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Alumni Spotlight – Jacob McNally

by Mid-America Communications

Imagine walking into a hotel lobby and seeing someone dressed in a full Iron Man costume. You look over and see people registering near a sign that says, “Con.” There are guys dressed as batman, others like Star Wars characters. “Is this ComicCon?” Your curiosity takes you into a room past the hustle and bustle. […]

Mid-America Grad Helping Ministries Reach the Poor

by Mid-America Communications

Jesus told us that, “The poor you will have with you always.” Randy Pool, a Mid-America alumnus, believes this is an opportunity to determine ways of more effectively understanding poverty and to reach those living in it with the Gospel.

On February 12th, Randy, CEO of Compassion Ministries, will lead a conference at Mid-America designed to help Christians better engage with the poor among us.

It is always encouraging to see alumni finding unique ways of going “to all the world for Jesus’ sake.”

A Focus on Rural Ministry

by Mid-America Communications

The Spring 2021 Edition of The Mid-America Journal is now available. This edition is focused on rural ministry, which has long been considered the backbone of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Students attend 2020 DEFEND The Faith Conference

by Mid-America Communications

Did Jesus rise from the dead? Is the Bible reliable, or is it full of inconsistencies and errors? Don’t all religions lead to the same place?

These questions remain in society because Satan, the father of lies, is deceiving it. Ashton Williams, a student studying Biblical Counseling, wants to be equipped to “demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

Dr. Brand and Kilpatrick Join Speaker Lineup at Social Justice Conference

by Mid-America Communications

Dr. Lee Brand, Dean of the seminary, and Dr. Kirk Kilpatrick, professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, are part of a dynamic lineup of speakers for The Gospel is Enough conference, being held February 7-8 in Bartlett, TN. As professors who embrace the inerrancy and sufficiency of scripture, they will provide a thoughtful and biblical perspective on […]

Time to Preach

by Jere L. Phillips

Dr. Jere Phillips, professor of practical theology, recently published an article in Preaching called Time to Preach . If you’ve ever felt time was limited or rushed to complete a sermon, this article is a must read.

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?” […]

Mid-America Hosts 2019 ACBC Conference

by Mid-America Communications

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 […]

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 […]