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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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3/8/17 DBTS Chapel: Pastor Ken Brown

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 08:03
The world is filled with worry. Mankind desperately seeks peace but only finds emptiness. Pastor Ken Brown speaks to us from Philippians 4 and shares with us the peace that only comes from God. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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And Can it Be Another Post on Music?

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 09:30
Music has been a controversial topic in nearly every generation since the beginning of the church. And while I don’t plan to solve anything with this post, I propose the following four principles as a baseline for what I think is acceptable music in a worship service: The music should be singable by a congregation... Read More
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Planning for Retirement, or Why Eschatology Matters

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 10:59
I get the question a few times a year: “Why does it matter whether we get future right? Everything will get sorted out when we get there. What we need to worry about is the present—being what God wants us to be and doing what God wants us to do right now.” An interesting strategy,... Read More
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3/1/2017 DBTS Chapel: Pastor Juan Moreno

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 15:29
Pastor Juan Moreno, alumnus of DBTS and pastor of Lake Orion Baptist Church, encourages us to “pray and not lose heart” from Luke 18. As we wait for Christ’s return, we must practice our faith in Christ by a life of prayer. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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Is Christianity a Myth?

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 10:30
Occasionally you may hear an objection to believing in Christianity because it is simply myth. Those who make this objection are largely behind the times (the scholarly consensus moved past the idea that Jesus could be explained by Greek myth almost 100 years ago.) The residue of this idea within more scholarly circles largely focuses on... Read More
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Providence, Sanctification, and the Substance of Faith

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 09:40
The fact that Christ speaks regularly and with vivid imagery of faith as having dimension (it can be little or great and can grow) and even as having material properties (it can be the size of a grain of mustard) leaves some imagining that faith by its nature is an objective substance that must be... Read More
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Detroit Baptist Seminary’s East Africa Connection

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 09:13
Check out the recent feature post from the Gospel Coalition about the East Africa Baptist School of Theology and its upcoming Proclaim Conference this coming May in Nairobi, Kenya. East Africa Baptist School of Theology is a ministry of Grace Baptist Mission, which is operated by DBTS’s parent church, Inter-City Baptist. Three of our seminary graduates... Read More
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Correctly Handling the Word of Truth: DBTS’s Commitment to Theological Research

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 13:37
“God’s revelation is utterly profound, as well as essentially simple, and no amount of study and reflection on our part will exhaust its riches.”  – Tyndale Fellowship Mission Statement If you walk into the DBTS building this week, you’ll notice something unusual for a school: no classes are going on, but still, students occupy the largest theological... Read More
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Intertextuality: What Is It and Is It Helpful? (Part 3)

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 09:06
In this post I conclude a three-part series on intertextuality. I began by providing a brief history of the term and of the controversies surrounding its meaning. In the most recent post I examined the legitimacy and meaning of intertextuality in the context of biblical studies. In this post I discuss the usage of intertextuality... Read More
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2/16/17 DBTS Chapel: Dr. David Doran

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 14:01
How does a Christian strike the balance between the two extremes of pietism and credalism? Dr. Doran offers an answer from Galatians 6. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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2/15/17 DBTS Chapel: Dr. Kyle Dunham

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 14:44
Dr. Dunham preaches from Romans 11 on “Why Israel’s Future is Essential to the Gospel.” He discusses Israel’s future in God’s redemptive plan and why that plan is vital to the gospel. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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Intertextuality: What Is It and Is It Helpful? (Part 2)

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 10:42
Previously I began a series on intertextuality by providing a brief history of the term and of the controversies surrounding its meaning. In this post I begin to discuss intertextuality in the context of biblical studies. Three important questions loom over the potential connection of intertextuality to biblical interpretation. These questions relate to the validity... Read More
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2/9/17 DBTS Chapel: Dr. Sam Dawson

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 12:35
May we never be guilty of ministering in the name of Jesus without having a genuine love for Jesus. Dr. Dawson preaches from Revelation 2:1-7, the letter to the church of Ephesus, and implores us to never leave our first love. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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2/8/17 DBTS Chapel: Dr. Mark Snoeberger

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 13:05
The story of Cain in Genesis 4 extends far beyond the “Cain and Abel” episode. It speaks of the grace of God in a godless, depraved society. Dr. Snoeberger presents a thoughtful treatment of the life and lineage of Cain. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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