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Falwell, at Midwestern, notes uniqueness of Christian education

KANSAS CITY Mo. (BP)--Many seminaries “have long since departed the faith and disregarded the Scriptures and done their own thing,” guest speaker Jerry Falwell said.

Sibley: Jewish outreach is integral to the Great Commission

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Efraim Goldstein, head of the Israel branch of the Jews for Jesus ministry, tells of evangelistic opportunities in Israel during an interfaith evangelism conference on Judaism at Midwestern Seminary.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--“Through our neglect of Jewish evangelism, I believe we have actually sinned against the Great Commission,” Jim Sibley, director of the Pasche Institute of Jewish Studies at Criswell College, said. “We have lost again this great conviction behind the Great Commission.”
      Sibley was among the speakers at a two-day interfaith evangelism conference on Judaism sponsored by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo.
      The former coordinator of Jewish evangelism with the North American Mission Board spoke from Romans chapter 1 on God’s intentional plan to incorporate Israel in the Great Commission.

Various aspects of Nehemiah examined in Midwestern journal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--The Old Testament Book of Nehemiah is the focus of the Midwestern Journal of Theology’s fall edition, corresponding to the theme of the Southern Baptist Convention’s January Bible Study on Nehemiah.

Köstenberger: Authority of Scripture key to ‘every issue we face’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--Acknowledging how debates about inerrancy weigh heavily on the authority of Scripture, Andreas Köstenberger challenged students to hold true to the Word of God during the annual Sizemore Lectures at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo.

Akin tells of God’s more excellent way

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--As Danny Akin exhorted the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary chapel audience Sept. 7 to express God's love in the world, thousands of Southern Baptist volunteers were simultaneously living out the admonition by aiding Hurricane Katrina victims in the Gulf states.

Heralds needed to reach lost world, IMB VP says

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--“Will you be the one to herald the message of Jesus Christ? Will you go to tell a world [full] of people who desperately want to hear the message of Jesus Christ?” Gordon Fort, vice president for overseas operations with the International Mission Board, asked at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s fall convocation Aug. 23.

4 Missourians to receive Midwestern alumni awards

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--Four leaders from Missouri will be presented alumni and honorary alumni awards from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary during the seminary's alumni luncheon June 22 in Nashville, Tenn.

‘Clash of Cultures’ stretches from ‘Da Vinci Code’ to Kabbalah

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--With popular spiritual movements like the Madonna-endorsed Kabbalah, which has its roots in Jewish mysticism, and books like the bestselling “Da Vinci Code,” which rekindles attacks on the Bible and the historic Christian faith, the question becomes: How should evangelical Christians respond and defend the faith?

Journal spotlights biblical preaching, includes Edwards sermon

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--A previously unpublished sermon by noted 18th-century preacher Jonathan Edwards is among the articles in the newest edition of the Midwestern Journal of Theology.

Miss. collegians, on spring break, help out at MBTS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--Rolling up their sleeves and putting elbow grease into their brush strokes, 21 students from Itawamba Community College’s Baptist Student Union in Fulton, Miss., sacrificed their spring break to help touch up the facilities at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.