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  by Dr. Becky Luman Scripture: Matthew 24:42–25:30 From the WBS Statement of Faith: “We believe in the Self-Revealing God, the Creator of all . . . Who will complete the Redemption of the world by the return of the Incarnate Lord and renew creation, establish the Reign of God in all its fullness, gather...
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  by Dr. David Schreiner I recently came across a 2006 publication by the Barna Research Group: “The Concept of Holiness Baffles Most Americans.” [1] As you can see, it’s right down the alley of WBS. Moreover, it strikes a chord with me. As a 30-something, I am continually puzzled by where “holiness” sits in...
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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. 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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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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  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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From Rev. Walter Hedstrom: “Dr. Gary Cockerill recently arrived from a 31-hour flight from a foreign mission trip, and he is looking forward to sharing with us Saturday, How to Teach and Preach Holiness from the Old Testament. These sessions are for teachers, pastors and laymen who wish to learn more about how Old Testament...
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by Dr. Steve Blakemore “Tomorrow, and tomorrow and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day, to the last syllable of recorded time; and all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour...
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