especially the mutual interdependence of theology, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and social-political thought, and how the Bible informs each category. Cone teaches in the classroom and at scholarly meetings and conferences, and is committed to ongoing research and publication.

As an academic and institutional leader, Cone is dedicated to the continual development of personnel at every organizational level through skills assessment, career-track mapping, and mentoring. He leads with a democratic approach, involving and empowering stakeholders to maximize their potential and influence. Cone consults with academic institutions and churches to assess their health and consider needs and opportunities for development.

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of North Texas, 2011. Dissertation: Redacted Dominionism: An Evangelical and Environmentally Sympathetic Reading of the Early Genesis Narrative.

Ph.D. in Theology, Trinity School of Theology (Kerala, India), 2008. Dissertation: Prolegomena: A Survey and Introduction to Method in Theology, Beginning with Presuppositional Epistemology and Resulting in Normative Dispensational Theology.

M.Ed. in Leadership and Administration, Regent University, 2005.

Th.D. in Theology, Scofield Graduate School, 2005. Dissertation: The Promises of God: A Synthetic Bible Survey.

M.B.S. in Biblical Studies, Scofield Graduate School, 1997.

B.B.S. in Biblical Studies, Tyndale Biblical Institute, 1996.

Undergraduate Studies, Moody Bible Institute, 1992-94.

 

ACADEMIC AND SERVICE APPOINTMENTS

Chief Academic Officer, Southern California Seminary, Summer 2014 – present.

Research Professor of Bible and Theology, Southern California Seminary, Summer 2014 – present.

Senior Pastor, Mapleview Baptist Church, Summer 2014 – present.

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Bible and Theology, Tyndale Theological Seminary and Biblical Institute, 2014.

President and CEO, Tyndale Theological Seminary and Biblical Institute, Spring 2006 – Spring 2014.

Pastor, Tyndale Bible Church, Spring 2006 – Spring 2014.

Professor, Bible and Theology, Tyndale Theological Seminary and Biblical Institute, Spring 2005 – Spring 2014.

Teaching Fellow, Philosophy, University of North Texas, Summer 2007 – Summer 2010.

Adjunct Faculty, Philosophy, Education, North Central Texas College, Spring 2007 – Spring 2008.

Vice President of Development, Tyndale Theological Seminary and Biblical Institute, Spring 2005 – Spring 2006.

Dean of Online Studies, Tyndale Theological Seminary and Biblical Institute, Spring 2004 – Spring 2005.

Professor, Theology, Southern Bible Institute, Spring 1997 – Fall 1999.

Professor, Bible and Theology, Tyndale Theological Seminary and Biblical Institute, Spring 1997 – Fall 1999.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Biblical Hermeneutic Theory, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Exegetical Method and Exegesis, Contextual Exposition, Theological Communication, Comparative Religion.

Philosophy of Religion, Environmental Ethics, Mutual Interdependence of Theology, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics, and Social-Political Thought.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Redacted Dominionism: A Biblical Approach to Grounding Environmental Responsibility, Wipf & Stock, 2012.

A Concise Bible Survey: Tracing the Promises of God, Exegetica Publishing, 2012.

Prolegomena on Biblical Hermeneutics and Method, Tyndale Seminary Press, 2012.

The Bible in Government and Society, Tyndale Seminary Press, 2012.

Life Beyond the Sun: An Introduction to Worldview and Philosophy Through the Lens of Ecclesiastes, Tyndale Seminary Press, 2009.

Prolegomena: Introductory Notes on Bible Study and Theological Method, Tyndale Seminary Press, 2007.

The Promises of God: A Synthetic Bible Survey, Exegetica Publishing, 2005.

 

Editorships and Edited Books

Editorial Boardmember, Journal of Dispensational Theology, 2014 – present.

Executive Editor, Journal of Dispensational Theology, 2006 – 2014.

General Editor, An Introduction to the New Covenant, Tyndale Seminary Press, 2013.

Editor, The Biblical Doctrine of Satan, by Lewis Sperry Chafer, Exegetica Publishing, 2012.

General Editor, Biblical Sufficiency Applied, Tyndale Seminary Press, 2011.

General Editor, Practical Aspects of Pastoral Theology, Tyndale Seminary Press, 2009.

