Biographical Profile

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Christopher Cone, Th.D, Ph.D, Ph.D, serves as President of Calvary University. He has formerly served in executive and faculty roles at Southern California Seminary as Chief Academic Officer and Research Professor of Bible and Theology, and at Tyndale Theological Seminary as President and Professor of Bible and Theology. He has served in several pastoral roles and has also held teaching positions at the University of North Texas, North Central Texas College, and Southern Bible Institute. He is the author and general editor of several books including:

– Applied Biblical Worldview: Essays on Christian Ethics

– Gifted: Understanding the Holy Spirit and Unwrapping Spiritual Gifts

– Integrating Exegesis and Exposition: Biblical Communication for Transformative Learning

– Prolegomena on Biblical Hermeneutics and Method

– An Introduction to the New Covenant

– Redacted Dominionism: A Biblical Approach to Grounding Environmental Responsibility

– 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

His articles can be read 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.

cone 4543As 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 advocates a VERITAS formula for leadership, involving and empowering stakeholders to maximize their potential and influence. Cone consults with academic institutions and churches to assess and improve their health.

 

EDUCATION

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

Doctor of Philosophy (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.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Leadership and Administration, Regent University, 2005.

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

Master of Biblical Studies (M.B.S.), Scofield Graduate School, 1997.

Bachelor of Biblical Studies (B.B.S.), Tyndale Biblical Institute, 1996.

Undergraduate Studies, Moody Bible Institute, 1992-94.

 

ACADEMIC AND SERVICE APPOINTMENTS

Cone4324_03President and CEO, Calvary University, Spring 2016 – present.

Research Professor of Bible and Theology, Calvary University, Spring 2016 – present.

Chief Academic Officer, Southern California Seminary, Summer 2014 – Spring 2016.

Research Professor of Bible and Theology, Southern California Seminary, Summer 2014 – Spring 2016.

Pastor, San Diego Fellowship of the Bible, Spring 2015 – Spring 2016.

Dean, Graduate School of Bible and Theology, Southern California Seminary, Summer 2014.

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.

Christopher ConeProfessor, 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

Christopher Cone 314Biblical 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


Applied Biblical Worldview: Essays on Christian Ethics,
 Exegetica Publishing, 2016

Gifted: Understanding the Holy Spirit and Unwrapping Spiritual Gifts, Exegetica Publishing, 2015.

Introduction à l’herméneutique et à la méthode d’étude biblique, Publications Chrétiennes, 2015.

Integrating Exegesis and Exposition: Biblical Communication for Transformative Learning, Exegetica Publishing, 2015.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Chapters, Contributions, and Articles

 

“What Does it Mean to Work Out Our Salvation?” in 21 Tough Questions About Grace, Grant Hawley, Gen. Ed., Bold Grace, 2015.

“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.

 

Editorships

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

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

 

RECENT INVITED LECTURES

“Foreshadowing and Fulfillment: The New Testament Use of the Old Testament in John” presented to the Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics, Grace College, Winona Lake, Indiana, September 15, 2016.

“The Role and Challenges of Education in Preparing for Ministry,” Heart of America Regional Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, September 12, 2016.

“Determining Truth: Epistemological Foundations of the Biblical Worldview,” “What? Why? and What’s Next?: The Metaphysical Components of the Biblical Worldview,” and “So What? The Ethical Implications of the Biblical Worldview.” Beth Haven Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, May 20-22, 2016.

“Go From This Moment and Do Small Things,” Commencement Address, Southern California Seminary, May 14, 2016.

“The Magnificent Seven: Formats for Communicating Biblical Content,” Calvary Pastors’ Conference, Kansas City, MO, April 22, 2016.

“The Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts,” Tyndale Seminary Learning Center, Tampa, Florida (NHBC), January 28-30, 2016.

“The Koine Greek Sentence” Beth Haven Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, November 7, 2015.

“A Standard for Assessing Hermeneutic Models” Beth Haven Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, November 6, 2015.

“The Church at Ephesus as a Case Study in Safeguarding the Institution from Worldview Drift” TRACS National Conference, Arlington, Texas, October 29, 2015.

“1 John 2:2 – Does Grace Extend to Everyone?” Free Grace Alliance National Conference, Dallas, Texas, October 13, 2015.

“Five Methodological and Hermeneutical Bases for the Distinction Between Israel and the Church” Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics, Summit University, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, September 16, 2015.

“Biblical Study Method as Basis for a Biblical Worldview” Conference of Kosciol Wolnych Chrzescijan Palowice, Poland, August 27-30, 2015.

“Foundations and Models of Ethical Systems” Guest Lecture, Asuza Pacific University, for Dr. Gino Pasquariello, August 6, 2015.

“Considering Whether the Revelatory Functions in 1 Corinthians 13 Have Ceased or Not” Faculty Symposium on the Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts, Southern California Seminary, July 27, 2015.

“Biblical Ethics: Living as a Christian in a Post-Christian Society” Tyndale Theological Seminary, June 19-20, 2015.

“Survey of Christianity: A Textual/Narrative Approach” Guest Lecture, San Diego State University, World Religions, for Dr. Khaleel Mohammed, April 23, 2015.

“Survey of Christianity: A Worldview Approach” Guest Lecture, San Diego State University, World Religions, for Dr. Khaleel Mohammed, April 21, 2015.

“The Genesis Account as Early Model for Scriptural Hermeneutics” Symposium on Scripture, Hermeneutics, and Language, San Diego State University, April 2015.

“John 14: Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled, and Believe” San Diego Christian College, Gospel of John, for Dr. Brian Moulton, April 7, 2015.

“Dispensationalism: Israel and the Church” Wilton BBC Spring Conference, February 2015.

“Biblical Hermeneutics and Theological Method,” Tyndale Seminary Learning Center, Tampa, Florida (NHBC), February 2015.

Christopher Cone 183“Foundations of the Faith,” Cornerstone Conference, Lubbock, Texas, 2014.

“Why I Am Not a Calvinist…Or An Arminian,” National Conference of the Free Grace Alliance, Dallas, Texas, October 2014.

“Biblically Derived Premillennialism as a Necessary Condition for a Biblical Socio-Political Model,” Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics, Kansas City, Missouri, September 2014.

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 March 2014.

“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

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

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/BI500 (TTS/SCS) 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)

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

TH508 (SCS) Comparative Systems of Theology

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

PM701 (SCS) Homiletics

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

Executive Council Member, Free Grace Alliance

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 Honor Society, 2008.

The National Scholars Honor Society, 2008.

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

Tyndale Association of Bible Teachers, 1996.