Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary

Subscribe to Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary feed
Updated: 2 hours 8 min ago

Should a Christian Use a Transgender Person’s Preferred Pronoun?

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:36
Based on some practical questions I received in response to my earlier post on transgenderism, I thought it would be helpful to give a follow-up post on the question, Should a Christian use a transgender person’s preferred pronoun? While I have not had to practically face the question in the title above for myself, it... Read More
Categories: Seminary Blog

The Size of our Problems and the Size of God (Part 2)

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 08:36
Earlier this week, I highlighted the experience of the wilderness generation, finding that their failure to enter the land was a product of their minimal view of God and their maximal view of their problems. I argued that two of the spies looked at the situation from the opposite perspective; viewing the significance of God and... Read More
Categories: Seminary Blog

10/11/2017 DBTS Chapel: Jacob Elwart

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:39
The indescribable forgiveness of God fuels our forgiveness of others. Jacob Elwart challenges us from Matthew 18. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
Categories: Seminary Blog

The Size of our problems and the Size of God (Part One)

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 21:49
Even after we have seen God work in clear and powerful ways, why do we find it so hard to trust Him the next time? Trusting in God seems so easy on paper. Yet when trials come, we are quick to seek our own way, and in doing so, we start down a dangerous path.... Read More
Categories: Seminary Blog

Peruse and Justify: On the Meaning of Words

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:50
James 2 indicates that Abraham is justified by works (δικαιόω—Jas 2:21) when he presented Isaac on the altar (Gen 22). Paul indicates that Abraham was not justified by works (δικαιόω—Rom 4:2), but rather by faith when he believed God’s promises (Gen 15:6). Since both men use the same word (δικαιόω), there must be a conflict,... Read More
Categories: Seminary Blog

10/5/2017 DBTS Chapel: Dr. David Doran

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:16
Dr. Doran preaches from 1 Timothy chapter 4 and warns us that everything we build up with our preaching and teaching can be torn down by how we live. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
Categories: Seminary Blog

The “Reminding” Work of the Spirit and the Modern Christian

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:02
In the Gospels Christ several times promises that the Spirit will supply appropriate words to his disciples in seasons of persecution (Matt 10:19–20; Mark 13:11; Luke 12:11) and will “remind” them of what Christ had told them (John 14:25–26; 15:26–27). Do these passages teach that believers today may expect direct, verbal assistance from the Spirit... Read More
Categories: Seminary Blog

9/28/2017 DBTS Chapel: Dr. Bruce Compton – Part 5

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 15:51
Dr. Compton continues his series on the qualifications of the pastor in 1 Timothy 3:1-7. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here Click the links below to listen to parts 1-4 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4
Categories: Seminary Blog

2017 Day of Prayer

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:58
DBTS faculty and students enjoyed their annual Day of Prayer on Wednesday morning. The guest speaker was Brian Peterson, pastor of preaching and vision at Lebanon Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, where DBTS hosts a satellite campus. Pastor Peterson preached from the Gospel of John, highlighting Jesus’ invitation to pray in John 14-15 and his... Read More
Categories: Seminary Blog

Review of Constantine Campbell’s Advances in the Study of Greek

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 15:20
(The following is my short review of the book. For a fuller treatment see the helpful review in our recent journal by Timothy A. Hughes) I just finished reading Advances in the Study of Greek by Constantine Campbell, a relatively recent work on the state of New Testament Greek (NTG) scholarship (2015). In the introduction,... Read More
Categories: Seminary Blog

9/21/2017 DBTS Chapel: Dr. John Aloisi

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:31
In a world that often views Christians as nothing more than hypocrites, Dr. Aloisi exhorts us from Philippians 1 to “live worthy of the Gospel.” Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
Categories: Seminary Blog

Did God Write a Book?

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:21
The title of my post reflects a recent article written by Tim Challies, the well-known and prolific Reformed evangelical blogger. Over more than a decade, Challies has offered a clear voice for certain segments of conservative evangelicalism. In this post Challies addresses the future of the Bible in the digital age. He contends that possible... Read More
Categories: Seminary Blog

9/20/2017 DBTS Chapel: Dr. Mark Snoeberger

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 15:26
How does a young pastor keep his youthfulness from being a barrier to those to whom he ministers? Dr. Snoeberger gives three essential disciplines from 1 Timothy 4:11-16. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
Categories: Seminary Blog

9/6/2017 DBTS Chapel: Dr. David Doran

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:16
From Proverbs 22:3, Dr. Doran teaches that an effective leader is one who makes decisions with a sense of foresight, hindsight, and insight. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
Categories: Seminary Blog

What God Thinks about Transgenderism

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:21
Former Olympian and gold medalist Bruce Jenner transitioned to Caitlyn Jenner. A once-decorated army soldier who leaked classified data, Bradley Manning transitioned to Chelsea Manning, who is again in the news for recently being offered a position at Harvard as a visiting fellow (the offer has been rescinded). Despite what seems to have previously been men... Read More
Categories: Seminary Blog

The Whole Good News

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:21
Last week on this weblog Bill Combs offered a corrective against using the hammer of justification to answer questions better answered with appeals to regeneration/sanctification. This problem is not, I think, an incidental concern, but an endemic one, and one of some significance: it is a gospel concern. There is a tendency in Western Protestant... Read More
Categories: Seminary Blog

9/13/2017 DBTS Chapel: Dr. Tim Miller

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 15:34
Dr. Miller encourages with principles of prayer from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Have you ever considered the glorious truth that your Heavenly Father actually hears you when you pray? Download and subscribe to our Podcasts
Categories: Seminary Blog

If All My Sins Are Forgiven, Why Must I Continue to Repent?

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:59
The title of this post is exactly the same as a recent article on the Gospel Coalition web site. The author of the article explains the issue more fully in his first sentence. “It’s an understandable question: If we’re justified by faith and forgiven all our sins—past, present, and future—then why is it necessary to continue... Read More
Categories: Seminary Blog

2017 issue of DBSJ Released

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 08:56
We are pleased to announce the release of the 2017 issue of the Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal, now in its 22nd year. This year features six articles, including “Divine Persons in Genesis: Theological Implications,” by Bill Barrick; “Nakedness & Coverings in Genesis 3,” by Mark Snoeberger; “An Evangelical Apology for the Septuagint,” by Tim Miller;... Read More
Categories: Seminary Blog

The High Cost of Low Choices

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 14:31
No one starts down the pathway toward immorality thinking, “You know, I really want to destroy my marriage today. I would love it, if I could give the enemy an advantage on me, and bring immeasurable reproach on my family.” The fact that no one thinks like that and yet still people destroy their lives... Read More
Categories: Seminary Blog