Skip to main content
MBTS logo link to homepage

Latest in the Midwestern Magazine

Introducing For The Church Institute

Strengthening Churches from the Inside Out

by Jason K. Allen

We are noticing an ongoing trend in our conversations with pastors and we love it. In fact, if we didn’t notice, it would only prove we aren’t paying attention. The movement occurring is what we refer to as “church-based theological education.” To summarize, regular church members are seeking out educational opportunities—such as classes typically taken in seminaries—within their own churches.

Read the Article
Spurgeon’s Love of Poetry: An Excerpt from Christ Our All image

Spurgeon’s Love of Poetry: An Excerpt from Christ Our All

May 17, 2024 by Geoff Chang
Editor’s Note: This article is taken from Christ Our All: Poems for the Christian Pilgrim and used by permission of B&H Academic. The book is now available everywhere Christian books are sold. Spurgeon’s love of hymns began at a young age. Once, during a summer holiday, his grandmother offered him a penny for each Watts hymn he […] Read More ›
Episode 263: Humor in the Pulpit image

Episode 263: Humor in the Pulpit

May 15, 2024 by Jared C. Wilson, Ross Ferguson
On this episode of the FTC Podcast, Jared Wilson and Ross Ferguson talk about the place of humor in preaching. Should it ever be used? If so, how? What are some things to do and *not* do? Read More ›
To See Thy Face, Immanuel image

To See Thy Face, Immanuel

May 13, 2024 by Charles Spurgeon
Editor’s Note: The following poems were written by Charles Spurgeon and compiled by Geoffrey Chang in Christ Our All: Poems for the Christian Pilgrim . They are reproduced here by permission of B&H Academic. The book releases May 15 and is available to preorder now.   The One Request[1] Cambridge / Waterbeach, June 1853 If to […] Read More ›

Get Email Updates


Subscribe to The Midwestern Weekly newsletter and stay up-to-date with events, resources, and news coming from Midwestern Seminary and Spurgeon College

Subscribe Here

Follow Us


Stay in the loop by following us on our social media channels:


Request Info


Need more information about Midwestern Seminary or Spurgeon College?

Request Info

Apply Today


Start your educational career with Midwestern Seminary today:

Apply Now

Midwestern Podcast Network



For The Church Podcast logo blue

For the Church

Hosted by
Jared Wilson


Listen Now
Preaching and Preachers logo

Preaching & Preachers

Hosted by
Jason Allen


Listen Now
The City of God Podcast Logo

The City of God

Hosted by
Owen Strachan


Listen Now
Credo Podcast Logo

Credo Podcast

Hosted by
Matthew Barrett


Listen Now
Biblical Foundations Podcast Logo

Biblical Foundations

Hosted by
Andreas Köstenerger


Listen Now
This Week in Church History Podcast Logo

This Week in Church History

Hosted by
John Mark Yeats & Michael McMullen


Listen Now
Chapel with Michael Reeves – April 24, 2024
April 24, 2024
Fusion Commissioning Ceremony with Joe Allen III – April 23, 2024
April 23, 2024
Chapel with Jeff Lacine – April 17, 2024
April 17, 2024
Chapel with Jason K. Allen – April 16, 2024
April 16, 2024

FTC Session Videos


A Look Back at FTC21
September 30, 2021
FTC21: Gospel Centrality with Jared Wilson
September 30, 2021
View All Videos

9Marks Session Videos


9Marks 2023: Panel Discussion with Jason K. Allen
February 17, 2023
9Marks 2023: Panel Discussion with Mark Dever
February 17, 2023
View All Videos

Ready Session Videos


Jared C. Wilson at READY23 preaching on Malachi 4:1-6
READY 2023: Malachi 4:1-6 with Jared C. Wilson
February 2, 2023
Michael Byrd at READY23 preaching on Malachi 3:6-18
READY 2023: Malachi 3:6-18 with Michael Byrd
February 2, 2023
View All Videos

Other Resources


Midwestern Magazine



2020 For the Church Logo

Our bi-annual publication is the best writing Midwestern has to offer on academic life, ministry, theology, and culture . Whether you’re a current student, prospective student, or alum, the Midwestern Magazine is your window into the vision and thinking emanating from our campus.

Learn More

Journal of Theology



Midwestern Journal of Theology Logo

The Midwestern Journal of Theology is a scholarly journal written to assist Christians and churches in making disciples throughout the world. Published twice a year, each issue includes theological and exegetical articles, inspirational sermons, and reviews of important books.

Learn More and Subscribe

Faculty Publications



Letters to My Students on Preaching Cover

Letters to My Students: Vol. 1 - On Preaching
by Jason K. Allen
Few books have more influenced those called to gospel ministry than Charles Spurgeon’s Lectures to My Students. This influence of this book, like the Prince of Preachers himself, reverberates to our present age.

Learn More and Buy Today