Look Before You Lead

Aubrey M. Malphurs Aug 1, 2013

Now that we know how important congregational culture is and that it plays a critical role in leadership and the very survival of our churches, it’s time to define what we’re talking about. I refer to this as a “clarity moment.” It’s a time when we pause and make sure...


Michael J. Svigel Jul 15, 2013

Community groups . . . community centers . . . building community . . . promoting community . . . community life . . . community churches . . . faith communities . . . the Christian community . . . Community has become a buzzword in twenty-first-century evangelicalism. Today’s...

God's Role in My Son's Autism

Miltinnie Yih Jul 3, 2013

When Miltinnie Yih’s son received a diagnosis of “autism,” she wrestled with the “why?” Was it unconfessed sin? A generational curse? Demonic oppression? Ultimately she found two underlying questions: Who made this happen? Who is in charge?

DTS and Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary Offer Joint DMin

Staff Jun 18, 2013

DTS and Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary are partnering to offer a Doctor of Ministry degree to pastors, missionaries, and Christian leaders already at work advancing the gospel in the Arabic-speaking world.

The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent

Erwin W. Lutzer Jun 14, 2013

“Some Christians will not wake up until they go to church and discover that the door is locked and a sign has been placed on it that reads, ‘This Church Is Officially Closed,’” said Frank Wright, the president of the National Religious Broadcasters association. He was, of...

Steve Strauss (1955-2013)

Stephen Smith Jun 11, 2013

The Dallas Theological Seminary family mourns the loss of Steve Strauss, who lived and died well.

Living with a Disability

Sandra Glahn Jun 5, 2013

Members of the DTS family talk about what it’s like to live with disability—from the perspective of both the impaired and the caregiver—and how the body of Christ can both help and reap benefits.

Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home

Gloria Furman Jun 1, 2013

Introduction In the first draft of this introduction I wrote, “I want to flesh out the practical implications of the gospel in everyday life.” Then the thought occurred to me that I have never “fleshed out” anything before. I’ve only ever de-fleshed...

5 Ways to Reach Out to the Intellectually Disabled

Amanda DeWitt May 29, 2013

When I first met Lisa, a national sign-language artist who knew more songs than my iPod contained, I looked forward to forming a friendship. But I was unsure of what to say around her. Lisa has Down syndrome, and initially I knew little about intellectual disabilities. Fortunately, Lisa and her...

Announcing New Education and Media Departments at DTS

Staff May 22, 2013

The DTS Board has approved the formation of two new departments: Educational Ministries & Leadership and Media Arts & Worship to take effect July 1.

Christianity and Disability: Thinking Theologically about Brokenness

Sharifa Stevens May 16, 2013

Any man or woman who lives long enough will join the ranks of the disabled. How do we think theologically about such brokenness?

God Works in Our Weakness

Charles R. Swindoll May 15, 2013

If you’ve seen the movie The King’s Speech , or if you’ve lived long enough to remember, you know that the man we now refer to as King George VI took the throne when his brother abdicated. But this father of Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth II, had a dreaded...

"Renewable" Resources: The Gift of Suffering

Mark L. Bailey May 15, 2013

More than one billion people, about fifteen percent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability, according to the World Health Organization. These people form the world’s largest minority. And the church has a great opportunity to reach out. But how? Dallas...

Review of Logos Bible Software

Staff May 15, 2013

Coming soon: A review of LOGOS computer software. ...

3 Ways Churches Can Minister to the Disabled

Rick Smith May 15, 2013

Rick Smith (ThM, 2012) has a rambunctious, adorable two-year-old who has Down syndrome. Rick chronicles each day in his son’s life on noahsdad.com in an effort to give encouragement to parents of kids with Down’s and to parents who discover their unborn child may have an extra...

The Lasting Legacy of Howard Hendricks

Jeanne Hendricks May 15, 2013

DTS remembers the life of our beloved Dr. Howard G. “Prof” Hendricks (1924–2013). During his sixty-year tenure Prof taught three hundred fifty individual courses and invested in some thirteen thousand students.

Follow the Faculty: Summer 2013

Staff May 15, 2013

Follow Dallas Seminary's full-time and adjunct faculty in the months ahead

Prayer Warrior Mom

Marla DeShong Alupoaicei May 15, 2013

Archimedes once said, “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the earth.” Prayer is the “lever” we press on earth that unleashes God’s power from heaven. It’s the catalyst that moves God to enter into the earthly realm...

DTS Celebrates Nearly 400 New Graduates

Staff May 11, 2013

DTS celebrated God's faithful work in the lives of 396 new graduates at commencement exercises on May 11, 2013. Kelly Shackelford delivered the commencement address.

Hendricks Center Hosts First Cultural Engagement Conference

Staff Apr 22, 2013

Six leading Christian scholars took the stage in Dallas this weekend to challenge nearly 500 attendees at the Table Conference to think theologically and historically about the Christian faith. Special emphasis was placed on cultural engagement or communicating reasons for the faith with sensitivity.

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