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Pondering the Spade: Excavations at Ancient Samaria and Sennacherib’s AnnalsBY Wesley Biblical Seminary

by Dr. David Schreiner At the end of my last posting, I mentioned that the Tel Dan Stele shifted a conversation from whether King David was mythical to the nature of his kingdom. I also mentioned that this was a...

Sports

“That’s just my style!”BY Wesley Biblical Seminary

by Dr. Matt Friedeman “Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to...

Hands and Dirt

Pondering the Spade: Tel Dan SteleBY Wesley Biblical Seminary

by Dr. David Schreiner When you are on an archaeological dig, you look at and through everything. I mean everything. Why? Because you just don’t know what you are going to find. Archaeologists don’t just look at the dirt below...

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A Call to Sound ForthBY Wesley Biblical Seminary

by Dr. John Neihof “For from you the word of the Lord has sounded forth, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place. Your faith toward God has gone out, so that we do not need to...

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Repentance: A Lesson from Prison MondaysBY Wesley Biblical Seminary

by Dr. Becky Luman   Prison Mondays Most Mondays I have the privilege of teaching a Bible study for female inmates at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility. We recently discussed God’s love for us as shown in forgiveness and how the...

Apple Orchard

Generous Bequest to WBS from Margret Esther KelloggBY Wesley Biblical Seminary

Wesley Biblical Seminary is honored to announce the receipt of a bequest from the estate of Margret Esther Kellogg, from Wenatchee, Washington. Margret was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 31, 1925.  As a child, her family moved to Wenatchee,...

Flood

Pondering the Spade: The Gilgamesh EpicBY Wesley Biblical Seminary

by Dr. David Schreiner The earliest archaeologists in the Middle East were crude. They did not utilize any fine-tuned system of excavation, and their goals often centered on the pursuit of a priceless find. They would descend upon a site,...

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Where’s your booth?BY Wesley Biblical Seminary

by Dr. Matt Friedeman My denomination has something at the district level called the “Board of Ministry.”  This is a group of ordained pastors who interview budding candidates for ordination in their quest to attain the positions of “deacon” or “elder.”...

Desert

Pondering the Spade: Mari and the Mari TextsBY Wesley Biblical Seminary

by Dr. David Schreiner [Click here to view the introduction to this series.] When I ask students about the purpose of archaeology, I count on receiving a few answers in one form or another. “To prove that the Bible is...

Elementary School

Not Just Another SemesterBY Wesley Biblical Seminary

by Dr. Rick Boyd The other day I was driving to the seminary on the first day of the new semester and I drove past an elementary school. I remembered back to my days at Stichter School in San Jose,...