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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 […]

September 29, 2022

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. “When I first talked to the pastor at Hillside about me coming there to serve as a college/young adult pastor, the goal was always to send me […]

September 16, 2022

2022 Annual Report Gives Behind-the-Scenes Look at The Master’s Seminary

The many faithful men and women who support The Master’s Seminary are often asking the development team a simple question, “how is the seminary doing?” Though the question is simple, so much can go into the answer. Enrollment numbers and revenue reports. Class schedules and student faculty hires. Books published by faculty and resources produced […]

August 26, 2022

The Ministry of Administration

Each part of the human body is connected but distinct. Same is true for at local congregations, especially among the pastoral team. God has gifted Jeff as an administrator. And he’s gifted Steve as a preacher. Faith Community needs both to thrive and advance the gospel in Valencia and around the world.

July 28, 2022

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.

July 14, 2022

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.

June 24, 2022

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.

June 7, 2022

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.  

May 11, 2022

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.  

May 5, 2022

TMS VP Nathan Busenitz and TMS Alum James Coates Release Book “God vs. Government”

Last month, Harvest House Publishers released God vs. Government: Taking a Biblical Stand When Christ & Compliance Collide. This book looks at how, and more importantly, why, two churches—Grace Community Church in Los Angeles and GraceLife Church of Edmonton, Canada—reopened in defiance of local health orders issued during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 25, 2022

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

April 14, 2022

Dr. Peter Sammons, TMS Assistant Professor of Theology, Publishes Book on Reprobation

Last month, Dr. Peter Sammons—assistant professor of theology at TMS—published his second book, Reprobation and God’s Sovereignty: Recovering a Biblical Doctrine.

February 14, 2022

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.

January 20, 2022

Dr. Peter Sammons Appointed Assistant Professor of Theology at The Master’s Seminary

The Master’s Seminary has appointed Dr. Peter Sammons (Ph.D. The Master’s Seminary) as a full-time faculty member. As part of the theology department, Dr. Sammons will teach courses on the doctrines of bibliology, Theology proper, Christology, and Pneumatology.

January 13, 2022

Dr. Nathan LeMaster Appointed Assistant Professor of Old Testament at The Master’s Seminary

The Master’s Seminary has appointed Dr. Nathan LeMaster (Ph.D. Cambridge University) as a full-time faculty member.

January 6, 2022

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 Kroeger from the University of Minnesota.” Grudem and Kroeger were two of six plenary speakers that year in Atlanta, each addressing the conference’s topic: “Manhood […]

December 17, 2021

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 the burden of sin as he journeys toward the Celestial City. Few books outside the Bible shaped Tyler more than Bunyan’s classic. The profound imagery […]

November 21, 2021

Alumnus Josué Pineda Leaves TMS to Pastor Spanish Congregation in Hutchinson, Kansas

For ten years, from 2005-2015, Josué Pineda was a successful businessman—working in finance in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador—but he was not satisfied, even as he climbed the corporate ladder.

October 7, 2021

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.

October 5, 2021

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 been stunned if someone had told him that, nine years later, he’d have two degrees from TMS, a faculty position at the seminary, and a […]

September 1, 2021

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 Moody Publishers, it spent several weeks at the top of the Christian Bible Handbook category at Amazon. But it could also have fit into the […]

August 19, 2021

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, to a group of students he holds in high regard. “To the students at The Master’s Seminary who took the class: […]

July 21, 2021

The Master’s Seminary Opens The MacArthur Center for Expository Preaching

Today, The Master’s Seminary officially opens The MacArthur Center for Expository Preaching. Opening a center for preaching is an important milestone in the life of our institution. Other seminaries have centers for preaching, but no other center focuses exclusively on exposition. The MacArthur Center will prioritize this specific art form—one that has defined TMS since […]

June 9, 2021

The Master’s Seminary Announces The MacArthur Trust Scholarship

The Master’s Seminary is thrilled to announce The MacArthur Trust Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship available to first-year, residential students for the 2021-22 academic year. Students receiving this scholarship will have full-tuition coverage throughout the entirety of their M.Div. studies if they apply each academic year and continue to meet the scholarship’s requirements. Up to 100 […]

June 4, 2021

James Coates Addresses the Class of 2021

During The Master’s Seminary 2021 commencement ceremony on May 8th, graduates heard a special video message from James Coates, a TMS alumnus shepherding GraceLife Church of Edmonton, Canada. This spring, James was imprisoned simply because he refused to stop preaching and meeting with his church. His faithfulness during a time of government overreach and his […]

May 26, 2021

Remembering a Master’s Man: A Tribute to Tom Leake

Tom Leake loved to preach. His passion for the craft never wavered as he battled cancer, and that passion was with him up until the moment the Lord called him home on March 26th, 2021. “Just twelve days before he passed away, Pastor Tom was in the pulpit, preaching part one of a two-part series […]

May 17, 2021

TMUS Participation at ETS 2019

TMUS faculty members and graduates from The Master’s University and Seminary will participate in twenty-seven sessions this week at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in San Diego, California. Meeting Schedule November 20 9:00 AM–12:10 PM: Michael Grisanti (TMS, Moderator) “Old Testament Narrative Literature” | Third Floor, Cortez Hill BC 9:00 AM–12:10 PM: Nelson […]

November 19, 2019

A Legacy of Biblical Fidelity: A Tribute to Dr. Trevor Craigen

Dr. Trevor Craigen entered his heavenly rest on April 26, 2019 at the age of 74. Having faithfully completed his earthly sojourn, a journey that included teaching at The Master’s Seminary for some 15 years beginning in 1994, he was welcomed into the glorious presence of his Savior. The theology he taught for so long, […]

May 10, 2019

MacArthur Making Move to Chancellor

As announced in October 2018, The Master’s University and Seminary has initiated a leadership transition that will culminate in early 2020. On Monday of this week, the board of directors officially ratified the next step in that transition by unanimously voting to appoint Dr. John MacArthur to the position of Chancellor of TMUS. At the […]

March 20, 2019

H.B. Charles Jr. Honored with the Doctor of Divinity

During the 2018 Commencement Ceremony, The Master’s Seminary had the joy of granting one additional degree—a degree that has historically been a part of the church, and of acknowledging and giving honor to whom honor is due. It is an honorary degree, bestowed by the seminary on rare occasions, to men who have been used […]

May 7, 2018

A Tribute to My Friend: John MacArthur Remembers R.C. Sproul

The first time I heard R. C. Sproul teach was several decades ago. I can’t recall the exact date, but I do remember his teaching like it was yesterday. Someone had loaned me his signature series, “The Holiness of God” on videotape, and I took it home to watch. Within minutes after I pressed play, I was […]

December 15, 2017