Year: 2019

How Long Should a Sermon Be?

by Mid-America Communications

How long should a sermon be? Dr. Lee Brand is Dean of and Professor of Preaching at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, in Memphis, TN. A recent study by the Pew Research Center has garnered much attention concerning the length of sermons. This study begs the question, “How much time does one allot for the preaching of a sermon?” […]

Local Blind College Student to Run St. Jude 26-Mile Marathon

by Mid-America Communications

MEMPHIS, TN – On Saturday, December 7, Anthony Bonetti, a legally-blind student who is studying biblical counseling at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Cordova, TN, will run the 2019 26-mile St. Jude Marathon. With the assistance of college president, Dr. Michael Spradlin, Bonetti, who is very athletic but has never run a marathon, will join […]

Mid-America Hosts 2019 ACBC Conference

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Mid-America Hosts 2019 Association of Certified Biblical Counselors Conference Mid-America is honored to host the upcoming Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) Conference October 7–9, 2019. The conference theme is “The Valley of the Shadow: Suicide, Self-harm, and Scripture.” It features more than 50 speakers with an expected attendance of more than 2,000 biblical counselors from around […]

Dr. Lee Brand Jr. to Become the New Dean of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary

by Mid-America Communications

MEMPHIS, TN–Mid-America will install its new vice president and dean of the seminary Dr. Lee Brand Jr. during the official kickoff of its 47th Founders’ Days. Mid-America will hold a reception to welcome Dr. Brand at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the school. A worship service featuring a full choir and orchestra will follow in […]

Mid-America Announces Dr. Lee Brand Jr. As New Vice President And Dean Of Seminary

by Mid-America Communications

“Mid-America is pleased to welcome two-time graduate Dr. Lee Brand Jr. as a leader of our faculty, staff, and students,” says Mid-America President Dr. Michael Spradlin. “His exceptional experience in pastoral leadership, higher education, and community involvement is a stellar example of what we want our seminary students to become,” he said. Dr. Brand has […]

Mid-America Partners with Romanian Seminary, Offers PhD Scholarships

by Mid-America Communications

Nicolae Ceaușescu was the general secretary of the Romanian Communist Party from 1965 to 1989. During his reign of terror, Christians experienced persecution and martyrdom for their faith in Christ. Finally, the Romanian people rose up and overthrew the tyrant and his communist regime. Ceaușescu and his wife were executed December 25, 1989. The next […]

From Fisherman to Fisher of Men

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From Fisherman to Fisher of Men It was a particularly violent week in Dennis and Rhonda Landrum’s hometown of Munford, Tennessee. A store owner was shot in the back of his head, leaving two young children and a wife behind. Another store owner had been bound to a chair and left to asphyxiate with a […]

Dr. Gray Allison Passes Away

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Mid-America Founder, Dr. B. Gray Allison Dies The Mid-America family mourns the loss of our founder, Dr. B. Gray Allison (1924–2019), who passed away at 9:30 p.m. on February 12, 2019. Dr. Gray, as he was lovingly called, served as Mid-America’s president from its founding in 1972 until 1997, when he became President Emeritus. As […]