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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 Tres Adames (M.Div. ’10) I’ve counseled a lot of pastors over the years, which is a privilege, but can also be heartbreaking. Pastors are human, and they struggle with the same pressures that everyone does. Yet there can be an unspoken expectation that pastors have to be perfect. 1 Timothy 3:2 indicates that...
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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 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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  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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    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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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. 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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