DTS Student Named 2016-2017 William N. Garrison Faith-and-Work Fellow by The Hendricks Center

Staff Nov 3, 2016

Kevin Gottlieb, a student at Dallas Theological Seminary in the master of theology program, is the distinguished recipient of the 2016-2017 William N. Garrison Faith-and-Work Fellowship. Selected by Mr. Bill Hendricks, executive director for Christian Leadership, and Dr. Darrell Bock, executive...

Reclaiming Dignity in Public Discourse

Darrell L. Bock, Mark L. Bailey Oct 11, 2016

In our contentious world, human dignity is often disregarded and lost. Yet from Genesis 1 throughout the Scripture, God says people are made in his image and have significance. Thus, they and their lives are worthy of respect. Whether it’s a forming child, a person at the end of life, or...

Fall 2016 Brings Record Enrollment, New and Updated Campuses

Staff Sep 14, 2016

By God's grace, DTS's enrollment hit a record 2,403 students for fall 2016, a 10% increase from the 2015.

Follow Christ's Lead

Mark L. Bailey Sep 12, 2016

My grandfather raised sheep on a small 210-acre ranch in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. When I was a child, my family and I lived across the mountains from him and would often make the five-hour drive, climbing and descending through three mountain passes just to get to his place. Then...

Four Ways to Sharpen Your Leadership Skills

D. Scott Barfoot Sep 9, 2016

In the early nineties, I was shepherding a small Baptist church in rural New Brunswick, Canada. As a single man in those days, I lived with various families in the community. One family, who owned a meat production business, graciously allowed me to stay with them for a couple of months. I helped...

3 Essential Instructions You Need to Overcome the Uncertainty and the Unknowns of Leadership

Amanda DeWitt Sep 9, 2016

I still remember the first time I slipped out of my chair and stood at the head of a boardroom table. The women before me were leaders, mentors, and trailblazers in my profession. “They don’t teach you how to do this in seminary,” I thought to myself. I swallowed hard, hobbled...

Raised by Gay Parents: Would Anyone Follow a Leader Like Me?

Caleb Kaltenbach Sep 9, 2016

Late one night, as my heart thumped and my attention stayed focused on the speaker, I made a crucial, life-changing decision. At my first youth conference, as a newly saved teen, I stood up to take my first steps into ministry. The speaker had given an invitation to come forward to those wanting...

Jim Rayburn: DTS, Young Life, and His Legacy

Steve Elkins Sep 9, 2016

Dr. Lewis Sperry Chafer, Dallas Theological Seminary’s founder and first president, dreamed of the day “the seminary would send all its grads to the mission field.” Certainly concerned with producing preachers as well—after all, DTS’s motto at that time was,...

2016 Alumni Distinguished Service Award | James R. Congdon

Raquel P. Wroten Sep 9, 2016

When Jim Congdon arrived in Topeka, Kansas, in 1976, he was fresh out of Dallas Theological Seminary. At that time, Topeka Bible Church (TBC) had about 300 people attending its services. In those days, the congregation was considered large, especially for a church with no denominational ties....

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).

New Faculty and Assignments for Fall 2016

Staff Aug 26, 2016

“Good morning! Welcome to the 2016 Faculty Workshop.” With those words, Dr. Mark Yarbrough, vice president of academic affairs, opened the 56th annual faculty workshop in the ninety-two-year history of Dallas Theological Seminary held at Pine Cove in Tyler, Texas. Close to...

Five Funniest Memories I Have of Dr. Charles Ryrie

Steve Shadrach Jul 30, 2016

My friend and mentor Dr. Charles Ryrie passed away this past February at the age of 90. His mind was still sharp, and I received a note from him just a few months prior, and he seemed fine. He enclosed a generous check to our ministry and asked me to call him. It was on my "to do” list...

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...

8 Ways to Get Involved with the Deaf

Sarita Fowler Jul 26, 2016

Whenever Christians engage the Deaf sensitively and respectfully, their efforts please Christ. To fulfill Christ’s mandate, believers must engage the Deaf community. Regardless of Christians’ initial knowledge of sign language or Deaf culture, all of us can take steps to educate...

Alumni Profile: Don Regier

Staff Jul 24, 2016

Back in 1965, DTS alumnus and special Bible lecturer the late Dr. J. Vernon McGee mentioned a “prodigal pig.” A young man named Don Regier heard him that day, and that little phrase “prodigal pig” started Regier thinking about a story. He graduated with his ThM in 1969 and...

Ikki Soma: Leading a Multicultural Church Against the Odds

Karen G. Giesen Jul 21, 2016

F irst-time visitors to City of Refuge Church in Houston, Texas, are often taken aback by its diversity. At a time when still only 5 percent of American Protestant churches fit the sociologists’ definition of a multicultural church—one with a racial minority of at least 20...

Passion Global Institute in Partnership with DTS

Staff Jul 17, 2016

Dallas Theological Seminary and Passion Global Institute are excited to announce a dynamic new partnership that blends Passion’s vision and culture with DTS’s commitment to rigorous, biblically centered education. Nearly twenty years ago, Louie Giglio led the first Passion...

The Great Commission Here at Home: Sharing Christ with the Deaf Community

Sarita Fowler Jul 14, 2016

Many Christians unwittingly overlook the world’s third-largest unreached people group, many of whom live in the United States. Although this group shares many similarities with the rest of us, their culture and language differ significantly from ours. Although natural-born citizens,...

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...

Praying for Dallas and Beyond

Mark L. Bailey Jul 8, 2016

On behalf of the DTS Community we extend our hearts and prayers to those who have been injured and to those family members who have lost loved ones in the horrendous assault on our police officers of the City of Dallas and the Dallas Area Rapid Transport organization. As president of Dallas...

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