General Editor, Dispensationalism Tomorrow and Beyond: A Theological Collection in Honor of Charles C. Ryrie, Tyndale Seminary Press, 2007.

Editor In Chief, The Evangelical Standard, 2004 – 2006.

 

Chapters, Contributions, and Articles

“Considering Higher Criticism: The Relationship of Authenticity to Authority” in Journal of Dispensational Theology, 16:47 (Apr. 2012).

“When Father Doesn’t Know Best” in Voice Magazine, August 2011.

“The History of Biblical/Scientific Creationism in the Church” in The Genesis Factor, Ron J. Bigalke Jr., Gen. Ed., Master Books, 2009.

“Hermeneutical Ramifications of Applying the New Covenant to the Church: An Appeal to Consistency” in Journal of Dispensational Theology, 13:40 (Dec. 2009).

“Measuring Pastoral Success With God’s Purpose in Mind” in Voice Magazine, August 2009.

“Dualism, Ontology and Pauline Authority” in Journal of Dispensational Theology, 12:36 (Aug. 2008).

“Presuppositional Dispensationalism” in Conservative Theological Journal, 10:29 (May 2006).

A Bible Handbook to the Acts of the Apostles, M.O. Couch, Ed., Kregel, 1997.

 

RECENT INVITED LECTURES (SINCE 2010)

Metodología Teológica,” Seminario Teológico Hebrón, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, April 2014

“Biblical Ethics: The Christian Life in a Post-Christian Society,” Community Bible Church Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

“Epistemological Grounding of Dispensationalism,” Southern California Seminary, El Cajon, California, March 2014

“The Importance of Hermeneutics for Solving Theological Challenges,” Shadow Mountain Community Church, El Cajon, California, March, 2014

“Epistemological Foundations of a Biblical Theology,” Chafer Seminary Conference, Houston, Texas, 2014

“Biblical Patterns of Discipleship,” Southwood Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2014.

“First and Second Thessalonians,” Word of Life Bible Institute, Budapest, Hungary, 2013.

“Une vision du monde façonnée par la Bible,” C.A.R.O Conference, Quebec City, Quebec, 2013

“The Hermeneutical Roots of Our Soteriological Crisis,” Conference of the Free Grace Alliance, Dallas, Texas, 2013.

“Dispensationalism’s Feet of Iron Mixed With Clay: How We Arrived at an Open-But-Cautious View on Non-Cessationism,” Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, 2013.

“A Case Study in Replacement Theology: The New Covenant,” Cornerstone Spring Bible Conference, Lubbock, Texas, 2013.

“Educating Students for Spiritual Maturity,” Hillsdale Bible Conference, Hillsdale, Oklahoma, 2013.

“Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics and Theological Method,” Southwood Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2013.

“Essential or Nonessential? The Significance of Replacement Theology,” Cornerstone Spring Bible Conference, Lubbock, Texas, 2013.

“Biblical Exegesis and Exposition,” SIBIMA, Fortaleza, Brazil, 2013.

“Christianity and the State: Biblical Perspectives on Socio-Political Issues,” Gulf Bible Conference, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, 2012.

“Integrating Exegesis and Exposition: Preaching and Teaching for Spiritual Independence,” Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics, Houston, Texas, 2012.

“Biblical Prophecy, Hermeneutics and Alternative Fuels,” Cornerstone Spring Bible Conference, Lubbock, Texas, 2012.

“Considering Metaphysical Presuppositions in Environmental Thought,” Dallas Philosophers Forum, Dallas, Texas, 2012.

“Thinking Biblically: Developing and Guarding a Biblical Mindset in a Postmodern World,” Gulf Bible Conference, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, 2011.

“Considering The Relationship of the Holy Spirit to the Church in Relation to the New Covenant,” Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, 2011.

“A Critique of Rob Bell’s Love Wins,” Journal of Dispensational Theology Conference, Miamisburg, Ohio, 2011.

“Hermeneutical Ramifications of Applying the New Covenant to the Church: An Appeal to Consistency,” Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, 2010.

“The Judgments of the Lord,” Cebu Christian Council on Prophetic Conferences, Bangkok, Thailand, Cebu, Philippines, and Malaybalay, Philippines, 2010.

