DTS Magazine

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...

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
Jan 14, 2018
Donald K. Campbell (1926–2018) Donald K. Campbell was the third president of Dallas Theological Seminary (1986–1994). He was a devoted husband, father of four, grandfather of ten, and mentor to many.
Article
Dec 11, 2017
Ramesh RichardRamesh Richard
Salvation Grammar: Reformation’s Nouns & Prepositions Over its first 1,300 years, “Christianity” increasingly separated from the Bible and developed a salvation grammar of its own. The Faith dislodged itself from the parameters of...
Article
Nov 27, 2017
Keith LindleyKeith Lindley
Luther and Calvin on the Assurance of Your Salvation This past January, I suffered a retinal detachment in my right eye. For those unfamiliar with this injury, it involves a drastic loss of vision in the affected eye—from perfect...
Ministry
Nov 13, 2017
Charles R. SwindollCharles R. Swindoll
Ask Dr. Swindoll: Are Relationships Important for Reformation and 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...
Spiritual Life
Nov 6, 2017
Glenn R. KreiderGlenn R. Kreider
Anabaptists: "Forgotten Voices of the Reformation" Upset over the sale of indulgences, among other things, Luther posted a set of ninety-five theses for public discussion on October 31, 1517. In Zurich, Switzerland, within a few...
Article
Nov 5, 2017
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
Lament for Sutherland Springs The Dallas Theological Seminary community joins with so many others in expressing our grief and sorrow for the loss of life and injuries suffered by the Sutherland Springs First...
Spiritual Life
Oct 30, 2017
John D. HannahJohn D. Hannah
6 Lessons from the Legacy of Martin Luther Would Martin Luther—given his personality and prejudices—be acceptable on any modern university faculty? Reformation scholar Heiko Oberman raised this interesting question...
Campus News
Oct 25, 2017
DTS Student Named 2017–2018 William N. Garrison Faith-and-Work Fellow by The Hendricks Center Tristan Tenney, a student at Dallas Theological Seminary in the master of theology program, is the distinguished recipient of the 2017-2018 William N. Garrison Faith-and-Work...
Spiritual Life
Oct 23, 2017
John AdairJohn Adair
Why the Five Solas Matter Today Long before the beginning of the Reformation, certain practices in the life of the church, for ordinary people, had ceased to be meaningful expressions of the Christian faith....
Stories
Oct 16, 2017
Steve SmithSteve Smith
Dispatches from the Land of Luther: Alumni Profiles of Jürgen Schulz, Scott Way, and Steve Henderson If Martin Luther visited Germany today he could buy a pair of Hier stehe ich Converse sneakers, attend a Luther-themed musical oratorio touring the country, or drink a high-malt...
Ministry
Oct 9, 2017
J. Lanier BurnsJ. Lanier BurnsRaquel P. WrotenRaquel P. Wroten
Q&A with Dr. J. Lanier Burns: The Priesthood of all Believers and Its Impact on the Church Sometime between 1517 and 1521, Martin Luther found himself at the center of a growing conflict that led to his excommunication and definitive break with the Church of Rome. During...
Article
Oct 2, 2017
A Prayer for Las Vegas Our Father in Heaven: Our hearts break because of the tragic loss of life in Las Vegas. It is horrific. The pain and suffering are unfathomable. Dear God, please let your...
Bible
Oct 2, 2017
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
Courage to Take a Stand The responsibility that Christians have to stake out a claim for the cause of Christ in today’s culture is critical. We are witnessing a moment in history when...
Spiritual Life
Sep 25, 2017
Michael J. SvigelMichael J. Svigel
3 Redeeming Myths of the Reformation Emperor Nero didn’t really play the fiddle while Rome went up in flames. Paul Revere didn’t ride through the night shouting “The British are coming! The British are...
Stories
Sep 11, 2017
Raquel P. WrotenRaquel P. Wroten
Dr. Stanley Toussaint: A Humble, Spiritual Giant and Hero of the Faith The humble, spiritual giant from Hinckley, Minnesota, who touched the lives of many, taught and preached the Scriptures, and loved well, is home—with his Lord and Savior. Dr....
Campus News
Sep 5, 2017
Stanley D. ToussaintStanley D. Toussaint
Stanley D. Toussaint (1928-2017) In the morning hours of Tuesday, September 5, 2017, Stanley D. Toussaint, DTS professor from 1960 to 2012 and beloved teacher of many, went to be with the Lord.
Ministry
Aug 29, 2017
Darrell L. BockDarrell L. Bock
Negotiating Difficult Conversations: Understanding the 3 Levels of Communication How many times have you left a difficult conversation and replayed the scenario in your mind over and over again? Sometimes, more often than we’d like, we have to engage in...
Spiritual Life
Aug 22, 2017
Sam IngrassiaSam IngrassiaVicki IngrassiaVicki Ingrassia
Praying Together: A Simple Path to Spiritual Intimacy for Couples For many couples, the spiritual connection as husbands and wives is haphazard, intermittent, bumping along, and barely staying on the road. These days, husbands and wives often run...
Ministry
Aug 21, 2017
Karen G. GiesenKaren G. Giesen
Eduardo’s Story: The Fire, the Gang, the Ministry The flash of a raging apartment fire forged the physical and emotional marks of Eduardo Perez’s life. When his mom pulled his three-month-old body out of the flames, he had...
Public Square
Aug 12, 2017
Mark L. BaileyMark L. Bailey
The Absolute Absurdity of a Supreme Race As a Seminary, we unequivocally condemn racism, white supremacy, and any denial that every person bears the image of God. #charlottesville
Stories
Aug 6, 2017
Nancy Renfer SturgesNancy Renfer SturgesRaquel P. WrotenRaquel P. Wroten
A Prayer's Legacy I don’t remember a day without prayer. As a young girl growing up, my parents Dr. Rudolf (ThM, 1939) and Dr. Mary Emma Renfer taught me to pray. Over the years my family...
Ministry
Jul 14, 2017
Charles R. SwindollCharles R. Swindoll
Ask Dr. Swindoll: How Do You Respond When God is Silent? We stumble over our own talent and over the noise we make when we should quietly wait. Believers who are maturing not only respect God’s silence, they model it as well.
Stories
Jul 7, 2017
Aaron SchubertAaron SchubertRaquel P. WrotenRaquel P. Wroten
Prayer and the PhD Student I wanted to find a ministry that would help me stay grounded amidst the mass of theological ideas. I wanted those ideas to pour into the rest of my life.