DTS Magazine

Spiritual Life
Oct 19, 2018
Jennifer RothJennifer Roth
I Got an "A" in Trauma I’ve gone through some dark seasons in my life. Hardship and heartache have evolved into uninvited companions who have stayed far longer than I would have ever chosen....

DTS Magazine is the official publication of Dallas Theological Seminary. It serves our students, alumni, donors, and friends by offering articles rich in biblical and theological exposition, telling the stories of how God is working through DTS students and alumni, and updating our friends on God's work at DTS and around the world.

Bible
Oct 12, 2018
Linda M. MartenLinda M. Marten
Freedom from Our Condemning Hearts Everywhere we turn, we compare ourselves—we look, measure, evaluate, and then rank ourselves—with others around us. If we’re honest, we can unfailingly find someone who stirs...
Ministry
Oct 5, 2018
Wayne BraudrickWayne Braudrick
God's Wonders in the Place of Darkness “I would give about anything to not have to say what I am about to tell you.” The speaker was our family physician, a friend of twenty years, and the conversation occurred six...
Bible
Sep 28, 2018
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
The Dark Corners of Our Praises In his exposition of Psalm 88, Spurgeon wrote, “The mind can descend far lower than the body, for it, there are bottomless pits. The flesh can bear only a certain number of...
Campus News
Sep 27, 2018
Dallas Theological Seminary Response to the Dallas Morning News Article on Warnshuis Victim Lawsuit   In August 2001, when Jon Warnshuis’ crimes of abuse first came to light, Dallas Theological Seminary was shocked and deeply concerned by the news. Mostly though, we...
Campus News
Sep 21, 2018
Raquel P. WrotenRaquel P. Wroten
2018 Alumni Distinguished Service Award | Gary DeSalvo Thirty-seven years ago a group of ordinary people called Gary DeSalvo to lead Temple Bible Church in Temple, Texas, straight, “fresh out of seminary, in 1981,” DeSalvo...
Stories
Aug 30, 2018
Lightner: Finishing Strong It was in a one-room school house near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania that a young Robert Lightner first discovered he wanted to be a teacher. “I went there for eight grades and I...
Campus News
Aug 7, 2018
Dr. Larry J. Waters (1946–2018) Dr. Larry J. Waters, DTS graduate, professor of Bible Exposition, Editor-in-Chief for “Bibliotheca Sacra,” author, beloved friend, devoted husband, father of two, grandfather...
Campus News
Aug 4, 2018
Dr. Robert Lightner (1931–2018) In the early hours of Friday, August 3, 2018, Robert P. Lightner (ThM, 1959; ThD, 1964) went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He served as professor of Dallas...
Spiritual Life
Aug 1, 2018
Charles R. SwindollCharles R. Swindoll
Ask Dr. Swindoll: How Do You Handle Change? 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...
Arts & Media
Jul 25, 2018
April GraneyApril Graney
God's Heart for Those in Need: Lord, What Can I do? The smell of exhaust dizzied my head, and the sounds of traffic flooded my ears. Our bus sat on a street in Nairobi, Kenya, waiting for the congested roads to flow again.  The...
Arts & Media
Jul 18, 2018
Jon CampoverdeJon Campoverde
What the Church Needs to Know About Gamers As a gamer who loves the Lord and loves everything about gaming, I have realized over the years most gamers misunderstand the church and the church misunderstands them. What should...
Ministry
Jul 12, 2018
Stephanie GiddensStephanie Giddens
Maximizing Impact: Glorifying God through Empowerment As a child, every time National Geographic hit the mailbox, I’d flip through the pages, imagining the places I would one day travel. One theme remained constant–Africa.   I...
Arts & Media
Jun 27, 2018
Jed OstoichJed Ostoich
Hope in Neverland: How God's Story Shapes Our Own I will never forget the day Neverland shut its doors to me. The sun lazed between the Bob-Ross clouds that late afternoon before I started eighth grade. Like nearly every summer...
Arts & Media
Jun 20, 2018
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
God's Creative Vision From the very beginning, we see God’s artistry—in the act of creation—creating ex nihilo, out of nothing. The world and all it contains exhibits and declares the glory of...
Article
Jun 13, 2018
Sandra GlahnSandra Glahn
A Visual and Martial Arts Sensei: Profile of Keith D. Yates Sometimes when I meet a person whose face may not be famous but whose reputation is well known, I play a little game. I count the minutes it takes for them to make sure strangers...
Spiritual Life
Jun 8, 2018
Nate ElginNate Elgin
12 Things I Want Every New Seminary Student to Know as They Begin Their Studies In August of 2010, my wife and I left our hometown in Virginia to move to Dallas, Texas, a place we had visited only once—a month prior, to find an apartment—so I could start...
Stories
May 31, 2018
Kelley M. MathewsKelley M. Mathews
Preguntas con Poder Transformador: Perfil del Dr. Ron Blue   “No podemos ni convencer ni condenar a nadie. Lo único que hacemos es hablar sobre las buenas nuevas y luego damos un paso atrás y observamos a Dios obrar. Usted...
Stories
May 31, 2018
Kelley M. MathewsKelley M. Mathews
The Transforming Power of Questions: Profile of Dr. Ron Blue “We can not convince or convict anybody. All we do is chatter the good news and then step back and watch God work. You ask, ‘What happens if I do all this stuff—talk to these...
Article
Apr 4, 2018
Charles R. SwindollCharles R. Swindoll
Ask Dr. Swindoll: What are Some of the Ways You Prepare Your Heart for Worship? 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...
Spiritual Life
Mar 28, 2018
Mary Kate BarthelMary Kate Barthel
Martha and Me: Learning to Worship Again My black dress folds softly across the red velvet pews. I sit quietly in the still sadness, waiting my turn. I’ve never liked funerals. As the rest of the attendees sing a hymn,...
Faith & Work
Mar 21, 2018
Cheyne RippeyCheyne Rippey
Find Meaning In Work I spent the first eleven years after high school working entry-level jobs. Four of those years, I felt miserable. The other seven, I worked harder and smarter to stay employed. I...
Arts & Media
Mar 14, 2018
Patrick ThomasPatrick Thomas
6 Essential Ways to Cultivate Creativity and Diversity in Leading Worship Music Leading worship through music each Sunday is a privilege and a responsibility. Guiding a group of people who come from different socioeconomic, cultural, and racial backgrounds has...
Spiritual Life
Mar 7, 2018
J. Garrett KellJ. Garrett Kell
How Corporate Worship Strengthens Weary Saints When my church gathers, it appears we have little in common. Our skin colors vary. Our political tastes differ. Cultural backgrounds have ingrained us with diverse identities. We...