Napkin Theology

Mark L. Bailey Oct 1, 2015

On the day after my son Joshua turned sixteen, he obtained his driver’s license. That night, I thought it might be a timely moment for a father-son chat. So we went to our favorite coffee shop. I ordered a cup of coffee, and he ordered a chocolate shake. And I pulled out a napkin. Josh...

Coffee as a Means of Grace: A Sip of Theological Humor

Michael J. Svigel Sep 29, 2015

Until I accepted coffee as a means of grace, I struggled both internally and externally with the entire concept of waking up early in the morning to seek the Lord in prayer.

Groanings from the Gridiron: 5 Ways Football Reflects the Biblical Drama

Luke Spencer Sep 10, 2015

The football season is in full swing. While football awakens the groaning in humanity’s soul, it does not and cannot satisfy it. Here are five lessons believers can be reminded of this football season.

A Process for Problematic Scenarios: Same-Sex Attraction and the Gospel

Staff Sep 4, 2015

Four broad questions followed by 19 scenarios related to same-sex attraction and same-sex marriage that you can use to lead a discussion within your church or ministry. These were first introduced at a pastors' gathering on the Dallas campus on September 1, 2015.

DTS grad stars in "War Room"

Sandra Glahn, Michael Foust Aug 28, 2015

The makers of "Facing the Giants," "Fireproof," and "Courageous" have completed their latest film, "War Room," which spotlights prayer, its power and purpose. Specifically, the movie tells the story of a prayer warrior grandmother (played by Karen Abercrombie) who mentors a young mom (DTS grad Priscilla Shirer) facing a troubled relationship with her husband (T.C. Stallings).

Announcing New Chaplain and Director of Music

Staff Aug 25, 2015

Dallas Theological Seminary welcomes two familiar faces back to campus in key leadership positions this fall: Chaplain Joe Allen and Director of Chapel Music Patrick Thomas, both alumni of the seminary’s Master of Theology program.

Meet the Profs: New Fall 2015 Faculty

Staff Aug 24, 2015

DTS welcomes new assistant professors in the Bible Exposition and Pastoral Ministries departments, as well as a new chaplain, minister of music, and director of Admissions.

4 Trends in Full-time Vocational Christian Ministry

Paul E. Pettit Aug 20, 2015

DTS's Director of Placement observes recent trends in the hiring processes of evangelical churches of various shapes, sizes, and denominations. He employs the acronym S.T.A.R. (Specialization, Technology, Accreditation, Residencies) to describe four recent developments.

Semester-Based Bible Reading Plan

John C. Dyer Aug 17, 2013

Read the entire Bible in 10 minutes a day during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters with 10 weeks off in between

Report from Greece: Ancient Manuscripts Meet Modern Technology

Staff Aug 7, 2015

Dr. Daniel Wallace has spent the summer in Athens, Greece, leading a team of researchers digitizing ancient New Testament manuscripts. His team reports on their findings and the country's political instability.

Update to DTS Community Covenant

Staff Jul 1, 2015

Effective July 1, 2015, Dallas Theological Seminary has revised and clarified the following standards for community and conduct in a new Community Covenant . “The updated community standards reflect DTS’s commitment to biblical truths about the Christian life as well as its affirmation of the...

A Response from Dallas Theological Seminary to Today’s Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

Mark L. Bailey Jun 26, 2015

With the verdict of the Supreme Court today that legalizes same-sex marriage in the United States, we at Dallas Theological Seminary are grieved by this decision that seeks to legally yet wrongfully expand what God established from the beginning to be the divinely designed institution of marriage....

Dr. Mark Bailey’s Letter to the Church in Charleston

Mark L. Bailey Jun 24, 2015

Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church 110 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401 Dear Leadership and Membership of the Emanuel AME Church of Charleston, It has been seven days and nights of grief since the tragic and utterly sinful murders of your staff and church members. While...

International Pastors and Scholars Gather at Dallas Campus

Staff Jun 23, 2015

DTS becomes even more international each summer thanks to an influx of visiting students from around the world. Three programs—the Global Proclamation Academy, SuperWeek, and the Ministry Residency Program—are currently underway on the Dallas campus, connecting servant-leaders across diverse cultural and ministry backgrounds.

The Covenant of Singleness: The Bible and Church History

J. Scott Horrell Jun 12, 2015

The Hebrew understanding of man and woman forcefully urged marriage and offspring as essential to Israel’s future heritage and inheritance. But the New Testament seems to turn from a Jewish perspective of marriage to valuing celibacy for the kingdom of God.

New 36-hour Master’s Degree for Professionals and Lay Leaders

Staff Jun 11, 2015

Dallas Theological Seminary is proud to announce several new degree offerings as well as adjustments to the naming and offerings of existing degrees. 36-Hour Master of Biblical and Theological Studies (MBTS) The Master of Biblical & Theological Studies (MBTS) is a 36-hour degree...

They Were Single Too: A Sampling of 8 Bible Characters

David M. Hoffeditz Jun 10, 2015

Single adults in the Bible demonstrate that the single life is both a viable option and one that affords people the opportunity to live uniquely for the Lord—undistracted by particular concerns of the world. The following eight individuals were unconcerned with spouses, education, or...

3 Reasons Why Christians Should Visit Israel

Jacob Marshall Jun 8, 2015

DTS students earn class credit by participating in a study tour of Israel. ThM student Jacob Marshall shares how the experience had a profound impact on his faith and understanding of the Word.

5 Things Single People Need from the Church

Shannon Gianotti Jun 8, 2015

1. See us. If you’re a speaker, talk about marriage, but also about the possibility of celibacy and prolonged singleness. Revere all options—like the apostle Paul did. Broaden views of male and female roles beyond breadwinning and childrearing....

A Professor's Singular Focus: Choosing to Be Celibate for Christ

Kelley M. Mathews Jun 4, 2015

While to some, professor Abe Kuruvilla, MD, PhD, might fit the description in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice opening— “a single man in possession of a good fortune”— he most definitely does not fulfill the part about being “in want of a wife.” The homiletics professor, instead, practices what he calls ecclesiological singleness.

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