WTS Alumnus Becomes Archbishop of Uganda

On March 1, The Most Reverend Dr. Stephen Kaziimba became the the 9th Archbishop of the Church of Uganda at Namirembe Cathedral in Kampala, Uganda. More than 3,000 people attended the colorful ceremony, including the President of Uganda, Yoweri…

You Don’t Always Know What You Need - Chris Godfredsen's Story

by M.Div. Student Chris Godfredsen I remember back in 2015 sitting in the WTS Admissions office telling the director at that time, Mark Poppen, that the reason I was applying was because I wanted to learn, but “I don’t really need…

The Right Fit - Katie Alley's Story

Like many of her peers, WTS alumna Katie Alley ‘19 had non-traditional ministry in mind when she started seminary. A recent article from Christianity Today cites a survey of 5,000+ seminary students in which almost 40% intend to serve in contexts…

Public Lecture with Winn Collier on Wendell Berry

You are warmly invited to a public lecture and Q&A by pastor and author Winn Collier on Tuesday, March 10 at 3:00pm in Mulder Chapel. About Winn: Winn Collier is the author of multiple books, including Restless Faith, Holy Curiosity and…

WTS Chosen to Establish new Eugene Peterson Center

Western Theological Seminary is pleased to announce it has been selected by the family of the late Rev. Eugene Peterson (pastor, author, and translator of The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language), to establish a new “Eugene Peterson…

An Augustinian Theology of Mass Incarceration

Thursday, February 27, 7:00 p.m., Mulder Chapel Lecture with Dr. Greg Lee, Wheaton College The United States incarcerates far more individuals than any nation in the world at radically disparate rates for different racial groups. In this…

POSTPONED: Osterhaven Lectures in Theology with Dr. Emerson Powery

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. For updates, please visit this page. March 16-17, 2020 Is the “Good Samaritan” Good? Listening to the Parable’s Later Witnesses The “Good Samaritan” is one of the most popular parables in Christian…

Ecclesiology in a Divided Age – A Public Lecture with Joseph Small

Mon., February 10 at 1:30 PM in Mulder Chapel In such a time of division, politically and ideologically, it becomes difficult for us to live in fellowship with one another. The church is not exempt from this type of division. The Reformed…

Dr. Han-luen Kantzer Komline receives honors for work on Augustine

WTS is pleased to share that Dr. Han-luen Kantzer Komline has been offered a prestigious fellowship at Villanova University. The Patricia H. Imbesi Saint Augustine Fellowship is offered to "an outstanding scholar whose work has a contribution…

On to Glory- Rev. Wallace Stoepker

In the May 2017 edition of The Commons, we featured this column written by Western's oldest living alumni, Rev. Wallace Stoepker ('46). Sadly, we received news that Rev. Stoepker passed away on December 13th. The full obituary which includes…

WTS Awarded $1 Million Grant to Work with Thriving Congregations

Western Theological Seminary (WTS) is pleased to announce it has received a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to fund Churches in Mission. The project aims to learn with and from congregations as they discern God’s movement in their…

New art expresses the heart and soul of the seminary

Western Theological Seminary has a long tradition of putting beliefs and convictions into visible objects or form. This shows up in the shape of the atrium, the redesigned chapel, the circular architectural elements appearing throughout…

First GCDM Graduate Gains Personal Understanding of Disability

Photo: Julie spends some time with former residents and Friendship House Director Carlos Thompson (right) Rev. Julie Myers was the first WTS student to graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Disability and Ministry (GCDM) alongside her Master…

Girod Fellowship Cultivates Pastor-Theologians

Photo: The Girod Fellows and other research assistants meet for a discussion over lunch with their mentor, Dr. Todd Billings. In 2017 Western began accepting applications for the Girod Fellowship, a full-tuition scholarship for students…

Holiday Hours

Western Theological Seminary and Cook Library Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving Hours Mon, Nov 25: 8am-5pm Tues, Nov 26: 8am-5pm Nov 27-Dec 1: Closed for Thanksgiving Break. Regular academic hours resume Mon, Dec 2. Christmas Hours Dec…