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Episode 2.4: Anne Zaki on The Church in the East and the West

In episode 2.4, Anne Zaki, assistant professor of practical theology at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, offers strengths of the church in the West and the church in the East and suggests ways we can learn from one another. …

Celebration of Women in Church Leadership

3rd Annual Celebration of Women in Church Leadership Saturday, March 4th, 2017 8:30 am-4:00 pm Western Theological Seminary This full-day retreat will celebrate, encourage and equip women, creating sacred space for us to connect with each…

Register Now for the 2017 Writer's Workshop

On May 16-17, Western Theological Seminary and Hope College will co-host a Writer's Workshop featuring award-winning author Barbara Brown Taylor. Barbara Brown Taylor is a New York Times best-selling author, professor, and…

Our New Day at Western Theological Seminary

By Dana Daniels ‘16 Associate Director of Development   “For capital campaigns, we recommend appointing a campaign manager.” My ears perked up when I heard this advice during a presentation from The Focus Group, the firm…

The Past Speaks to the Present

by Marcia Bosma Master of Divinity Student, Middler year This past June, I had the incredible opportunity to participate in Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE). Every year, FASPE selects small groups of…

Why not?: how one student spent his summer learning about Islam

by Adam Van Der Stoep Master of Divinity Student, senior year “Allahhu Akbar” rang throughout the masjid’s (mosque’s) sound system as one of the Muslim men began to melodically chant the adhan, the call to worship. Those attending…

WTS does #GivingTuesday

Join us on 11.29.16 for Giving Tuesday!   At Western Theological Seminary, we are called to raise up leaders in the church. It costs us $28,705 to educate ONE in-residence student for ONE year, but the student is responsible for…

The Big Read and Immigration Workshop at WTS

Western has become a partner organization of The Big Read - Holland Area this year. The Big Read builds literacy by bringing a community together around one book and the shared experience of reading and discussion. Although this is Western’s…

Introducing our New Academic Dean

You might not expect someone who has spent decades enjoying the distinctive landscape of New England to jump at the chance to move to West Michigan, but Alvin Padilla did just that. “When you take into account what God is doing right…

2016 Bast Preaching Festival

Proclamation--Celebrating God's Word Through Preaching WITH SPECIAL GUEST REV. DR. FRANK THOMAS OF CHRISTIAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY NOVEMBER 7, 2016 AT WESTERN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Frank A. Thomas, PhD, currently serves as the Nettie Sweeney…

Telling Stories in the Church Workshop

Love Stories? Jesus did too. Telling Stories in the Church: A Workshop about Why and How Storytelling Matters Information When: October 21, 2016  8:30am-4pm Where: Western Theological Seminary, 6th Floor Library Cost: $50/person…

Celebrating 25 years of the Community Kitchen

The Community Kitchen is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. For the past 25 years, local volunteers, donors, and staff of Western Theological Seminary (WTS) & Community Action House (CAH) have worked side-by-side to provide the…

Conversation on Being Reformed

What does it mean to be “Reformed” in a post Christian culture? Thursday, October 13 7:00pm in Mulder Chapel, Western Theological Seminary Come be part of the conversation! Join us for a conversation between Pastor Tanner Smith of…

Announcing The Luxcast: an Audiovisual Podcast Series

Western Theological Seminary is announcing "The Luxcast," an audiovisual podcast series that features interviews with guests on various topics of faith and culture.  The Luxcast engages topics like music, writing, justice, theology, food &…