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Dr. Bill Ury returned to Wesley Biblical Seminary to teach the first class in a two-week Doctor of Ministry intensive. The class, which was part of the fall-winter Doctor of Ministry semester, focused on Wesleyan spirituality and its relationship with cultural transformation. “[We examined] how the Wesleys engaged people with the order of salvation–from prevenient...
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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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  It’s not too late to register for the All-Seminary Fall Retreat, September 29-October 1. Full PDF for Fall Retreat 2017 The theme of this year’s Fall Weekend Retreat is “Get Your Hands Dirty!” The retreat is designed to refresh and reignite a passion for local ministry. Participants will experience worship and conversations with the...
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  by Dr. Becky Luman Scripture: Matthew 24:42–25:30 From the WBS Statement of Faith: “We believe in the Self-Revealing God, the Creator of all . . . Who will complete the Redemption of the world by the return of the Incarnate Lord and renew creation, establish the Reign of God in all its fullness, gather...
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  The entire student body, WBS community, and all interested members of the Jackson community are invited to attend the faculty lectures on Saturday of the retreat for personal enrichment. Meals are not included for these attendees, but they are more than welcome to bring a lunch or pick up some take out to join our fellowship...
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  by Dr. Matt Friedeman An old friend of mine is the strength coach for a major university’s athletic teams. We used to work out together, and I was interested in his current emphasis in the training of athletes. He said, “The core.  Making sure our core is strong.” Now this was years ago. Today, it...
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  by Dr. Rick Boyd I’m currently writing a paper addressing John Wesley’s understanding and use of Scripture in his sermons and writings, and I have noticed that he doesn’t spend a lot of time digging into any given passage. As someone called to teach an inductive approach to the Bible (among other courses and...
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  by Dr. David Schreiner I recently came across a 2006 publication by the Barna Research Group: “The Concept of Holiness Baffles Most Americans.” [1] As you can see, it’s right down the alley of WBS. Moreover, it strikes a chord with me. As a 30-something, I am continually puzzled by where “holiness” sits in...
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On Monday, July 24, Jim Thorn of 103.9 FM (WYAB) interviewed WBS Executive VP Rob Pocai. Check out the interview on our podcast page or listen directly here. Rob addressed the importance of having an institute of higher theological education in the community, the value of our accreditation, the quality of WBS professors, upcoming classes, degrees offered, and how...
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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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