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Thor Madsen

Thor Madsen

Thor Madsen

Dr. Thor Madsen has been at Midwestern Seminary since 1999 and is currently Dean of Graduate Studies, PhD Program Director and Professor of New Testament, Ethics and Philosophy. 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. He currently serves as a Research Fellow in Christian Ethics for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention His articles have appears in journals, dictionaries, online resources, and anthologies. Dr. Madsen is an avid motorcyclist, alpine skier, and shooting sports enthusiast. He is married to Li and has two sons, Paul and Timothy.

  • The ethical similarities between Corinth and today

    I know a Kansas City resident who could have lived in first-century Rome. He’s not that old, of course, but he knows that much about ancient Mediterranean history and culture. Every time he talks about the New Testament, I learn something new that’s not available in modern commentaries.   When he handed me a copy

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  • Asking Questions Few Want to Ask

    Some questions should never be expressed, given their timing and content. The police pull you over and ask for your driver’s license. You do not say, “Oh? Why?” You give them your license. The boss says, “I need 20 copies of this in an hour.” You do not reply, “Can someone else do it?” You

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  • No Orbiting Teapot

    A standard principle in logic is that if Smith says, “X exists,” and Jones says, “X does not exist,” Smith carries the burden of proof. Jones needn’t justify his unbelief; rather, Smith has to do all the work, showing why belief in X is more reasonable than unbelief. In general, the burden of proof rests

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