31 Mar 2017

Rice Lecture Series 2017

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“Why is the thinking, feeling, and intentional heart so important to God? Why did he design human hearts so intricately? The answer is simple. God designed the heart’s functions for worship: he wants people to respond to him with the complex beauty that reflects his own.” – Jeremy Pierre Counseling the flock of God is...
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31 Mar 2017

Summer 2017 Class Schedule – Now Available

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DBTS is offering three courses this summer in a module format. The following is a list of which courses will be offered, the weeks involved, and the professors who will teach. First Session: May 16–26 (8:00–11:50 AM) NT734    Greek Exegesis of 1 Thessalonians (2 hours), Dr. Compton Room 101 An exegesis of 1 Thessalonians...
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17 Mar 2017

Correspondence and Coherence in Seminary Studies

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In his Introduction to Systematic Theology, Cornelius Van Til asks and answers the age-old question, “What Is Truth?” His answer is a bit philosophical, but if one follows it carefully, a very satisfactory pattern for seminary study emerges. Van Til notes that there are two prevailing theories of truth, viz., the correspondence theory and the coherence...
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16 Mar 2017

3/16/17 DBTS Chapel: Mr. Brian Trainer

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Brian Trainer continues his discussion of the book of Ruth, focusing on the integrity of Boaz. Transporting us to the original time period and culture, he challenges us to pursue integrity in our culture today. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
15 Mar 2017

3/15/2017 DBTS Chapel: Mr. Brian Trainer

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Our dean, Brian Trainer, presents a message from the book of Ruth, encouraging us with three truths: God’s sovereignty and our initiative are not in tension, God’s grace leads us in the way, and when nothing is happening, something is happening Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
14 Mar 2017

Can You Sneak Out Of Church?

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You casually hear another church member’s name in discussion and you realize, “I haven’t seen [that person] in ages.” You do a little Facebook stalking–but to no avail. Who posts about church on Facebook, anyway? (People post on Facebook in church, but not about being at church!) You ask a mutual friend who tells you,...
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9 Mar 2017

3/9/2017 DBTS Chapel: Pastor Ben Edwards

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How do Christians conquer worry in an anxiety-filled world? Pastor Ben Edwards preaches a comforting and reassuring message from Matthew 6:25-34. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
9 Mar 2017

Evangelical Theological Society Midwest Region

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While most people know about the yearly Evangelical Theological Society Conference, perhaps less know is that there is also a smaller, yearly meeting for each geographical region. This year the Midwestern Region is meeting in Wheaton, Illinois, and I have the pleasure of hearing one of our students present a paper. Jon Moreno entered his...
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8 Mar 2017

3/8/17 DBTS Chapel: Pastor Ken Brown

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The world is filled with worry. Mankind desperately seeks peace but only finds emptiness. Pastor Ken Brown speaks to us from Philippians 4 and shares with us the peace that only comes from God. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
7 Mar 2017

And Can it Be Another Post on Music?

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Music has been a controversial topic in nearly every generation since the beginning of the church. And while I don’t plan to solve anything with this post, I propose the following four principles as a baseline for what I think is acceptable music in a worship service: The music should be singable by a congregation...
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