Our hope through this revision process was to emerge with a curriculum that honors the deep commitments we have long had at Western Theological Seminary to academic excellence and whole person formation.
We wanted to offer a curriculum that is timeless–inviting students into the long, rich, beautiful, and expansive historic Christian faith –and timely–connecting their education and formation to the realities of our culture and the wider world.
Through this revision, we also wanted to give students more space to reflect on and integrate what they are learning through their studies into their life. We wanted them to have more time to practice things like prayer and Sabbath while they are learning about their importance in the classroom.
Our hope and prayer is that, by God’s grace, this curriculum can help form our students for faithful Christian ministry and participation in the triune God’s ongoing redemptive work in the world.
–Dr. Kristen Deede Johnson, Dean & VP of Academic Affairs