Category: Blog

Pondering Preaching

by Dr. John Mark Terry, Emeritus Professor of Missions

A Tweet I read the other day got me to thinking about preaching. On X (formerly Twitter) a preacher posted that as a young preacher, he was advised to study one hour for each minute he preached. In the thread that followed, most disagreed with that advice, as do I. A disclaimer here—I am not […]

Relational Discipleship

by Dr. John Babler, Chairman of the Biblical Counseling Department

As believers, we should look at seasons of crisis as times of great opportunity. People in crisis are open to spiritual things. Rather than share advice based on common sense or our experience, we should minister God’s Word, helping people find answers to their struggles within Scripture.

Centered on Biblical Preaching

by Larry A. Thompson, Mid-America Alumnus, MDIV, 1995

Mid-America recently revitalized the “Adrian Rogers Center for Biblical Preaching,” which was bolstered by three momentous events: 1) Dr. David L. Allen joining the faculty as Mid-America’s Distinguished Professor of Practical Theology and Dean of the Adrian Rogers Center for Biblical Preaching; 2) The announcement of a new 30,000-volume Preaching Library at Mid-America; and 3) The revival of the Adrian Rogers Preaching Conference.

Sermons Preached: The Oft Overlooked Part of Mid-America’s Practical Missions Report

by John Charping, PhD, Chairman of the Missions Department

Mid-America has always held the conviction that students must not delay putting into practice what is being taught in the classroom until after graduation. Through its practical missions programs—Witness One:Seven for the Seminary and the GO! Program for the College—students make the immediate connection between the classroom and contemporary ministry.

Investing with Eternal Yield

by Randy Redd, Vice President for Finance and Operations/Institutional Advancement; Professor of Business Administration and Management

Investment wisdom also applies to giving, contributing, or donating. As you consider your donations, think of them as investments. Donating to the training of pastors is certainly a noble and worthy cause. What is the return? Your donation to Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary is an investment that will yield a priceless, eternal return!

Championing Biblical Preaching

by Dr. David L. Allen, Distinguished Professor and Dean of the Adrian Rogers Center for Biblical Preaching

Our world faces a shortage today of biblical preachers and solid, expository preaching. This article by Dr. David L. Allen, Mid-America’s Distinguished Professor and Dean, shares three practical ways for how expository sermons can stay text-driven.

Mid-America Information Technology Featured in Podcast

by Connect

Recognized widely as being on the forefront of educational technologies, Mid-America was prominently featured at this year’s Jenzabar Annual Meeting (JAM). Listen to the podcast with Al Santos, Mid-America’s Director of Information Technology (IT).

What Is Biblical Counseling?

by Dr. John Babler, Chairman of the Biblical Counseling Department

In simple terms, biblical counseling is ministering Scripture to those who face struggles in life or who desire wisdom or God’s direction. It is based upon an understanding that God’s Word is sufficient to help people (lost or saved) in their struggles and far superior to any of the world’s wisdom so commonly used to help people.

“To All the World” Begins Across the Street

by Larry A. Thompson, Mid-America Alumnus, MDIV, 1995

Practical missions infuse the very DNA of Mid-America, marking a passion ignited by our founder, Dr. B. Gray Allison, whose soul-winning exploits challenged generations. Fifty years later, Mid-America President Dr. Michael Spradlin and the faculty still carry the torch for personal evangelism. It’s one of the hallmarks of Mid-America that sets us apart.

Person-to-Person Evangelism by Dr. B. Gray Allison (1966)

by Dr. B. Gray Allison

In recognition of our founder, Dr. B. Gray Allison, we publish this special blog article, “Person-to-Person Evangelism,” an excerpt from Personal Evangelism, a book comprised of material from Dr. Gray’s Personal Evangelism course which he taught for almost 47 years. This timeless article was originally published in 1966.