Dr. Arnott, Dr. Johnson, and Dr. Saydometov

DBU's Dr. Dave Arnott, Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, & Dr. Sergiy Saydometov Debut Institute for Christian Economics

The Institute for Christian Economics is a platform created by Dr. Dave Arnott, Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, and Dr. Sergiy Saydometov to help Christians engage in the world of economics in a biblical manner.

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Biblical Economic Policy: A Useful Guide to a Christian Perspective on Economics

Dr. Dave Arnott and Dr. Sergiy Saydometov wrote a book to help Christians navigate how to engage biblically in the world of economics.

July 4

A Legacy of Service to the Nation

As we approach the Sestercentennial of 2026, as well as the twentieth anniversary of the tragedy of 9-11, a short reflection on the origins of public service and the history of reform movements in the United States can serve as encouragement and challenge to Americans today.

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DBU's Commitment to Service: A Look Back on 2020-21

Even in the midst of a pandemic, DBU remained focused on its mission of serving others as Christ has served us.

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Christ: Our Model for Glorifying God

How does one glorify God? Look no further than Jesus, the Word of God made flesh who dwelt among us.

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Trusting our Heavenly Abba: A View from Parenthood

Getting to call upon God as our Abba, Father, is one of the most fundamental, yet valuable, benefits of the Gospel.

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Don't Waste Your Summer: Continue Learning

The first article of a three-part series, of Don't Waste Your Summer focuses on the importance of continuing to learn throughout the summer without the added stress of a final grade and includes a variety of the DBU faculty and staff's summer reading lists.

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Don't Waste Your Summer: Grow Your Relationships

The second article in a three-part series, Don't Waste Your Summer, focuses on the importance of continuing to invest in your relationships throughout the summer. We were not meant to walk through this life alone, and the summer break is no exception!

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A Response to George Friedman's Latest Book

Dr. Mike Williams, Professor of History at DBU, reviews geopolitical analyst George Friedman's latest book, The Storm Before the Calm: America's Discord, The Coming Crisis and the Triumph Beyond.

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The Coming of Spring: Being Renewed by the Spirit

The beauty of springtime brings with it the refreshing renewal of life all around us. As we enter this new season of renewal, we must also challenge ourselves to pursue the Good Shepherd in order to find revitalization within our own spiritual walks.

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A Funeral for a Man Named King

As we remember King, we not only remember how he lived but how he died. In the first week of April, 1968, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, at the invitation of Reverend James Lawson. It's been 53 years since he stood on that balcony in Memphis.

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Helping Students See Who They Want to Be

MEDHE Program Director, Tish Hearne, discusses the importance of diversity within the school curriculum and how it is needed in order to reflect the historical contributions made by communities of color.

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God on the Brain: DBU Faculty Panel Discusses Intersection of Faith, Psychology, and Biology

At a recent Friday Symposium, DBU professors engaged in an interdisciplinary conversation on issues related to faith and contemporary neuroscience.

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The Legacy of Carter G. Woodson

Dr. Tempress Asagba, DBU's Dean of Students and Chair of the Community Advocates for Racial Equality (CARE) Committee, reflects on the foundations of Black History Month and the legacy of Carter G. Woodson.

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Comfort in the Midst of Grief

It is a normal reaction to desire a “How to Grieve” handbook with all the steps listed out with crystal clarity. The truth is, there is no right way to grieve. Experiencing the loss of a student, friend, a classmate, a daughter, or a sister will produce a myriad of emotions, and sometimes the best thing to do is simply allow the waves of emotion to come.

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Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) Virtual Webinars Feature Authors Justin Giboney and Dr. Shelette Stewart

In the month of September, the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) hosted informative webinars featuring two published thought leaders. First Justin Giboney, co-founder of The And Campaign, spoke on the topic of pursuing redemptive justice, and then internationally-sought after speaker Dr. Shelette Stewart, founder of Stewart Consulting, LLC, addressed the connection between one's calling and career.

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Justin Giboney Speaks on Redemptive Justice

As co-founder and president of The AND Campaign, Justin Giboney seeks to educate and organize Christians for civic and cultural engagement that results in better representation, more just and compassionate policies, and a healthier political culture. Watch the recap video above for our discussion on Christian civics and community engagement.

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No, They Should Not Shut Up and Just Play Basketball: Athletes, Entertainers, Activists and the Quest for Social Change

The actions taken last week in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake by players of the National Basketball Association (and subsequently the Women’s National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, and the Women’s Tennis Association) are historic on many levels, yet they have also been seen before in another context and in another place in time. History can be a great teacher.

