Beardslee Library Closed for Transition

Big changes are coming to the library! We are currently in the process of migrating to a new library system and preparing to move into our new building. To help us transition smoothly, the library will be closed to the public from now until…

The Rev. Dr. Robert Van Voorst Retires

After 19 years on the faculty of Western Theological Seminary, Professor of New Testament Robert Van Voorst is retiring on June 30, the end of this academic year. Dr. Van Voorst has had a unique impact as a professor, because in addition…

Distinguished Alumnus Award 2018- The Rev. David M. Bast ‘76

By Rev. Timothy Brown ‘76 In a recent book, Kevin VanHoozer describes theologians who do their theologizing with the world looking over their shoulders. They commend, argue, urge, offer up, and call out to real people living 9-to-5…

The Friends Graduate

On Monday May 7, Zach, Megan, Amanda, Dan, Rob, and Seth walked across the stage at Dimnent Chapel to graduate as Founding Friends of the Ralph and Cheryl Schregardus Friendship House. As the Friends took their seats, President Tim Brown’s…

Cohorts Expand Western's Reach

The word cohort can mean both a group of people banded together or each individual in that group. What could be better than having supportive companions cheering you on in an educational journey you are taking together? As Western Theological…

How do I find my way around during construction?

During the construction phase of "Our New Day" for Western Theological Seminary, a large portion of the campus will be inaccessible. The diagram below shows which areas are under construction. The available walkways are in yellow and may change…

May 7, 2018 Commencement and Alumni Day

(scroll down for videos) The Class of 2018 received their degrees on Monday evening, May 7, in Dimnent Memorial Chapel on the campus of Hope College. Western Theological Seminary awarded 31 Master of Divinity degrees, eight Master of Arts…

Ruth Estell- Healed and Healing

Senior M.Div. student Ruth Estell may be what’s called an “old soul,” but don’t be fooled by her mild manner. Born to RCA missionary parents and raised in Taiwan, Ruth came to the States to earn her undergrad and graduate degrees…

Millennials in Ministry

North Holland Reformed Church ministry team L to R: Associate Pastor Audrey Edewaard,Lead Pastor Steven DeVries. Worship Director Jed Grooters, WTS intern Nathan Longfield   “Do not let anyone look down on you because you…

A Message from President Timothy Brown

In February, I informed the Board of Trustees that after much prayer and deliberation, Nancy and I have decided that my time as president is coming to an end. This coming school year of 2018-19 will be my last year as president. There are…

CANCELLED: Kate Bowler: Prosperity Gospel & the Church Today

MESSAGE FROM DR. J. TODD BILLINGS: Dear friends of WTS, I'm writing to let you know about an unexpected change related to the visit of Dr. Kate Bowler, scheduled for April 16 at WTS. There is bad news and good news. The bad news is this:…

The Osterhaven Lecture Series on Theology

Video from the Lectures:   March 12-13, 2018 Monday, March 12 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. Mulder Chapel at Western Theological Seminary "What Counts as a Biblical Doctrine? Exploring the Biblically Warranted Modes of Biblical Interpretation." Matthew…

Listening to the Soft-Spoken Amongst Us

“A Necessary Step Toward Reforming Disability Theology: Listening to the Soft-Spoken Amongst Us” When: Wednesday, March 14, 2:00-3:00 pm Where: Mulder Chapel at WTS Join Western Theological Seminary as we continue the conversation…

John Bell at Doxophilia 2018

April 16-20 Western Theological Seminary welcomes John Bell to lead this year's "Doxophilia" - a week-long exploration of worship and worship renewal. John will be leading chapel for the seminary community each day from 9:40-10:00. The…