Year: 2019

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Swimming Upstream: “Rev. Deb” on Pastoral Leadership, Women, and Calling

by Kara Bettis As a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and single mom of two who is fluent in four languages, Deborah Downs is not a typical graduate of Denver Seminary. Downs entered the MDiv Theology Program at Denver Seminary with plans to write or teach, not intending to pursue pastoral leadership. Now “Rev….

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Holy Interruption: Diving In

by Andrea Weyand How does a cricket-playing, non-church going boy from South Africa find himself at Denver Seminary? Ask Jacques Gerber, who graduated with an MDiv in spring 2019. At age eight, like many children in Johannesburg, Jacques played cricket, saying, “Sports were my identity—how I understood my worth.” Jacques’ love of cricket followed him…

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Reclaiming Our Identity: The Gospel Initiative

Evangelicals are first and foremost “gospel people.” Our very name comes from the Greek word for gospel. Our faith is centered on the gospel, the good news that through the crucifixion and the resurrection, Jesus Christ defeated sin, evil, and death. We are people whose lives have been transformed by the gospel. We are gospel…

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The Hope of Discovery: A Mentoring Story

When the training and mentoring program began in 1996 at Denver Seminary, Charlene Canady heard about it and thought, it’s about time! Her husband, Dan, had been enrolled at Denver Seminary for a few years in the 1980s while they simultaneously pastored and led worship. Though years of pastoring, homeschooling their five children, and prison…

Significance of Singleness, Dr. Christina Hitchcock

The Church often recognizes the role of married couples and individuals. But what about the significance of singleness? Where do individuals who have never been married, are widowed, or are divorced fit in? Denver Seminary’s Student Life invited Dr. Christina Hitchcock, author of The Significance of Singleness: A Theological Vision for the Future of the…

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Fall 2019 Engage Magazine Released

Denver Seminary’s fall 2019 issue of Engage Magazine features “Christ Will Come Again: What Does the Book of Revelation Say to the Church Today?,” by Dr. David Mathewson, associate professor of New Testament, and includes reflections on the promised return of Jesus Christ and the hope we have in Him. In addition to faculty articles,…

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Significance of Singleness Symposium: Casting an Alternative Vision, Nov. 8

Significance of Singleness Symposium: Casting an Alternative Vision, Nov. 8 Explore the critical role of singleness in the flourishing of the Church Littleton, Colo -The Church often recognizes the role of married couples and individuals. But what about the significance of singleness? Where do individuals who have never been married, are widowed, or are divorced…

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The Apostle Paul’s Engagement with Ancient Philosophy Accessible for More Readers

The Apostle Paul’s Engagement with Ancient Philosophy Accessible for More Readers Paul and the Giants of Philosophy: Reading the Apostle in Greco-Roman Context Littleton, Colo: The topic of the potential intellectual influences of the apostle Paul have been largely left for scholars to interpret. Dr. Joseph Dodson, associate professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary…

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10 Choices Successful Couples Make: The Secret to Love that Lasts a Lifetime

10 Choices Successful Couples Make: The Secret to Love that Lasts a Lifetime Denver Seminary professor’s book guides couples through relationship turmoil Littleton, Colo: Is every marriage doomed to experience one conflict after another? Certainly not, says Dr. Ron Welch, author of 10 Choices Successful Couples Make: The Secret to Love That Lasts a Lifetime,…

Q Commons Event to Inspire Conversations to Create a Better Future

Q Commons Event to Inspire Conversations to Create a Better Future Join community members in this discussion at Denver Seminary, Oct. 24 Littleton, Colo. – On October 24, from 7 p.m. -9 p.m. leaders from across Denver will gather at Denver Seminary for Q Commons, a uniquely local and national event designed to equip participants…