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My Grandpa’s “Worry Gene”

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 13:48
When I was growing up, my Grandfather had a nervous habit of twiddling his thumbs. He was conscious of the habit and used to tell me that he did it because he had a “worry gene.” I don’t know if he was serious about that comment, but I got the sense that he at least... Read More
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The Unity of Apostolic Doctrine

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 13:27
Around Easter I contributed a post about Paul’s view of the necessity of Jesus’ resurrection for salvation. The motivation for that post actually came from a Greek exegesis class as we considered 1 Peter. We were discussing 3:18, and we noted that Peter likewise believes the resurrection is necessary for salvation: This passage teaches that... Read More
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Did OT Believers Go to Sheol?

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 12:58
Despite many advances over the last century in archaeology and biblical backgrounds, together with a growing field of studies in biblical theology, consensus concerning ancient Israel’s perspective of the afterlife remains elusive. The view that conscious life continued after death was pervasive not only in ancient Israel but throughout the ancient Near East. Defining and... Read More
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Is Pastoral “Desire” a Qualification for Ministry?

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 13:56
The question of a pastoral “call to ministry,” reminiscent of God’s call of biblical prophets and apostles, has long been a issue with which ordination councils have been concerned. Many operate on the assumption that no one aspiring to the ministry may proceed without such a “call.” I concede, of course, that God’s Spirit is... Read More
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Without the Resurrection, there is no Salvation

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 10:12
The point indicated in the title to this post is ably defended by Paul in 1 Corinthians 15. There, Paul indicates that if there is no resurrection, then Jesus is not raised, and if Jesus is not raised, then we are still in our sins. Such an argument makes little sense to some, for the... Read More
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Neither Forsaken nor Estranged from God

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 14:51
Not long ago, I was able to attend a conference, where Dr. Mark Snoeberger presented on the question of what may rightly be said about the death of God in the death of Christ. This paper, published in The Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, is a written form of that presentation. I heartily encourage you... Read More
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Why Do Christians Believe in the Trinity? Is It Rational?

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:22
Christians are people of the book, but the word “Trinity” is not found anywhere in the Bible. So, is the Trinity a biblical doctrine? And if so, is it rational? What Does the Bible Teach? Though the Bible does not contain one verse that sums up the Trinity, it gives at least three distinct truths... Read More
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New Resource:

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 12:50
A unique resource has finally been fully completed, and I thought our readers should take note. Mark Ward, a graduate of BJU who now works at Logos, has worked for two years compiling a helpful resource for comparing the Greek text underlying the KJV (TR) with modern versions (UBS/NA).[1] The unique element is that the... Read More
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3/27/2019 DBTS Chapel: Ken Brown

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 10:17
Pastor Ken Brown preaches from Habakkuk 3 and encourages us to remember God’s work in the past and long for God’s glory alone   Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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The Difference Between Apocryphal Works and the Bible

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 08:54
When I taught Old Testament Survey at a Christian University, one of my favorite assignments was having the students read Bel and the Dragon. This is a portion of apocryphal literature[1] which was written to be added to the text of Daniel (as chapter 14). I had the students read the account and then respond... Read More
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3/21/2019 DBTS Chapel: Ben Edwards

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:12
Ben Edwards gives a helpful lesson on a Christian approach to the transgender issue. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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3/20/2019 DBTS Chapel: Dwight Schultz

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:07
Pastor Dwight Schultz preaches that Christ must be our core identity from Galatians 3:23-29 Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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The Real Story of Chesterton’s Answer to “What Is Wrong” with the World

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:40
I’ve always had a soft spot for people who were so insightful and influential that they end up being credited with witty statements they never said. G. K. Chesterton is a great example of that phenomenon. Perhaps the most well-known apocryphal account is that Chesterton replied to a newspaper’s question of “What is wrong with... Read More
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3/13/2019 DBTS Chapel: Jim Newcomer

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:00
Pastor Jim Newcomer preaches on the cost of following Jesus from Luke 14 Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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Is Christ’s Receipt of “Life-in-Himself” (John 5:26) Proof of Eternal Generation?

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 10:15
Two years ago at the national meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, anticipation ran high about a scheduled plenary debate on the doctrine of the eternal generation of the Son. The debate fizzled rather spectacularly, however, when two of the three dissenters to the doctrine reversed their views on the eve of the debate. The... Read More
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DBTS Class in Atlanta

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 14:47
While DBTS does not offer online courses, we do have a distance center in Atlanta. Lebanon Baptist Church houses a “seminary room” which is equipped with all the necessary tools in order to make this happen. Through Zoom, an educationally-centered video conferencing platform, we are able to “zoom” in students from Georgia to our classes here... Read More
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03/06/2019 DBTS Chapel: Jay Searcy

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 14:34
Pastor Jay Searcy, from Grace Baptist in Hamtramck, preaches on how to deal with discouragement in the ministry. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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Did New Testament Writers Misread the Context of Old Testament Passages?

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 15:17
One of the most complex issues in biblical interpretation lies in understanding the ways in which later writers of Scripture used earlier texts. Sometimes NT writers cite or allude to the OT in ways which, at first blush, seem to disregard the context or, worse, to alter its meaning. This leads many readers of the... Read More
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A New Festschrift in Honor of Dr. Gerald Priest

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 09:43
Longtime friends of the seminary will fondly recall that Dr. Priest served on the faculty of DBTS from 1988 until his retirement in 2010. While Dr. Priest taught numerous courses in homiletics and Bible exposition, the focus of his teaching and writing ministry was in the field of church history. A number of years ago,... Read More
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2/28/2019 DBTS Chapel: Dr. Kyle Dunham

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 10:49
How do we fear God while enjoying his good gifts? Dr. Dunham presents a message on the perplexing poem of Ecclesiastes 3. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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