Summer 2017

Worship in Spirit and Truth

Mark L. Bailey Jun 7

O ur heavenly Father has transformed his throne—from a throne of wrath to a throne of grace—on our behalf. With the finished work of the Cross, we can approach God not on our own merits but his. In fact, God has invited us to come boldly. He waits for us and seeks for us to...

He Will Answer By and By

Margaret Tolliver Jun 14

D uring the summer of 2011, I worked full-time at a youth program to save for my next semester at DTS. Every day I came home exhausted. I cannot decide whether the exuberant teenagers or the sweltering heat caused my fatigue. Between bouts of “let’s hide from Ms. Margaret”...

How the Rhythm of Prayer Fine-Tunes Ministry

Rodney H. Orr Jun 21

Editor’s Note: Cortina Orr passed away in early May as we were going to press. Our deepest condolences to Dr. Orr and his family. I n 1983 our first assignment as missionaries led us to the inner city of Washington, DC. For a newly married couple, it was not an easy thing to...

Patterns of Prayer: Ancient and Modern Tools for Reading Scripture and Communing with God

Brandon Giella Jun 25

A ny psychiatrist—and any parent, for that matter—will tell you setting limits, structures, and disciplines benefit children. They’ll tell you schedules and routines keep a kid’s mind healthy. When a child has free rein over his/her day, chaos soon follows. Though it...

If Businesspeople Prayed

Bill Hendricks Jun 28

P rayer works. By “works” I mean when people pray, God acts. Not that prayer obligates God to do anything. God owes us nothing! Still, God has set things such that when his children pray, he responds. Not always immediately. And not always as we expect. And not always as we...

Community Care: Alumni Profile of Karen Hawkins

Owen Wildman Jul 1

I pause before I push open the door so my mind can catch up to my feet. A disbelieving smile crosses my face as I pull my hand away from the knob and take two steps backward. The distance I have covered on this sunny Saturday morning disorients me. Thirty-five minutes ago, I sat at my desk at...

Student Profile: Aaron Schubert

Raquel P. Wroten Jul 7

K nowing it would keep him grounded while studying at DTS, Aaron Schubert, volunteered to be part of Irving Bible Church’s candle ministry team seven years ago. Born and raised in Michigan, he wrote, “At the time of my birth, my parents were new believers and had explored various...

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...