16 Nov 2018

What Is a Cult?

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This Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of the Jonestown massacre, where over 900 people (members of the Peoples Temple) lost their lives in a group suicide-murder by drinking poisoned punch under the direction of their leader, Jim Jones. Since groups like the Peoples Temple and events like the Jonestown massacre often serve as examples of...
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13 Nov 2018

ETS 2018

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Three of our professors will be presenting papers at the Evangelical Theological Society in Denver, Colorado this week. Mark Snoeberger: “Did God Die on the Cross? A Proposal for Harmonizing Divine Impassibility with Christ’s Passion” (Tuesday, 9:50–10:30 AM). Kyle Dunham: “Zechariah 11 and Eschatological Shepherds: The Literary Structure as Clue to a Messianic Reading” (Wednesday,...
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5 Nov 2018

Should Missionaries Skip Seminary?

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God is graciously using DBTS to prepare His servants for global ministry. Through His help, we have graduates planting churches in a growing number of foreign fields. Most of these graduates are doing pioneer work in areas that are in desperate need of the gospel and solid biblical teaching. They are laying the foundation for...
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31 Oct 2018

Martin Luther’s 95 Theses

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On October 31, 1517, a monk named Martin Luther (1483–1546) posted a list of topics for academic debate at the local university. With this relatively harmless act, Luther unwittingly launched a movement that would rend the religious fabric of Europe and would eventually be called the Protestant Reformation.   That list of topics which Luther...
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29 Oct 2018

A Righteousness Greater than the Scribes and Pharisees

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Jesus shocked His listeners by His seemingly ludicrous claim about righteousness. He argued that they needed a greater righteousness than the Scribes and Pharisees (S&P). I am not sure if Israel has crickets, but if so they could be heard after that bombshell. This post will consider what Jesus means by this “super righteousness.” The...
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23 Oct 2018

Two Helpful Resources in the NT Prophecy Flap

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Wayne Grudem’s continuationist theory of NT prophecy (i.e., that prophecy continues in the modern church, but that it differs from OT prophecy in terms of its accuracy and authority) has been with us now for three decades. After Grudem wrote his Gift of Prophecy in the New Testament and Today in 1988 (rev. 2000), several substantial...
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9 Oct 2018

Christian Zionism and the Future of Israel

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This year marks the seventieth anniversary of the inception of the modern state of Israel. On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion announced from Tel Aviv the rebirth of the nation, and the United States, minutes after the announcement, became the first nation to officially recognize the fledgling state. The right of Israel to exist and...
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2 Oct 2018

A Handful of New and Forthcoming NT Commentaries

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In the past few weeks, a number of significant new commentaries have been released, and several more are on the immediate horizon. Below are a few of the more interesting additions. Douglas Moo, Romans, 2nd ed., NICNT (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2018) Originally published in 1996, Douglas Moo’s commentary on Romans in the NICNT series has...
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