Tuesday Morning Discipleship: Why Chapel Is an Essential Part of a TMS Education
The goal of the Master’s Seminary’s chapel messages is two-fold: to minister to the souls of the students, stirring their affections for the Master they are studying in the classroom and who they one day will serve in the pastorate; and to model faithful, accurate, powerful expositional sermons.
Unshakeable Joy and Enduring Faith: The Homegoing of David van Wingerden
David van Wingerden, a beloved member of The Master’s University and Seminary board of directors, entered the presence of the Lord on Monday, January 15, 2024. Even as he battled cancer during the last months of his life, David took every opportunity to champion the cause of Christ, constantly laboring to encourage, serve, and sacrifice for others and always expressing gratitude for the Lord’s provision.
Training Beyond the Pulpit: The Institute for the Christian Life at TMS Launches Series of Books Designed for Any Believer
This fall, The Master’s Seminary is thrilled to announce a new addition to the ICL curriculum: a series of books, written for both pastors and layman, that covers foundational topics for the Christian life.
Long-Time Board Member Jack Babbitt Celebrates 100th Birthday
Today, June 24, 2023, Jack Babbitt, former TMUS board member and long-time ministry partner of the institution and TMAI, celebrates his 100th birthday.
The Master’s Seminary Announces 2023 MacArthur Preaching Award Recipients
The MacArthur Preaching Award is one of the highest honors a graduate can receive. It recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence in exposition, and it encourages both recipients to continue pursuing precision in preparation, depth of content, and quality of delivery.
Tyndale Center Releases Translation Notes
The Tyndale Center at The Master’s Seminary is thrilled to release notes that can help Bible translators reproduce the text’s original meaning in any language. These notes were created by the world-class faculty at the Tyndale Center: experts in the original languages who oversaw the Legacy Standard Bible Translation.
The Master’s Seminary Launches The Institute for the Christian Life
The Master’s Seminary has renamed its Institute for Church Leadership as the Institute for the Christian Life (ICL). Its online courses, which were originally designed for pastors and church leaders, have expanded to include a broader audience of new believers, teenagers, women, businessmen, and others who have a passion for studying God’s Word.
Truth the World Desperately Needs: TMS Faculty Contribute to New Book, Right Thinking for a Culture in Chaos.
“Right Thinking for a Culture in Chaos” shows that no matter the issue, God’s Word is relevant. In the midst of so much chaos and confusion in the world, God’s people can always look to God’s Word for clarity.
A Lifetime of Faithful Ministry: The Homegoing of Dr. George Zemek
On Tuesday, February 14th 2023, Dr. George Zemek went home to be with the Lord. His was a life of faithfulness to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ—in whom he now worshipfully rests.
Theological Training from Afar: The Development of Distance Education at The Master’s Seminary
The goal of our Mentor Model and distance educations programs, as well as our youtube channel, is to ensure that The Master’s Seminary’s world-class education is as widely available as it can be without compromising the school’s commitment to education in a local church context.
Changing a Nation Through Training Expositors: Building an Enduring Ministry in Italy
Johnny Gravino, an alumnus of The Master’s Seminary, leads the Italian Theological Academy, which trains men for pastoral ministry.
A Cheerful Giver, One Year Out
Since the premier of the film, A Cheerful Giver has been the catalyst for strategic conversations and partnership between the seminary’s supporters and the work being done by The Believers Foundation.
Participation from The Master’s Seminary Faculty and Alumni at 74th Annual Evangelical Theological Society Meeting
This week, several professors at The Master’s University and Seminary are presenting papers and moderating debates at the 74th annual Evangelical Theological Society meeting in Denver, Colorado.
City of Man, Kingdom of God Author Q&A with Jesse Johnson
What is the Christian’s relationship with the government? When do Christians submit to the government and when do they resist? Jesse Johnson found himself asking those questions more and more during the COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 as churches across the country faced something unprecedented: governing officials forbidding them from meeting for in-person services.
Redeeming Productivity: TMS Alum Reagan Rose Connects Personal Productivity and God’s Glory
Throughout seminary, Reagan’s ministry in the area of productivity blossomed. Alongside the blog, he started a podcast called Redeeming Productivity. A website soon followed, with articles and classes that connected theology and productivity.
The Master’s Seminary Releases Fall 2022 Edition of Journal
The Volume 33 Number 2, Fall 2022 edition of The Master’s Seminary journal is now available. The theme is Messiah in the Old Testament. In the journal’s introduction, John MacArthur says this edition will trace the gradual revelation of the Messiah through the Old Testament, from the first mention of Him by God in Genesis 3, until the prophecies about Him in the minor prophets.
Sent to Silicon: A Masters Man Leads a Church Plant in One of America’s Most Secular Cities
When Chris Gee joined the pastoral team at Hillside Church in San Jose, California three years ago, he knew from day one that his days there were limited.
