Campus Renovation 2016: Before and After Images

Staff Apr 29, 2016

Photos and video from the restoration of Davidson and Stearns and the new Horner Administration Building.

Ask Dr. Swindoll: How Do You Balance Scholarship When Preaching?

Charles R. Swindoll Feb 28, 2016

Several times a year, Dr. Swindoll preaches in chapel at DTS and engages in a question-and-answer time with prospective students. Here are some of the questions he answered recently. How do you balance scholarship when preaching? "Am I just parading my knowledge, or am I using a language...

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...

For Freedom Christ Has Set Us Free

Kelley M. Mathews Feb 21, 2016

When I was a child, my relationship with my brother was rocky at best. Wrapped in our own me-centered worlds, we cared little for what the other preferred—whether he wanted me to share the phone or I wanted him to turn down the hard rock coming through the bedroom walls. We spent several years at...

Review: "Risen" Movie: Through the Eyes of a Soldier

Chrissy Segulin Feb 18, 2016

Like CSI, the film “ Risen ”—a Sony/TriStar production that opens today—starts after “the main event” has happened and follows the main character as he seeks to piece together evidence. Set in Jerusalem at the time of Christ, the story begins with the Crucifixion rather than ending with it. It...

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.

Persecution: The New Normal

Tom Doyle Feb 13, 2016

As a new believer in high school, I fell in love with Jesus and began to devour his Word. One of my first stops was the book of Acts. I envisioned myself as one of the disciples spreading the gospel around the known world. I vividly remember thinking, “I’m glad the Roman Empire collapsed, and we...

100,000+ Students Enrolled in DTS’s First Free Online Course

Labin Duke Feb 10, 2016

In November of 2015, Dallas Theological Seminary launched a new program of free online courses designed for men and women at all levels of biblical understanding. Since 2002, more than 6,000 students have taken masters-level online courses from DTS, and the seminary hoped that approximately 10,000...

Captives Living in Liberty: Persecuted But Not Abandoned

Julie Lyons Feb 10, 2016

The world couldn’t look away. Twenty-one men stood on a Libyan beach, hands bound behind their backs, heads bowed—in resignation or surrender. Or in a moment of intense, silent prayer. Behind each was a masked man, clad entirely in black, wielding a short, hilted knife. Most of us stopped right...

Till Heaven and Nature Sing

Mark L. Bailey Feb 7, 2016

Some 2,600 years ago, Nebuchadnezzar II, king of Babylon, invaded Judah. Consequently, after a siege lasting about eighteen months, the Gentiles conquered and destroyed Jerusalem, plundered the temple, and hauled most of the city’s residents into captivity. Only the poorest of the poor remained....

The Blood of the Martyrs Should Drive Us to Pray

Sandra Glahn Feb 3, 2016

Due to war and persecution, the number of the world’s displaced people has reached 60 million—half of them children. This number represents more people than at any time since World War II.  With persecution making headlines, believers frequently hear a familiar quote: “The blood of the martyrs is...

Remembering Don Soula (1965–2016)

Staff Jan 29, 2016

Dr. Don Soula, (ThM, 2004; PhD, 2015) a new adjunct professor in the Bible Exposition department, died on January 28, 2016, following a cardiac event.  An ordained minister of the gospel, Dr. Soula, who lived in Plano, Texas, had only recently received his Ph.D. and joined the DTS faculty....

New Academic MA with OT, NT, and TS Majors

Staff Jan 25, 2016

Dallas Theological Seminary is proud to announce the new 60-hour Master of Arts degree with three majors: Old Testament Studies (MA-OT), New Testament Studies (MA-NT), and Theological Studies (MA-TS). This new program is designed for men and women who want to supplement previous seminary...

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...

The Irresistible Force of Star Wars:
3 Theological Approaches

Michael J. Svigel Dec 8, 2015

The Irresistible Force of Star Wars Since the saga’s launch in 1977, the irresistible force of the Star Wars phenomenon has impacted young and old alike. It’s nearly impossible to get through a day without being brushed, bumped, or bombarded by a Star Wars image, allusion, or...

DTS and the NIV: 50 Years and Counting

Emily Varner, Sandra Glahn Nov 16, 2015

Dallas Theological Seminary’s role in the faithful translation and interpretation of God’s Word continues with the work of DTS Department Chair and Senior Professor of New Testament Studies, Buist M. Fanning. Fanning is a contributor to the recently released NIV Zondervan Study Bible , a new...

3 Lessons Christian Parents Can Learn from Play Therapy

Andi Thacker Nov 6, 2015

How can parents integrate insights from the art of Play Therapy with Scripture?

Announcing the “Last Year Free” ThM Scholarship

Staff Nov 2, 2015

Beginning fall 2016, all ThM students will receive free tuition for the final 24 hours of their degree program.

Hungry Appetites and Holy Affections: 4 Gospel Truths to Combat Food Addiction

Lacey Leifeste Nov 1, 2015

People with eating disorders, disordered eating patterns, and body image struggles fill our churches. And what are we telling them? What are we not telling them? Or, even the better question might be, are we telling these people anything ? In December of 2002, I was hospitalized for an...

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