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. July 31, 2018 Our presidential search committee is delighted to share…

Alumni Story: George Boerigter at SoundOff Signal

After pastoring churches in Illinois and Michigan for 10 years, class of '66 alumnus George Boerigter decided to use his seminary training for something different--running a business! Check out how he does ministry at his company, SoundOff Signal…

Disability Ministry Practice and Promise

Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00 PM in Mulder Chapel Join Rev. Bill Gaventa for a presentation and discussion on new resources, promising practices, and problem areas in the rapidly growing movements and initiatives to include people with disabilities…

Making All Things New

Fourth-year distance-learning student Rudy Rubio had a rough life before encountering the Lord. Born and raised on the toughest streets of L.A., Rudy joined a gang at age 13 and spent the next 20 years in and out of jail. During his last prison…

2018 Stoutemire Lecture: Indigenous Theology as Original Instructions

The 8th Annual Leonard F. Stoutemire Lecture in Multicultural Ministry “Indigenous Theology as Original Instructions” with Dr. Randy Woodley Distinguished Professor of Faith and Culture and Director of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies…

Orientation 2018

We are eager to welcome you to campus! SCHEDULE Wednesday, August 29 Orientation for new incoming students will begin at 9:00 AM with worship. 9:00 - Welcome and Worship with President Timothy Brown 9:45 - Coffee/Prayer Time in the Atrium…

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…

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…

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…