Michael Svigel

Michael J. Svigel

Besides teaching both historical and systematic theology at DTS, Dr. Svigel is actively engaged in teaching and writing for a broader evangelical audience. His passion for a Christ-centered theology and life is coupled with a penchant for humor, music, and writing. Dr. Svigel comes to DTS after working for several years in the legal field as well as serving as a writer with the ministry of Insight for Living. His books and articles range from text critical studies to juvenile fantasy. He and his wife, Stephanie, have three children, Sophie, Lucas, and Nathan.

Michael J. Svigel’s Journal Articles

  • “Extreme Makeover: Heaven and Earth Edition — Will God Annihilate the World and Re-Create it Ex Nihilo.” Bibliotheca Sacra (171). 2014. 401-417.
  • “What Child is This?: Darby’s Early Exegetical Argument for the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church.” Trinity Journal (35). 2014. 225-251.
  • “The Center of Ignatius of Antioch’s Catholic Christianity.” Studia Patristica (45). 2010. 367–371.
  • “Christ as Arche in Revelation 3:14—Source, Ruler, or Beginning?.” Bibliotheca Sacra (April-June 2004:161). 2004. 215-231.
  • “The Phantom Heresy: Did the Council of Ephesus (431) Condemn Chiliasm?.” Trinity Journal (24). 2003. 105-112.
  • “The Apocalypse of John and the Rapture of the Church: A Reevaluation.” Trinity Journal (22). 2001. 23-74.

Michael J. Svigel’s Books

Michael J. Svigel’s Contributions

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Women in the Early Church

In this episode, Kymberli Cook, Drs. Lynn Cohick and Michael Svigel discuss women in the early…
March 10, 2020
Dr. Svigel, Dr. Kreider, and guest recording The Table podcast

Why Go To Church?

In this episode, Kym Cook, Drs. Michael Svigel, and Glenn Kreider discuss the meaning and importance…
September 10, 2019
Dr. Bock, Dr. Svigel, and Dr. Horrell recording The Table podcast

Perspectives on the Lord's Supper – Classic

In this classic episode, Drs. Darrell L. Bock, Michael Svigel and Scott Horrell discuss Christian perspectives…
June 25, 2019

Perspectives on the Lord's Supper – Classic

In this classic episode, Drs. Darrell L. Bock, Michael Svigel and Scott Horrell discuss Christian perspectives…
June 25, 2019
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A Theology of Art and Beauty

In this episode, Drs. Darrell L. Bock, Reg Grant, Michael J. Svigel, Timothy S. Yoder, and…
June 11, 2019
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Thinking Christianly About Burial and Cremation

In this episode, Kymberli Cook and Dr. Michael J. Svigel discuss thinking Christianly about burial and…
June 4, 2019
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Respectfully Engaging Scientology

In this episode, Drs. Darrell L. Bock and Michael J. Svigel discuss respectfully engaging world religions,…
December 11, 2018
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Is Church More than a Sermon?

At this student dinner event, Drs. Darrell L. Bock, Michael Svigel, and Barry Jones discuss the…
November 27, 2017
Dr. Bock and Dr. Svigel recording The Table podcast

The Church in the Nicene Creed

In this episode, Drs. Darrell L. Bock and Michael Svigel discuss the Nicene Creed, focusing on…
November 7, 2017
Dr. Bock, Dr. Svigel, and Dr. Hannah recording The Table podcast

500th Anniversary of the Reformation

In this episode, Drs. Darrell L. Bock, Michael Svigel, and John Hannah discuss the historical context…
October 31, 2017
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Sola Fide: By Faith Alone

Dr. Michael Svigel, Department Chair and Professor of Theological Studies at DTS, begins Reformation Week by…
October 17, 2017
3 Myths

3 Redeeming Myths of the Reformation

Emperor Nero didn’t really play the fiddle while Rome went up in flames. Paul Revere didn’t…
September 25, 2017
Dr. Bock, Dr. Svigel, and Dr. Horrell recording The Table podcast

Classic – Key Differences Between Protestantism and Roman Catholicism

In this classic episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Scott Horrell and Dr. Michael Svigel discuss the…
January 31, 2017
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Universal Themes in Popular Movies

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock and Dr. Michael Svigel discuss universal themes and narratives in…
December 13, 2016

Discern, Determine, and Decide

Dr. Michael Svigel, DTS Department Chair and Professor of Theological Studies, points out when we find…
October 28, 2016
Dr. Svigel and Dr. Kreider recording The Table podcast

The Language of Theology

In this episode, Drs. Glenn Kreider and Michael Svigel, professors of Systematic Theology, join Dr. Darrell…
August 23, 2016
Dr. Bock, Dr. Svigel, and Dr. Horrell recording The Table podcast

Perspectives on the Lord's Supper

In this episode, Drs. Darrell Bock, Michael Svigel and Scott Horrell discuss Christian perspectives on the…
August 16, 2016

Perspectives on the Lord's Supper

In this episode, Drs. Darrell Bock, Michael Svigel and Scott Horrell discuss Christian perspectives on the…
August 16, 2016

The Language of Theology

Drs. Glenn Kreider and Michael Svigel, professors of Systematic Theology, join Dr. Darrell Bock at the…
February 17, 2016
Dr. Bock, Dr. Svigel, and Dr. Horrell recording The Table podcast

Key Differences Between Protestantism and Roman Catholicism

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Scott Horrell and Dr. Michael Svigel discuss the Roman…
February 9, 2016

The Irresistible Force of Star Wars: 3 Theological Approaches

So why do so many people across generations, cultures, and religions find Star Wars so captivating?…
December 8, 2015

The Church and Trafficking

Michael Bartel, Co-Founder and Co-Director of F.R.E.E. International, discusses with Dr. Darrell Bock how the church…
October 13, 2015

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

Until I accepted coffee as a means of grace, I struggled both internally and externally with…
September 29, 2015

A Professor's Journey from Scientology to Christ

Twenty-five years ago I converted to Christianity. Here is my story of how I “wandered into…
December 29, 2014
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