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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7 Jun 2016

5/23/16 DBTS Chapel: Jeremie Roy

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Jeremie Roy, recent DBTS graduate and missionary to the Dominican Republic, reminds us from Romans 8:18-25 that because of the greatness of the coming Glory, we must see trials as trivial. Download, and subscribe to our Podcasts here
3 Jun 2016

Why Does a Gorilla’s Life Matter?

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Last Saturday at the Cincinnati Zoo, a gorilla was killed to protect the life of a 4 year old boy who had fallen into the gorilla enclosure. The gorilla, named Harambe, was a member of an endangered species, with less than 175,000 western lowland gorillas worldwide. This incident has created quite a bit of controversy....
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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 Chapel: 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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4 May 2016

05/04/16 Chapel: Dr. Robert McCabe

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Dr. Robert McCabe Ecclesiastes 7:15-18 05/04/15 In his last chapel message before his retirement, Dr. Robert McCabe speaks on an often-misunderstood passage in Ecclesiastes and addresses the question, “If God does not reward righteousness in this life, then why live righteously?”
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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