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  PM 712 Death and Dying is on Monday evenings from 6:30-9:20 this fall semester (begins August 21). Students are welcome to join us in the classroom at our Jackson campus OR via Zoom from anywhere.* This course is available for: Credit (regular tuition rates apply) Audit (experience the class without a grade for only...
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  by Dr. Becky Luman In my prison Bible study, I am finishing a ten-week series on Psalms called “Heart Songs.” Every mood of the God-seeker can be found in the 150 song-poems in this, the Bible’s largest book. Depressed? There are psalms about that. Exuberant about God’s deliverance? There are psalms about that. Desperate?...
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  by Dr. David B. Schreiner When Cyrus the Great rode into Babylon on October 30, 539 BCE, he ended the Neo-Babylonian Empire and solidified the foundation for one of the largest empires the world has ever known. For God’s people, Persia meant the end of the Exile and the inauguration of a new dispensation....
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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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Check out the 2017 Compass! Included in this edition are: some highlights from Commencement and the 2017 Graduate and Alumni Banquet, testimonies from some of our grads, details on our cooperative efforts with Oklahoma Wesleyan University (along with a look at our alumni who serve at OKWU), faculty articles addressing the important question, “Why Seminary?...
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  by Dr. David Schreiner   Why read anything but the Bible? I recently finished teaching OT 516 this spring. OT 516 is WBS’s introductory course to the Old Testament, and it focuses on issues of history and interpretation. There is a lot of reading involved, including primary texts of the ancient Near East. Alongside readings...
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WBS is excited to announce that Dr. David Schreiner is transitioning from adjunct professor to Assistant Professor of Old Testament. Dr. David Schreiner obtained his bachelor’s from Indiana Wesleyan University and his Master’s and Ph.D. from Asbury Theological Seminary. He has published on a variety of subjects, including biblical archaeology, the history of biblical interpretation,...
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  The WBS community gathered the evening before commencement for the annual Graduate and Alumni Banquet at the Jackson Hilton. Attendees celebrated Dr. Cockerill’s retirement and service, honored Dr. Friedeman’s service milestone, listened to Alumnus Marshall Daigre’s charge to the Class of 2017, and enjoyed dinner and fellowship.
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