Osterhaven Lectures with Dr. John Swinton

Join us on April 15-16, 2019 for the Osterhaven Lectures in Theology, featuring Dr. John Swinton.   Monday, April 15 9:40 am          Dr. Swinton preaching in Chapel (public welcome) 10:30 am        Lecture #1:  Raging with…

Introducing the Nouwen Fellows

This fall we welcomed the first Henri Nouwen Doctoral Fellows! Thanks to funding from a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to further the seminary’s work in the area of disability and ministry, Western was able to invite two…

Holiday Hours at WTS

Western Theological Seminary will be closed from December 24- January 1. Cook Library will remain closed to the public until the start of spring semester on January 28. The Community Kitchen will be closed December 24, 25, 31 and January…

“Cancer Stories & The Christian Story” with Dr. Deanna Thompson

Join us on Friday, February 15, 2019 Dr. Deanna Thompson, author of Glimpsing Resurrection: Cancer, Trauma, and Ministry, will share from her own story and research how faith is experienced through the trauma of serious illness. Showing…

The Heart of Western Theological Seminary

by Dr. Tom Boogaart Having taught at Western Theological Seminary for more than 32 years, I am now about to retire. I am filled with many different emotions, but chief among them is gratitude. I am so grateful to have been part of this seminary…

Reflections and History of the Library at WTS

Reflection from Ann Nieuwkoop, Interim Director of the Library Back in 1988 when I began working as a technical services librarian for the seminary, patrons used a card catalog to locate materials. My first project was to coordinate the…

Thurs. Dec. 13: Dr. Boogaart's final Hebrew Enactment

"Jonah: Standing Before the Face of God" Rev. Dr. Tom Boogaart, Dennis and Betty Voskuil Professor of Old Testament, will retire in December. In honor of his retirement, you are invited to attend a Hebrew Enactment by WTS students on Thursday,…

A Theological Giant and Down-to-Earth Friend

  Top photo: President Hesselink and Academic Dean Heideman Jeff Munroe Executive Vice President   There were giants in the earth in those days – Genesis 6:4 I met John Hesselink the first day I ever set foot…

Mescalero Apache Reservation, New Mexico

Senior student Noelle Jacobs reflects on her summer internship The Lord first led me to Mescalero in March of 2013 on a spring break mission trip with Campus Ministry at Grand Valley State University after He spoke to me in a dream to go…

Sandra McCracken at Doxophilia 2019

March 5-8 Western Theological Seminary welcomes Sandra McCracken to lead this year’s “Doxophilia” – a week-long exploration of worship and worship renewal. Sandra will be leading chapel for the seminary community each day from 9:40-10:00. The…

Our New Day Dedication & Celebration

You are Invited! To a Dedication & Celebration at Western Theological Seminary Thursday, December 6 at 11:30 AM in the new Cook Library, housed in the new Jack and Mary DeWitt Learning Center The public is invited to a dedication and…

Former President Dr. I. John Hesselink passes into Glory

The Reverend Dr. I. John Hesselink died on Sunday, October 28. He was the President of Western Theological Seminary between 1973 and 1985. Following his service as president, he was the A.C. Van Raalte Professor of Systematic Theology at Western…

Beardslee Library becoming Cook Library

Western Theological Seminary's Beardslee Library has officially moved into a new building and changed its name to Cook Library.  Cook Library is located in the brand new Jack and Mary DeWitt Learning Center. To help us transition smoothly,…

Update on Search for the next WTS President

WTS President position profile here For most favorable consideration, applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest by October 15, 2018. November 9, 2018 It is with both joy and hopeful anticipation that we…

The Big Read: an Evening with Dr. David Dark

Thursday, November 8 at 7 P.M. in Mulder Chapel Join us for Dr. David Dark's lecture "What Passes for Life?" during the NEA Big Read this November. This year's Big Read book is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. The novel takes place…