Profiles

Jim Rayburn: DTS, Young Life, and His Legacy

Steve Elkins Sep 9, 2016

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, 2016

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....

Five Funniest Memories I Have of Dr. Charles Ryrie

Steve Shadrach Jul 30, 2016

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...

Alumni Profile: Don Regier

Staff Jul 24, 2016

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, 2016

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...

Home Before Dark: Profile of Dr. Donald K. Campbell

Steve Smith Jun 28, 2016

“A lot can be accomplished if you do not care who gets the credit .” – Dr. Donald K. Campbell The third president of Dallas Theological Seminary barely survived childhood. As a young lad in Fort Wayne, Indiana (b. 1926), Donald K. Campbell (ThM, 1952; ThD, 1953) was...

Alumni Profile: Dr. Sukhwant Singh Bhatia

Staff Feb 26, 2016

On the day Sukhwant Singh Bhatia removed his turban, cut his hair, and was baptized, his mother screamed, and his gun-wielding father threatened to shoot him. But eventually, his family accepted him, his mother believed, and Sukhwant came to DTS to earn his ThM (1991)—the first Sikh convert to...

Responding To Syria's Refugee Crisis: Profile of Nabeeh Abbassi

Susan Chaudoir Feb 24, 2016

The United Nations (UN) has declared Syria’s civil war one of the worst humanitarian disasters in history. The number of civilians suffering religious persecution—more than 11 million thus far—have fled the country in a mass exodus. Most Syrian refugees have ended up in Jordan and Lebanon, the...

Dr. Charles C. Ryrie (1925-2016)

Sandra Glahn Feb 16, 2016

Dr. Charles Ryrie, best known for The Ryrie Study Bible (Moody), taught Systematic Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary before serving as dean of doctoral studies for more than two decades until his retirement in 1983.

Dr. Elliott Johnson honored with Festschrift

Staff Dec 11, 2015

During the DTS alumni breakfast at the ETS annual meeting, Dr. Elliott E. Johnson, senior professor of Bible Exposition, was honored with a festschrift titled, The Theory and Practice of Biblical Hermeneutics: Essays in Honor of Elliott E. Johnson (Lampion Press). H. Wayne House and...

In Memoriam, Eddie B. Lane (1939-2015)

Staff Oct 16, 2015

Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) professor Dr. Eddie B. Lane, Sr., one of DTS’s first African American students, died on October 15, 2015. At the time of his death, Lane was associate professor emeritus of Pastoral Ministries. During his time at DTS, he was instrumental in developing the...

Report from Greece: Ancient Manuscripts Meet Modern Technology

Staff Aug 7, 2015

Dr. Daniel Wallace has spent the summer in Athens, Greece, leading a team of researchers digitizing ancient New Testament manuscripts. His team reports on their findings and the country's political instability.

A Professor's Singular Focus: Choosing to Be Celibate for Christ

Kelley M. Mathews Jun 4, 2015

While to some, professor Abe Kuruvilla, MD, PhD, might fit the description in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice opening— “a single man in possession of a good fortune”— he most definitely does not fulfill the part about being “in want of a wife.” The homiletics professor, instead, practices what he calls ecclesiological singleness.

How To Read the Bible Like a Seminary Professor: An Interview with Dr. Mark Yarbrough

Sandra Glahn Mar 3, 2015

How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary Professor: A Practical and Entertaining Exploration of the World's Most Famous Book released on March 3, 2015. Recently, the book’s author DTS academic dean Dr. Mark Yarbrough took some time to talk about this entertaining new resource.

Lifting Up Christ While Lifting Weights: Spencer Arnold (MA/CE, 2014)

Ashley Scarbrough, Sandra Glahn Jan 2, 2015

Spencer Arnold (MA/CE, 2014) picked up the sport of Olympic-style weightlifting when he was 13. Prior to starting seminary and throughout his time at DTS, he continued to train and stay in shape. Team USA athletes earned their spots based on their individual performances at the 2014 National University Championships and the 2014 USA Weightlifting National Championships—at which Arnold placed second.

A Professor's Journey from Scientology to Christ

Michael J. Svigel Dec 29, 2014

Twenty-five years ago I converted to Christianity. Here is my story of how I “wandered into the faith.” Mainline Church I was born in Minnesota to a working-class family of typical blue-collar workers like what you see in the “let’s-make-fun-of-Minnesota”...

Crossing the Great Wall into China

Julie Lyons Sep 5, 2014

DTS has had an unprecedented role in shaping China’s view of what defines a real Christian at the highest levels of government and church leadership.

And Then We Saw the Storks: God's Loyal Love and DTS

Ronald B. Allen Sep 1, 2014

Because of observed devotion to their young, storks suggested to the faith community something of the covenant love of God for his people.

DTS Grad Born 115 Years Ago Continues to Give

Jennifer Callaway Sep 1, 2014

The Aldrich family’s legacy of faith continues through their investment in the training of future Christian leaders.

Chancellor Swindoll's Tribute to "Dr. P"

Staff May 12, 2014

Dr. J. Dwight Pentecost was an inspiration to so many and an integral part of the DTS family. Chancellor Charles R. Swindoll gave this tribute at Dr. P's memorial service on May 7th, 2014.

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