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…

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…

Dr. Lennard Davis- Disability as an Aspect of Diversity

At 2:00 P.M. on Thursday November 2, the public is invited to join Lennard J. Davis, author and professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago for a lecture in Mulder Chapel. Davis will be presenting an all-day training to the staff…

2017 Bast Preaching Festival with Dr. Richard Mouw

NOVEMBER 6, 2017 at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center "How do we preach effectively about faithfulness to the Gospel in today's complex culture? People in our congregations don't even know how to talk calmly with each other about…

Where passion meets need

Senior M.Div. student Kristen Uroda was studying illustration at Massachusetts College of Art & Design in Boston when God called her to ministry. “My plan was to be a famous artist, live in the city, and do mission trips,” she says,…

2017 Stoutemire Lecture with Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah

The 7th Annual Leonard F. Stoutemire Lecture in Multicultural Ministry “Evangelicalism and the Failure of Racial Reconciliation” with Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah The Milton B. Engebretson Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism North…

Take a 3-weekend course at Western!

MN575: Theology and Philosophy of Youth Ministry with Dr. Gabriel Veas WEEKENDS: September 22-23, October 20-21, November 10-11 Course held on campus at Western Theological Seminary About Gabe Veas: (from http://www.drgabeveas.com/) As…

2017 Distinguished Alum The Rev. Dr. Samuel Solivan ‘76

Rev. Dr. Samuel Solivan calls himself Pentecostal and Arminian—not exactly a run-of- the-mill Western graduate! From the moment he was born, this year’s distinguished alum has lived a life full of surprises and God’s miraculous intervention. When…

The Rev. Dawn Boelkins Retires

After more than twenty years of teaching biblical languages at Western Theological Seminary, Associate Professor Dawn Boelkins is retiring at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. To say that she will be missed only scratches the surface of…

With Gratitude: The WTS - Newbigin House Partnership ending

  I still remember visiting Western Theological Seminary in 2010 on an exploratory trip for Newbigin House of Studies, an educational initiative that had emerged from City Church San Francisco. There was a palpable sense of excitement…

Announcing Hispanic Ministries Program

On May 4, Rev. Joseph Ocasio arrived in Holland to begin his role as director of Hispanic ministry programs for WTS. Rev. Ocasio comes to us from Phoenixville, PA, where he served as director of admissions for the University of Valley Forge.…

WTS Breaks Ground

With six shovels full of dirt, the construction of the new Jack and Mary DeWitt Learning Center and the renovation of WTS officially began on May 9. While our present reality includes the storage of thousands of books, the clearing of an…

How Worship formed Guests around my Dining Room Table

      Dr. Timothy Brown President and Henry Bast Professor of Preaching   Here at Western Theological Seminary we make a big deal out of our daily worship. It might surprise you to learn that we are…

May 8, 2017 - Commencement and Alumni Day

Monday, May 8 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 1967 and the Class of 1977 (Semelink Hall) 1:30pm…

Oh, how times have changed!

by Rev. Wallace Stoepker Class of 1946 Oldest living alumnus Each time The Commons comes out, I read it with great interest. What an extensive program the seminary has now with a variety of faculty and students! When I graduated from seminary…