For the Truth.
For the Church.
For the World.
For the Glory of God.

Dan Dumas

Faculty Books

Book reviews: ‘Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical’; ‘Andrew Fuller: Holy Faith, Worthy Gospel, World Mission’; ‘Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels’; ‘Live Smart’

Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical Timothy Keller Review by Andrew J.W. Smith In 2007, Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, wrote his rational defense of the Christian faith in The Reason for God. The book was a strong counterargument to postmodern skepticism, offering a compelling case why…

Dan Dumas: Live intentionally, live smart

Editors note: Dan Dumas has written a new book, Live Smart: Preparing for the Future God Wants for You (Bethany House). SBTS Blog editor Jeff Robinson corresponded with him on how he hopes to minister to the local church through his new work.   In Live Smart, you trace out 14 principles from Scripture that…

Raising future men and women

  When our grandparents were raising our parents, popular culture was not as dramatically at odds with the biblical understandings of gender as it is now. The current cultural confusion over gender, however, requires parents to be highly intentional if they want to raise masculine sons and feminine daughters. There are no generic people. There…

The office of deacon: Character

It’s often said that one of the most important aspects of leadership is simply showing up. Just be there, and people will follow. People like their leaders to be visible. This attests to the truism that leadership begins and ends with example. It would be difficult to imagine a leadership role where this is more…

Our paper pregnancy: God, the gospel, and the global cause of Christ

  They call it a “paper pregnancy.” It’s the period of time between the conception and finalization of your adoption. There’s no positive pregnancy test; no hormonal upheaval; no morning sickness; no amazing ultrasounds; no growing belly; no random food cravings; no little feet-kicks coming from the womb; no agonizing labor pains or delivery. Yet…

Lead in faithful intimacy | A guide for husbands

  This is the fifth post in a series from A Guide to Biblical Manhood. Download the whole guidebook as a free PDF here. Read also:  Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 of this series.   When you are one with your wife — physically, emotionally and spiritually — you bear the image of God. Your…

Lead in dating your wife | A guide for husbands

  This is the fourth post in a series from A Guide to Biblical Manhood. Download the whole guidebook as a free PDF here. Read also:  Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 of this series. Few goals are achieved if they don’t make it into your routine and few goals that do find a place…

Race to repentance and forgiveness | A guide for husbands

  *This is the second post in a series from A Guide to Biblical Manhood. Read the first post here.  In a Genesis 3 world, your marriage depends on forgiveness and repentance. James says we all stumble in many ways (James 3:2) and that means you and your wife will stumble…in many ways. You can’t be surprised…

Expository Ministry: A conversation with John MacArthur (Part 2)

  In the following videos Dan Dumas discusses expository preaching and how it’s changed with John MacArthur. You and see part one of this series here.   4. When you look at your expository ministry in total, are there any regrets or things you would do differently?    5.  What has been the fruit of a long expository…