Repentance: Student Reflection

Growing up as an evangelical Protestant, I knew a little bit about Lent. It meant renouncing something superfluous like ice cream or movies. If I thought about it, I might also spend a little time in prayer and contemplation of the passion of Jesus.   But Lent was mostly an exercise in restraint.   For early Christians, Lenten fasting served the larger purpose of repentance. Lent began as Christians fasted alongside new converts, or catechumens, who were preparing for baptism at …

Newest Edition of Direction Journal Features MB Seminary Faculty

“Good leaders need the ability to exegete Scripture, their world, and the church.” Pierre Gilbert’s introductory words frame the foundation for the latest edition of Direction Journal (Fall 2018 – Vol. 47 No. 2). The issue features a series of articles written by faculty members of MB Seminary. As the editor of the issue, Gilbert explains that the intent of each …