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Dr. John Perkins visited Wesley Biblical Seminary recently to give a lecture to a class that focuses on ministry in the African-American Church. Dr. Perkins, a Civil Rights icon, community leader, and influential author, shared from his life and decades of ministry experience to students in Proclamation and Discipleship in the African-American Church. “We are...
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Several students recently graduated from Wesley Biblical Seminary through the Shepherd Project program, which provides full-tuition scholarships for Majority World pastors and Christian leaders. Wesley Biblical Seminary students Raymond Tonui and Paul Lokol celebrated their graduation at the Africa Gospel Church’s conference in Kenya. The graduates were both awarded their degrees by Bishop Robert Langat,...
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This is an article by Dr. David Schreiner, assistant professor of Old Testament at Wesley Biblical Seminary. The annual meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Institute of Biblical Research were recently in Boston, MA. Here, excitement over new ideas collides with frustration over disconnected scholarship. Part of the experience is the rat-race...
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Wesley Biblical Seminary is launching a Graduate Certificate in Islam and Ministry to Muslims. The certificate will prepare participants to understand Islam and engage with Muslims. The Graduate Certificate in Islam and Ministry to Muslims includes 8 classes, totaling 24 credit hours. A part-time student will be able to complete the program in only 4 semesters. “In...
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Wesley Biblical Seminary hosted a fall weekend retreat for students and alumni on Sept. 29-Oct. 1. The weekend was designed to help students understand how to engage with their local contexts. On Saturday, members of the faculty presented topics on the intersection between their academic disciplines and the practical work of ministry. The weekend was part...
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Mark Weeter (M.Div. ’83): Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean of the School of Ministry and Christian Thought, Professor of Theological Studies In 1977, just two months after marrying my wife, Brenda, we packed up and moved to Mississippi to attend WBS. It was still in its infancy and was meeting in a mansion...
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  by Dr. Steve Blakemore   Foreward: “Why should I go to seminary? If God has called me, won’t the Spirit empower me for ministry?” That is a legitimate question, since education alone cannot prepare or equip anyone for the service of God. Yet, neither are a call from God, passion, and spiritual gifts sufficient...
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    An Interview with Dr. Matt Friedeman   You are a professor as well as an activist – what led you to think that you needed to do in order to teach? When we arrived in Jackson in 1987, Dr. Harold Spann, the preside nt at the time, thought there would be wisdom in...
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  Reflections upon Retirement Gareth Lee Cockerill taught his first course at Wesley Biblical Seminary in the fall of 1979, joining the faculty of the fledgling seminary while he was on home assignment for his missionary work with the Wesleyan Church. Back on the mission field in 1981 for another three-year term, he returned to...
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  by Dr. John Neihof During my 19 years of education in Christian schools, I learned the stories of faith. When I enrolled in the University of Kentucky at the age of 25, I encountered stories far different from the kind on which I’d been raised. Stories with labels like “science,” “subjectivism,” and “socialism.” For...
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