Author Archives: Leroy Seat

About Leroy Seat

* Born in Grant City, MO, on 8/15/1938 * Graduated from Southwest Baptist College (Bolivar, MO) in 1957 (A.A.) * Graduated from William Jewell College (Liberty, MO) in 1959 (A.B.) * Graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY) in 1962 (B.D., equivalent of M.Div.) * Received the Doctor of Philosophy degree in theology from SBTS. * Baptist missionary to Japan from 1966 to 2004. * Full-time faculty member at Seinan Gakuin University (Fukuoka, Japan) from 1968 to 2004. * Adjunct professor at Rockhurst University from 2006 to 2014.

Memoir Pages

  The following articles were first posted as blog articles. However, in order to arrange them in chronological order, I have now put them on “pages” and linked to them below. There were a few comments, and they have been … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2017

{Here is the text for our New Year’s Greeting. To see pictures with the text, click here.} Dear Family and Friends, As the beginning of the New Year, we are sharing some of the highlights of our year in 2016. … Continue reading

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Swords into Plowshares

[The following is the manuscript for the short (8 min.!) sermon I gave Sunday, Jan. 13, at Rainbow Mennonite Church. The Bible readings to which the message was related are Isaiah 2:2-4, Matthew 5:38-45a; Romans 12:17-18.] We have been blessed … Continue reading

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“The Long Walk Home”

The Long Walk Home is a 1990 film starring Whoppi Goldberg and Sissy Spacek. Friday evening June and I watched it for the second (or maybe the third) time, and we thoroughly enjoyed it again. The film is set in … Continue reading

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“The Orthodox Heretic”

Parker Artz, an outstanding student at William Jewell College, spoke in Chapel there last month. Thanks to Parker, whom I have the privilege of knowing personally, I learned about the Irish theologian Peter Rollins. Rollins (b. 1973) is lecturer and … Continue reading

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“Thurgood”

This evening June and I watched the delightful one man play “Thurgood,” made for HBO in 2011 and released last month on DVD. Laurence Fishburne does a wonderful job portraying the life story of Thurgood Marshall (1908-93), who was an … Continue reading

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A Good Word for Paul

This morning I have posted “A Good Word for Paul” on my The View from this Seat blog. The link is http://theviewfromthisseat.blogspot.com/2012/01/good-word-for-paul.html Today, January 25, is the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, and the decisive vision of Paul … Continue reading

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