The Ministry of Administration
Meet Three Master’s Men Using the Organizational Gifts God has Given them for the Good of the Church
Each part of the human body is connected but distinct. Same is true for at local congregations, especially among the pastoral team.
Making Seminary Affordable: Scholarship Opportunities at The Master’s Seminary
With just over a month until the start of the academic year, many incoming and current students have already received scholarship funding for the fall. For incoming students, there are still scholarships available that help with tuition and cost-of-living expenses.
To Live is Christ; to Die is Gain: The Homegoing of DJ Mattson
Look to Jesus. That is the lesson of DJ’s life. Set your eyes and affections on him. Trust him. Be diligent to serve to him. A life of faithful devotion to Jesus Christ is a life full of meaning and eternal gain.
TMS Student Jacob Trotter Selected for Inaugural Wittenberg Student and Research Fellowship
This summer Jacob Trotter has an opportunity he couldn’t have imagined when he first enrolled in The Master’s Seminary in the fall of 2019. He will spend 30 days in Wittenberg, Germany studying the Protestant Reformation in the city where it began more than 500 years ago.
Dr. Philip Zhakevich Appointed Assistant Professor of Old Testament at The Master’s Seminary
The Master’s Seminary has appointed Dr. Philip Zhakevich as Assistant Professor of Old Testament. Starting this fall, Dr. Zhakevich will teach courses in Hebrew grammar and exegesis, along with Th.M. level classes in the Old Testament.
Ministry in Madagascar: What Does Effective Overseas Ministry Look Like?
After a pastor’s conference in 2010, Faly had an unshakeable desire for full-time ministry. Over the next four years, the shape of that vision would come into clear focus—pastoral training in his native Madagascar. To fully prepare for that ministry, the Lord brought Faly and his family to California and The Master’s Seminary in January of 2015.
The Master’s Seminary Releases Documentary Film “A Cheerful Giver”
The Master’s Seminary has released a film documenting the story of The Believers Foundation’s humble beginnings, and how their obedience has furthered the Kingdom of the Lord. A Cheerful Giver was officially released to the public at the 2022 Shepherd’s Conference during a special screening for the attendees. It is now available, free of charge, at the website cheerful-giver.com
How to Cultivate Unity and Maintain It as Your Church Grows: A Profile of TMS Alumni Ted Johnson
Johnson knows that growth is not because the leadership is trying to meet the felt needs of their congregation. Instead, they are devoting themselves primarily to Scripture.
Dr. Michael Riccardi Appointed Assistant Professor of Theology at The Master’s Seminary
The Master’s Seminary has appointed Dr. Michael Riccardi (Ph.D., The Master’s Seminary) as Assistant Professor of Theology. Dr. Riccardi will join the Theology Department as a full-time faculty member after having served as adjunct faculty for the past ten years.
Dr. Nathan LeMaster Appointed Assistant Professor at The Master’s Seminary
The Master’s Seminary appointed Dr. Nathan LeMaster (Ph.D. Cambridge University) as a full-time faculty member. He will join the Old Testament department and teach a variety of courses, including Advanced Hebrew Readings and Greek Exegesis.
Dr. Michael Grisanti Marks 35 Years of Scholarship at 2021 ETS Conference
Dr. Michael Grisanti will never forget his first Evangelical Theological Society conference thirty-five years ago. “1986 was quite an introduction to ETS,” Dr. Grisanti said, “watching Wayne Grudem debate Catherine […]
Alumnus Tyler Van Halteren Publishes Children’s Book Based off Pilgrim’s Progress
When Tyler Van Halteren was fifteen years old, his dad gave him a frayed, well-used copy of Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan’s famous allegory of a man named Christian weighed down by […]
Alumnus Josué Pineda Leaves TMS to Pastor Spanish Congregation in Hutchinson, Kansas
This fall, the Pineda family will leave their post at TMS to move to Hutchinson, Kansas. There Josué will shepherd a growing Spanish-speaking population at Grace Bible Church. As the Spanish pastor, he will serve alongside fellow TMS alum, Bart Horton and Steve Crawford.
The Master’s Seminary to Host Second TMS Day on October 26
On Tuesday, October 26th, The Master’s Seminary will host its second TMS day as part of its annual preview weekend.
Professor Paul Twiss Completes PhD Studies at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Back in the summer of 2012, when Paul Twiss, his wife Laura, and their children came from England to Southern California to study at The Master’s Seminary, he would have […]
Dr. Zuber’s Bestselling Book, The Essential Scripture, Connects Systematic Theology and Exegesis
There are hardly any books on the market like Dr. Kevin Zuber’s The Essential Scriptures: A Handbook of the Biblical Texts for Key Doctrines. When it was released last month by […]
Dr. Michael Vlach Publishes Landmark Book on the New Testament’s Use of the Old
As Dr. Michael Vlach ends a remarkable 15-year career teaching theology at The Master’s Seminary, he dedicated his latest book, The Old in the New: Understanding How the New Testament Authors Quoted the Old Testament.
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