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Romanian exhorts MBTS audience to be genuine in the faith

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--Paul Negrut, president of Emmanuel University in Oradea, Romania, and the featured speaker at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s alumni luncheon, is quite familiar with persecution.

Midwestern ‘no longer a part of the problem,’ Roberts says

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--As the Southern Baptist Convention marked the 25th anniversary of its conservative resurgence, R. Philip Roberts, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, gave testimony to the revival that has taken place at the Kansas City, Mo., campus.

Midwestern announces alumni award recipients

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has announced the recipients of this year’s alumni awards.

Sen. Jim Talent addresses Midwestern Seminary grads

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Sen. Jim Talent
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--U.S. Sen. Jim Talent, guest speaker at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s commencement May 22, challenged the 2004 graduates to be servant leaders.
      “The pre-requisite for leadership is service,” whether in the church, home or community, the Missouri senator said. Talent pointed to Jesus as the example of servant leadership as demonstrated at the Last Supper.
      In biblical times, Talent noted, sandals were the footwear of the day. After a day of walking on dusty roads, a traveler’s feet no doubt would be quite dirty. It was customary, therefore, for the host to wash the feet of his dinner guest.

Midwestern awards first D.Ed.Min.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary awarded its first doctor of educational ministry (D.Ed.Min) degree to James Fulton Amonette during commencement May 22 at the Kansas City, Mo., campus.

God’s call & plan underscored during Midwestern missions week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--Every Christian is called to ministry, whether as a pastor, in the corporate world, in the military or in the home, Robert E. (Bob) Reccord said during North American Mission Board Week at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Father leads physician Martha Myers’ tribute in chapel

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Remembering Martha
Ira and Woodie Myers, in background, receive Midwestern Seminary President Phil Roberts’ thanks as part of a tribute to their daughter, Martha Myers, a physician who was one of three workers killed in Yemen’s Jibla Baptist Hospital in December 2002.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--“God doesn’t call extraordinary people. He calls ordinary people to do extraordinary jobs.”
With these words, Ira Myers challenged students, faculty and staff at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary during a March 30 chapel service. Myers was a special guest at the Kansas City, Mo., campus as the father of Martha Myers, one of the three Baptist workers killed by a lone gunman at Jibla Baptist Hospital in Yemen on Dec. 30, 2002. Ira Myers was joined by his wife, Woodie, and their pastor, Rick Evans of Dalraida Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala.

Hendricks tells seminarians: ‘As long as you live, learn’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--Howard Hendricks spoke at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary March 16, challenging his listeners to be transformative leaders by following the example of God-called men and women whose lives were influenced by an eternal perspective.

God’s call is a passion, Romanian tells seminarians

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)—-God’s calling is not a profession; it is a passion, said Paul Negrut, president of the Romanian Baptist Union and president of Emmanuel University in Ordea.