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DBTS Student Publication

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 08:52
The Th.M. program at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary has as one of its goals the development of scholar-pastors in possession of the research and writing skills necessary to peer-reviewed publication. Recently one of our students, Mike Moses, published a paper that he originally prepared for a Th.M. seminar here at DBTS. You may read his... Read More
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Praying for Healing

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:43
The Bible teaches that Christians ought to pray for healing and that God routinely answers such prayers (Jas 5:14–15 et al.). But what exactly should we expect from God when we pray to him for healing? As I see it, there are basically five discernable responses to this query: Some praying Christians expect out-and-out miracles... Read More
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Is There Such a Thing as the Septuagint?: Analyzing Peter Williams’s objections (Part Two)

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 09:36
Note: This post, as well as future and past posts concerning the Septuagint, are rough drafts for a potential upcoming book on the Septuagint. Accordingly, these posts will be removed at a future date. In regard to this article, it is the second of two which analyze and then answer an objection to the use... Read More
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Is There Such a Thing as the Septuagint?: Analyzing Peter Williams’s objections (Part 1)

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 12:27
Note: This post, as well as future posts concerning the Septuagint, are rough drafts for a potential upcoming book on the Septuagint. Accordingly, these posts will be removed at a future date. In regard to this article, it is the first of two which seek to analyze and then answer an objection to the use... Read More
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Trusting and Obeying

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 13:57
There it was in my Facebook feed. One of those ubiquitous memes from well-meaning fellow believers: God does not want you to try harder, he wants you to trust him deeper. Stop trying. Start trusting. But is it true? Does God really not want us to “try hard” to become like Christ? Should we ever... Read More
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Joshua Harris, Purity Culture, and Christian Strangeness

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 09:47
By now most have heard the news that Joshua Harris is leaving his wife and Christianity. Harris is most well-known for his book, I Kissed Dating Goodbye. It was a popular book when I was in high school, though I never read it. (Someone I respected later told me his second book, Boy Meets Girl,... Read More
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What Is the Gospel of the Kingdom?

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 11:16
When John the Baptist, firstly, and then Jesus began announcing that the kingdom of heaven was “at hand” (Matt 3:2; 4:17, 23) they were announcing that the anticipated Israelite kingdom of OT prophecy was being immediately offered to Israel, and that their predominantly Jewish hearers should repent and prepare for its arrival (so the explanation... Read More
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Why Go to Seminary When the Fields are Already White for Harvest?

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 13:08
In preparation for representing the seminary at a conference in Iowa, I have been reflecting on why go to seminary. Why should a future pastor pursue a seminary education? On occasion, I’ll come across a college graduate who suggests that seminary is not for him. When I inquire as to why, he tells me that... Read More
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New Issue of the Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal Available

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 11:12
I am excited to announce the release today of the 24th volume of the Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal. Articles include: Andrew David Naselli, What the New Testament Teaches About Divorce and Remarriage Ryan E. Meyer, The Interpretation of Matthew 10:23b Timothy E. Miller, The Meaning of “Milk” in 1 Peter 2:1–3 Scott Aniol, The Holy Spirit’s Work... Read More
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Tributes to Rolland D. McCune

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 12:11
Monday, June 17, 2019, Rolland D. McCune went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Dr. McCune served as professor of Systematic Theology at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary from 1981 until 2009, during which he also served as President of the Seminary for ten years and Dean of the Faculty for six years.... Read More
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Why I Will Still Sing About Christ Being Forsaken: A Response to ‘Neither Forsaken nor Estranged from God.’

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 08:20
If you have not yet seen Dr. Mark Snoeberger’s recent article about the death of God in the death of Christ, I encourage you to consider it. Snoeberger’s argument there helps to refine and safeguard the way we think and discuss the death of Christ so that we are consistent with the biblical teaching about... Read More
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Why I Will Still Sing About Christ Being Forsaken: A Response to ‘Neither Forsaken nor Estranged from God.’

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 08:20
If you have not yet seen Dr. Mark Snoeberger’s recent article about the death of God in the death of Christ, I encourage you to consider it. Snoeberger’s argument there helps to refine and safeguard the way we think and discuss the death of Christ so that we are consistent with the biblical teaching about... Read More
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