8 Feb 2016

What Is Forgiveness?

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In the past few months I have encountered several conflicting ideas about forgiveness in unexpected counseling situations. Nor is the confusion confined to the uninformed or immature. The biblical idea of forgiveness is an elusive one that is often missed entirely or sometimes mixed with other ideas—ideas that are not necessarily bad, but that are not...
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2 Feb 2016

Dr. Robert McCabe To Retire

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After serving for thirty-three years as the Professor of Old Testament at DBTS, Dr. Robert McCabe will retire at the end of the 2016 spring semester. During his tenure he established the seminary’s solid foundation in biblical languages, OT hermeneutics and exegesis, and biblical creationism. An avid supporter of six-day creationism, he is nationally recognized...
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11 Jan 2016

The Messianic Secret and the Son of Man

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When I was an associate pastor, I remember “Grandma” Audrey, an eighty-year-old woman, asking me why Jesus required His disciples to keep His true identity a secret (e.g., Mark 8:29-30). I was thankful that she had been reading her Scripture in such a way that questions were naturally generated. I trust that you likewise have...
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8 Jan 2016

More Neo-Kuyperian than Biblical?

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Back when I was in seminary, one of my professors used to warn us seminarians to be neither “more pious than Paul” nor “more Christian than Christ.” Such a stance might win us halos on earth, but no crowns in glory. This instruction was never more vivid to me than when I read John Piper’s...
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22 Dec 2015

Dr. Compton Presents Paper at ETS Meeting

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DBTS professors Dr. Bruce Compton and Dr. Tim Miller attended the 67th annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) on Nov. 17-19 in Atlanta. The conference theme – “Marriage and Family” – was timely considering the Supreme Court’s recent departure from the biblical definition of marriage. In response to Matthew Barrett’s book “Salvation by...
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17 Dec 2015

What Connects Christmas to Giving to Those in Need?

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Christmas is associated with giving, and many organizations take advantage of the season to urge people to donate. Sometimes the giving is encouraged because it is the end of the year and the final chance to give for tax purposes. Often, though, the push to give is specifically tied to Christmas. We’re accustomed to seeing...
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9 Dec 2015

Why We Pray Even When “God Isn’t Fixing This”

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No doubt all of us are aware of the disparaging remarks that were made about prayer in the aftermath of last week’s shooting. Among others the New York Daily News discouraged prayer on December 3rd with an article entitled “God Isn’t Fixing This.” So we’ve reached another tipping point: people are annoyed with Christian prayers...
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8 Dec 2015

The Man Who Would Be Santa Claus

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It’s that time of year when complete strangers ask children what they want a dead guy to bring them when he sneaks into their house in the middle of the night. And it’s also a time when Christian parents struggle to help their children answer such people in a way that is both accurate and...
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3 Dec 2015

Did Pro-Life Rhetoric Cause the Colorado Shooting?

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After the shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood last Friday, several have placed blame on pro-life advocates who have been campaigning against Planned Parenthood. Their campaign has become more aggressive since undercover videos revealing Planned Parenthood’s values and practices were released earlier this year. Many have urged pro-life advocates to tone down what they...
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