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DETERMINETRUTH

This site endeavors to wrestle with Jesus, the Scriptures, the proclamation of the kingdom of God, the call and mission of the Church as bearers of the kingdom, and the challenge of living in the 21st century.

Too often we think we have it all figured out. I (Rob) know I thought I did. Then I realized that I was reading the Bible in a way that was in large measure foreign to Jesus.

After years of following Christ, I realized that I had placed God in a box. It was a nice box. I had made it just for Him. And it had everything He needed. There was only one problem. God doesn’t fit in boxes. We might. But He doesn’t. This was quite a shock for me.

At the same time, it was also quite liberating! I soon learned to become okay with it. God, after all, transcends everything. So why should I expect that He could fit into my box?

Unfortunately, we tend to simply accept the interpretations of the day; whether they be social, political, economic, or, ethical issues, or with regard to the Bible and theology. We do so, however, often unaware of the assumptions that lie behind our convictions. Yet, we hold to our beliefs. Tenaciously. Sometimes viciously.

Determinetruth ministries aims to explore questions of truth and theology in order to determine (hence, the name “determinetruth”) the truth. We are not suggesting that everything we determine here is absolute truth. We are merely suggesting that we must constantly wrestle with determining what is the truth as best we can. Then we must learn to live in accord with it.

Determinetruth ministries includes a regular blog, podcast episodes, and a soon-to-be-released YouTube channel designed to equip pastors, leaders, and the larger body of Christ for service in the kingdom of God.

We are also engaged in training and equipping pastors throughout the US and India.

So, we ask that you join us as we wrestle with Jesus, the Scriptures, the proclamation of the kingdom of God, the call and mission of the Church as bearers of the kingdom, and the challenge of living in the 21st century.

DetermineTruth ministries offers resources designed to equip pastors, leaders, and the larger body of Christ for service in the kingdom of God.

If you are interested in having us speak to your church or group, please let us know by filling out the contact info on the Contact tab on this site.

If you would like to give a tax-deductible gift to help support determinetruth ministries reach the body of Christ so that they may more effectively serve the kingdom, you may do so by following this link.
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ABOUTROB

Rob Dalrymple and his wife Toni have 4 fabulous children, as well as 2 grandchildren! He has been teaching and pastoring for over 33 years at colleges, seminaries, and the local church. Rob has a PhD (Westminster Theological Seminary) in biblical interpretation.

Rob is currently serving as the Executive Director of Determinetruth ministries, which is a 501c3 parachurch ministry whose vision is to challenge the Church to be the Church.

Rob has served as a lead pastor, as the Dean and Professor of NT at Koinonia Graduate School of Theology, as a teaching fellow at Westminster Theological Seminary, and as an Adjunct Professor of New Testament and Biblical Greek at Biblical Seminary in Hatfield, Pa, and as the Professor of NT and Biblical Interpretation at the Flourish Institute of Theology.  He has also taught and lectured at conferences and seminaries around the world.

His books include: Follow the Lamb: A Guide to Reading, Understanding, and Applying the Book of Revelation (Weaver Books, 2017), Understanding the New Testament and the End Times: Why it Matters (Wipf and Stock, reprint 2018; previously published as Understanding Eschatology: Why it Matters, 2017), These Brothers of Mine: A Biblical Theology of Land and Family and a Response to Christian Zionism (Wipf and Stock, 2015), and Revelation and the Two Witnesses (Wipf and Stock, 2011). He is also a contributor to the Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary and author of numerous scholarly articles and reviews.
Rob is currently writing a commentary on the book of Revelation titled: "Revelation: a Love Story" with Cascade Books (2023).

In addition, Rob is on the board of directors of Evangelicals 4 Justice, and the leadership team at the Network of Evangelicals for the Middle East (NEME). He serves as a co-chair for the program unit, “Scripture, Hermeneutics and the Middle" at the Institute for Biblical Research (IBR). He is also a consulting editor for the online journal Sacrum Testamentum.

Rob loves to spend time with his wife Toni and their four children, three daughters-in-law, and their grandchildren. He has been involved in managing his kids' little league and AAU baseball teams, coaching their youth soccer teams, and in their junior golf. He enjoys reading and studying the Word of God. And, as a native New Englander, he loves cheering for the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins, and most anything that comes out of Boston. Rob is also an avid golfer.

If you would like to give in order to support and make possible determinetruth ministries you may make a tax-deductible contribution by following this link: https://tithe.ly/give?c=3648601
If you would like to have Rob speak at your church or organization please let us know by filling out the contact info on the Contact me tab on this site.