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Triadic Hermeneutics

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 13:29
When we exegete a passage, three poles must always be in mind. First, there is a historical dimension to every text. This includes not only the historical facts a text may claim, but also includes the historical context under which the entire text is to be understood. Second, there is a theological dimension, which speaks... Read More
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The Muslim Worldview

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:12
The Detroit 10/40 Conference is being held this Thursday and Friday in Hamtramck, MI. I had a chance during the pre-conference this week to give a talk addressing the importance of recognizing and evaluating worldviews when sharing the gospel and offering some thoughts specifically on the Muslim worldview. Often we struggle with communicating the gospel... Read More
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Rejoicing with our Graduates

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 13:30
As the 2016-2017 school year draws to a close, we’re proud of all our students’ hard work. But we’re especially proud of our graduates who have persevered through multiple years of full-time work and study.  This year we celebrate the achievements of four graduates: three from the Master of Divinity program, and one from the... Read More
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To Him be the Dominion Forever, Amen

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 11:23
1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who called you into his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself put things right, strengthen, empower, [and] secure [you]. 11To him be the dominion forever! Amen! I have enjoyed reading through Karen Jobes’s commentary on 1 Peter for a... Read More
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Water Baptism And Salvation: An Abbreviated Word Study (Part Two)

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 14:09
Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38). In part one, it was argued that while many take the preposition for (εἰς) in the verse above as telic, indicating... Read More
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Water Baptism And Salvation: An Abbreviated Word Study (Part One)

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 08:38
Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38). Peter’s exhortation delivered at Pentecost has been the source of ongoing debate. Virtually all engaged in the debate take the command... Read More
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Friday is still here, but Sunday is Coming

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 14:29
I just got back from my church’s Good Friday service. Pastor Dave Doran preached from 2 Corinthians 13:4: “For to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God’s power. Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by God’s power we will live with him in our dealing with you.” The major... Read More
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4/12/2017 DBTS Chapel: Bob Johnson

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 08:28
Bob Johnson, a DBTS Alumnus and pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Roseville, MI, preaches from 1 Timothy 4:6-10. Pastor Johnson sets forth three exhortations and results for seminary students who are “being trained in the words of the faith.” Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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Rice Lecture Series 2017

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 15:46
“Why is the thinking, feeling, and intentional heart so important to God? Why did he design human hearts so intricately? The answer is simple. God designed the heart’s functions for worship: he wants people to respond to him with the complex beauty that reflects his own.” – Jeremy Pierre Counseling the flock of God is... Read More
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Summer 2017 Class Schedule – Now Available

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 13:02
DBTS is offering three courses this summer in a module format. The following is a list of which courses will be offered, the weeks involved, and the professors who will teach. First Session: May 16–26 (8:00–11:50 AM) NT734    Greek Exegesis of 1 Thessalonians (2 hours), Dr. Compton Room 101 An exegesis of 1 Thessalonians... Read More
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Correspondence and Coherence in Seminary Studies

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 09:05
In his Introduction to Systematic Theology, Cornelius Van Til asks and answers the age-old question, “What Is Truth?” His answer is a bit philosophical, but if one follows it carefully, a very satisfactory pattern for seminary study emerges. Van Til notes that there are two prevailing theories of truth, viz., the correspondence theory and the coherence... Read More
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3/16/17 DBTS Chapel: Mr. Brian Trainer

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 13:41
Brian Trainer continues his discussion of the book of Ruth, focusing on the integrity of Boaz. Transporting us to the original time period and culture, he challenges us to pursue integrity in our culture today. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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3/15/2017 DBTS Chapel: Mr. Brian Trainer

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 08:47
Our dean, Brian Trainer, presents a message from the book of Ruth, encouraging us with three truths: God’s sovereignty and our initiative are not in tension, God’s grace leads us in the way, and when nothing is happening, something is happening Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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Can You Sneak Out Of Church?

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 10:19
You casually hear another church member’s name in discussion and you realize, “I haven’t seen [that person] in ages.” You do a little Facebook stalking–but to no avail. Who posts about church on Facebook, anyway? (People post on Facebook in church, but not about being at church!) You ask a mutual friend who tells you,... Read More
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3/9/2017 DBTS Chapel: Pastor Ben Edwards

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 14:17
How do Christians conquer worry in an anxiety-filled world? Pastor Ben Edwards preaches a comforting and reassuring message from Matthew 6:25-34. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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Evangelical Theological Society Midwest Region

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 08:37
While most people know about the yearly Evangelical Theological Society Conference, perhaps less know that there is also a smaller, yearly meeting for each geographical region. This year the Midwestern Region is meeting in Wheaton, Illinois, and I have the pleasure of hearing one of our students present a paper. Jon Moreno’s entered his work... Read More
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