8 May 2020

Review: Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion

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Is the world better without religion? Doesn’t Christianity crush diversity? Doesn’t religion hinder morality? These are just a few of the twelve questions addressed by Rebecca McLaughlin in her debut book, Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion. The choices of questions are not random; rather they reflect the questions McLaughlin has...
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4 May 2020

Join a DBTS Summer Course

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DBTS is pleased to announce that you can participate live via video conferencing for two of our summer courses. You can take Marriage and Family Counseling for credit, or you can audit the course at the discounted rate of $200 for the course. You can also audit Ethics at the discounted rate. PT527 Marriage &...
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30 Apr 2020

Pandemic Evangelism: Spreading the Gospel, Not the Virus (Part 3c)

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This is a really strange time for ministry generally and evangelism specifically. Over the last few weeks, I have been writing a series of short posts designed to aid us in evangelism during this unprecedented time (See Step One, Step Two, Step 3a, and Step 3b).  Step 3c: Tell the Lost About Christ: The Art of Evangelism The last post acknowledged...
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27 Apr 2020

Pandemic Evangelism: Spreading the Gospel, Not the Virus (Step 3b)

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This is a really strange time for ministry generally and evangelism specifically. Over the last few weeks, I have been writing a series of short posts designed to aid us in evangelism during this unprecedented time (See Step One, Step Two, and Step 3a).  Step 3b: Tell the Lost About Christ: Taking Opportunities The last post established that it’s not actually evangelism...
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23 Apr 2020

Pandemic Evangelism: Step Three (a)

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This is a really strange time for ministry generally and evangelism specifically. Last week, I began to develop a series of short posts designed to aid us in evangelism during this unprecedented time (See Step One and Step Two).  Step 3a: Tell the Lost about Christ: Recognizing Opportunities The irreducible minimum of evangelism is talking about Christ. You cannot do evangelism without talking...
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20 Apr 2020

Pandemic Evangelism: Spreading the Gospel, not the Virus (Step Two)

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This is a really strange time for ministry generally and evangelism specifically. Last week, I began to develop a series of short posts designed to aid us in evangelism during this unprecedented time (See Step One). Here is a second installment. Step 2: Tell the Lost You’re Praying for Them I’m typically not a fan of Christian clichés. You know,...
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17 Apr 2020

Pandemic Evangelism: Spreading the Gospel, not the Virus (Step One)

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Our pastor quipped on Sunday (3/22) that, during the present crisis, we should spread the gospel, not the virus. This is a really strange time for ministry generally and evangelism specifically. Over the next week or so (while we’re all staying put in our homes!), I want to develop a few ways that we can follow this directive during this unprecedented time. Follow along below to see this series...
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14 Apr 2020

Trusting in My Father’s Wise Bestowment

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As we muddle through our Coronacrisis together, the Christian has a level of hopefulness that the unbeliever does not have. This is true on a great many levels: We know that if we die, we have a place prepared for us with Christ (Phil 1:23; John 14:1ff). We know that if we suffer physically or...
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7 Apr 2020

GOD’S REMEDY FOR UNCERTAIN TIMES

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During this COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are faced with uncertainties of life perhaps more than ever before. Churches are not able to gather; families are separated from each other; many people are afraid of contracting this deadly virus; and many are concerned about the long-term economic impact. Uncertain times usually generate different responses from...
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