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March 2017

Bast Preaching Retreat

March 6, 2017 @ 9:00 am - March 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Western Theological Seminary, 101 East 13th Street
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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You are invited to attend a retreat for pastors on March 6-7, 207 at Western Theological Seminary. You will be encouraged and supported while exploring ideas to help strengthen your preaching. Jeff Porte will be leading this day and a half preaching retreat. Jeff is Lead Pastor at Centerpoint Church (RCA) in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he has served for thirty-one years. Centerpoint is a church that multiplies churches and is honored to have eight congregations and two Christian schools in their…

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2017 Osterhaven Lecture Series

March 20, 2017 - March 21, 2017
Western Theological Seminary, 101 East 13th Street
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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"Sola Scriptura? Scripture and Tradition" Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Our guest lecturers include:   Edith M. Humphrey, Professor of New Testament from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Edith M. Humphrey, Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Prior to immigrating, she taught at several colleges and universities in Canada, and was professor of Scripture at Augustine College, Ottawa, Canada. The author of numerous articles on the literary and rhetorical study of the Bible, she has also written five books…

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May 2017

Writer’s Workshop

May 16, 2017 - May 17, 2017

May 16-17th, 2017 Western Theological Seminary and Hope College will  co-host a Writer's Workshop featuring award-winning authors Barbara Brown Taylor and Rachel Held Evans. Barbara Brown Taylor is a New York Times best-selling author, professor, and Episcopal priest. Her first memoir, Leaving Church, won a 2006 Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association. Her last book, Learning to Walk in the Dark, was featured in TIME magazine. She has served on the faculty of Piedmont College since 1998 as the Butman…

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September 2017

2017 Stoutemire Lecture

September 19, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Western Theological Seminary, 101 East 13th Street
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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Free

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 Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL September 19, 2017 at 1:30pm in Mulder Chapel Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah draws from his book, Return to Justice, authored with Gary Vanderpol, as he discusses the lessons learned from early attempts at racial reconciliation among U.S. evangelicals in the 1960s and 70s.…

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October 2017

“Christian Funerals: the Church at Her Best”

October 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Western Theological Seminary, 101 East 13th Street
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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Free

  Unfortunately, due to a severe bicycle accident on September 19, Mark Higgens will not be able to join us, and this event has been postponed for now. A conversation for future pastors in preparing them to conduct funerals Presented by Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home and Western Theological Seminary This discussion will be led by Mark Higgens, President of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service & Crematory in Durham, NC.  A frequent presenter on End of Life issues, Mark regularly conducts programs at Duke Divinity…

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A Conversation with Dr. Mark Noll

October 16, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Pillar Church, 57 East 10th Street
Holland, MI 49423
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Free

Mark Noll is a church historian who recently retired as the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, having previously served as Professor of History and Theological Studies at Wheaton College. He has taught courses on American religious history, world Christianity, Reformation theology, Puritanism, historiography, nineteenth-century British evangelicalism, and American intellectual history. He presently serves as a Research Professor of History, Regent College. He is also a prolific author. Dr. Noll is in Holland as…

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Un Taller sobre la Predicación Eficaz

October 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Los Rasgos del Predicador Eficaz Cuando el Espíritu Santo se manifiesta a través de un predicador bien preparado surge una experiencia transformadora para el predicador y la congregación. Este taller se va a enfocar, de una manera muy practica, en ayudar al predicador en el desarrollo de las practicas que aumentan la efectividad en la predicación. “Te encargo delante de Dios y del Señor Jesucristo, quien juzgará a los vivos y a los muertos en su manifestación y en su…

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November 2017

WTS Alumni Study Tour

November 3, 2017 - November 16, 2017
$3999.00

WTS Alumni Study Tour Peace Project/Light for the World A ministry of Global Mission, Reformed Church in America  November 3-16, 2017 Led by Dr. Tom Boogaart and Dr. Joshua Vis & Hosted by Rev. Steve Vander Molen Registration deadline:  July 31, 2017 Limited to 40 participants Cost: $3,999 per person (double occupancy) Consider using your continuing education allowance for this opportunity! Click here to read more and for the complete itinerary and Q & A at: journey.westernsem.edu/events/ For questions about registration…

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2017 Bast Preaching Festival

November 6, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Western Theological Seminary, 101 East 13th Street
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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$80
c. Deb Houg

November 6, 2017 with special guest Dr. Richard J. Mouw After earning his Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Chicago, Richard J. Mouw taught in the Calvin College Philosophy Department for 17 years. In 1985 he moved to Fuller Theological Seminary, and beginning in 1993 he served as Fuller’s president for two decades. He has now returned to full-time teaching at Fuller as Professor of Faith and Public Life. The author of 20 books, in 2007 Princeton Theological Seminary…

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September 2018

Stoutemire Lecture & Events

September 23, 2018 - September 25, 2018
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One event on April 4, 2020 at 12:00 am

Western Theological Seminary, 101 East 13th Street
Holland, MI 49423 United States
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This year, our guest for the 8th annual Stoutemire Lecture in Multicultural Ministry is Dr. Randy Woodley, Distinguished Professor of Faith and Culture and Director of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies at George Fox University and Portland Seminary. Sunday, September 23 10:00am:  Preaching at Maple Avenue Ministries, 427 Maple Ave, Holland, MI 49423 5:30pm:  Off-campus dinner with the Diversity Committee of WTS Monday, September 24 9:40am:  Preaching at morning chapel at WTS 1:30pm:  8th Annual Stoutemire Lecture: "Indigenous Theology as Original Instructions"  (Q&A to follow),…

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