Thor Madsen

Dr. Thor Madsen has been at Midwestern Seminary since 1999 and is currently Dean of Midwestern Baptist College and professor of New Testament, ethics and philosophy.  He also serves presently as Interim Vice-President for Academic Development/Dean of the Faculty. Dr. Madsen graduated from Wheaton College with the Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in philosophy.  Following his studies at Wheaton, he went to Western Kentucky University for his Master of Arts degree, during which time he was also the graduate assistant for Dr. Ronald Nash. Upon graduation from WKU, Dr. Madsen spent a year in the doctoral program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  With this foundation, he enrolled in the Master of Divinity program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and followed this degree with doctoral study at the University of Aberdeen, from which he graduated with a Ph.D. in 1998.  

Nov 3

After 20 Years, I Still… by Thor Madsen

I do not deserve to be in this place, doing this thing every day. No one does. 

Aug 8

When the Perfect Comes by Thor Madsen

When the perfect comes, the partial, half-measures of today will pass away, and no one will miss them.​

Jun 21

Philosophy and the Christian Life by Thor Madsen

Philosophy can show us the extent to which Scripture answers life’s ultimate questions.

May 7

God Does Wonders With Average People by Thor Madsen

Here's one lesson taught through education: it is okay to be dim in the sunlight. We need our heroes, but any of us can please God and be used significantly by him even with average abilities.

Jul 4

The ‘No’ Heard Through the Ages by Thor Madsen

Sometimes, the ‘No’ we hear as an answer to prayer tells us more than any ‘Yes’ could have.

Jun 5

Bruce Jenner’s Tragic Misadventure by Thor Madsen

God can save us, one by one.  He can bring the awakening that we need, with all the good side-effects that would follow from it.  We’ve always known that, based on Scripture; and now, with each new headline, we can also feel its truth as never before.