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Retired electricians plug in at Midwestern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--Ranging in ages from 65 to 72 and sharing more than 265 years of electrical experience, a group of electricians are traveling the world making a difference for Christ and learning firsthand what missions is all about. At Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, they finished an upgrade to the electrical circuits of the historical Vivion Farm house located on the Kansas City, Mo., campus.

Pastor says church’s vitality flows from its emphasis on love

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--The "only thing that will be here for sure when Jesus comes back" is the church, said John Morgan, pastor of Sagemont Baptist Church in Houston, in a Sept. 20 chapel address at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Midwesterners on site in N.Y., D.C.; campus aflame with prayer, Scripture

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--Amy Davis, a semester intern at the United Nations, had just left an international prayer breakfast the morning of Sept. 11, when she encountered the overwhelming evidence of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.

‘Have we lost anybody?’ v.p. asks seminarians

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--"Legendary coach Vince Lombardi began the first practice of each season by holding up a football and saying, 'This is a football ... . Have we lost anybody?'" With that anecdote, Malcolm Yarnell, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's academic affairs vice president, held a football up for all to see. Then he held up his Bible and said, "This is the Bible ... . Have we lost anybody?"

Midwestern’s Roberts asks students, ‘Are you saved and are you sure?’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--"Without a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, Christianity is about as nourishing as pre-chewed sawdust," declared Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Philip Roberts during his Aug. 21 convocation address at the first chapel of the new academic year.

Draper says greatest challenge is establishing, maintaining priority

KANSAS CITY, Mo (BP)--"The greatest challenge you are going to have in your ministry and your life wherever you go is getting first things first," said James T. Draper Jr. during his chapel address at Midwestern Theological Seminary on April 26, 2001.

Preach The Word

"Until the Enlightenment, philosophers and theologians traveled a single road, 'Authority Avenue.' In the 18th century, however, these travelers came to a fork in the road. The old road was marked with the old sign 'Authority of Revelation.' The new road sign, marking the new fork, was erected by Immanuel Kant and read 'Autonomy of […]

Expository preaching called antidote to liberalism’s child, postmodernism

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--"Until the Enlightenment, philosophers and theologians traveled a single road, 'Authority Avenue.' In the 18th century, however, these travelers came to a fork in the road. The old road was marked with the old sign 'Authority of Revelation.' The new road sign, marking the new fork, was erected by Immanuel Kant and read 'Autonomy of Reason.'"

Phil Roberts underscores uniqueness of Christian faith in chapel message

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)–“The biggest barrier to missions and evangelism has nothing to do with the environment and the culture outside the church, but with what is going on inside the church,” said Phil Roberts in a Nov. 28 chapel address at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Mo. Roberts is a vice president for […]

The ‘great evil of sin’ amplified in Roberts’ message at Midwestern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)–“Against thee and thee only have I sinned,” said revivalist Richard Owen Roberts, quoting David’s lament in Psalm 51. “How could he say this? He had sinned against Bathsheba, Uriah, his family, his nation and his own body. How could David say such a thing?” Roberts spoke at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary […]