14 Jan 2019

Online vs. In-Person Education: Theological Training Is Supposed to Be Hard

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In my previous post considering Dan Wallace’s recent article discussing online vs. in-person education I concluded that, especially regarding theological teaching, in-person education is superior to distance education—all other things being equal. But rarely if ever in life are all other things equal. Thus, we inevitably are forced to weigh a variety of factors beyond...
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11 Jan 2019

Miracles: Then and Now (Part One)

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On occasion through the years one reads or hears of a great revival somewhere in the world, a sudden outburst of the power of the Holy Spirit. It usually includes the testimony of many souls saved as well as miracles of all sorts that seem to parallel those of the Bible. Fantastic accounts of healings,...
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25 Dec 2018

Is Christmas Pagan?

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It is not unusual to find arguments, both from atheists and Christians, that Christmas was started as an attempt by Christians to try to usurp/replace pagan festivals with a Christian one. Atheists make this argument out of an attempt to mock Christians and undermine Christianity’s historical basis, while Christians use this reasoning to disparage the...
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24 Dec 2018

Yes, Virginia, There Really Was a Santa Claus

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It’s that time of year when grocery store clerks, kind-hearted relatives, and even complete strangers ask children what they want Santa Claus to bring them. And it’s also a time when Christian parents struggle to help their children answer such people in a way that is both truthful and appropriate. Amidst the cultural clutter that...
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17 Dec 2018

You Are Doing it Wrong: Reading Entire Books of the Bible

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Have you ever read one of the Gospels in one sitting? I believe many Christians have not. Have you ever read Romans in one sitting? How would such a reading change your perspective on the book? I require my students to read the Bible in large portions. For instance, in the Gospels class, I require...
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10 Dec 2018

Christmas Shopping that Benefits Your Favorite Seminary

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Giving Tuesday may be over, but there’s another way you can help DBTS financially this Christmas season and all year round. And it won’t even cost you anything. When you shop on Amazon using the link below, the prices won’t be any different, but Amazon will give DBTS up to 10% of your total. This...
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7 Dec 2018

Interpreting the Book of Job

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Jerome once compared studying the book of Job to grasping an eel. The more you squeeze, he opined, the sooner it escapes your grasp. Many interpreters have wondered similarly at the eloquence and challenge the book offers. While John Baker recognizes Job to be the “supreme masterpiece of Israel’s wisdom tradition” (“The Book of Job,”...
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