23 Aug 2016

Special Edition of DBSJ Released

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The 2016 Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal is now available for download. This 21st volume of the journal is a Festschrift honoring three longtime DBTS professors, two retired and one active: Dr. William W. Combs, Dr. Robert V. McCabe, Jr., and Dr. R. Bruce Compton. Dr. Combs served at the Seminary from 1983-2015 in multiple roles,...
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23 Aug 2016

New Student Reading List

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This morning we welcomed a new crop of seminary students into our halls. Their excitement is contagious, and the faculty is eager to start classes. But as I contemplate the four year path set before these new students, I recognize the importance of a good start. Towards that end, I have been thinking of the...
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17 Aug 2016

DBTS Offers Extension Course in Lake Orion

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Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary will offer a full seminary course at First Baptist Church of Lake Orion, MI from August 29 to November 21. The course will study the Pentatuch. Dr. Kyle Dunham will lead the study for the module. The class will include pre-class reading, in-class discussion, and post-class assignments. It will be a great opportunity for pastors,...
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11 Aug 2016

How Much Should We Engage with Progressive Scholarship?

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I have been reading quite a bit about John’s Gospel recently. My reading has spanned the spectrum from conservatives to fairly progressive scholars (sometimes called “critical” scholars, but since a conservative can be critical in his engagement with Scripture, I have chosen to describe them as progressive). As a conservative, I naturally feel at home...
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29 Jul 2016

What Should We Do with Imprecise Revelation?

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A few weeks back I posted a piece on being conservative. In it I suggested that in every sphere of life there are foundational absolutes to be conserved. This is so because God is the immutable source and standard of all that is good and true and beautiful. There is in God’s truth system no...
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15 Jul 2016

Is There a Conflict Between Science and Faith?

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Are science and religion/faith incompatible? The leading lights of the atheism revolution certainly believe they are: Christopher Hitchens: “All attempts to reconcile faith with science and reason are consigned to failure and ridicule.” Richard Dawkins: “I am hostile to fundamentalist religion because it actively debauches the scientific enterprise…it subverts science and saps the intellect.” Sam...
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6 Jul 2016

DBTS Offers Summer Extension Course

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Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary will offer a full seminary course in a one-week module at First Baptist Church of Wixom from July 30 to August 6. The course will study the Life and Letters of the Apostle Paul. Dr. Tim Miller will lead the study for the module. The class will include pre-class reading, in-class...
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6 Jul 2016

7 Points on the Ongoing Trinitarian Flap

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A few weeks ago a theological kerfuffle erupted on the blogosphere. Several Reformed Confessionalists (whom I will call Carl Trueman and Co.) accused certain members of the evangelical complementarian community (whom I will call Grudem, Ware, and Co.) of Nicene heresy for dividing the will of God and thus affirming the plurality of the divine substance....
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24 Jun 2016

Book Review: Life in the Spirit: Spiritual Formation in Theological Perspective

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Life in the Spirit is the fruit of the 2009 Wheaton Theology Conference, where numerous scholars presented on themes related to spiritual formation. The book does not follow the format of the conference; instead, the “volume emerged from the conference’s dialogue about the theological shape of the contemporary discussion about spiritual formation, particularly within the...
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9 Jun 2016

On Being Conservative

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Last week the satirical news site Babylon Bee made the national news with a post distasteful to some, mocking a health-and-wealth guru after she proved herself a fraud by dying. While that story was making the headlines, a less popular post titled “Conservative Christian Trying To Remember What He’s Supposed To Be Conserving” caught my...
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