Book Excerpts

Being There: How to Love Those Who Are Hurting

David Furman Aug 31, 2016

Book excerpt from "Being There: How to Love Those Who Are Hurting" (Crossway) by Dave Furman (ThM, 2007).

Thoughts on Race from an Alumnus

Staff Jul 28, 2016

We need to remind ourselves of the rapid ethno-demographic changes within American society today. Over the past decade or so, racial and ethnic minorities account for most of the nation’s population growth. In many areas of the United States, minorities are the majority, and the number of...

An Excerpt from The Pastor's Wife

Gloria Furman Oct 15, 2015

Introduction “There you are,” a woman whispered in my ear as she grabbed my elbow during a church gathering. “I’ve been looking everywhere for you!” Startled, I braced myself. You never know what a statement like that could mean, especially at a church gathering. Did I leave the trunk...

Book Excerpt: How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary Professor

Mark M. Yarbrough May 22, 2015

Dr. Mark Yarbrough, VP for Academic Affairs at DTS, gives us a practical and entertaining exploration of the world's most famous book.

Book Excerpt: God With Us - "Theological Foundations"

Glenn R. Kreider May 15, 2015

Professor of Theological Studies Dr. Glenn Kreider writes. “The behavior of the incarnate Son is consistent with the behavior of the God who is revealed prior to the incarnation. We see continuity between the two testaments in the character and practice of God.” In this chapter he provides a survey of how God has revealed himself throughout time.

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

Wayne Stiles May 1, 2015

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.

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...

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...

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...

Following Jesus in Seminary

Staff Sep 2, 2014

An excerpt from Blessed Are the Balanced: A Seminarian’s Guide to Following Jesus in the Academy, by Dr. Paul Pettit, DTS grad and adjunct professor of pastoral ministries,

Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home

Gloria Furman Dec 30, 2013

Excerpted from Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home , by Gloria Furman (MA/CE, 2007). Today’s Forecast: Mundane with a 100 Percent Chance of Miraculous Again. He left his smoothie cup on the counter overnight again. My husband, Dave, is a gifted, brilliant man....

The Wall around Your Heart

Mary DeMuth Dec 30, 2013

Excerpted from The Wall Around Your Heart: How Jesus Heals You When Others Hurt You , by Mary DeMuth (wife of Patrick, ThM, 2004). Recently featured in Christianity Today. When we look at other translations of this famous portion of the Lord’s Prayer, we often remember...

The Lost Art of Lingering

Rowland Forman Dec 30, 2013

Excerpted from The Lost Art of Lingering: Mutual Mentoring for Life Transformation , by Rowland Forman (MA/CE, 1991; MA[BS], 1991). More than Just a Good Idea Investing spiritually and intentionally in another person (or group) isn’t just another good idea; it is at...

Secure: Discovering True Financial Freedom

Richard J. Dunham Sep 15, 2013

Rick Dunham (ThM, 1981) explains the blessing of not being enslave in this excerpt from his book

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...

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...

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...

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...

What Does It Mean?

R. Larry Moyer Dec 1, 2012

DTS grad Larry Moyer explores prayer and thanksgiving as essential qualities to one's Christian witness in the workplace.

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