28 Jan 2012

Laryngitis and Preaching

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It’s flu and virus season, and if you’re a public speaker, you probably worry at least occasionally about the possibility of losing your voice. Many years ago, I read some advice from Charles Spurgeon in pages 203-4 of his Lectures to My Students, and in a moment of desperation I followed it. It worked. Specifically, he rejected...
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26 Jan 2012

Popular Bible Translations

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According to the latest sales figures from the CBA, three of the best-selling Bibles in the USA are the NIV (New International Version), ESV (English Standard Version), and the HCSB (Holman Christian Standard Bible). Back in September, Liberty University Biblical Studies Symposium held a discussion on the topic, “Which Bible Translation Should I Use?” featuring...
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24 Jan 2012

A Partnership to Consider

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Here’s some good news. According to Operation World, evangelical faith exploded in Africa during the 20th century. There are now approximately 182 million believers in Africa, a population nearly double the size of the evangelical community in the United States. This staggering growth, however, has led to what Operation World calls a “critical bottleneck.” There...
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22 Jan 2012

Take a Test Drive

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One of the best ways to consider whether a seminary like DBTS is the place for you to train for gospel ministry is to actually take a class, or as we call it in car country, a Test Drive. Our summer Test Drive program is a wonderful opportunity to earn 2 graduate credits free of...
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20 Jan 2012

Tracking Down Those “Hard to Find” Sources

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Despite all the jokes about Wikipedia’s SOPA blackout on Wednesday being hard on college students, the truth is many students do need to improve their online research skills. We live in an amazing day. Within seconds one can use the internet to locate an electronic copy of an article published in the 1800s or download a...
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19 Jan 2012

Wood to Present Rice Lectures

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Each year DBTS hosts the William R. Rice Lecture Series, named for the Seminary’s founder and first president. We are pleased to announce that the speaker for this year’s event on March 14, 2012, will be Dr. Bryant G. Wood. His topic will be “Archaeology and the Conquest: New Evidence on an Old Problem.” Dr. Wood is...
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18 Jan 2012

Interview with a Revitalizer

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What question do seminary students get asked more than any other? I’ll bet you know even if you’ve never been to seminary or met a real-life seminarian. No, it’s not what brand of lapsarian they are, believe it or not, nor even whether they prefer the Erasmian or modern pronunciation of their Greek vocabulary. It’s...
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17 Jan 2012

Summer School

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The DBTS 2012 summer school schedule is now available. Each class meets Tuesday through Friday from 8 AM to 12 noon for two weeks (no classes on Monday). There are three sessions of summer school: May 15-25, May 29-June 8, and June 12-22. Two different classes are taught during each of the first two seasons and...
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16 Jan 2012

What Constitutes the Promised Land?

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There is a legitimate question whether the Promised Land includes territory on the east side of the Jordan River or not. Clearly God promised to give the land of Canaan on the west side of the Jordan River to Abraham and his descendants, but should the land given to Reuben, Gad, and half of Manasseh be...
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14 Jan 2012

Moralism or Allegory? Are These the Only Options?

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I am a pastor who wants to preach God’s Word faithfully. I also happen to teach preaching to seminary students who also want to preach God’s Word faithfully. I want, by God’s grace, to teach them well and help them “rightly divide the Word of truth” for God’s glory. I spend, therefore, a lot of...
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