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Wesley Biblical Seminary has continued to provide consistent and high quality online education to its students around the world, as many colleges and seminaries have struggled to adjust during the global pandemic. “The transition to a fully online educational model has been seamless,” said Chris Lohrstorfer, vice president for academic affairs. “Our on-campus courses are...
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Dr. Matt Ayars Dr. Matt Ayars has been selected as the eighth president in the history of Wesley Biblical Seminary. The WBS Board of Trustees unanimously confirmed Dr. Ayars as president following an extensive international search process. Dr. Ayars currently serves as the president of Emmaus University of Haiti and will officially assume the WBS...
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This week WBS announced that Maribeth Gibson will be the new director of development for the seminary. Maribeth has spent almost two decades serving in development positions with various nonprofit organizations. “I am personally pleased that Maribeth Gibson has agreed to join our staff as Director of Development,” said Dr. John Oswalt, interim president. “A...
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Wesley Biblical Seminary is announcing its partnership with the John and Charles Wesley Center (JCW Center). The JCW Center is a new Wesleyan think-tank of scholars who are producing a wide variety of resources to serve the broader church. Founded by Dr. Steve Blakemore, professor of Christian thought at WBS, the center will prominently feature...
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Dr. Steve Blakemore Dr. Steve Blakemore, professor of Christian thought at WBS, is writing a book on the human soul which will be published in the first half of 2020. The project is entitled Recovering the Soul: Aquinas’s and Spinoza’s Surprising and Helpful Affinity on the Nature of Mind-Body Unity. “We are excited for Steve...
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Wesley Biblical Seminary is training more students than at any time in its 45-year history. This fall, 153 students are enrolled in Graduate Certificate, Master of Arts, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry programs. “Wesley Biblical Seminary is touching the lives of more students this fall than ever before in its history,” said Dr....
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The Wesley Institute is a new initiative created by Wesley Biblical Seminary to equip Christians around the world with a deep knowledge of Scripture. The 9-month program will take place weekly–on campus, and via real-time video–as participants learn all 66 books of the Bible and a biblical framework for understanding key aspects of Christian living....
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Dr. David Schreiner, assistant professor of Old Testament, recently published a book on archaeology and the Old Testament entitled Pondering the Spade. The book examines the relationship between archaeology and Old Testament studies. “If ancient Israel was the chief vehicle for God’s revelation—through its history and literature—then it’s critical to engage the discipline that is...
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The Board of Trustees at Wesley Biblical Seminary is excited to announce that Dr. John Oswalt has been appointed Interim President at Wesley Biblical Seminary. He will hold this position until May 2020 or until a permanent successor has been selected. “As clearly as any time in my life, I have felt God directing me...
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Dr. John E. Neihof, Jr. (58) passed away Friday, March 8, 2019. His life was filled with meaningful and purposeful work for the kingdom of God. John valued his own educational experiences at Kentucky Mountain Bible College (A.A.R.), Asbury University (B.A.), and the University of Kentucky (M.A., Ph.D.), and went on to share this love...
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