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Give to the Max!

Give to the Max!

Once each year Central Seminary uses In the Nick of Time to make an appeal. The reason is unique to our situation in Minnesota: the organization giveMN features an annual giving event for all charitable organizations called “Give to the Max.” During the event, giveMN offers special incentives, including cash awards, to organizations that participate.… Continue Reading

Celebrating a New Decade: Retrospect and Prospect

Celebrating a New Decade: Retrospect and Prospect

Roy Beacham Central Baptist Theological Seminary was founded in 1956. Upon the closing of Northwestern Theological Seminary in Minneapolis, students, faculty, and other sponsors urged Dr. Richard V. Clearwaters to open a new seminary in order to fill the vacancy of such a training institution in the upper-Midwest. This past school year, 2016-2017, Central Seminary began… Continue Reading

Race and the Church

Race and the Church

Jon Pratt Central Seminary has hosted the MacDonald Lecture Series annually since 1991. The lectures are named in honor of Dr. Charles MacDonald, who served as professor of practical theology from 1969-1971. Through the MacDonald Lectures, Central Seminary has hosted many speakers who have addressed a variety of ministry issues. But on February 7, 2017,… Continue Reading

The MacDonald Lectures on Race and the Church

The MacDonald Lectures on Race and the Church

Jeff Straub On Tuesday, February 7, area pastors, students, and other Christians will gather for Central Seminary’s annual Charles R. MacDonald Lectures. The lecture series is named for one-time Central Seminary Professor of Practical Theology Charles R. MacDonald (1903-1971). MacDonald earned his Bachelor’s degree from Parsons College of Fairfield, Iowa. He went on to graduate… Continue Reading

Give to the Max 2016

Give to the Max 2016

Before Ronald Reagan went into politics or even tried out for the stage, he was a radio broadcaster. He worked for WHO in Des Moines, Iowa. His station used to boast that it broadcast its signal “coast to coast, border to border, and then some.” Well, Central Seminary has trained pastors who are ministering from… Continue Reading

Events Around Central Seminary

Events Around Central Seminary

The new school year has been underway for just over a month. So far it’s been a good year for Central Seminary. The Lord has been meeting the seminary’s needs in unexpected ways. He has also been opening doors of ministry in front of us. New Provost. Our new provost is Brett Williams. Brett comes… Continue Reading

Central Seminary Receives ATS Accreditation

Central Seminary Receives ATS Accreditation

Meeting in Pittsburgh, the Board of Commissioners of the Association of Theological Schools voted to grant candidate status to Central Seminary on June 17. Central Seminary has been an associate member of ATS for about two years, seeking to expand the base of accreditation that it already holds. Candidacy is the step that a seminary… Continue Reading

Two Goodbyes

Two Goodbyes

Sunday morning found me in Mason City, Iowa, preparing to preach to Faith Baptist Church. Before leaving our hotel I decided to check my email. There was a note from Larry Pettegrew informing me that Tom Zempel had collapsed that morning while running. Later in the day another email said that Tom went home to… Continue Reading

Give to the Max Day 2015

Give to the Max Day 2015

“Give to the Max Day” is coming. This event is sponsored annually by Minnesota philanthropists in behalf of charitable organizations such as Central Seminary. It encourages a concerted effort by the non-profits to raise as much funding as possible online in a single event. This year’s Give to the Max Day is Thursday, November 12.… Continue Reading

Central Seminary Gains Standing with ATS

Central Seminary Gains Standing with ATS

We are pleased to announce that Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis has been granted associate membership in the Association of Theological Schools. This recognition gives Central Seminary standing in the most credible and widely acknowledged organization for accrediting seminaries and graduate schools of theology. Central Seminary is believed to be the first fundamentalist institution… Continue Reading