Interviews

A Dispensational Discourse with Dr. Michael Vlach

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief Editor’s Note: I have been following the teaching and writing ministry of Dr. Michael Vlach for several years—since the publication of his book called Dispensationalism: Essential Beliefs and Common Myths (Theological Studies Press, 2008). I am continually impressed and challenged by his desire to apply Biblical truth with precision and clarity. Dr. Vlach is having a great influence at The Master’s Seminary—both as a professor and as editor of the school’s theological journal. It is [...]

A Dispensational Discourse with Dr. Thomas Ice

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief Editor’s Note: I have known of Dr. Thomas Ice since the early days of the Pre-Trib Research Center and had the privilege of interviewing him for the first time for a seminary class in 1997. I have met him numerous times since then, and have listened to many hours of his teaching through these years. I have looked to Dr. Ice as a model of one who applies sound exegesis and a profound understanding [...]

A Dispensational Discourse with Dr. J. B. Hixson

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief Editor’s Note: Dr. J. B. Hixson is a passionate and enthusiastic proclaimer of dispensational truth. What’s more, the combination of education and experience that he has achieved are especially noteworthy, and qualify him to be regarded as a leading spokesman for traditional dispensational theology for many years to come. It is my privilege to count him as a friend, but even more important is the fact that all of us can look to him [...]

A Dispensational Discourse with Dr. Woodrow Kroll

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief Editor’s Note: What a wealth of knowledge and Biblical wisdom we have in Dr. Woodrow Kroll! For 23 years we listened to him on Back to the Bible, where he served as president and senior Bible teacher. Since retiring from that position, Dr. Kroll has stayed busier than ever. Endeavoring to teach the Bible to pastors with no formal education, he spends his days writing and recording theology lectures for The HELIOS Projects, which is [...]

A Dispensational Discourse with Dr. Christopher Cone

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief Editor’s Note: September is back-to-school month, so I thought it would be a great time to interview someone who could offer a unique perspective on the future of higher theological education. And I certainly found the right person to talk about it! I have watched the ministry of Dr. Christopher Cone from afar for quite a while. He has achieved an incredible amount in terms of both education and ministry—yet he has earned some of [...]

DPH Author Hangout with Dr. Andy Woods—Concluding Thoughts

"I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains,” says the Lord GOD. “Every man’s sword will be against his brother. And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed; I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that [...]

A Dispensational Discourse with Dr. Ron Bigalke

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief Editor’s Note: Are you tempted to think that dispensationalists are a dying breed? That this dispensational theology that we love and treasure is destined for the doctrinal dustbin? Well, not if Dr. Ron Bigalke has anything to say about it—or if others are encouraged to follow his example. I am not sure how he has packed all that he has accomplished to date into his young life, but I am glad that he is on [...]

A Dispensational Discourse with Dr. Charles Dyer

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief Editor’s Note: Dr. Charles Dyer has a very unique combination of experience in Christian ministry, having served at the highest levels of Christian education as both an administrator and an educator; having been involved in Christian publishing as both an author and an editor; and having additional experience as a pastor, radio host and tour guide. Above all, he is a scholar and a fine Christian gentleman. He is also the author of the [...]

A Dispensational Discourse with Dr. Rich McCarrell

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief Editor’s Note: Dr. Rich McCarrell has four decades of pastoral experience, and has served as the senior pastor of Byron Center Bible Church in Byron Center, Mich., since 2008. He is a board member for IMI/SOS International, and previously served as its executive director—assisting numerous churches through times of transition and conflict. McCarrell speaks regularly at regional and national Bible and ministry conferences. He is the grandson of Dr. William McCarrell, who (along with [...]

A Dispensational Discourse: An Introduction

By PAUL J. SCHARF, M.Div. Editor in Chief Any time you interview someone, you are entering into a relationship of trust. The writer is trusting the subject to provide accurate information—on everything from their identity and the details of objective facts to their sincerity regarding the opinions that they express. As for the subject, he or she is trusting the writer to handle that information—be it one's views on a specific issue or an entire life story—with "integrity" and "skillfulness" (Ps. 78:72). [...]