Charles R. Swindoll

Ask Dr. Swindoll: How Do You Respond When God is Silent?

Charles R. Swindoll Jul 14

S everal 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. What advice would you give to anyone who is dealing with a ministry whose doctrine no longer...

Ask Dr. Swindoll: How Does Your Wife, Cynthia, Enhance Your Ministry?

Charles R. Swindoll Feb 10

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 does your wife, Cynthia, enhance your ministry? Cynthia has loved Christ more intensely and more...

Ask Dr. Swindoll: How Do You Keep From Competing With Other Believers?

Charles R. Swindoll Jul 10, 2016

S everal 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, as a growing Christian, keep from competing with other believers? I have a few...

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...

Ask Dr. Swindoll - Advice for Preachers and Finishing Well

Charles R. Swindoll Oct 1, 2015

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. Which book of the Bible is your favorite and why? I don’t have a favorite. That’s like asking, “Which one...

Wide Her World, Narrow Her Bed

Charles R. Swindoll May 1, 2015

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.

President Mark Bailey Honored for 30 Years of Service

Charles R. Swindoll Mar 5, 2015

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.

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...

The Tablecloth of Grace

Charles R. Swindoll Sep 1, 2014

Shortly after David ascended Israel’s throne, he made good on a promise. He had given Jonathan his word that he would demonstrate kindness to Jonathan’s family forever (see 1 Samuel 20). Once David became king, he could easily have forgotten that promise. Certainly, no one would have...

Build on the Rock

Charles R. Swindoll May 1, 2014

Over fifty-five years ago something unexpected happened in a small community in northeastern Pennsylvania. The townspeople built a multi-purpose building to serve as their police department, fire department, and city hall. They were proud of their red-brick building; it stood as the result of...

A Picture of God's Knowledge and Care

Charles R. Swindoll Dec 30, 2013

If you’ve ever been a part of a large organization, such as a multibillion-dollar corporation or a governmental agency or a large university, it’s unlikely you’ve ever met the people at the top of the leadership chain. You heard their names and read their announcements, but you...

Take the Crazy out of Busy

Charles R. Swindoll Sep 15, 2013

Some years back, I was snapping at my wife and children, choking down my food at mealtimes, and feeling irritated at those unexpected interruptions through the day. Before long, things around our house reflected the pattern of my hurry-up style. After supper one evening, the words of...

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...

Monday Morning Pulpits

Charles R. Swindoll Dec 1, 2012

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My Determined Purpose

Charles R. Swindoll Jun 1, 2012

A couple of years after Cynthia and I were married, I had my military obligation to fulfill. I joined the Marine Corps. After surviving boot camp and advanced infantry training, I received orders for my first tour of duty. Destination: the beautiful city of San Francisco. Several months after...

The Pit, the Rust, and Help

Charles R. Swindoll Mar 1, 2012

Who would guess that a book published in 1678 would be relevant today? It has never gone out of print, has been translated into more than two hundred languages, and is regarded as one of the most significant works of religion literature. I’m referring, of course, to John Bunyan’s...

Insights in Revelation: Messages from a Majestic Savior

Charles R. Swindoll Feb 27, 2012

MESSAGES OF THE MAJESTIC SAVIOR (REVELATION 1:1-3:22) Think before answering this question: If Jesus Christ Himself were to show up in your church unannounced, evaluate your worship, and carefully investigate the interpersonal relationships in your congregation, how would He react? Be...

The Freedom of Grace

Charles R. Swindoll Aug 15, 2011

Perhaps you have heard the story of a tightrope walker incarcerated in a Russian concentration camp. When Stalin died and pressure eased up on prisoners, he performed for his fellow inmates. Afterward, a rabbi asked how he could walk on such a thin rope without falling off. At first the performer...

Majestic Meekness

Charles R. Swindoll Dec 1, 2010

Few experiences reveal our own selfishness more than parenting. I found that to be true as the father of four children. To be perfectly frank, when our kids were little, there was a side of me that liked to have my shoes shined rather than stepped on and scuffed up. I preferred having my clothes...

Have a Blast While You Last

Charles R. Swindoll Sep 1, 2010

I’ve often said I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude. It is more important than my past, my education, my bankroll, my successes or failures, fame or pain, what other people think of me or say about me, my circumstances, or...

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