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Recent Submissions

  • Commons vol.21 no.1 (Fall 2017) 

    Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.) (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2017-10)
    Construction/Renovation, summer internship stories from Shaelee Boender and Alex Regets, faculty fellow Gordon Govens, Hebrew camp, enrollment paradox, Dr. David Stubbs’ year in Rome
  • Commons vol.20 no.3 (June 2017) 

    Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.) (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2017-06)
    Breaking ground on the new building & renovations, Commencement, Class of 2017, Alumni/ae Day, Distinguished Alum Sam Solivan '76, Dawn Boelkins retiring, new Hispanic Ministries Director, Newbigin House of Studies
  • Commons vol.20 no.2 (March 2017) 

    Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.) (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2017-03)
    Suzanne McDonald's work with dementia, Van Raalte Fellows, Reflections from our oldest alum Wally Stoepker, Oman Intercultural trip, new grants the seminary has received
  • Commons vol.19 no.3 (June 2016) 

    Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.) (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2016-06)
    Class of 2016, Alumni/ae Day, Distinguished Alum Mel De Vries '53, Summer Institute on Theology & Disability
  • Commons vol.20 no.1 (Fall 2016) 

    Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.) (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2016-11)
    New Campaign, Student stories by Marcia Bosma & Adam VanDerStoep, the Big Read, Alvin Padilla, Community Kitchen 25 yrs, Luxcast kick-off
  • Commons vol.19 no.2 (Winter 2016) 

    Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.) (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2016-03)
    Taylor Holbrook '86 alum reflection, BorderLinks trip, Melissa Conner staff profile
  • Commons vol.19 no.1 (November 2015) 

    Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.) (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2015-11)
    New Certificate in Disability and Ministry, new faculty fellows, Ridder Church Renewal, facility update
  • Commons vol.18 no.2 (March 2015) 

    Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.) (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2015-03)
    Paying for Seminary, Ridder Church Renewal and Bast Preaching Program, Professor visits China, Israel Intercultural Trip, etc.
  • Commons vol.18 no.3 (June 2015) 

    Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.) (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2015-06)
    Class of 2015, Alumni/ae Day, Distinguished Alum Dennis Voskuil '69
  • Commons vol.18 no.1 (Fall 2014) 

    Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.) (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2014-11)
    Friendship House, Dr. George Hunsberger retiring, Jeffrey Hubers Internship
  • Commons vol.17 no.2 (Winter 2014) 

    Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.) (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2014-03)
    Recent grad gives kidney, reflections on DL intensive, Cambodia intercultural immersion
  • Commons vol.17 no.3 (June 2014) 

    Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.) (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2014-06)
    Class of 2014, Alumni/ae Day, Distinguished Alums Phyllis Palsma and John Nordstrom
  • Commons vol.17 no.1 (Fall 2013) 

    Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.) (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2013-11)
    Brazil Intercultural Immersion, 11 new faculty and staff, Advancement staff highlight
  • Commons vol.16 no.3 (June 2013) 

    Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.) (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2013-06)
    Class of 2013, Alumni/ae Day, Distinguished Alums Gordon Laman '59 & Vicki Menning '89
  • Commons vol.15 no.3 (June 2012) 

    Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.) (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2012-06)
    Graduation, Alumni/ae Day, Distinguished Alums Bruins & Karsen
  • Commons vol.16 no.1 (Fall 2012) 

    Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.) (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2012-11)
    George Brown retirement, Assessing seminary's effectiveness, new employees
  • Commons vol.16 no.2 (Winter 2013) 

    Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.) (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2013-03)
    The Bald Guy Challenge, A Tale of Two Class Gifts, WTS-Newbigin M.Div.
  • Commons vol.15 no.2 (Winter 2012) 

    Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.) (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2012-03)
    Chris Kaiser Retirement, Diversity update, Renovated Mulder Chapel
  • Commons vol.15 no.1 (Fall 2011) 

    Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.) (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2011-11)
    Bangladesh trip, Chris Dorsey, Andrew Spidahl, Friendship House update
  • Commons vol.14 no.2 (Winter 2011) 

    Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.) (Holland, Mich. : Western Theological Seminary, 2011-03)
    Second career students, Newbigin House, Richard Oudersluys, Eric Williams

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