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Center for Career and Professional Development Adapts its Services for DBU Patriots

Organizations have had to be adaptive and creative in these difficult times to continue providing their much needed services. It has been the distinct mission of DBU's Center for Career & Professional Development to help students find and fulfill God's calling for their life through, and the center continues to do so as they look towards the coming semester.

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Honoring our Founding and Celebrating our Future

On July 4, we commemorate the announcement of a declaration to begin a new nation that, as Abraham Lincoln stated, would be conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. That ideal is amazing and should be rightly honored, but are we ready to celebrate it fully? Maybe not quite yet.

BridgeBuilders Resources on Ethnic Conciliation

BridgeBuilders Resources on Ethnic Conciliation

In moments of injustice, how do we respond? DBU Alumni recently addressed this question during a recent webinar hosted by BridgeBuilders. Their resources are helpful in informing an active pursuit of justice.

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A Message from DBU President Dr. Adam C. Wright

There has yet to be a time in my life where I have been filled with such sadness and grief of witnessing what seems to be unfolding all around me. DBU has always been a refuge for me, but as I have learned in recent days, the place that is a safe space for me, has at times been the opposite for others, especially our students of color. This grieves me.

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DBU Responds with Blood Drive Campaign

In response to the diminishing blood supply nationwide, Student Government and the Center for Mentoring at Dallas Baptist University launched a campaign in order to help counter the effects of COVID-19 in healthcare.

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The DBU Library is Here to Help

Library Director Scott Jeffries shares how the Library has been helping DBU Patriots during this time of online classes.

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Trust: Key to Dealing with a Life Interrupted

Dr. Joseph Matos, professor of Biblical Studies at DBU, encourages Patriots to their trust in God, who is always present and continues to show himself faithful.

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Pandemics and the Church: What does History Teach us?

Plagues, disease, famines, wars, and natural disasters. These are hard realities of living in a fallen world we read about everywhere in the pages of Scripture, but a widespread pandemic is not unknown throughout the history of Christianity. Christians of the past and present inspire us with demonstrations of resilient faith and compassion in the midst of crisis.

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Helping Students from a Standpoint of Truth

On first glance, it’s a nondescript office suite tucked in the back of the Vance Memorial Library. But the Counseling Center at DBU actually represents a sliver of progress in the pervasive national issue of college students’ mental health, which Dr. Jordan Davis has seen first-hand breaking through in both academic circles and Christian circles.

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Redeeming the "Extra" Time

While for many of us school and work continue virtually, we still have an intimidating amount of time on our hands. Resident Director of Spence, Lauren Zackary, shares with Patriots how this time can be redeemed.

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A Peace that Passes Understanding

Over the past week our campus community has shifted significantly in response to the threat of COVID-19. It is very normal to experience anxiety about the future during such an unprecedented season. Here, Dr. Jordan Davis encourages the DBU family, reminding Patriots that God is our source of peace.

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Theology: Recognizing the Program and Rewarding Students

DBU's Master of Arts in Theological Studies program was named one of the top 35 theology programs in the nation for 2020! Interested in the program? Read more to find out how you can be a part.

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BridgeBuilders: Engaging and Empowering the Bonton Community

The mission of BridgeBuilders is to engage, equip, and empower individuals and families within the Bonton neighborhood of South Dallas so that they may encounter the love of Jesus Christ and see their community transformed.

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Shaping the Next Generation: DBU's Center for Mentoring Continues to Grow and Impact the Lives of Students

Mentoring has always been a part of DBU's culture, but as a part of the University's strategic plan for the upcoming school year and its Quality Enhancement Program, the Center's initiative is to increase faculty and student engagement in mentoring opportunities beyond the classroom.

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DBU Selected by the Texas Education Agency as Nominee for Principal Residency Grant

DBU’s Master of Educational Leadership program was selected as one of only nine from universities state-wide to partner with public districts and charter schools on the Texas Education Agency 2020-2021 Principal Residency Grant, Cycle 3.

Paying for College

Paying for College

More and more students over the age of 25 are returning to college, but the biggest challenges for working professionals are often time and money. So how do you make your dream of receiving a college education a reality?

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Top 4 Reasons to Choose a Christian University

With the value of higher education being challenged in the media in recent years, not to mention the heavy costs often associated with a private education, what makes pursuing your education as an older adult student at a Christian university a wise choice?

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What to Bring to College: SWAT Color Leader Edition

Some of this year's SWAT Color Leaders wanted to give advice to incoming students on what to bring to college. Check out what they had to say to new Patriots!

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Welcome Home

As the summer gives way to the start of a new fall semester, DBU asked faculty member Carter Willis to lend advice to incoming Patriots.

