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FROM THE SEMINARIES: NOBTS, NGU form partnership; MBTS releases fall theology journal

NOBTS, North Greenville University sign articulation agreement

By Marilyn Stewart

In a move that can help men and women called to ministry get placed into ministry positions sooner, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) and North Greenville University (NGU) have partnered to count certain college credit hours toward a master of divinity degree, saving students time and money.

The articulation agreement, signed by NOBTS President James K. Dew, Jr. and NGU President Gene C. Fant Jr., lays out a pathway whereby NGU Christian Studies majors can apply qualified earned college credits toward an NOBTS Master of Divinity degree.

The schools worked together prior to the agreement to identify North Greenville’s Christian Studies major courses that would be comparable or equivalent to specific courses required for the M.Div. degree.

“The work of Christian ministry is more important now than ever before,” Dew said. “As such, removing obstacles and redundancies that prohibit students from completing this training in a timely and cost-effective manner is critical for the future of theological education. We are proud to partner with a fantastic school like North Greenville University to make that possible.”

For more information and a complete list of qualifying courses, visit www.nobts.edu/acceleratedmdiv.

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MBTS Journal of Theology’s fall edition released

By Michael S. Brooks

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary released its Fall 2020 issue of the Midwestern Journal of Theology Thursday (Dec. 10), featuring works by several of the school’s faculty as well as academics from the wider Baptist community.

The fall edition addresses theological topics ranging from the use of the Psalms in devotional practice, the Bible’s description of ethnic harmony, Charles Spurgeon’s view of the role of the church in the stand for orthodoxy, and the significance of authorial answers for the interpretation and meaning of Deuteronomy.

President Jason Allen said of the Journal’s recently-released edition, “Dr. Michael McMullen continues to deliver an encouraging and edifying group of academic works that portend to strengthen the Church and the academy in varying degrees. This issue of the Midwestern Journal of Theology will be helpful to many as it explores pertinent issues related to Scripture and its application within the church and culture at large.”

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