Today, I want to welcome Daniel Darling to the podcast. Daniel is the Director of the Land Center for Cultural Engagement at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a columnist for World Magazine and a contributor to USA Today. Dan is a bestselling author of several books including, The Dignity Revolution, A Way With Words, and The Characters of Christmas. He has pastored churches in Illinois and Tennessee.
*This episode was originally published on 1/24/22
This week I am delighted to welcome Dr. Matthew Swain, and his wife, Mrs. Angela Swain to the podcast. Matthew serves here at Midwestern Seminary as Associate Professor of Worship Ministries and Angela serves as Associate Professor of Music and Director of Voices of Midwestern.
Today, I want to welcome Dr. Charles Smith Jr. to the podcast. Charles serves as the Senior Vice President for Institutional Relations and Assistant Professor of Christian Leadership. Dr. Smith oversees Midwestern’s offices of Admissions, Church Partnerships, Communications, Financial Aid, Institutional Relations Initiatives, and Student Life and Events. In addition to his seminary responsibilities, Dr. Smith served in varying ministry positions at churches in Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky.
Today, I want to welcome Matt Carter to the podcast. Matt is the Vice President of Mobilization for the North American Mission Board’s Send Network. He is the author of, The Long Walk Home: Discovering the Fullness of Life in the Love of the Father. He has co-authored, Exalting Jesus in John, A Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary and Steal Away Home: Charles Spurgeon and Thomas Johnson, Unlikely Friends on the Passage to Freedom?
Today, I want to welcome Dr. Bart Barber to the podcast. Bart Barber serves as the current President of the SBC. He also serves as Pastor of First Baptist Church in Farmersville, Texas, where he has been since 1999. Bart is a native of Lake City, Arkansas, and has served churches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Today, I want to welcome Dr. Heath Thomas to the podcast. Heath became the President of Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, OK in January 2020. Dr. Thomas is the author of several books including, A Manifesto for Theological Interpretation, Exalting Jesus in 1-2 Samuel, and Faith Amid the Ruins: The Book of Habakkuk. He has also pastored churches in Oklahoma, Texas, North Carolina, and the United Kingdom.
Today, I want to welcome Tony Merida to the podcast. Tony is the Pastor for Preaching at Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, N.C. He is also the Dean of Grimké Seminary and Director of Theological Training for Acts 29. He has written numerous books in the Christ-Centered Exposition Series, The Christ-Centered Expositor, and Love Your Church.
Today, I want to welcome Dr. Allan Moseley to the podcast. Allan is the Senior Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. Dr. Moseley is the author of several books including, Living Well: God's Wisdom from the Book of Proverbs and From the Study to the Pulpit. He has also pastored in North Raleigh in NC and currently serves as interim pastor.
Today, I want to welcome Dr. Geoff Chang to the podcast. Geoff serves as Assistant Professor of Church History and Historical Theology and as the Curator of the Spurgeon Library. In addition to his seminary responsibilities, Dr. Chang has served in various pastoral roles in Texas, Washington D.C., Oregon, and recently at Wornall Road Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO. Today, we discuss his published work called, “Spurgeon the Pastor” with B&H Publishing.
Today, Dr. Jared Bumpers joins me back in the studio as co-host as we discuss my new book, Turnaround. I hope this work will bless and encourage you as you read about the transformation of Midwestern Seminary. Jared serves here at Midwestern Seminary as Assistant Professor of Preaching and Evangelism and will be directing the FTC Cohorts here on campus this next Fall.