31 Jan 2018

1/31/2018 DBTS Chapel: R. J. Krystowiak

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“Trusting God’s Providence means accepting times of suffering as from his hand.” This is the message from Ruth 1 that Pastor R. J. Krystowiak had for us in chapel today. In our bitterness, we often try our best to isolate ourselves, but God never backs away from his hurting people. Download and subscribe to our...
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22 Jan 2018

From Chariot to Ferrari: On the Importance of Proper Analogy

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Analogies are powerful things, for they take something less known and put it beside something better known. The power of the analogy is that it allows the knowledge in the one realm to pass into the other, providing a “lightbulb” moment in many cases. But analogies are tricky things, and one must always confirm that...
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9 Jan 2018

Listening to Your Own Preaching

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One of our students, Aaron Berry, recently wrote an article on avoiding hypocrisy. You can view the article here. Here is a little snippet to whet your appetite: “If you were raised in Christian circles like me, perhaps you experienced the temptation of using outward spirituality to gain respect.”
2 Jan 2018

The Paralysis of the Fear of Man

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“I do not know this Man that you are talking about” (Peter in Mark 14:71). It’s easy for us to stand at a distance and throw stones at Peter for denying Christ, and to claim that we would do better than he. But have you ever squandered a clear opportunity to testify about Jesus? Truthfully,...
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8 Dec 2017

Believing…By Faith?

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While talking to an acquaintance yesterday about a thorny Christological question, I made the statement that Christ was 100% God and 100% human. Pretty standard stuff. My acquaintance agreed, stating that he also believed this to be true, adding the caveat, “by faith.” I apparently looked confused when he used that phrase, because he persisted:...
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30 Nov 2017

Worldview Flowchart

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A number of years ago I stumbled on the following chart in Boa and Bowman’s book, Faith Has its Reasons.[1] The representation below has been modified in a few minor ways from its original depiction. And while the chart is not perfect (some belief systems hold to more than one of these, though doing so...
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29 Nov 2017

11/29/2017 DBTS Chapel: Ken Brown

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Pastor Ken Brown preaches from Ecclesiastes 12 on why we should value both the Word of God and the God of the Word. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
16 Nov 2017

Evangelical Theological Society Presentation

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This week, the Evangelical Theological Society is meeting in Providence, Rhode Island. Later today, I will be presenting a paper titled, “The Milk of the Word: Defending a Historic Interpretation of 1 Peter 2:1–3.” In sum, I am making a case against recent arguments that the analogy of milk in 1 Peter 2 does not...
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