Charles C. Ryrie

Remembering Two Great Teachers

Two great dispensational seminary teachers entered the presence of the Lord this past week—Dr. Stanley Toussaint and Dr. Robert Thomas. Dr. Toussaint went to be with Christ on Tuesday morning. He served at Dallas Theological Seminary from 1960 to 2012. On Wednesday morning, Dr. Thomas went to heaven. He served at The Master's Seminary from its founding in 1987 until 2008, having previously taught for 28 years at Talbot Theological Seminary. I never had the privilege of meeting either of these men personally [...]

A Dispensational Discourse with Dr. Paul Martin Henebury

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief Editor’s Note: Dr. Paul Martin Henebury describes himself as “both an adherent and dismayed critic” of dispensationalism. If you do not know what he means by that, you should take the time to learn. There is much more to his understanding of these issues than we will be able to present in this article, but we hope to provide additional avenues for Paul to explain his views in the future—so stay tuned. Paul is [...]

A Dispensational Discourse with Dr. Robert Lightner

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief Editor’s Note: One of the wonderful privileges that I have in my role with Dispensational Publishing House is the opportunity to interact with great Bible teachers, pastors and other authors. One such man is Dr. Robert Lightner. I have heard of him for many years, as he was a seminary professor to my own teachers, and I was also acquainted with the wealth of his written materials. We share a common heritage in the General [...]

Returning to My Ministry Roots

Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it. (Col. 4:17) The last two years have been a time of returning to my ministry roots—in the IFCA International.[1] Back in the summer of 2015 (shortly before I first heard of the idea of Dispensational Publishing House), I was invited to speak at the Wisconsin IFCA Regional in October of that year, where I delivered five messages on the book of Daniel, applying the prophet’s [...]

Help in ‘Making Sense of God’s Plan for Humanity’

Having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him. (Eph. 1:9-10) The Story Behind the Book Almost 25 years ago I gave a message in a former church entitled “World History in Seven Acts.” The essence of the message was an overview [...]

Dr. Ralph Turk: Passion for Christ, Zeal for Ministry

Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him (Job 13:15). Ralph Turk (1930-2002) had the privilege of growing up in a pastor's home, laying the foundation for a life of service for the Lord. His salvation at age eight provided him with years of knowing and walking with the Lord before he began his ministry. Turk's ministry in churches—in both rural and urban settings—for 23 years in Illinois, Minnesota and Iowa gave him great credibility in his 25 years of Bible [...]

Ten Principles for Life and Living—And Other Biblical Convictions

Editor’s Note: If I were in need of wisdom and could only do one thing (besides praying, of course—James 1:5), I would call Dr. Ralph Turk, as I did as a young pastor and seminary student. There are no phone calls to heaven, where Dr. Turk has resided since 2002, but we can still draw on the wisdom that he left for us. His widow, Jeanne, has noted that one goal that was left unfinished in her late husband’s very accomplished life [...]


By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief On Tuesday of this week we concluded four days of honoring the memory of Dr. Charles C. Ryrie, who died on Feb. 16, 2016. One word that came up repeatedly within the tributes that we ran for him was a simple but powerful one: impact. Impact can function as a noun or a verb. According to Merriam-Webster, the noun form has this "full definition": a:  an impinging or striking especially of one body against [...]

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The Authority of the Word of God

Editor's Note: Today we conclude four days of remembrance of Dr. Charles C. Ryrie, who died last Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. In accord with Ken Ham's testimony below, we can say that Dr. Ryrie's life was a powerful reminder of "the authority of the Word of God"—a very appropriate title for today's final installment. What a joy it has been to take this time to think about all that we have learned from Dr. Ryrie, as well as to hear the perspectives [...]

Devotion for Christ

Editor's Note: We continue to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Charles C. Ryrie. The Lord called Dr. Ryrie home to Heaven on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. His influence will continue to be felt, however, through the lives of men that he discipled, including Dr. Thomas Ice, who offers his tribute below. In the photo below left, Dr. Ice presents Dr. Ryrie with the Pre-Trib Research Center's "John F. Walvoord Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Prophetic Studies" at the 24th Annual [...]


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