Rice Lectures 2014


One week from today, on March 19, 2014, Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary will host our 10th annual William R. Rice Lectures. Dr. Rice was the founder and first president of DBTS, as well as the pastor of Inter-City Baptist Church for 40 years. I’m grateful that he was my pastor from the time I came to Christ until adulthood, and that I’ve had the privilege of having him as my predecessor here at IC. He was a faithful pastor committed to the exposition of God’s Word, building a solid doctrinal foundation for the church that has enabled us to remain strong and pressing forward for God’s glory. The longer I serve here, the deeper my appreciation grows for Dr. and Mrs. Rice and their legacy in my life, in our church, and through our educational ministries. Enormous eternal impact.

We are pleased to have Peter Hubbard, pastor of North Hills Community Church (Greenville, SC), as our lecturer this year. Peter is the author of Love into Light: The Gospel, the Homosexual, and the Church. Given the rapid shifts in our culture and the politically charged atmosphere in which we live and do ministry, this is a vitally important topic. Too much of the discussion, though, provides mainly heat and little light. Peter has worked hard to reverse that, and I think you’ll greatly benefit from these lectures. You can find out more here.

We’d love to have you join us next week. There is no cost, but we do need you to register so that we can plan properly for the event (by phone at 313.381.0111 or email at registraton@dbts.edu). Because this is such an important subject, we’re giving a copy of Peter’s book to the first 100 registrants. I hope you can make it. We’re looking forward to a great time of fellowship and profitable instruction from the Word.

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