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  • MBTS breaks ground for student center

    April 11 2017 by T. Patrick Hudson, MBTS | with 0 comments
    MBTS breaks ground for student center

    Groundbreaking for a 40,000-square-foot student center and a report of record enrollment were key highlights of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s trustee meeting. Trustees, the seminary community, MBTS supporters and leaders from around the Southern Baptist Convention ceremonially broke ground April 4 at the site of the future Mathena Student Center.

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  • Alistair Begg delivers Spurgeon Lectures at MBTS

    October 28 2016 by T. Patrick Hudson, MBTS | with 0 comments
    Alistair Begg delivers Spurgeon Lectures at MBTS

    Pastors must follow Charles H. Spurgeon’s example by living a life of conviction, humility, integrity and an intense “longing of his heart to see men and women come to Christ,” noted Alistair Begg during the fourth annual Spurgeon Lectures on Biblical Preaching at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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  • MBTS trustees affirm enrollment gain, student center

    October 24 2016 by T. Patrick Hudson, MBTS | with 0 comments
    MBTS trustees affirm enrollment gain, student center

    Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s trustees celebrated the announcement of record enrollment growth and voted to move forward with plans for a student center during their fall meeting at the Kansas City, Mo., campus. During his president’s report, Jason Allen announced that the seminary’s enrollment has doubled in size in less than five years.

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  • Original MBTS faculty member John Howell dies

    September 19 2016 by T. Patrick Hudson, MBTS | with 0 comments
    Original MBTS faculty member John Howell dies

    One of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s original faculty members and longtime administrator, John C. Howell, died Sept. 6 at age 92 after a short illness. Howell served at Midwestern from 1960-1999 in various roles, including professor of Christian ethics, dean of the faculty and vice president of academic affairs.

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  • SBC seminaries healthy, face M.Div. challenge

    August 31 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC seminaries healthy, face M.Div. challenge

    When it comes to training pastors, Southern Baptist Convention seminaries compare favorably with North American seminaries generally, according to a comparative data analysis by Baptist Press. Still, a slight shift of students away from the master of divinity and toward less rigorous master of arts degrees focused on general theological studies parallels a national trend.

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  • ‘I was born this way’ countered by professor

    July 8 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    ‘I was born this way’ countered by professor

    Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Alan Branch has a friend whose brother explained his decision to embrace a homosexual lifestyle by stating, “I have a male body but … a female brain. That’s why I’m attracted to men.” The argument has been articulated in settings as diverse as the lyrics of pop singers, casual conversations and academia.

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  • SBC seminary presidents recap campus highlights

    June 17 2016 by Compiled by Art Toalston | with 0 comments
    SBC seminary presidents recap campus highlights

    Presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention’s six seminaries noted growth in ministry, enrollment and financial support in their reports to messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in St. Louis. “We are welcoming Dr. Jeff Iorg who got a new job yesterday as president of the Gateway Seminary in the state of California,” SBC President Ronnie Floyd said.

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  • Midwestern seminary president resigns

    February 13 2012 by Allen Palmeri, The Pathway | with 0 comments

    The trustees of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Feb. 10 accepted the resignation of seminary president R. Philip Roberts effective Feb. 29 during a called meeting at an airport hotel and named as acting president Robin Hadaway, associate professor of missions at the seminary.

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