Fall 2016 Brings Record Enrollment, New and Updated Campuses Sep 14

Follow Christ's Lead

Mark L. Bailey Sep 12

M y grandfather raised sheep on a small 210-acre ranch in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. When I was a child, my family and I lived across the mountains from him and would often make the five-hour drive, climbing and descending through three mountain passes just to get to his place....

Raised by Gay Parents: Would Anyone Follow a Leader Like Me?

Caleb Kaltenbach Sep 9

Late one night, as my heart thumped and my attention stayed focused on the speaker, I made a crucial, life-changing decision. At my first youth conference, as a newly saved teen, I stood up to take my first steps into ministry. The speaker had given an invitation to come forward to those wanting...

Four Ways to Sharpen Your Leadership Skills

D. Scott Barfoot Sep 9

In the early nineties, I was shepherding a small Baptist church in rural New Brunswick, Canada. As a single man in those days, I lived with various families in the community. One family, who owned a meat production business, graciously allowed me to stay with them for a couple of months. I helped...

3 Essential Instructions You Need to Overcome the Uncertainty and the Unknowns of Leadership

Amanda DeWitt Sep 9

I still remember the first time I slipped out of my chair and stood at the head of a boardroom table. The women before me were leaders, mentors, and trailblazers in my profession. “They don’t teach you how to do this in seminary,” I thought to myself. I swallowed hard,...

Jim Rayburn: DTS, Young Life, and His Legacy

Steve Elkins Sep 9

Dr. Lewis Sperry Chafer, Dallas Theological Seminary’s founder and first president, dreamed of the day “the seminary would send all its grads to the mission field.” Certainly concerned with producing preachers as well—after all, DTS’s motto at that time was,...

2016 Alumni Distinguished Service Award | James R. Congdon

Raquel P. Wroten Sep 9

When Jim Congdon arrived in Topeka, Kansas, in 1976, he was fresh out of Dallas Theological Seminary. At that time, Topeka Bible Church (TBC) had about 300 people attending its services. In those days, the congregation was considered large, especially for a church with no denominational ties....

Being There: How to Love Those Who Are Hurting

David Furman Aug 31

Book excerpt from "Being There: How to Love Those Who Are Hurting" (Crossway) by Dave Furman (ThM, 2007).

New Faculty and Assignments for Fall 2016

Staff Aug 26

“Good morning! Welcome to the 2016 Faculty Workshop.” With those words, Dr. Mark Yarbrough, vice president of academic affairs, opened the 56th annual faculty workshop in the ninety-two-year history of Dallas Theological Seminary held at Pine Cove in Tyler, Texas. Close to...

Five Funniest Memories I Have of Dr. Charles Ryrie

Steve Shadrach Jul 30

My friend and mentor Dr. Charles Ryrie passed away this past February at the age of 90. His mind was still sharp, and I received a note from him just a few months prior, and he seemed fine. He enclosed a generous check to our ministry and asked me to call him. It was on my "to do” list...

Thoughts on Race from an Alumnus

Staff Jul 28

We need to remind ourselves of the rapid ethno-demographic changes within American society today. Over the past decade or so, racial and ethnic minorities account for most of the nation’s population growth. In many areas of the United States, minorities are the majority, and the number of...

8 Ways to Get Involved with the Deaf

Sarita Fowler Jul 26

Whenever Christians engage the Deaf sensitively and respectfully, their efforts please Christ. To fulfill Christ’s mandate, believers must engage the Deaf community. Regardless of Christians’ initial knowledge of sign language or Deaf culture, all of us can take steps to educate...

Alumni Profile: Don Regier

Staff Jul 24

Back in 1965, DTS alumnus and special Bible lecturer the late Dr. J. Vernon McGee mentioned a “prodigal pig.” A young man named Don Regier heard him that day, and that little phrase “prodigal pig” started Regier thinking about a story. He graduated with his ThM in 1969 and...

Ikki Soma: Leading a Multicultural Church Against the Odds

Karen G. Giesen Jul 21

F irst-time visitors to City of Refuge Church in Houston, Texas, are often taken aback by its diversity. At a time when still only 5 percent of American Protestant churches fit the sociologists’ definition of a multicultural church—one with a racial minority of at least 20...

Passion Global Institute in Partnership with DTS

Staff Jul 17

Dallas Theological Seminary and Passion Global Institute are excited to announce a dynamic new partnership that blends Passion’s vision and culture with DTS’s commitment to rigorous, biblically centered education. Nearly twenty years ago, Louie Giglio led the first Passion...

The Great Commission Here at Home: Sharing Christ with the Deaf Community

Sarita Fowler Jul 14

Many Christians unwittingly overlook the world’s third-largest unreached people group, many of whom live in the United States. Although this group shares many similarities with the rest of us, their culture and language differ significantly from ours. Although natural-born citizens,...

Ask Dr. Swindoll: How Do You Keep From Competing With Other Believers?

Charles R. Swindoll Jul 10

S everal times a year, Dr. Swindoll preaches in chapel at DTS and engages in a question-and-answer time with prospective students. Here are some of the questions he answered recently. How do you, as a growing Christian, keep from competing with other believers? I have a few...

Praying for Dallas and Beyond

Mark L. Bailey Jul 8

On behalf of the DTS Community we extend our hearts and prayers to those who have been injured and to those family members who have lost loved ones in the horrendous assault on our police officers of the City of Dallas and the Dallas Area Rapid Transport organization. As president of Dallas...

Dr. Campbell’s Daughter on Her Father’s 90th Birthday: Four Things He Has Taught Me

Mary Burnidge Jul 8

Dwight L. Moody once proclaimed, “Character is what a man is in the dark.” As Dr. Donald Campbell's only daughter, I can attest to the fact that my father is not only a man of the utmost character, but he is also a man after God's own heart. On the momentous occasion of his...

I Don't See You as a Black Friend

J. Garrett Kell Jul 7

I grew up in the hills of West Virginia and had no African Americans in my graduating class. I attended a university with a relatively diverse campus, but most of my interactions with people who weren’t white came on the basketball court. My experience in church was much the...

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