DTS Celebrates 350+ New Graduates

Staff May 12

DTS celebrated God's faithful work in the lives of more than 350 recent graduates at commencement exercises on May 9, 2015. Dr. Michael Easley delivered the commencement address.

Compelling Love: The Christian and Same-Sex Attraction

C. Gary Barnes May 11

During a recent sabbatical from DTS, Dr. Gary Barnes (ThM, 1983) and others traveled the country to ask scores of people: “How do you connect with someone who greatly differs, distresses, or even offends you?” The film “Compelling Love & Sexual Identity” is the result.

No-Pendulum Zone

Mark L. Bailey May 8

Marriage is not superior; nor is singleness. And love beckons us to remember that.

ChristianPost.com, Racial Reconciliation, and the Church

Staff May 6

In the midst of heightened racial tensions around United States and within the church, the website ChristianPost.com has recently posted two misleading articles 1 , 2 concerning Dallas Theological Seminary and the experience of one of its graduates. Our immediate response to the initial...

Wide Her World, Narrow Her Bed

Charles R. Swindoll May 1

Are you a Luci? Or is there a Luci in your life whom the great Cartographer is directing on a seemingly uncharted voyage of singleness? Or perhaps both? Whatever your lot, devote yourself wholeheartedly to Christ, and encourage others to do the same.

Book Excerpt: Joseph or Judah? Waiting on God for Satisfaction

Wayne Stiles May 1

Two brothers grew up in the same family, experienced loss, and had the same natural desires. But one chose to give in to self-gratification and the other denied himself. The choices of Judah and Joseph help us to see that refusing to wait, even for good things, minimizes and overlooks the infinite worth of God’s sovereignty.

Chaplain Bill Bryan Retires After 30 Years of Service to the DTS Family

Karen G. Giesen Apr 13

Our beloved Chaplain Bill Bryan is retiring in May 2015 after 30 years of faithful ministry to DTS students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

The Big Payoff: Church Dumps $9M Debt to Give More, Do More, Reach More

Staff Mar 25

A Texas church’s two-year giving initiative aimed at eliminating their mortgage debt. The goal: to go from $9 million to zero.

President Mark Bailey Honored for 30 Years of Service

Charles R. Swindoll Mar 5

Dr. Mark L. Bailey, President of Dallas Theological Seminary, was honored for his 30 years of service as a faculty member and administrator at a special Service Awards Chapel held on March 4, 2015. DTS Chancellor Charles Swindoll spoke about his colleague's servant-hearted leadership and dedication to the mission of the Seminary.

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

Sandra Glahn Mar 3

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.

Ebola Survivors Visit DTS Campus

Staff Feb 19

Nancy Writebol, the second American diagnosed with ebola, spoke in chapel with her husband David on February 12, 2015. They shared their story of God's faithfulness through Nancy's illness and their time as missionaries in West Africa.

14 Reasons Why Song of Solomon Probably Doesn’t Tell a Single Love Story

Gordon H. Johnston Feb 14, 2003

The narrative approach to the Song of Solomon has been popularized by several writers. While this approach has some merits, it also has several significant problems.

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...

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