How Did We Get Here? Competing Theories of Origin

  “How did we get here?” This is one of the great questions of life, and its answer sets the direction for so many other answers to great questions. If we are descended from animals, then are we not justified in living as animals? If we are generated merely by...

Epistemological Foundations of a Biblical Theology

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,...

Does the Biblical God Exist?

A brief examination of Scripture will unveil, in particular, the central assumption of the existence of God (Gen. 1:1, Ps. 14:1, etc.). Never does Scripture seek to prove His existence; rather it presents His reality as the foundational starting point of Biblical...

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 is illumination. While the term isn’t directly used of the Holy Spirit, the concept is present, for example in John 1:5 and 1:9, “The Light shines...

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 a step of faith in determining who or what we will trust in order to answer the questions of life. This is the first task of epistemology. For Hume...