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Midwestern journal focuses on Bible’s pastoral epistles

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)–The fall edition of the Midwestern Journal of Theology published by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary focuses on the New Testament’s pastoral epistles.

The journal’s editor, Terry Wilder, said I. Howard Marshall, emeritus professor of New Testament and exegesis from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, contributes and comments on recent writings addressing the pastoral epistles — 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus written by the Apostle Paul.

The journal includes a sermon from the noted Scottish preacher Robert Murray M’Cheyne of the 1800s which has never before been in print, Wilder said. It is edited by Michael McMullen, Midwestern associate professor of church history.

In addition to Midwestern faculty members, other journal contributors include Greg Couser, associate professor of Bible and Greek at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio.

Wilder, associate professor of New Testament and Greek at Midwestern, said the journal also provides some useful exegetical outlines informed by first-century inscriptions which shed light on the background of the pastoral epistles.

“Many people think the pastoral epistles have nothing to say to them because they are not planning to be pastors,” Wilder said. “But all believers today should read and study these epistles and pastors should preach them.”

Preview articles are available on the seminary website, www.mbts.edu.

Subscription queries can be addressed to Wilder at (816) 414-3780 or [email protected].

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