Power to do the Impossible

One of Jesus’ most startling statements is found in John 14:12: “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” How can this possibly be true? If we only had this verse to go on, the …

Paul and Social Media

As I prepared for the closing comments at MB Seminary’s recent Navigate event (What Would Jesus Tweet?), I spent some time reflecting on Paul’s world in the first century. One of Paul’s primary interests was wrestling with how disciples should follow Jesus and be witnesses in the cultures and contexts they found themselves in. I imagined what Paul might say …

MB Seminary Releases “In His Footsteps”

Following Jesus requires more than intention—it demands direction. And it’s typically easier to stay the course when you have others travelling beside you and everyone can see the intended destination. Choosing to journey together is one reason why MB Seminary has developed another devotional book for the upcoming season of Lent. In His Footsteps is a collection of readings from …

Public Lecture: Gifts in the Darkness

MB Seminary and the ACTS Chaplaincy Program will host a public lecture on Thursday, December 5. Ann Thakkar, DMin, will speak on “Gifts in the Darkness: Suffering and Spiritual Formation.” Her presentation will be followed by two brief faculty responses. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 with the lecture scheduled to begin at 7:00. This is a free public event …