DTS Magazine is a ministry of Dallas Theological Seminary. We prefer creative articles written by our alumni, faculty, students, staff, board members, donors and their families. Over the years we have published excellent pieces from our writers. We continue our commitment to working with guest authors who are theologically like-minded.
Our platform favors well-researched, peer reviewed, vetted, and well-written articles authored by fairly experienced writers with a background in a given topic, all in 700–900 words. Please do not send us submissions in excess of 1,500 words.
We are looking for articles that fall into one or more of the following categories:
Our exposition articles are usually authored by DTS faculty or similarly qualified individuals. These pieces are heavy on Bible teaching, usually revealing truth about a scriptural passage or theological doctrine. When writing such an article please remember to include points of application—answering the question, “So what?” Keep your audience in mind when communicating theological truths, and use non-technical language.
Christian Living Pieces
Our Christian Living articles communicate truths the author has learned through experience. Typically, these pieces appear in the first person, with one or more stories illustrating a scriptural point. When writing a Christian Living article for us, please always include one or more Scripture verses. The article should encourage the average Christian in how to live out his or her faith in the world. Please include some exposition that ends with application of truth.
Do you know a DTS graduate or current student who is making an impact in his or her community? Is there something unique about the ministry or minister? In our profile articles our readers can learn about the kind of people DTS is training and has trained—people using their personal gifts well, those whose passion has inspired others, and/or people who are plugging away faithfully in obscure positions of service.
Each month we try to run a 1,500-word student or alumni profile that may be written by current DTS students or alumni. When writing a profile, make the story live through real-life examples and direct quotes from your subject as well as at least two other friends and/or colleagues who can support your premise. A well-done profile should include at least three sources. The profile is not a biography that provides a chronology of someone’s life. The focus is more on a specific time and ministry. Please avoid listing dates and places. Find a theme in the student or graduate’s life, and work the information around that topic. You are revealing faith in action. For further inquiry read our current stories online.