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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: KJVParallelBible.org

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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New Resource: KJVParallelBible.org

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
Categories: Seminary Blog