8 Sep 2017

If All My Sins Are Forgiven, Why Must I Continue to Repent?

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The title of this post is exactly the same as a recent article on the Gospel Coalition web site. The author of the article explains the issue more fully in his first sentence. “It’s an understandable question: If we’re justified by faith and forgiven all our sins—past, present, and future—then why is it necessary to continue...
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7 Sep 2017

2017 issue of DBSJ Released

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We are pleased to announce the release of the 2017 issue of the Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal, now in its 22nd year. This year features six articles, including “Divine Persons in Genesis: Theological Implications,” by Bill Barrick; “Nakedness & Coverings in Genesis 3,” by Mark Snoeberger; “An Evangelical Apology for the Septuagint,” by Tim Miller;...
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5 Sep 2017

The High Cost of Low Choices

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No one starts down the pathway toward immorality thinking, “You know, I really want to destroy my marriage today. I would love it, if I could give the enemy an advantage on me, and bring immeasurable reproach on my family.” The fact that no one thinks like that and yet still people destroy their lives...
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31 Aug 2017

8/31/2017 DBTS Chapel: Ben Edwards

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Pastor Ben Edwards, the interim dean of the seminary, opens the Fall semester by preaching on the essence of true faith and how it fuels us through the prevailing pressures of culture. Download and subscribe to our Podcasts here
30 Aug 2017

On The Religious Life of Theological Students

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Anticipation abounds as we are about to embark on a new year of education here at DBTS. God has given us a wonderful new group of incoming MDiv students, and we are looking forward eagerly to the first classes tomorrow morning. At the beginning of each year, I am reminded of the powerful words of...
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3 Aug 2017

DBTS Announces Redesigned Master of Theology Program

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Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary is excited to highlight our redesigned Master of Theology program. We have modified the program to accomplish three goals: (1) to emphasize the value of the program in equipping students to do quality research, (2) to bring the program in line with current practice in the academic community, and (3) to...
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31 May 2017

Triadic Hermeneutics

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When we exegete a passage, three poles must always be in mind. First, there is a historical dimension to every text. This includes not only the historical facts a text may claim, but also includes the historical context under which the entire text is to be understood. Second, there is a theological dimension, which speaks...
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17 May 2017

The Muslim Worldview

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The Detroit 10/40 Conference is being held this Thursday and Friday in Hamtramck, MI. I had a chance during the pre-conference this week to give a talk addressing the importance of recognizing and evaluating worldviews when sharing the gospel and offering some thoughts specifically on the Muslim worldview. Often we struggle with communicating the gospel...
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11 May 2017

Rejoicing with our Graduates

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As the 2016-2017 school year draws to a close, we’re proud of all our students’ hard work. But we’re especially proud of our graduates who have persevered through multiple years of full-time work and study.  This year we celebrate the achievements of four graduates: three from the Master of Divinity program, and one from the...
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2 May 2017

To Him be the Dominion Forever, Amen

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1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who called you into his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself put things right, strengthen, empower, [and] secure [you]. 11To him be the dominion forever! Amen! I have enjoyed reading through Karen Jobes’s commentary on 1 Peter for a...
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