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  by Aaron Gadsby (M.Div. ’13)   Why Seminary? Why Wesley? In some ways, I have never left Wesley Biblical Seminary. Of course, I am no longer an active paying student, but the strong foundation Wesley provided encouraged me to continue learning as a student. Seminary gave me the tools and the means to think...
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  by Dr. David Schreiner The sub-headline of a recent Pew Research study reads, “Babies born to Muslims will begin to outnumber Christian births by 2035” (Pew Research Center, April 5, 2017, “The Changing Global Religious Landscape”). This is a fascinating declaration, but not a novel one. It does reinforce the ever-pressing reality that Christianity...
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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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  by Dr. Rick Boyd How important is seminary? Allow me to share something that the Lord showed me through an assignment on the Book of Acts while I was in seminary. The first eight verses of Acts portray an interesting dynamic between the risen Lord and His apostles. After spending three years walking with...
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By Dr. Leroy Lindsey (M.A. ’81) In February, I finished preaching a four-part series from Colossians on Sunday evenings at the University Church in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. What a blessing to see the response to the messages and my new translation of “I Am Coming, Lord”! The altar was filled the last three Sundays with...
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by Rev. Linda Tomlinson Berry (M.Div. ’07) Vicar – St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Chapel – Anglican Church of Kenya Public Affairs Director for Trinity Broadcasting Network in Mississippi I attended WBS shortly after the 9/11 attacks, which wiped out my former classroom at the Pentagon, killing 40 of the US Naval Chief of Operations’...
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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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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 say anything.” I Thessalonians 1:8 (NKJV) Like the Thessalonians, our alumni have “sounded forth” the...
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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.” These candidates undergo a minimum of four interviews spanning four consecutive years, though the process...
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