Author: Todd Mathis

Grace Theology Press interviews Dr. Joe Wall, Director of Training Partnerships, East-West Ministries International

Grace Theology Press interviews (Part 2) Dr. Joe Wall Director of Training Partnerships, East-West Ministries International Introduction: Dr. Joe Wall has pastored several churches in Texas, including Grace Bible Church of College Station, Spring Branch Community Church (renamed Bridgepoint Bible Church), and Cypress Bible Church. He has also served as the Academic Dean of Dallas Bible College, President of Colorado Christian University, and was a part of the founding team of the College of Biblical Studies in Houston. For the past twenty years, he has served in numerous leadership positions with East-West Ministries International, including Executive Vice President of...

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A Life Well Lived: A Tribute to Dr. Charles Ryrie by Dr. Dave Anderson

Dr. Charles Ryrie impacted millions of lives through his writings, his preaching, and his teaching. I am just one of them. But since this is my tribute to him, I want to share two times his influence changed the direction of my life. The first was the end of my master’s program at DTS. I had been pre-med at Rice and decided early on to combine medicine with theology to be a medical missionary. At the end of seminary I was studying for the MCAT exam, a formality since I already had verbal admissions to two med schools. Dr. Ryrie was my senior counselor and asked me to drop by one afternoon. He asked my plans, and I told him I was about to apply for med school with a view toward medical missions. He said, “I think that’s a good thing, but if you graduated from this school, I think you have more responsibility than that. For every one of you there are a thousand doctors.” Ah, he used the R-word—RESPONSIBILITY. I couldn’t get that out of my mind. My wife and I made the decision not to pursue medical school. But we didn’t know what we would do. We looked at mission boards, but they all wanted to take our kids away when they were six and put them in a school for missionary kids. That seemed...

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An Interview with Dr. Gary Derickson (Part 2)

Dr. Gary Derickson is Professor of Biblical Studies at Corban University (http://www.corban.edu) in Salem, Oregon, where he has taught for over twenty years. He has published articles in Bibliotheca Sacra, ETS Studies Series, The Master’s Seminary Journal, and The Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society. He contributed to The Nelson’s Complete Study Bible, is co-author of The Disciplemaker: What Matters Most to Jesus (2001) with Dr. Earl Radmacher, and is author of the 1, 2 & 3 John: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary.Dr. Derickson studied Biblical exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary, and earned his Masters of Theology in 1986. He continued...

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An Interview with Dr. Gary Derickson (Part 1)

Dr. Gary Derickson is Professor of Biblical Studies at Corban University (http://www.corban.edu) in Salem, Oregon, where he has taught for over twenty years. He has published articles in Bibliotheca Sacra, ETS Studies Series, The Master’s Seminary Journal, and The Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society. He contributed to The Nelson’s Complete Study Bible, is co-author of The Disciplemaker: What Matters Most to Jesus (2001) with Dr. Earl Radmacher, and is author of the 1, 2 & 3 John: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary.Dr. Derickson studied Biblical exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary, and earned his Masters of Theology in 1986. He continued...

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An Interview with Author Sandra Abbott

Sandra A. Abbott (B.S. Ed., M.A., Ed., Biblical Studies Diploma, Phoenix Seminary) retired after 25 years teaching in her neighborhood schools. Since then, she has researched and written her own teaching commentaries for the following books of the Bible: John, Romans, 1 Corinthians, Ephesians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, Hebrews, James, 1 and 2 Peter, and 1, 2, and 3 John. Through these writings, she has been teaching her weekly study group called Fellowship of Friends for over 10 years. Sandra has been the featured teacher at retreats, brunches, and other gatherings. Sandra has been married to her high school...

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