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

Monday, May 7 Schedule: 8:45am – Opening Worship and Senior Blessing for DL and DMin students, friends and family (Mulder Chapel) 11:45am – Registration & Reunion lunches for the Class of 1958, 1968 and the Class of 1978 (6th floor,…

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…

Discipleship and Disability: A Baptismal Approach

When: Wednesday, February 28, 1:00-2:00 pm Where: Mulder Chapel at WTS Join Western Theological Seminary as we continue the conversation about disability and ministry.  In November, Lennard Davis helped us to think through how disability…

The Gifts of Rome

By David Stubbs Professor of Ethics and Theology   Last year I was given a treasured gift: time off from teaching and administrative work in order to devote myself to research and writing. My main project was writing a book…

The Kingdom of Heaven

Senior student Shaelee Boender reflects on her summer internship: “Miss Shaelee,” she said, holding out a tan piece of construction paper, “I drew this for you!” I put my arm around her little shoulder, looked over the ice cream…

Hebrew Camp

For eleven days each summer, students taking Advanced Hebrew immerse themselves in Hebrew at the Hermitage, a retreat community in southwest Michigan. According to professors Pam “Qiqayon” Bush and Travis “Moshe” West, the class is…

Suddenly the Pastor!

Middler student Alex Regets finds his dreams coming true sooner than he imagined. I am someone who never expected to end up in ministry, but God does unexpected things. I had started out in a pre-law program in college, but early on…