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This post is part of a series of Christmas Devotionals by Dr. John Neihof, president of Wesley Biblical Seminary. You can find all of the devotionals by clicking here. Scripture passages: Genesis 3:15, Isaiah 6:1-9, 9:6-7, John 1:29 Adam heard the voice of God pronounce a curse and a prophesy in the Garden of Eden. Adam describes...
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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. John Neihof During my 19 years of education in Christian schools, I learned the stories of faith. When I enrolled in the University of Kentucky at the age of 25, I encountered stories far different from the kind on which I’d been raised. Stories with labels like “science,” “subjectivism,” and “socialism.” For...
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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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  On the morning of May 13th, WBS held its 40th annual commencement ceremony. Highlights included Dr. Cockerill’s commencement address, the graduation of our first Shepherd Project (formerly Mission Possible) students (one of whom was able to attend), our first M.A. Apologetics graduates, Dr. Neihof’s charge to the class, and the lively singing of hymns...
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by Dr. John E. Neihof, Jr. Jeremiah 10:23-24 NKJV O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps. O Lord, correct me, but with justice; Not in Your anger, lest You bring me to nothing. Dear God, I cannot know...
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  Click here for the full press release. February 10, 2017 – Bartlesville, OK Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU) and Wesley Biblical Seminary (WBS) announce a new cooperative partnership that will promote the mission and expand the reach of both institutions. The first step will be for WBS to offer the Master of Divinity degree at...
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by Dr. John Neihof Why do we have lights at Christmas? I think that it’s because of the lights of that first Christmas when Jesus entered the world. Heaven shone the light of the angels upon the shepherds. Eternal Father positioned the star whose light led the wise men from the East to the house...
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  by Dr. John Neihof   The Heartbreak Outside the Crucible of Community My wife and I met Melissa in the spring of 1995. A high school sophomore at the time, she served our table at a local banquet. Her outgoing disposition, darting eyes, and winsome smile won our hearts. Melissa became one of my...
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