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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 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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  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 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. 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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Chris Lohrstorfer is from Elizabeth, Indiana, where he met and married his childhood sweetheart. He now resides in Raymond, Mississippi where he and His wife Mary are the parents of two teenagers, Diana 17, and Nicolas, 15. Chris has served as Senior Pastor at Hinds Independent Methodist Church in Raymond since 1997 and has been...
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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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    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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