Autumn Wilson

Discerning a Dual-Vocation | Eric Redmond (ThM, 1997)

Consider a couple caricatures: the lofty and somewhat oblivious professor, surrounded by weathered tomes in an ivory tower. His fingers are continually stained with ink; he can recite every Roman bishop since Peter yet cannot remember when church starts on Sunday. Then, there is the pastor, passionately spewing both words and spit onto the unsuspecting …

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Unprecedented Opportunities | John Tomada (ThM, 2012; MABC, 2012)

“Unprecedented” has become a common word in the COVID-19 era. Global culture has been forced to adapt to the new necessities of safety and wellness. Churches have been forced to change how they conduct worship; meeting in homes has gained popularity, and livestreams are now a regular part of a Sunday service. While changes often …

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2020 Alumni Distinguished Service Award | John Standard (ThM, 1983)

Why would anyone willingly jump aboard a sinking ship? That question faced John Standard as he joined staff at Springfield Bible Church in 1983—right as the church was disbanding. Not only was John jumping aboard; he was jumping with his wife and newborn child. Why? If you asked John Standard, his answer would probably be …

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