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 Theological Seminary I ask that we, as followers of Jesus Christ, set aside additional time to pray for the escalating tensions of our culture and that all people everywhere would ask God for the wisdom to respond righteously and react neither in unrighteousness nor in inaction to the deep injustices in our world.

James 1:19-21 states “This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.”

Human life is precious to God, and the answer to all conflict and violence is in a reconciling relationship with one another that is rooted in a reconciled relationship with God that He has made possible through His Son Jesus Christ who died for us  “so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.” (1 Peter 2:24).

Join us for prayer at Friday, July 8th at noon in Lamb Auditorium or online.

About the Contributors

Mark L. Bailey

Dr. Bailey assumed the role of DTS Chancellor after serving for 19 years as the Seminary’s fifth President, and continues his role as Sr. Professor in the Bible Exposition department. In addition to his years at Dallas Theological Seminary, he has pastored various churches in Arizona and Texas. He was a seminar instructor for Walk Thru the Bible Ministries for twenty years and is in demand for Bible conferences and other preaching engagements all over the country and world. His overseas ministries have included Venezuela, Argentina, Hungary, and China. He is also a regular tour leader in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Rome. His board service includes Bible Study Fellowship, Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, and Word of Life.