Resources by Jason G. Duesing

Jason Duesing serves as the academic Provost at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He comes after serving for more than a decade on the administrative leadership team and faculty at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. His various roles at SWBTS included assistant to the president, chief of staff in the office of the president, and most recently, vice president for strategic initiatives. Duesing also served as Southwestern Seminary’s acting provost during the 2011-12 academic year. In the classroom, he was assistant professor of Historical Theology.

Duesing earned his Ph.D. in Historical Theology and Baptist Studies from Southwestern Seminary in 2008. He also holds a M.Div. from Southeastern Seminary and a B.A. in Speech Communications from Texas A&M University in College Station. Duesing has been editor of Counted Worthy: The Life and Thought of Henry Jessey and Adoniram Judson: A Bicentennial Appreciation of the Pioneer American Missionary, and is author of the forthcoming book, Seven Summits in Church History. Additionally, he has contributed to several other volumes and has published scores of essays and articles.

In Southern Baptist denominational life, Duesing currently serves on the Southern Baptist Historical Library & Archives Advisory Board, on the Committee on Nominations for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, as a research fellow for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and on the board of directors for the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. He is also a member of the Evangelical Theological Society.

Duesing is married to Kalee, and together they have four children: Gracyn, Ford, Lindsey, and George.

Dec 20, 2016

Why Study the Doctrine of the Church? by Jason G. Duesing

Understanding ecclesiology’s rightful place among other doctrines and grasping how the Gospel-centered nature of the church positions that doctrine in service of the Great Commission is just the grand beginning of treasures.

Jul 26, 2016

Throwing Our Hats Over the Wall

Gospel Going When the World Says ‘Stay’

There is not shortage of challenges is answering the call to take the Gospel to those who have never heard it. Standing beside what seems an insurmountable wall of fear, financial challenges, real-life distractions, dangers, and, if we are honest, selfishness, we sit down. Or we turn around. Or we try to find some other wall that is easier to climb. And still, God has called us onward.

Nov 25, 2015

The Most Important Word I Learned in Seminary by Jason G. Duesing

Words are something our Creator loves as well. He spoke the world into existence with words, sent his Son as the Word, and the Spirit breathed perfectly all the words we have in the Bible as Scripture. Thus, the Christian life is a life clothed and shaped by words even as some of those words require hard work to gain their full meaning.

May 18, 2015

The Gospel On A Houseboat by Jason G. Duesing

In this missionary context where daily they see a lost world, the pursuit of sin and error, it is easy to forget that we who are in Christ, were once just as lost.

Apr 26, 2015

The Age of the Earth

A Conversation Among Bereans

In the end, "the age of the earth" is an intramural discussion among creationists that only serves to bind us closer together in refuting that which is clearly contrary to Scripture, the theory of evolution.  

Apr 23, 2015

Meditating on the 9th Commandment with Martin Luther by Jason G. Duesing

In 1535 Martin Luther wrote a little book on prayer for his barber, which included a helpful recommendation that believers pray through the Ten Commandments as a means to warm one’s heart to God. What can following Luther's example show us about living honestly before our neighbors?

Jul 2, 2015

Light and Fellowship in The Darkness by Jason G. Duesing

In the real world of the twenty-first century, the Christian’s sojourn through our contemporary culture is very much like that of the Fellowship of the Ring's journey through the Mines of Moria.

Sep 23, 2015

Learning in War Time by Jason G. Duesing

The men and women in college and seminary are studying during an ongoing war–a spiritual war–and often the call of the front lines of full time ministry service in contrast to the present semesterly demands strains one to question if he is really in the right place pursing the right things.

Jan 20, 2016

Hope Lives Till We Have Faces

A Sermon on 1 Peter 1:3-12

Series: 2016 Spring Chapel

Dr. Jason Duesing, Academic Provost of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and College and author of the book Seven Summits in Church History, preaches from 1 Peter 1:3-12 in Midwestern Seminary's Daniel Lee Chapel.

Aug 24, 2016

'For the Church' as a Means to the End at the End by Jason G. Duesing

Since that time until our very own, humanity has been living at the verge of the end of the world, but that is not a cause for despair or hand-wringing. 
 

May 25, 2016

Carl F. H. Henry and An Air Assault from a Persistent Widow by Jason G. Duesing

Before Carl F.H. Henry became the premier evangelical theologian of the twentieth century, he first was a nominal Episcopalian in need of the mercy of God. Thankfully that mercy came through the air assault of a persistent widow.