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Wesley Biblical Seminary is launching a Graduate Certificate in Islam and Ministry to Muslims. The certificate will prepare participants to understand Islam and engage with Muslims. The Graduate Certificate in Islam and Ministry to Muslims includes 8 classes, totaling 24 credit hours. A part-time student will be able to complete the program in only 4 semesters. “In...
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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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Dear Friends of WBS, Rev. Kennedy Kirui, along with 19 others, graduated with the Wesley Biblical Seminary Class of 2017. He is among the first group of Shepherd Project graduates (formerly MA: Mission Possible) to receive his diploma. During Kennedy’s stay for commencement, his first trip to the States, Beth and I were privileged 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. 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 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. Dan Schafer While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Acts 13:2 Many have questioned whether the modern missionary movement has run its course. They point to the growth of national churches all...
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At our Greenwood, Indiana extension site, in the fall semester, we will be offering a special course that will be of great interest to all in lay and vocational ministry: MS 612S A Christian Introduction to Islam and Engaging Muslims. This course will be in our normal four-weekend format, Friday evening 6:30 to 9:20 and...
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by Dr. John Neihof I recently attended a conference for theological schools in the US and Canada. The mixture of evangelical, mainline, and Roman Catholic schools provides an adventure in contrast. As a Bible-believing Christian in the Wesleyan revivalist tradition, an old-time shouting, singing, praying, weeping, born-again, sanctified wholly, Holy Spirit called, missionary-minded, people-loving, neck-hugging,...
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