18 May 2016

Christians Don’t Retire

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As the baby boomer generation continues to age, the percentage of Americans at retirement age is expected to explode, with about 9000 reaching age 65 each day. “Forty-eight million Americans were age 65 and older in 2015, 18 percent more than just five years earlier. The number of older Americans will increase to 74 million...
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13 May 2016

Honoring a Faithful Servant: An Interview with Dr. McCabe

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After 33 years of faithful ministry at DBTS, Dr. McCabe will be retiring this year and moving with his wife to Arizona to live with their family. Paul Finkbeiner sat down with him in his office to talk about his life as a seminarian and Old Testament professor. Paul Finkbeiner: How did you end up...
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5 May 2016

05/05/16 Podcast: Pastor Tracy Fressel

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Pastor Tracy Fressel 1 Corinthians 4:1-2; 2 Timothy 1 5/05/16 What is true success in ministry? More importantly, how does God measure ministry success? Pastor Tracy Fressel speaks on the characteristics of faithfulness in the Minister’s life. Download this podcast here
4 May 2016

“I Do All Things for the Sake of the Gospel…”

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So said Paul in 1 Corinthians 9:23. And so we must agree with him. Still, I wonder whether this verse can sustain all the freight that has been loaded onto it over the years. Does it mean, as John Piper suggested a few months ago, that Christians should not carry concealed weapons or use lethal...
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2 May 2016

Cross-Cultural Connections and Short-Term Ministry Trips

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Millions of people each year participate in short-term ministry trips, with many now preparing for trips this summer. I have the privilege of leading a team from our church to Zambia this summer. We will be visiting a missionary couple sent from our church with the purpose of encouraging them in any way we can;...
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28 Apr 2016

Summer and Fall Schedule – 2016 available now

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  DBTS is offering four courses this summer in a module format. The courses taught residentially include Introduction to Missions, Church Polity, and Greek Exegesis of 2 Peter and Jude. Each course can be taken for credit for either the M.Div. or Th.M.   First Session: May 17-27 (8:00–11:50 a.m.) 515     Introduction to Missions (2...
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18 Apr 2016

Book Giveaway Winners

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Congratulations to our five winners from last week’s book giveaway. Bo Bowman Jerry Goodwin Trisha Priebe Mark Williams Jason Woelm Your books are in the mail. And thanks to all who commented on the post. 
12 Apr 2016

Free Books to Give Away

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From time to time publishers send me free books in the hope that their books will be reviewed in the Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal. Some of these end up being reviewed in the journal, but others do not. Right now I have five books published by Crossway sitting on my desk ready to be given...
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5 Apr 2016

Imagine There’s…No Hell.

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In perhaps John Lennon’s most famous song, “Imagine,” he calls people to envision a world that would be at peace—where “the world will be as one.” He views certain ideas or beliefs as currently standing in the way of this utopia, including countries, religion, and possessions. But the first obstacle he names is belief in...
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25 Mar 2016

Did God Die on the Cross? Another Attempt

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Once again the anniversary of Christ’s death is opening up the question whether it is proper to say that God died on the cross, with good men leveling arguments at and past one another. Some argue that God, being immortal (1 Timothy 1:17; 6:16; etc.), by definition cannot die. Others, citing passages like Acts 20:28...
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