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Moralistic Therapeutic Deism Part 5: Who’s the Boss?

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 09:54
God is like someone who is always there for you; I don’t know, it’s like God is God. He’s just like somebody that’ll always help you go through whatever you’re going through. When I became a Christian I was just praying, and it always made me feel better. (fifteen-year-old Hispanic conservative Protestant girl from Florida... Read More
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Moralistic Therapeutic Deism Part 4: Happiness and Holiness

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 09:45
I just want to encourage everyone of us to realize when we obey God, we’re not doing it for God – I mean, that’s one way to look at it – we’re doing it for ourselves, because God takes pleasure when we’re happy….So I want you to know this morning: Just do good for your... Read More
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5/3/2018 DBTS Chapel: Dr. David Doran

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 13:56
For the final chapel of the 2018 Spring semester, Dr. Doran preaches from 1 Corinthians 4:1-5. He challenges pastors not to be controlled by others’ evaluation or be cocky about their own evaluation, but be content to leave their evaluation to the Lord. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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Moralistic Therapeutic Deism Part 3: Moralism, Pluralism, and Exclusive Grace

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 13:02
We live in a world that is religious/spiritual but not Christian. A few years back, I mentioned in class the Sermon on the Mount. The blank stares caused me to accuse them of laziness, until it was revealed that not one of those 32 students had any idea what the sermon said or who delivered... Read More
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5/2/2018 DBTS Chapel: Senior Sermon – Ben Klaus

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 13:47
Pastor Ben Klaus, graduating senior, delivers his senior sermon from 1 Corinthians 9. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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4/26/2018 DBTS Chapel: Senior Sermon – Nathan Paugh

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 13:19
Graduating senior, Nathan Paugh, delivers his senior sermon from Matthew 6:5-8. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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4/25/18 DBTS Chapel: Senior Sermon – Aaron Berry

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 15:44
Graduating senior, Aaron Berry, delivers his senior sermon from Philippians 2:12-13. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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4/19/18 DBTS Chapel: Senior Sermon – Zach Moore

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:50
Graduating senior, Zach Moore, delivers his senior sermon from Philippians 2:1-4. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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4/18/18 DBTS Chapel: Dr. David Doran

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:27
Dr. Doran exhorts us to remain faithful to the truth of God’s Word and beware of the temptation of conforming God’s Word to the prevailing culture. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
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Moralistic Therapeutic Deism Part 2: God

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:06
Most people you know believe in a god—since about 90% of Americans do. References to God are ubiquitous in our culture, but not everyone who talks about “God” is talking about the God of the Bible. Last time I introduced the idea of Moralistic Therapeutic Deism, the unofficial dominant religion of young people today. We... Read More
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American Youth’s Default Religion: Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 09:25
What is the most common religion among teenagers and young adults today (and probably a large percentage if not a majority of adults)? Moralistic Therapeutic Deism (MTD). This was a suggestion first made by Christian Smith (and Melinda Denton) in 2005 in their book Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers based... Read More
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4/12/2018 DBTS Chapel: Senior Sermon – Jon Moreno

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:11
Graduating senior, Jon Moreno, delivers his senior sermon from Psalm 73.
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4/11/2018 DBTS Chapel: Senior Sermon – Matt Smith

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 13:57
Graduating senior, Matt Smith, delivers his senior sermon from Acts 20.
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Review of Greek Guides

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 09:48
A local pastor recently asked me to recommend a reliable Greek guide for working through a New Testament text. He was planning to preach through the text, and while he had plenty of commentaries, even commentaries based on the Greek text, he was looking for something that engaged the Greek more directly. I was thrilled... Read More
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Dr. Compton Published in BibSac’s 175th Anniversary Issue

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 09:42
Dr. Bruce Compton, Professor of Biblical Languages and Literature, received the honor of having an article published in the 175th Anniversary Edition of Bibliotheca Sacra, the theological journal of Dallas Theological Seminary. His article, which is a later edition of a paper he presented at the 67th annual ETS meeting, is entitled, “The Ordo Salutis and Monergism: The Case for... Read More
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