29 Jul 2016

What Should We Do with Imprecise Revelation?

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A few weeks back I posted a piece on being conservative. In it I suggested that in every sphere of life there are foundational absolutes to be conserved. This is so because God is the immutable source and standard of all that is good and true and beautiful. There is in God’s truth system no...
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15 Jul 2016

Is There a Conflict Between Science and Faith?

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Are science and religion/faith incompatible? The leading lights of the atheism revolution certainly believe they are: Christopher Hitchens: “All attempts to reconcile faith with science and reason are consigned to failure and ridicule.” Richard Dawkins: “I am hostile to fundamentalist religion because it actively debauches the scientific enterprise…it subverts science and saps the intellect.” Sam...
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6 Jul 2016

DBTS Offers Summer Extension Course

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Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary will offer a full seminary course in a one-week module at First Baptist Church of Wixom from July 30 to August 6. The course will study the Life and Letters of the Apostle Paul. Dr. Tim Miller will lead the study for the module. The class will include pre-class reading, in-class...
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6 Jul 2016

7 Points on the Ongoing Trinitarian Flap

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A few weeks ago a theological kerfuffle erupted on the blogosphere. Several Reformed Confessionalists (whom I will call Carl Trueman and Co.) accused certain members of the evangelical complementarian community (whom I will call Grudem, Ware, and Co.) of Nicene heresy for dividing the will of God and thus affirming the plurality of the divine substance....
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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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