Moving On

December 22, 2007
Well, it is almost time to move again. One day I think God will put me in a permanent place where I can put down roots.
Tomorrow is my last day here at TBS. I’ve only been here since March but have made a lot of good friends, and had many wonderful experiences here in this short amount of time. Let me tell you about a few things I will miss…
1) My funny friend Keith Edwards, Registrar and Director of Development. Sometimes I wondered if I would get any work done!
2) My hard working co-worker Debbie. This place would fall apart without her!
3) My fearless boss Michael Haykin. I will never forget his laugh that you can hear a mile away, his stories of Marxist tendencies, a case of Mountain Dew, and the endless amounts of photocopying, editing, and running to the U of T I did for him!
4) My French friends, Pierre Constant and Ruth Labeth. They brought culture to our poor band of fellows here, even though we did tease them. Never let Keith translate for someone who speaks French!
5) Kirk Wellum, who even though he disagreed with me on areas of eschatology, still represented my position faithfully in his class (since I can hear him across the hall!). “Even Mr. Mickle would agree with that!”
6) Our part-time profs like Bob Penhearow, Stephen Yuille, Paul Martin, Leah Robinson, Sheila Evans, and anyone else I’m missing who brought variety to this place!
7) The powerful preaching of Glendon Thompson, pastor of Jarvis Street Baptist Church.
8) And of course all the students… from the hard workers who had stimulating conversation with me to the ones… who didn’t… who spent more time talking about Metalocalypse than they did Traducianism!
I will miss my role I had here, but obviously God has another place for me. I will not forget you all. You have all made an indelible impression on my life and I truly hope that we will have opportunities to minister together again one day (of course I’ll still be Michael Haykin’s lackey!).
Many blessings this Christmas season! Please continue to pray for God’s place for me in ministry!

TBS Book Sale!!

October 24, 2007



Come one come all to the Toronto Baptist Seminary and Bible College book sale! All proceeds go to the Peter MacGregor Library at TBS.


We have been fortunate to receive the entire contents of a solid Christian bookstore as a gift to the school. Most of the books are new and there is some used as well. You will find great deals here on fantastic books! This will include commentaries, theological texts, and other solid reference materials!


Only cash or cheque will be accepted. To be held at Jarvis Street Baptist Church (130 Gerrard Street East, Toronto).


For more information please phone 416-925-3263 or e-mail

Want to do a Post-Graduate Th.M. Degree but don’t want to move? Look no further!

April 18, 2007


Have you completed an M.Div. or an M.A. degree and are looking for a post-graduate research degree perhaps as a stepping stone to doctoral work? Do you not want to move from where you are at? Then look no further than Toronto Baptist Seminary and Bible College. TBS offers the one year Master of Theology degree (Th.M.) off-site.

The following material is taken right from the TBS website and from the TBS Prospectus. Consider it! In a world with increased creative doctrinal teachings and such, it is important for those in the ministry to consider further academic studies.


Master of Theology

This research degree is ideal for those who have taken a Master of Theological Studies or a Master of Divinity (without a thesis) and thus this degree can serve as a stepping-stone to a doctoral degree or be a terminal research degree. Entrance into the degree is dependent on an overall B+ average or higher in the preceding degree.

Currently offered in New Testament Studies, Christian Thought, and Baptist Studies.


Depending on the area of study, demonstrated reading ability in a modern language (Theological German, Theological French, or Theological Dutch) and an ancient language (Greek, Hebrew, or Latin).

Credits Required for Graduation

30 Semester Hour Academic Credit






Graduate Research & Writing


Reading Course in area of specialization (New Testament, Christian Thought, or Baptist Studies)



Reading Course in area of thesis






Total Semester Hours





The thesis is to be around 45,000 words. A prospectus of the thesis must be approved by the end of the fall of the first year. An oral defence involving three readers (two internal and one external), chaired by the thesis supervisor, will take place upon completion of the thesis at the end of the summer prior to the Fall Convocation.