A Master’s Man Enters the Lord’s Presence: The Homegoing of Dr. Larry Pettegrew
On January 29, 2024, Dr. Larry Pettegrew (1943–2024), a former professor at The Master’s Seminary, entered the presence of the Lord. Dr. Pettegrew taught theology at The Master’s seminary for […]
February 3, 2024
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.
January 23, 2024
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.
January 22, 2024
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 Institute for the Christian Life's curriculum: a series of books, written for both pastors and layman, that cover foundational topics for the Christian life.
October 2, 2023
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.
June 24, 2023
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.
June 5, 2023
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.
April 7, 2023
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.
April 5, 2023
A Providential Path: How the Lord Provided Scholarships and Housing for First-Year TMS Student Adam Wilson
Reflecting on his path to seminary, Adam Wilson says, "The Lord made the decision clear. His providence provided a path for me because I know He wanted me here at TMS. I know He’ll do the same for other guys considering seminary.”
March 22, 2023
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.
March 15, 2023
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.
February 22, 2023
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.
February 8, 2023
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.
January 10, 2023
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.
November 22, 2022
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.
November 15, 2022
City of Man, Kingdom of God Author Q&A with Jesse Johnson
In an attempt to answer his own questions about that relationship, and serve Christians everywhere wrestling with that issue, Jesse wrote City of Man, Kingdom of God: Why Christians Respect, Obey, and Resist Government.
November 2, 2022
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.
October 6, 2022
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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
How to Cultivate Unity and Maintain It as Your Church Grows: A Profile of Alumnus Ted Johnson
Everything goes back to the Scripture
February 1, 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. 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
December 15, 2017