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For the Sake of His Name on Kindle

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 17:58
  For the Sake of His Name: Challenging a New Generation for World Missions was first published in 2002 as an outgrowth of the Student Global Impact conferences held at Inter-City Baptist Church. The book aimed to inspire and ground young people interested in the mission field, drawing on the history of the student volunteer movement and laying... Read More
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3/1/2018 DBTS Chapel: Dr. David Doran

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 15:07
From 1 Corinthians 3, Dr. Doran warns of the temptation and tendency to pursue novelty in the ministry rather than keeping our eyes on the Final Day when we give an account for our faithfulness to the Word and to his Church. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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2/28/2018 DBTS Chapel: Dr. Kyle Dunham

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 14:49
Dr. Dunham discusses leadership principles from Israel’s laws concerning kings, from Deuteronomy 17:14-20 Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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The Logic of the Pro-Choice Position

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:49
Recently I rewatched most of an abortion debate I attended a couple of years ago at Wayne State University here in Detroit. The debate was between Nadine Strossen, professor of Law at New York Law School and former president of ACLU, and Scott Klusendorf, president of Life Training Institute. One of the values of a... Read More
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2/15/2018 DBTS Chapel: Matt Postiff

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 15:39
Matt Postiff, pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Ann Arbor, MI, preaches a sermon entitled, “Eyewitness of Glory,” from 2 Peter 1:16-18. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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2/14/2018 DBTS Chapel: Nathan Williams

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 14:57
Nathan Williams, the pastor of Woodhaven Bible Church, preaches from the parable of the soils and instructs us how to position ourselves to receive the Word of God. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:57
Mark Ward, a personal friend, has written a very helpful book on the King James Bible debate. Initially, you might think that the horse has been sufficiently beaten. Surely there is nothing new under the sun, and in terms of this debate, what can Ward offer that White, Carson, or Beacham & Bauder have not already... Read More
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When Heaven Rejoices

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 08:37
Our reaction when sinners receive grace from God gives us a window into what we believe. So let me ask you: Do see the sin of others as a disease from which you have been inoculated? Do you despise sinners who repent because you think they don’t deserve God’s forgiveness? If you answered yes to... Read More
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2/7/2018 DBTS Chapel: Dr. Tim Miller

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 15:37
For this chapel session, Dr. Miller quotes the entire book of 1 Peter and exhorts us on the importance and effectiveness of scripture memory. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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2018 Faculty Recommended Booklist

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 09:10
For nearly three decades the faculty of Detroit Baptist Seminary have released a triennial list of recommended commentaries for each book of the Bible and additional ranked lists of resources for a variety of other theological and other ministry topics. When I came to seminary as a student in 1994 I took this list as... Read More
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2/1/2018 DBTS Chapel: Ben Edwards

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 14:05
Suffering for Jesus Christ is not optional. If we want to serve Jesus Christ, we must be willing to labor to the point of exhaustion and suffer for his sake and the sake of his church. And in this, we can rejoice. Ben Edwards preaches from Colossians 1:24-29 Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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1/31/2018 DBTS Chapel: R. J. Krystowiak

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 15:14
“Trusting God’s Providence means accepting times of suffering as from his hand.” This is the message from Ruth 1 that Pastor R. J. Krystowiak had for us in chapel today. In our bitterness, we often try our best to isolate ourselves, but God never backs away from his hurting people. Download and subscribe to our... Read More
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From Chariot to Ferrari: On the Importance of Proper Analogy

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:53
Analogies are powerful things, for they take something less known and put it beside something better known. The power of the analogy is that it allows the knowledge in the one realm to pass into the other, providing a “lightbulb” moment in many cases. But analogies are tricky things, and one must always confirm that... Read More
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Listening to Your Own Preaching

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:52
One of our students, Aaron Berry, recently wrote an article on avoiding hypocrisy. You can view the article here. Here is a little snippet to whet your appetite: “If you were raised in Christian circles like me, perhaps you experienced the temptation of using outward spirituality to gain respect.”
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The Paralysis of the Fear of Man

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 10:10
“I do not know this Man that you are talking about” (Peter in Mark 14:71). It’s easy for us to stand at a distance and throw stones at Peter for denying Christ, and to claim that we would do better than he. But have you ever squandered a clear opportunity to testify about Jesus? Truthfully,... Read More
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“We should shrink in horror from the idea that God actually died on the cross.”

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 10:47
…so said the late R. C. Sproul in a timely and succinct blog post just last year. Sproul was a master of theological summary, and it is only fitting that we remember him for this service to the Christian Church in the wake of his recent departure. Despite Sproul’s bluntness on this matter, support for... Read More
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Believing…By Faith?

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:00
While talking to an acquaintance yesterday about a thorny Christological question, I made the statement that Christ was 100% God and 100% human. Pretty standard stuff. My acquaintance agreed, stating that he also believed this to be true, adding the caveat, “by faith.” I apparently looked confused when he used that phrase, because he persisted:... Read More
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11/30/2017 DBTS Chapel: Dr. David Doran

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 15:00
Dr. Doran preaches from Nehemiah 6 on the proper focus a leader needs to have to accomlish the task given to him by God. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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Worldview Flowchart

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:52
A number of years ago I stumbled on the following chart in Boa and Bowman’s book, Faith Has its Reasons.[1] The representation below has been modified in a few minor ways from its original depiction. And while the chart is not perfect (some belief systems hold to more than one of these, though doing so... Read More
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11/29/2017 DBTS Chapel: Ken Brown

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 14:25
Pastor Ken Brown preaches from Ecclesiastes 12 on why we should value both the Word of God and the God of the Word. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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