5 Oct 2020

Don’t Be Too Concerned About the “Evangelical Witness”

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From time to time someone raises a concern about how a particular event, trend, or activity will harm the “evangelical witness.” “Evangelicals” are warned that their “witness” will be damaged because of high-profile scandals from “evangelical” leaders, too much involvement in the culture wars, unpopular responses to the current pandemic, being too political (especially Republican),...
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28 Sep 2020

Seven Reasons to Preach through Revelation

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In 2009, I pastored at a church north of Detroit. Because I had intended to be there for a long time, I made a goal to preach through the entire Bible. One of the last books that I planned to preach through was Revelation, because as you can  imagine, I thought, “It was too complicated…There...
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4 Sep 2020

DBTS Is Now A Certified Training Center with ACBC

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One of the most important skills a believer can develop is the ability to utilize God’s Word to help those who are hurting. That ability lies at the heart of biblical counseling. I am excited to share some news at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary that will enable us to better serve local churches by helping...
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28 Aug 2020

Dr. Dunham’s Recent Article: Intertextual Links between Deuteronomy and Ecclesiastes as a Pointer to Qohelet’s Positive Message

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Dr. Dunham recently had an article published in the Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament. Here is a snapshot summary, along with a link to the article.   Intertextual links between Deuteronomy and Ecclesiastes have begun only recently to garner interest as a possible literary source for Qohelet. In examining these proposed...
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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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