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Faculty Publications Fall 2020

Learn more about the publications that Denver Seminary’s distinguished faculty have written and contributed to on a broad range of topics. Lynn Cohick, PhDProvost/Dean and Professor of New TestamentThe Letter to the Ephesians The letter to the Ephesians (out this fall) provokes interpretive questions of authorship, audience, date, occasion, and purpose of writing. Interacting critically…

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Staying Awake: Denver Seminary Trained Chaplains Minister through Faithful Presence

“I am deeply grieved to the point of death,” Jesus told Peter, James, and John in the garden of Gethsemane. “Remain here and stay awake.” They couldn’t do it, of course. The disciples kept drifting off to sleep, provoking the frustration of a Savior just hours away from death.   “Can you just stay awake with…

Engage Magazine Spring/Summer 2020

A Letter from the President by Dr. Mark Young In the Classroom Where is God in a Pandemic? by Dr. Douglas Groothuis Makes You Think Christ-Centered Family Relationships during a Crisis by Dr. Ron Welch Engage Magazine is typically a biannual print and online publication, but was shortened this season due to the impact of…

Engage Blog: Christ-Centered Family Relationships during a Crisis

Makes You ThinkRon Welch,Professor of Counseling It is said that a crisis brings out the best and worst in people. That certainly seems to have been proven true during the current COVID-19 crisis. We’ve seen neighbors going out of their way to help those in need in their communities, and we’ve seen people shoving others…

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Engage Blog: Where is God in a Pandemic?

In the ClassroomDoug Groothuis, Professor of Philosophy Crises test our faith, whatever that faith may be. Since faith is only as good as its object, we need to lay hold of the truth to face our trials with confidence. Positive thinking and sunny optimism will not do for the matters of life and death thrown…

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Blog: Ancient Guidance for Our Contemporary Crisis By Dr. Howard Baker

We hear the words “unprecedented,” “novel,” and “once in a lifetime” to describe our current experience of the coronavirus pandemic. Those descriptors ring true to most of us who have lived in a culture of health, affluence, and security, all of which have now been threatened by an unseen worldwide enemy. Despite our intuitive sense…

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Retaining Our Humanity Together and With God

How Dave Ripper is using his seminary degree to lead his church and serve as the chaplain to the Boston Bruins. by Abby Perry Dave Ripper has quite a bit going on. He’s the Lead Pastor of Crossway Christian Church in Nashua, New Hampshire. With his wife Erin, a licensed mental health counselor, he parents…

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Blog: Empty By Elisa Morgan

Just a few weeks ago I’d heard the urging from the news to stock up on hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes but because I was momentarily in a retirement age community, I’d determined to get just one container of each. You know part of the “leave enough for everyone” well-mannered approach that is both kind…

Video: Lamentations Devotional By Dr. Mark Young

Be encouraged by this devotional from President Mark Young as he shares from Lamentations. Be reminded of the truths that endure: that God is good and he is with us. “Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never…