Where Does Prophecy Fit in the Biblical Worldview? (Slides)

Biblical prophecy is often underemphasized. But just how significant a problem is it when we ignore Biblical prophecy? This presentation looks at how prophecy undergirds each area of worldview, and reminds us that if we are to understand what God intends for us, we...

Where Do We Discover Wisdom?

Every worldview has a suggestion for where to find its own brand of wisdom. But there is one source that is ultimately reliable. Solomon encourages us to value it (Proverbs 3), and David models valuing it (Psalm...

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...

The Interconnectedness of Philosophy, Theology, and Worldview

A worldview is the perspective through which one views the world. By definition, a Biblical worldview is derived exegetically from the pages of the Bible. Philosophy and theology have long been perceived as rivals in worldview, but if we define those terms lexically...

Overview of Ecclesiastes (Slides)

Having been a historic experimenter, Solomon writes the conclusion to his philosophical journey in Ecclesiastes. He describes the advantages and disadvantages of a number of different worldviews “under the sun,” and he concludes that the beyond-the-sun...

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),...

The Beautiful Paradox: God’s Unfathomability and Knowability

In response to the question of whether or not science makes belief in God obsolete, Christopher Hitchens (who ultimately answers the question in the negative), suggested that, “It will not do to say, in reply to this, that the lord moves in mysterious ways. Those who...