Author Archives: Dave Doran

A New Devotional Resource

Church Works Media has produced a number of devotional works over the past few years. Each has a special emphasis (e.g., missions, prayer, suffering) that focuses on unpacking biblical texts and helpfully applying them to life. I was asked to … Continue reading

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Next year will be our 40th year of helping local churches prepare men for gospel ministry. God has been very kind to DBTS through these four decades of ministry. DBTS grads are serving all over the United States and advancing … Continue reading

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Mid-America Conference on Preaching
October 16-17, 2014
“Striving Together for the Faith of the Gospel”

Dear Fellow Servant of Jesus Christ: It seems like every day brings more bad news in this crazy, sin-cursed world. And it seems, at least sometimes, like God’s people are dropping into defense-mode as the world becomes increasingly hostile toward … Continue reading

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Celebrity and Gospel Witness

American culture is fascinated with celebrities. American evangelicalism, as a subset of American culture, is too. For some reason, there remains a persistent belief that the public testimony of a well known athlete or entertainer will be more effective than … Continue reading

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A New Opportunity

I am pleased to be able to announce a new venture by Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary to help local churches equip men for the Gospel ministry. In partnership with three local assemblies, DBTS will be offering a seminary level course … Continue reading

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Following Is a Stewardship Too

I spent the last two weeks teaching a leadership class for our seminary’s summer school program. It was challenging and encouraging to spend four hours a day looking at this subject with men involved in and preparing for vocational ministry … Continue reading

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Leadership Is a Stewardship

The leadership of an institution is a stewardship entrusted by both God and men. I followed a man who shepherded this congregation for forty years. The same man was the founding president of DBTS. I serve a congregation with a … Continue reading

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Why the Silence?

“Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them” (Eph 5:11). We live in a world where too often we hear about the unfruitful works of darkness—the nightly news seems to thrive on ghastly stories of … Continue reading

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When Silence is Consent

The tragic happenings associated with the arrest, guilty plea, and sentencing of Jack Schaap, former pastor of First Baptist Church of Hammond are a sad spectacle. Well before any of this blew up, I’d expressed my opposition to Schaap’s ministry and toward … Continue reading

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Equip and Encourage

For the first DBTS student body chapel of the Spring 2013 semester, a panel discussed the topic of missionary deputation. Specifically, they answered questions regarding the issues missionaries, churches, and church leaders ought to address regarding the process. For similar … Continue reading

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Specks and Beams

I had the privilege of preaching in seminary chapel yesterday. One of the great blessings of my current ministry is that I get to teach seminarians each week and preach in the chapel regularly. I often try to preach from … Continue reading

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Equip and Encourage

Dave Doran talks about his recent sermon series on contentment, specifically addressing why it is an important subject for the church to think through in our culture. Topics covered in the talk: 0:24 Reasons for preaching on the topic of … Continue reading

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