23 Jul 2020

Christians Must Judge

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In a recent sermon on Matthew 7:1-5, Dr. Doran mentioned that a portion of that passage is perhaps the most well-known in our culture. People know the phrase, “Judge not, that you be not judged,” even if they do not know where it comes from. The phrase is often used, by non-Christians and professing Christians...
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13 Jul 2020

Deadened to Wonder: Meditating on the Unbelievable

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I was recently reading a book designed to answer questions posed against Christianity.[1] The book is good, and I recommend it, but I want to use one of the statements in the book as a jumping pad to a point the author was not directly making. Rebecca McLaughlin was writing about a time she was...
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7 Jul 2020

Dispensational Ethics?

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Over the years, dispensationalists have been called antinomian for many reasons. Mostly it’s been because of our tension with the so-called “third use” of the Mosaic Law: the appeal specifically to the Decalogue to inform Christian righteousness. Most Dispensationalists argue that the Mosaic Law in its entirety has been set aside and a new law...
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26 Jun 2020

Gentle and Lowly: A Review

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Last week I published a short post, encouraging this blog’s readers to pick up a recently released book, Gentle and Lowly. This post will highlight some particularly helpful elements of the book. Before doing so, it would be helpful to express the book’s structure. There are twenty-three short chapters, each is a brief analysis of...
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19 Jun 2020

Why Many Believe Christians Hate LGBTQ Individuals

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As Democrats in the Senate yesterday sought to pass the Equality Act (which would remove some key current protections for religious organizations), Denny Burk highlighted an important point in our culture’s current clash between Christians and those pushing the LGBTQ agenda. Burk pointed to the continued fulfillment of a statement from Robert George six years...
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15 Jun 2020

Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund

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C. S. Lewis warned us of chronological snobbery, the natural proclivity to see the newest book as inherently better. Lewis rightly saw that ancient authors often view the world differently than us. By reading their words, we may enter into the way they view the world, often revealing our blindness. But every once in a...
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11 Jun 2020

Arguments and Narratives

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In Monday’s edition of the Briefing, Al Mohler spent some time discussing a recent letter signed by over 1,000 health professionals. One of the letter writers shared the reasoning for crafting the letter as follows: “We created the letter in response to emerging narratives that seemed to malign demonstrations as risky for the public health...
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8 Jun 2020

Who is an Evangelical?: A Review

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Thomas Kidd, a professor of Church History at Baylor University, is personally invested in the answer to the question posed in the title of his book. He is invested, because he calls himself an evangelical, and he fits in the historical stream of those who have borne that title. The title is apt, for the...
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26 May 2020

New Issue of the Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal

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We are pleased to announce the release of the 2020 issue of the Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal, now in its 25thyear of publication. This year’s issue features the following articles: Kyle Dunham, “The Role of Biblical Creationism in Presuppositional Apologetics” Bruce Compton, “First Corinthians 13 and the Cessation of Miraculous Gifts: A Critique of Thomas...
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