The Problem with Our Abundance

Priscilla Shirer Jan 9, 2014

The Sabbath is the Lord’s gift to you . . . (Ex. 16:29). I’ve got too much stuff. For real. I do. Nothing seems to fit comfortably. My closet is stuffed, my pantry is overflowing, my freezer is packed, the hallway linen closet...

Is Tithing Bibical?

Glenn R. Kreider Jan 2, 2014

We asked Dr. Glenn Kreider , professor of Theological Studies, what he teaches his students about tithing, and whether it’s biblical. “I tell them that tithing is biblical like polygamy, slavery, and animal sacrifices are biblical. These concepts are included in the Bible. But...

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

Ashley Scarbrough, Sandra Glahn Jan 2

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.

Our Theological Ghosts

Jackie Roese Dec 29, 2014

I grew up in upstate New York, in a non-Christian home. I didn't know any Christians, I never went to church, and I didn't open a Bible. It wasn't until college that I trusted Christ as my Savior. Before then, I had little understanding about what trusting Christ meant. And when faith...

Five of Christ’s Teachings about Money

Klaus D. Issler Dec 29, 2014

Five important themes that emerge from Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount, excerpted from Living into the Life of Jesus, by Dr. Klaus Issler (ThM, 1977), published by IVP Books.

Dwell: Life with God for the World

Barry D. Jones Dec 29, 2014

Excerpted from the introduction of Dwell , by Dr. Barry Jones , associate professor of pastoral ministries. The Incarnation and Christian Spirituality The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who...

Loosen Your Grip

Charles R. Swindoll Dec 29, 2014

Hasn’t God been good to you? He certainly has been to me. Better than I deserve! My list includes a loving Lord, good health, caring family, sufficient food, clothing, and shelter. A great church. I could go on. Yes, we’ve all had our share of heartache this side of heaven. But God has...

How Do I Give Wisely?

Staff Dec 29, 2014

In a 2012 Christianity Today article, “ Cost-Effective Compassion ,” economist Bruce Wydick laid out what his research suggested were the best use of funds for the poor. In order of effectiveness the top five are as follows: Provide clean water to rural villages. Fund...

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”...

The First Principle of Money Management

Mark L. Bailey Dec 29, 2014

When an American Christian began training pastors on Mt. Elgon in Kenya about ten years ago, one local man there was outraged. He got up in the face of this believer, a DTS graduate, and threatened his life. A few years later, hundreds of Kenyans fled Mt. Elgon, crossing into Uganda to get...

Missions: How Can I Avoid Help that Hurts?

Rodney H. Orr, Victor D. Anderson Dec 29, 2014

A DTS graduate serving overseas was approached by a donor who wanted only to build multiple orphanages in one city. But the city had too few orphans to fill that much space, and the ministry was moving to a model that supported extended family caring for their own orphaned family members. So the...

Jonathan Edwards and the Psalms: A Redemptive-Historical Vision of Scripture

David Barshinger Dec 29, 2014

God and Scripture Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake. Psalm 115:1 in light of the diversity of themes treated in the book of Psalms, it is not surprising that Edwards developed several theological...

How to Vet a Charity

Lenita Dunlap Dec 29, 2014

Lenita Dunlap (MA/CE, 2012) is Executive Director at Heart House Dallas, a nonprofit organization that provides quality after-school care for refugee and immigrant children. She is a nonprofit professional with more than fifteen years of service in nonprofit and education sectors. Ms. Dunlap...

Me? Rich?

Jennifer Callaway Dec 29, 2014

The apostle Paul wrote to Timothy, “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment” (1 Tim. 6:17). He’s talking...

DTS Department Creates Theology Trilogy Together

Staff Dec 19, 2014

Nearly a quarter (22%) of evangelicals said God the Father is more divine than Jesus, and 9 percent weren’t sure—according to a recent LifeWay Research poll. Recognizing the need to educate Christians about their faith, members of the Theological Studies Department at DTS are...

DTS Purchases Remaining Properties Around Dallas Campus

Staff Nov 20, 2014

DTS is proud to announce that we've purchased the final two properties that will help create a new front door to campus and a better parking experience.

Thanksgiving Meal for the Homeless on the DTS Campus

Staff Nov 18, 2014

This Thanksgiving, DTS is once again opening its facilities to host the annual meal for homeless men and women in the Dallas area put on by OurCalling. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to volunteer.

Bill Hendricks Appointed as New Executive Director of the Hendricks Center

Staff Nov 10, 2014

'I feel so honored to be able to serve leaders through DTS, and especially to do so in the stream of my dad's legacy at the Hendricks Center.'

DTS Welcomes SuperWeek Students to Campus

Staff Oct 31, 2014

Forty-three students from DTS's mobile and distance education programs came to Dallas October 19-25 for a week of intense coursework, designed to give them a live classroom experience on the Seminary's campus.

DTS Continues to Monitor the Ebola Virus

Staff Oct 15, 2014

When Liberian traveler Thomas Eric Duncan landed in a Dallas hospital with a diagnosis of Ebola, Dallas Theological Seminary administration closely monitored the evolving situation, informing the campus of Seminary procedures and providing updates related to the virus as they became available....

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