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by Dr. John Neihof Why do we have lights at Christmas? I think that it’s because of the lights of that first Christmas when Jesus entered the world. Heaven shone the light of the angels upon the shepherds. Eternal Father positioned the star whose light led the wise men from the East to the house...
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by Dr. Becky Luman Psalm 73 (NIV) 1 Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. 2 But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold. 3 For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 4 They have no...
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  by Dr. John Neihof   The Heartbreak Outside the Crucible of Community My wife and I met Melissa in the spring of 1995. A high school sophomore at the time, she served our table at a local banquet. Her outgoing disposition, darting eyes, and winsome smile won our hearts. Melissa became one of my...
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WBS Alumnus Rev. Ghuna Kumar (MA, ’92) recently stopped by Wesley Biblical Seminary’s Jackson campus while on his US tour. He preached at area churches and shared about the work God is doing in his home country, India. Below, Dr. Friedeman relates a story about Ghuna Kumar’s student days and the lesson he learned from...
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Here is our recent archaeology series, Pondering the Spade by Dr. David Schreiner, compiled conveniently in one location. http://wbseminary.wpengine.com/2016/08/pondering-the-spade-introduction/ http://wbseminary.wpengine.com/2016/08/pondering-the-spade-mari/ http://wbseminary.wpengine.com/2016/09/pondering-spade-gilgamesh-epic/ http://wbseminary.wpengine.com/2016/09/pondering-spade-tel-dan-stele/ http://wbseminary.wpengine.com/2016/09/pondering-the-spade-samaria-sennecharib/ http://wbseminary.wpengine.com/2016/10/pondering-spade-ketef-hinnom/ http://wbseminary.wpengine.com/2016/10/pondering-spade-mt-ebal/ http://wbseminary.wpengine.com/2016/10/pondering-spade-dead-sea-scrolls/ http://wbseminary.wpengine.com/2016/10/pondering-spade-ugarit/  
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by Dr. David Schreiner I was talking to my dad the last time he was visiting, and the conversation shifted to this blog series. As we talked about it, I mentioned in passing that I had considered putting Ugarit on the list, but I had decided against it. After I said this, I noticed a...
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by Dr. David Schreiner The story of the Dead Sea Scrolls is legendary. How they came to light initially involved questionable business deals, scholarly conspiracies, and ingenious defiance. You really could make a movie out of it. In 1948, the Syrian Orthodox Archbishop of Jerusalem, Athanasius Samuel, contacted an official at the American Schools of...
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Enjoy this post on worship by Dr. Becky Luman in light of our topic for Tranform:ED last week: worship. Podcasts of those sessions will be available on our podcasts page shortly. by Dr. Becky Luman Psalm 100  New International Version 1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. 2 Worship the LORD with...
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by Dr. David Schreiner Mt. Ebal tops out just above 3,000 feet above sea level. If you live near the Rocky Mountains or any other significant mountain range, you may snicker at this height. However, in ancient Israel this was the highest location in the country. Yet Mt. Ebal’s importance transcends topography. Symbolically, it stared...
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by Dr. David Schreiner Earlier this summer, the excavators of ancient Ashkelon (…of dreaded Philistine fame) announced the discovery a Philistine cemetery. The importance of this find can be articulated in a variety of ways (see my brief blog reaction here), but for the purposes of this entry, let’s focus on the reality that people...
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