Defending the Truth
It was as a young pastor in the early 90’s that I picked up No Place For Truth by Dr. David Wells. That volume not only convinced me of my need for ongoing theological education (seminary!), but it proved to be an informed, cogent, authoritative voice for the burden I was carrying in ministry. Truth seemed to be an inconvenient and relative thing for the church. I wonder if many of you had a similar experience?
That’s why I’m delighted to personally invite you to attend the sixth annual Gaffin Lecture here on campus on March 13. Dr. Wells will deliver a lecture entitled, “The Stupidity of Preaching in the Contemporary Moment.” If you are unable to come to campus, please consider attending via our live stream broadcast (Live Stream). An alumni lunch will follow with Dr. Gaffin and Dr. Wells present, as well as many of our faculty. President Lillback will also give an update on the life of the seminary. You can register for the lunch here.
God has used Westminster Theological Seminary to serve the church and the world for 83 years by teaching, defending, and proclaiming his Word. His truth certainly has a place here and in the hearts of our alumni. I hope many of you will be able to find your way to enjoy this year’s lecture with us.
Partnering with you for kingdom purposes,
Rev. John Currie, MAR, dean of student development and alumni support
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The Alumni Office at Westminster is always interested to hear how the Lord is using you in ministry. Drop us an email anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org and share what’s new in your life.
Interview with an Alumnus
Rev. Neil Tolsma
(M.Div ’65) recently published a book titled This is Love
, available at the Westminster Bookstore
. We had the opportunity to interview Rev. Tolsma about his new book, his time at Westminster, and the influence of Westminster’s professors on his many years as a pastor.
Rev. Neil Tolsma (M.Div ’65) recently published a book titled This is Love, available at the Westminster Bookstore. We had the opportunity to interview Rev. Tolsma about his new book, his time at Westminster, and the influence of Westminster’s professors on his many years as a pastor
Scratching the Surface
Rev. Mark Johnston (M.A.R. ’83, M.Div. ’84), pastor of Proclamation Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr, PA.
“The first week I was here with a guy from New Zealand, we walked around the grounds of Machen and we said to each other, ‘In three years here, we’ll know everything we need to know for the ministry.’ Providentially, we saw ourselves three years later standing in line ready to graduate, and we looked at each other and said, ‘We’ve only scratched the surface.’”
Events in March
Sixth Annual Gaffin Lecture
Featuring Dr. David Wells
Join us on March 13 at 10:30am in Rust Auditorium for the sixth annual Gaffin Lecture on Theology, Culture, and Mission. Dr. David Wells, Distinguished Research Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, will be speaking and his lecture is entitled "The Stupidity of Preaching and the Contemporary Moment."
Join us for the alumni luncheon immediately following the lecture. Please RSVP here.
This event will also be streamed live here.
From Baha'i to Jesus
Bryant Parsons, M.Div - General Studies
What do anxiety attacks, the Baha'i religion, and Reformed rap have in common? For most of us – absolutely nothing. But for Bryant Parsons, all of these were providentially used by God to lead him to Jesus. Hear from Bryant about how the Lord led him to faith, and also to Westminster to pursue a call to ministry.
Union League Bible Studies
Fridays this Spring at noon
Each year Westminster professors lead a weekly Bible study at the Union League of Philadelphia that takes place September through May. The Union League Bible Study for this Spring will continue to focus on what theologians call the "history of redemption." This is God’s unfolding, progressive message of man’s salvation in Christ that unifies the Bible from Old to New Testaments.
Click 'FULL STORY' for more details and the Spring schedule for the Bible studies.
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