Jason G. Duesing

Jason Duesing serves as the Provost, Senior Vice President for Academic Administration, and Professor of Historical Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He came to MBTS after serving for more than a decade on the administrative leadership team and faculty at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. 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 is married to Kalee, and together they have four children.

Nov 10

The Purpose of Theology in Times of Uncertainty by Jason G. Duesing

For the first time in centuries, England had no King. What started with saber rattling led to a fractious civil war. After years of conflict during the 1640s, the anti-royalists terminated the war with a celebratory sabrage of the monarchy. Many declared the end of the world had come. For students at Oxford University, this […]

Sep 14

William Carey—A Plodder, Pioneer, and Proclaimer Who Kept the Grand End in View by Jason G. Duesing

Four years after having sent William Carey (1761-1834) to India, the Baptist Missionary Society sent John Fountain to aid Carey and send a report of what he found. Here’s part of his report, dated November 1796: [Carey] labours in the translation of the Scriptures, and has nearly finished the New Testament, being somewhere around the […]

Jul 10

Henry the Baptist Came Preaching: Henry and Baptist Political Theology by Jason G. Duesing and Jesse Payne

Was there anything distinctively Baptist about Henry’s political thought? The answer is yes, and it is focused on the first freedom: religious liberty. Carl F. H. Henry was a Baptist. That might seem like an unnecessary remark in a volume devoted to Baptist political theology, but with Henry it is a point worth making. During […]

Apr 9

On the third day He rose again — A Sonnet for Easter by Jason G. Duesing

In the mornings this year I’ve been re-reading a fourth century masterpiece. While Athanasius’s On the Incarnation is remarkable, it was C. S. Lewis who termed it a ‘masterpiece’ in his famous introduction to a new English translation of Athanasius’s work. As I read through the chapters of De Incarnatione Verbi Dei, I started summarizing each of the […]

Dec 30

Jason Duesing on Why Hope is Important for Our Current Cultural Context by Jason G. Duesing

FTC.co asks Jason Duesing, provost and professor of historical theology at Midwestern Seminary, “Why is hope important for our current cultural context?”

May 6

Jason Duesing on Adverbs in Theological Writing by Jason G. Duesing

In this video, FTC.co talked with Dr. Jason Duesing on the role of adverbs in theological writing. 

Dec 21

In the Fog, There are Tidings of Comfort and Joy by Jason G. Duesing

Series: The Lord and Literature

Yet, though already reigning King, Jesus will come again to rule and reign in full. Into our world of darkness of fog, he will return and dwell with us and reign over us.

Nov 30

A Symphonious Approach to Missions by Jason G. Duesing

It is more helpful to think of the modern missions movement like other movements in church history and to minimize the emphasis on titles in favor of assessing all the component parts and their unique contributions that serve to make up the movement as a whole.

Jul 15

What Nature Can (and Should) Teach Kids About God by Jason G. Duesing

Series: Beholding and Becoming

Nature can, and should, teach kids about God. For looking to nature, and then to the Bible, to learn something new about God equips children (and adults) to find joy in the world God has made and in the grand task of making Him known to the world.

Jun 22

William Carey: Keeping the Grand End in View by Jason G. Duesing

The barometer of faithfulness in Christian ministry is judged not by what one may bring as an individual to the work of the kingdom, but rather what one contributes as a servant in the churches of the kingdom, whether known or in obscurity.