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...

Seeking Excellence? Don’t Start With “Why, Start With “Who”

In seeking to identify the seeds of excellence, there is a popular device (the Golden Circle) that traces the beginnings of excellence back to the question Why? In this model, we could critique a more common alternative of beginning with the outcome (the What) and...

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...