Why Study Business

Why Study Business

The National Center for Education Statistics reported that in 2014-2015, business was the most popular major among the almost 1.9 million college graduates, with almost 20% receiving bachelor’s degrees in business. Similarly, at Dallas Baptist University, more students seek majors in business than in any other program. But why is business so popular?

Be in the Know

Be in the Know

Here’s everything you'll need to know if you want to keep up with the latest events and news from DBU.

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Rising to the Call of Christ

Dr. King challenges us to recognize that it is not about what will happen to each of us, but rather, what will happen to others if we fail to respond to God’s call.

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The Great Commission for the Rest of Us

Pastors and mission organization spokespersons often quote Jesus’ final words to his disciples in Matthew 28 as a challenge to those called by God to serve him in a foreign land as vocational missionaries. A person’s final words before departing carry significant weight and Jesus’ final words to his disciples are no different.

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From the Bookshelves of DBU Leadership

Have you ever wondered what our DBU leadership team is reading in their spare time? Take a peek into their current reading lists with a few of their favorite book picks!

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Click Nation

Miley isn’t the only one coming in like a wrecking ball. Today, we live and move in an internet world where one savage destroys another snowflake, the ghost of Hitler looms in the other person’s position, animals play instruments, and the most amazing thing you will ever see comes at you three times a day, every day.

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To Bring, Or Not To Bring, That is the Question

We are just a few weeks away from SWAT and the beginning of your time at DBU, which begs the question, what do I bring? Every year, hundreds of new students pile onto the campus with cars filled to the brim with stuff, some of which is necessary and some just isn’t.

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Where and When to Study

One of the most important things an incoming student might benefit from knowing is where and how to study. We know that amidst all your social activities and time spent with friends, you will also be studying hard, so here are some of the best study locations at DBU.

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Grounded, Surrounded, and Astounded

Sixteen years ago, I stood in your shoes. It was the summer awaiting my first semester at DBU. I ran the full gamut of emotions—excited about exercising my own independence, anxious regarding making new friends, fearful about whether or not I could pass my classes (and pay my bills!), overwhelmed in the layout of the campus and location of buildings, and the list goes on.

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Campus Life

Staying on top of school work in college is an absolute essential. Along with that, having a healthy student life away from your work is equally as important in your journey as a student. Below is a list of four important things to remember about student life, including commentary by the Director of Student Life, David Reyes.

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Words of Wisdom

Starting college can create a range of emotions, from excited to scared, and everything in between. In order to have the best first year possible, we asked some students what they wish they would have known going into their first year at DBU!

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Why Study History?

Why do I love history? Why do I find it necessary within modern education?

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Reflect the Good News of Easter

It has been a long three days. Friday we mourned. We sat under the weight that Christ was persecuted, pierced, and punished to the point of death for our sins.

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The Impact of Christian Higher Education

A groundbreaking new study from Philadelphia-based consulting firm Econsult Solutions, Inc. analyzes the significant economic impact of Christian higher education in the United States.

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Strive for No Less Than Excellence

Could you classify your Spring 2018 semester as one of good works? As the semester progresses, motivation to produce good work slips away, and the temptation to turn in mediocre work becomes stronger.

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A Challenge for 2018

The first day of classes this Spring semester, I had a student walk up to me and say the nicest thing to me—very encouraging for sure. I used to think that only a certain gracious personality (or someone with the “gift of encouragement”) could be encouraging, but I have decided it takes intentionality—to encourage on purpose.

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DBU Faculty Release Luther on Leadership

The fall of 2017 saw a unique excitement and dialogue around Martin Luther and his legacy with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Seven DBU faculty members and one alumnus joined together to enter into the conversation with a new publication entitled Luther on Leadership.

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Celebrating Día De Los Reyes

As the holiday season winds down, there is a day of celebration on January 6th that the people of Mexico and many American Families participate in. It correlates to Christmas, and is known as Día De Los Reyes (Day of the Kings).

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Encouragement in a New Year

With the turning of the year comes the breeze of new beginnings. This breeze can be refreshing, chilling, or unexpected. To some, a new year is exciting and an excuse to start over. To others, the New Year is less welcomed bringing along anxious feelings. However, no matter the approach to the new season, we can trust in God’s timing.

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Living Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving opens the holiday season, which can be hectic and stressful. Family, plans, and personalities clash more frequently, and feeling thankful can be hard.

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Encouragement to Rest in the Lord

During a week off from the regular fall classes, students are reminded to first find rest in the Lord. While Fall Break Mini terms, short-term mission trips, and visits home abound, the most important focus is to be still and to recognize God's sovereignty.