Fall 2016

Being There: How to Love Those Who Are Hurting

David Furman Aug 31, 2016

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

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....

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

Caleb Kaltenbach Sep 9, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, hobbled...

Follow Christ's Lead

Mark L. Bailey Sep 12, 2016

My 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. Then...

Fall 2016 Brings Record Enrollment, New and Updated Campuses

Staff Sep 14, 2016

By God's grace, DTS's enrollment hit a record 2,403 students for fall 2016, a 10% increase from the 2015.