Michael J. Svigel

Department Chair and Professor of Theology and Church History, patristic scholar, writer, husband and father, accordion player. Passionate about the church and her Lord.

Religion
Dec 11, 2018
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Respectfully Engaging Scientology In this episode, Dr. Darrell L. Bock and Michael J. Svigel discuss respectfully engaging world religions, focusing on Scientology.
Ministry
Nov 27, 2017
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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 question, "Why does church attendance matter if we have worship music, sermons...
Theology
Nov 7, 2017
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The Church in the Nicene Creed In this episode, Drs. Darrell L. Bock and Michael Svigel discuss the Nicene Creed, focusing on historical Christian teaching about the nature of the Church.
Theology
Oct 31, 2017
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500th Anniversary of the Reformation In this episode, Drs. Darrell L. Bock, Michael Svigel, and John Hannah discuss the historical context and essential values of the Protestant Reformation.
Chapel
Oct 17, 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 discussing Sola Fide and its origin, not with Luther and the Reformers,...
Spiritual Life
Sep 25, 2017
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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...
Classic
Jan 31, 2017
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Classic - Key Differences Between Protestantism and Roman Catholicism In this classic episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Scott Horrell and Dr. Michael Svigel discuss the Roman Catholic Church, focusing on key theological distinctions between...
Arts & Media
Dec 13, 2016
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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 popular films.
Bible
Oct 28, 2016
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Discern, Determine, and Decide Dr. Michael Svigel, DTS Department Chair and Professor of Theological Studies, points out when we find ourselves on the wrong path, we need to discern where we are, determine where...
Theology
Aug 23, 2016
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The Language of Theology In this episode, Drs. Glenn Kreider and Michael Svigel, professors of Systematic Theology, join Dr. Darrell Bock at the table to discuss how language regarding theology can invite...
Theology
Aug 16, 2016
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Perspectives on the Lord's Supper In this episode, Drs. Darrell Bock, Michael Svigel and Scott Horrell discuss Christian perspectives on the Lord’s Supper, focusing on its significance in the life of the church.
Chapel
Feb 17, 2016
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The Language of Theology Drs. Glenn Kreider and Michael Svigel, professors of Systematic Theology, join Dr. Darrell Bock at the table to discuss how language regarding theology can invite others into...
Religion
Feb 9, 2016
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Key Differences Between Protestantism and Roman Catholicism In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Scott Horrell and Dr. Michael Svigel discuss the Roman Catholic Church, focusing on key theological distinctions between Protestantism and...
Arts & Media
Dec 8, 2015
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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? Is it the compelling characters? The spectacular score? The breathtaking special...
Chapel
Oct 13, 2015
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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 can advocate for, bring awareness to, and approach the...
Article
Sep 29, 2015
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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 the entire concept of waking up early in the morning to seek the Lord in prayer.
Stories
Dec 29, 2014
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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 the faith.”
Classic
Oct 28, 2014
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Classic: Contrasting Distinctives of Protestantism and Catholicism In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Scott Horrell and Dr. Michael Svigel discuss Catholicism and Protestantism, focusing on various distinctives of both traditions. This classic...
Classic
Oct 21, 2014
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Classic: History and Organization of the Roman Catholic Church In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Scott Horrell and Dr. Michael Svigel discuss Catholicism and Protestantism, focusing on the historical development and organization of the...
Review
Jul 1, 2014
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A Reader’s Lexicon of the Apostolic Fathers After decades of suspicion, misunderstanding, and sometimes even laziness and ignorance, evangelical theologians, pastors, teachers, and lay people are finally warming up to the...
Bible
May 21, 2014
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Don't Let Your Past Hold You Back Dr. Michael J. Svigel, Associate Professor of Theological Studies, reminds us that when Satan accuses us of our past sins, we need to trust in God's promise that He has forgiven us...
Religion
Dec 17, 2013
J. Scott HorrellJ. Scott HorrellMichael J. SvigelMichael J. SvigelDarrell L. BockDarrell L. Bock
Catholicism and Protestantism: Contrasting Distinctives of Protestantism and Catholicism In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Scott Horrell and Dr. Michael Svigel discuss Catholicism and Protestantism, focusing on various distinctives of both traditions.
Religion
Dec 10, 2013
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Catholicism and Protestantism: The History and Organization of the Roman Catholic Church In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Scott Horrell and Dr. Michael Svigel discuss Catholicism and Protestantism, focusing on the historical development and organization of the...
Book Excerpts
Jul 15, 2013
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RetroChristianity But what does true Christian community look like?