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101 E 13th St
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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March 2018

“A Necessary Step Toward Reforming Disability Theology: Listening to the Soft-Spoken Amongst Us”

March 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mulder Chapel at WTS, 101 E 13th St
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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Join Western Theological Seminary as we continue the conversation about disability and ministry. L.S. Carlos Thompson, Ph.D. candidate University of Aberdeen, King’s College and finalist for the Nouwen Fellow position at WTS, will help us consider what is missing from our theology and praxis when we view physical impairment as primarily a social or civil rather than a theological concern. He asks "What is gained by allowing the lived experience of physical disability to be at home within theology?" ASL…

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April 2018

Chapel with Worship Artist-in-Residence John Bell

April 16, 2018 @ 9:40 am - 10:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 9:40 am, repeating until April 20, 2018

Mulder Chapel at WTS, 101 E 13th St
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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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 public is welcome to join us in Mulder Chapel. On Tuesday evening, April 17, also in Mulder Chapel, the public is invited to a participate in a Big Sing led by John Bell entitled "Musical Medicine." A Big Sing is a unique celebration of congregational song.…

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The Big Sing

April 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mulder Chapel at WTS, 101 E 13th St
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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On Tuesday evening, April 17, the public is invited to a participate in a Big Sing led by Worship Artist-in-Residence John Bell entitled "Musical Medicine." A Big Sing is a unique celebration of congregational song. No talent is required, though throughout the experience John will empower participants to sing in harmony, including singing many previously unknown songs from around the world. From April 16-20 Western Theological Seminary welcomes John Bell to lead this year's "Doxophilia" - a week-long exploration of…

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John Bell Song Writers Workshop

April 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mulder Chapel at WTS, 101 E 13th St
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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By reservation only: Thursday, April 19, Worship Artist-in-Residence John Bell will be conducting a song writers workshop. Please contact Ron Rienstra for more information at ron@westernsem.edu. ______________________ During April 16-20, John Bell is leading this year's "Doxophilia" - a week-long exploration of worship and worship renewal. John Bell is a noted preacher, hymnwriter, composer, and worship enlivener. He is an ordained minister in the Church of Scotland, a member of the Iona Community, and one of the founders of Wild…

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May 2018

Dr. Robert Van Voorst’s “Last Lecture”

May 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mulder Chapel at WTS, 101 E 13th St
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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In honor of Professor of New Testament Robert Van Voorst's retirement in May 2018, you are invited to attend his "Last Lecture": "Paul's Letter to the Galatians in Performance -- Critical Perspective" Wednesday, May 2, 2018 2:00 pm John R. Mulder Chapel Western Theological Seminary Reception following

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September 2018

Disability Ministry Practice & Promise w/Bill Gaventa

September 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mulder Chapel at WTS, 101 E 13th St
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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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 and their families in faith communities and in ministry/theological training. Rev. Bill Gaventa has lived and worked at the intersection of disability, faith, and theology for over 40 years. He taught a course in Western’s Graduate Certificate in Disability and Ministry (MN586Disability,…

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November 2018

Lakeshore Big Read

November 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mulder Chapel at WTS, 101 E 13th St
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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David Dark will be at WTS as part of the Lakeshore Big Read. He will lead chapel in the morning at 9:40am and give a public talk in our chapel in the evening at 7pm about how good post-apocalyptic novels invite us to examine our own moral carelessness. A former high school English teacher, Dr. Dark now teaches at Belmont University in Nashville and in the Tennessee Prison for Women. He also writes books with great titles like Life's Too…

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August 2019

Live Online Worship Service

August 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Mulder Chapel at WTS, 101 E 13th St
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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Join us on Sunday, August 11 at 7:00 P.M. for a live worship experience! One Unified Body Worshiping in Many Places On Sunday evening, August 11 at 7 P.M., WTS will kick off the school year with a seminary-wide online worship experience. Everyone who is connected with WTS is invited to be part of this event, including incoming and returning students and their families, staff and faculty and their families, WTS board members and their families, alumni and others who love and support…

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September 2019

2019 Stoutemire Lecture in Multicultural Ministry

September 30, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Mulder Chapel at WTS, 101 E 13th St
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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Monday September 30 at 1:30 P.M. in Mulder Chapel Faith Following Ferguson: Five Years Later Five years have passed since the killing of 18 year old Michael Brown by a Ferguson, MO police officer.  Brown’s killing sparked a protest movement for racial justice that has not been seen since the Civil Rights movement.  In her book, Ferguson and Faith, Dr. Leah Gunning Francis explored the role of local clergy in this movement and the various ways their faith commitments compelled…

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November 2019

Academic Ableism with Dr. Jay Dolmage

November 12, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Mulder Chapel at WTS, 101 E 13th St
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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Join Dr. Jay Dolmage, Professor at the University of Waterloo for this important talk on creating environments of access and universal design for learning. In this talk, we will collaborate to address the ableist attitudes, policies, and practices that are built into higher education. We will also interrogate the minimal and temporary means we have been given to address inequities, and the cost such an approach has for disabled students and faculty. Finally, we will explore our own ableist biases,…

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February 2020

Ecclesiology in a Divided Age – A Public Lecture with Joseph Small

February 10 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Mulder Chapel at WTS, 101 E 13th St
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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In such a time of division, politically and ideologically, it becomes difficult for us to live in fellowship with one another. The church is not exempt from this type of division. The RCA, like many denominations, faces major questions regarding unity in the face of stark disagreement. Is unity possible? Is our vision of the church as a unified body of Christ idealistic and unattainable? Rev. Dr. Joseph Small, former director of the PCUSA Office of Theology and Worship, is…

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An Augustinian Theology of Mass Incarceration

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mulder Chapel at WTS, 101 E 13th St
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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Thursday, February 27, 7:00 p.m., Mulder Chapel Lecture with Dr. Greg Lee, Wheaton College   The United States incarcerates far more individuals than any nation in the world at radically disparate rates for different racial groups. In this lecture, Dr. Lee will draw on the thought of Augustine to encourage new approaches toward criminal justice. Augustine’s understanding of personal sin stresses the possibility of redemption for individual wrongdoers, and his account of collective evil exposes systemic injustice as a pervasive…

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March 2020

Public Lecture by Winn Collier

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mulder Chapel at WTS, 101 E 13th St
Holland, MI 49423 United States

You are warmly invited to a public lecture and Q&A by pastor and author Winn Collier on Tuesday, March 10 at 3:00pm in Mulder Chapel. While Winn could share with us about his years as a local church pastor or what he has learned as the official biographer of Eugene Peterson, at this lecture he will be drawing on his scholarship on Wendell Berry. We are delighted to be welcoming Winn for a visit, and we hope you can join…

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