27 Sep 2016

Day of Prayer

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“What does it profit us to read another book, but not to know Jesus?” – Will Galkin Seminary is more than journal articles and and term papers. Students who are preparing to lead people to love God passionately must love him passionately themselves. DBTS schedules a Day of Prayer for this reason. It’s a day...
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23 Sep 2016

To the Church Planter: 6 Wise Words and Where to Find Them

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Church Planting is all the rage right now–the topic seems to be on everyone’s mind, on every conference schedule, and taking hold of many church budgets. All Glory to Christ! I am so thankful for the surge of church planting among evangelicals and the advance of gospel preaching and disciple making around the U.S. As...
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20 Sep 2016

The Role of Presuppositions in Scholarship

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A few weeks ago I asked the question concerning how much those committed to evangelical faith should engage with progressive scholarship.[1] The reader’s responses were helpful, pointing mostly to limited and purposeful engagement. Let’s say we follow this advice and have students engage with works by those opposed to the divine origin of Scripture. How...
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15 Sep 2016

The Goal of Preaching

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In my occasional role as an interim pastor, I’ve been tasked more than once with creating a questionnaire for potential pastoral candidates who have submitted applications for a vacancy in the church. One of the questions that I like to include is this: “What is the primary goal or ‘center’ of preaching?” The answers I’ve...
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12 Sep 2016

An Able and Faithful Ministry

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In the early 1800s the church in America faced a number of challenges. Intermittent revivals of religion in the previous decades had fueled rapid church growth without a corresponding supply of godly, qualified ministers. The vastly expanding western frontier called for missionaries, as the pioneer settlers often were unevangelized and disconnected from established churches. Young...
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7 Sep 2016

09/07/16 DBTS Chapel: Dr. Mark Snoeberger

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Do you view your 9-5 job as pointless or wearisome? How can a Christian approach hard work with joy and view it as a gift from God? Dr. Snoeberger provides a scriptural perspective on work. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
1 Sep 2016

Ora…et Labora

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Summer comes to a more-or-less official end this weekend with the celebration of Labor Day. The day is not so much about general labor, of course, but about organized labor (an issue about which the Bible is mostly silent and, when it does speak to the issue, is a bit critical). Still, Labor Day offers...
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31 Aug 2016

08/31/16 DBTS Chapel: Dr. Dave Doran

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In the opening chapel of the semester, Dr. Doran speaks from 1 Timothy 3:15 on the centrality of the local church and the believer’s responsibility to it. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
30 Aug 2016

Scholars or Pastors?: On the Purpose of a Seminary

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Should the chief role of a seminary be the training of scholars or pastors? In recent years there has been much said about the Pastor-Scholar, a breed of theological prodigies capable of handling two full time jobs. While some may be able to maintain such balance, most have to determine the calling God has for...
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