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  • Jason Allen: Faith 'more than behavior modification'

    by T. Patrick Hudson, posted Thursday, February 01, 2018 (one year ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Jesus came "for more than behavior modification," Jason Allen noted upon the release of his book "Being a Christian" today (Feb. 1).

    "As we apply the Gospel to every area of our lives, the life of Christ pulsates through us," Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, said in an interview.

    "We live a more joy-filled, satisfied life ... [when] we experience the joy and wholeness that only Christ can give." Read More


    by SBC Seminary & BP Staff, posted Monday, January 29, 2018 (one year ago)

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    In today's From the Seminaries: Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

    Allen underscores Christ's love for the lost

    By T. Patrick Hudson

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Noting the sense of renewal, excitement and invigoration in the campus community at the beginning of a new semester, President Jason Allen opened Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's spring term with an academic ... Read More

  • Discerning ministry call focus of new book

    by T. Patrick Hudson, posted Wednesday, September 07, 2016 (2 years ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Jason Allen believes there are 10 questions that will help a Christ-follower decide whether or not they are being called by God into the ministry.

    In the book "Discerning Your Call to Ministry," Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's president poses questions to help students, aspiring pastors, and even current ones, grasp whether ministry is for them. Within the 154-page work, Allen gleans from Scripture, church history, and his own personal experience as a former pastor and seminary president to offer a proper view of the pastorate, assisting readers in making an informed, confident decision about their service to God. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: 5 words to improve every sermon

    by Jason Allen, posted Tuesday, November 03, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Jason Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, notes five words "to improve every sermon": Bible, look, repent, you, Jesus. The words in a sermon, he notes, "come with the power of life and death; thus, the preacher must carefully choose his words." Read More

  • Symposium looks at 'SBC & the 21st Century'

    by T. Patrick Hudson, posted Wednesday, October 07, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- A symposium on "The SBC & the 21st Century: Reflection, Renewal and Recommitment" set forth a range of projections for the nation's largest evangelical body, Sept. 28-29 at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    The event, which Midwestern President Jason Allen said will take place on a triennial basis, featured keynote speakers Frank S. Page, Ronnie Floyd, Paige Patterson, R. Albert Mohler Jr., ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Partnering with state conventions

    by Jason Allen, posted Thursday, September 03, 2015 (3 years ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's Jason Allen: SBC entities and state conventions have the same constituency -- Southern Baptist churches. "Churches founded us, they fund us and they expect us to serve them," Allen writes. "The SBC will thrive inasmuch as our state conventions thrive, and vice versa." Read More

  • Midwestern receives $7M gift toward student center

    by T. Patrick Hudson, posted Tuesday, August 25, 2015 (3 years ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- In what President Jason Allen called an answer to prayer for one of the "most significant institutional needs" since Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's inception in 1957, the school has received a $7 million pledge from an Oklahoma family for a new student center.

    Allen said he could not adequately express gratitude to God for His providence in uniting the seminary with Harold and Patricia Mathena of Oklahoma City who have pledged $7 million to Midwestern Seminary as a lead gift toward an approximately ... Read More

  • Whither Christian higher education?

    by Jason Allen, posted Friday, June 05, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    Institutions of higher learning are facing numerous challenges: a shrinking college-age demographic, nagging questions about the value of advanced degrees, the online revolution, persistent economic sluggishness and escalating costs. Yet, for distinctly Christian institutions of higher education, this is where the challenges begin, not end. Read More

  • 'We cannot stop speaking,' Allen tells MBTS grads

    by T. Patrick Hudson, posted Friday, May 15, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Liz Stack
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Graduates, families and friends gathered in Daniel Lee Chapel for Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's 57th commencement exercises launching newly trained Gospel ministers into service.

    In all, 109 students graduated, encompassing five diplomas in Christian ministry and 27 undergraduate, 58 graduate and 19 doctoral degrees. Read More