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Hope College and Western Theological Seminary Establish “3-2” Program with Focus on Providing Pastors for Underserved Communities HOLLAND – Hope College and Western Theological Seminary have established a “3-2” pastor-preparation…

Welcome Sam Gutierrez

Western Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that Sam Gutierrez has joined the WTS community as the Associate Director for the Eugene Peterson Center for Christian Imagination.  “Sam Gutierrez has gifted beauty to WTS, and many portions…

2022 Distinguished Alumni Award: Wesley Granberg-Michaelson

By Dr. David Komline, Associate Professor of Church History At the 146th commencement ceremony on April 30th, Western Theological Seminary had the privilege of bestowing the 2022 Distinguished Alumni award upon Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, M.Div.…

Rediscovering the Orality of the Bible

Written by Jeff Barker, co-leader of the new Doctor of Ministry Cohort: Performing the Bible: Exploring the Performance Genres of Scripture.  “The Bible is not a book,” said Dr. Tom Boogaart.   I remember how stunned I was when I…

Welcome Kate Bareman

Western Theological Seminary is pleased to announce Kate Bareman as the Associate Director of Student Life. Bareman will be serving as a member of the Student Life team.   "We are so fortunate to have Kate joining our team," said Student…

Master of Arts or Master of Divinity?

Is a Master of Arts or Master of Divinity the right degree for you? At Western Theological Seminary, we are committed to excellence in academic learning and the formation of the whole person.   Regardless of your program of choice, the…
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Welcome Dr. Alberto La Rosa Rojas

Western Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that Dr. Alberto La Rosa Rojas will be joining the faculty of Western Theological Seminary beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year to serve as Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics. “We…
Introducing the New Master of Arts Degrees

New Master of Arts Degrees at WTS

Western Theological Seminary is pleased to announce four new Master of Arts degrees designed to prepare women and men for practical ministry. “We recognize that theological education is changing rapidly,” said President Felix Theonugraha.…
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G.W. and Edna Haworth Chair of Educational Ministries and Leadership

Western Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the installation of Dr. Kristen Deede Johnson to the G.W. and Edna Haworth Chair of Educational Ministries and Leadership. The installation will be held on April 11, 2022, at 7 PM at Pillar…
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Welcome Dr. Madison Pierce

Western Theological Seminary Welcomes Dr. Madison Pierce New Faculty member will serve as an Associate Professor of New Testament   Holland, MI (March 2022) - Western Theological Seminary is thrilled to announce that Dr. Madison Pierce…

Western Theological Seminary Welcomes Jon Dockery as CFO

Western Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that Jonathan Dockery will succeed Norman Donkersloot as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance. After 35 years of faithful service to the seminary, Norman Donkersloot will…
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Welcome Dr. Tim Basselin, Director of Field Education and Student Life

Dr. Tim Basselin joined the faculty of Western Theological Seminary this month to serve as the new Director of Field Education and Student Life and Associate Professor of Ministry, Theology, and Culture.   Dr. Basselin comes to Western…

Western Theological Seminary Welcomes Visiting Scholar Dr. Hyun-Gwang Kim

Western Theological Seminary welcomes Dr. Hyun-Gwang Kim as a visiting scholar for the 2021 - 2022 academic year. Dr. Kim is visiting from the Korean Bible University in Seoul, South Korea, where he has most recently held the title of Dean of…
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Lenten Study Guide by Dr. J. Todd Billings and Katlyn DeVries

The season of Lent 2022 is quickly approaching, and we are delighted to share The End of the Christian Life: Lenten Study Companion written by Dr. J. Todd Billings, Professor of Reformed Theology, and Katlyn DeVries, Writing Assistant and…