DTS Magazine

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...

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.

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...
Spiritual Life
Feb 28, 2018
Raquel P. WrotenRaquel P. Wroten
2017 Alumni Distinguished Service Award | Vincent Parker Not too far from the downtown skyscrapers of Dallas, Texas, Golden Gate Missionary Baptist Church sits in the modest Oak Cliff community known as “The Bottom.” Why the name?...
Bible
Feb 21, 2018
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
Great Time for Worship One of the things I appreciate about DTS’s commitment to a dispensational approach to Scripture is how it allows us to see the varied ways that men and women have worshiped God...
Ministry
Feb 16, 2018
Kam-Cheung Richard HonKam-Cheung Richard Hon
東西文化的結合: 敬拜之旅 English 漢語(繁體字) ...
Ministry
Feb 14, 2018
Kam-Cheung Richard HonKam-Cheung Richard Hon
East and West: A Journey to Worship English 漢語(繁體字) Growing up in Hong Kong, my experience in worship mirrored a synthesis of Eastern and Western culture. Talk about getting pulled in two...
Book Excerpts
Feb 8, 2018
David FurmanDavid Furman
Kiss the Wave: Embracing God in Your Trials Four months prior to our arrival in the Middle East, I’d had extensive surgery. Both my arms were operated on at the same time, and the recovery was traumatic. Years previously,...
Spiritual Life
Jan 31, 2018
Caroline KhamenehCaroline Khameneh
When You Want to take Shortcuts in Your Spiritual Life I love cycling and consider myself an avid cyclist. I remember growing up watching the Tour de France with my dad in the summertime. Without fail, a yellow jersey and Lance...
Public Square
Jan 16, 2018
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
Announcements and Admonitions for the DTS Family and the Community of Faith We begin another semester with a mixture of gratefulness to our Lord as well as grief and lament at the pain and suffering in the world around us. Here at DTS, we welcome a...