“Environmental Considerations in Dispensational Theology,” Journal of Dispensational Theology Conference, Arlington, Texas, 2010.

“Diligence in the Spiritual Life,” Cornerstone Bible Conference, Lubbock, Texas, 2010.

“Purity in the Spiritual Life,” Cornerstone Bible Conference, Lubbock, Texas, 2010.

“Discipling and the Spiritual Life,” Cornerstone Bible Conference, Lubbock, Texas, 2010.

“The Abrahamic Covenant,” Hark Ministries Conference, West Palm Beach, Florida, 2010.

 

CLASSROOM TEACHING

Biblical Studies, Undergraduate

BIBL1301 (TTS) Prolegomena: Intro to Bible and Theology

BIBL2302 (TTS) Hermeneutics

Bible Exposition Courses (TTS / SBI, All Books of the Bible)

Biblical Studies, Graduate

BIBL5301 (TTS) Advanced Prolegomena

BIBL 5302 (TTS) Advanced Hermeneutics

BIBL5303 (TTS) Bible Survey

BIBL 5311 (TTS) Old Testament Introduction I

BIBL 6311 (TTS) New Testament Introduction I

BIBL 6312 (TTS) New Testament Introduction II

BIBL 6313 (TTS) New Testament Introduction III

Bible Exposition Courses (TTS, Various Books of the Bible)

Philosophy, Undergraduate

PHIL1050 (UNT) Intro to Philosophy

PHIL1301 (NCTC) Intro to Philosophy

PHIL1302 (TTS) Major World Philosophies

PHIL1400 (UNT) Contemporary Moral Issues

PHIL2050 (UNT) Intro to Logic

Philosophy, Graduate

APOL5201 (TTS) Apologetics and Worldview

APOL5301 (TTS) Advanced Apologetics

APOL5310 (TTS) Biblical Worldview

APOL7301 (TTS) Advanced Worldview

PH503 (SCS) History of Philosophy and Worldviews

PHIL7310 (TTS) Seminar in Metaphysics

PHIL7311 (TTS) Seminar in Epistemology

PHIL7321 (TTS) Seminar in Ethics

Theology, Undergraduate

THEO2301 (TTS) Survey of Theology I

THEO3302 (TTS) Survey of Theology II

THEO4303 (TTS) Survey of Theology III

HIST1301 (TTS) Church History I

HIST2301 (TTS) Church History II

GEDU3303 (TTS) Comparative Religion

Theology, Graduate

THEO5311 (TTS) Systematic Theology I

THEO5312 (TTS) Systematic Theology II

THEO5313 (TTS) Systematic Theology III

THEO5314 (TTS) Systematic Theology IV

Systematic Theology I-IV (SBI)

THEO5322 (TTS) Canon and Criticism

THEO8370 (TTS) Readings in Charles Ryrie

HIST5301 (TTS) Survey of Church History

Pastoral and Counseling, Graduate

ANTH5311 (TTS) Analysis of Counseling Ministry

ANTH5371 (TTS) Biblical Counseling from the Book of Proverbs

ANTH6307 (TTS) Biblical Principles of Counseling

PAST5301 (TTS) Analysis of Pastoral Ministry

PAST5303 (TTS) Principles of Christian Discipleship

PAST6301 (TTS) Pastoral Discipleship

PAST7301 (TTS) Exegesis to Exposition

Education and General Education, Undergraduate

 TECA1311 (NCTC) Intro to Early Childhood Education

GEDU1301 (TTS) Reading, Writing, and Research

GEDU4302 (TTS) Ancient World History

General Education, Graduate

GEDU5311 (TTS) Advanced Research Methods

Thesis and Dissertation Advising (TTS)

 

SERVICE, MEMBERSHIPS, AND HONORS

Member, American Philosophical Association.

Member, Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics.

Federal Bureau of Prisons Volunteer (Religious Services), Federal Correctional Institution, Fort Worth, Texas, 2010 – 2014.

Toulouse Graduate Tuition Scholarship, The University of North Texas, 2010.

Phi Kappa Phi, 2008.

The National Scholars Honor Society, 2008.

Dean’s Scholarship, School of Education, Regent University, 2004 – 2006.

Tyndale Association of Bible Teachers, 1996.