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Train in Portland OR, San Jose CA, Sacramento CA, or via the Online Campus. http://www.westernseminary.edu/cll/wscll-course-descriptions 2015-07-01T12:26:36-07:00 Western Seminary bkidney@westernseminary.edu Joomla! - Open Source Content Management Admissions 2013-09-30T14:32:45-07:00 2013-09-30T14:32:45-07:00 http://www.westernseminary.edu/admissions Super User bkidney@westernseminary.edu <p>{loadposition sitenavsub}</p> <p>{loadposition sitenavsub}</p> All Dates & Events 2013-07-09T18:05:07-07:00 2013-07-09T18:05:07-07:00 http://www.westernseminary.edu/calendar Super User bkidney@westernseminary.edu <div style="padding: 0 20px;"> <div id="EventModalDialog" class="modal hide fade" role="dialog"> <div class="modal-header"><button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal" aria-hidden="true">×</button> <h4 class="modal-title">&nbsp;</h4> </div> <div class="modal-body">&nbsp;</div> </div> <p> <script src="http://www.westernseminary.edu///www.westernseminary.edu/api/fullcalendar.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> // <![CDATA[ jQuery('head').append('<link rel="stylesheet" href="http://www.westernseminary.edu///www.westernseminary.edu/api/fullcalendar.css" type="text/css" />'); // ]]> </script> </p> <div id="fullcalendar">&nbsp;</div> <div> <script type="text/javascript"> // <![CDATA[ jQuery(function() { var modal = jQuery('#EventModalDialog'); jQuery('#fullcalendar').fullCalendar({ events: function(start, end, callback) { var args = { page: 'all' }; var apiUrl = window.location.protocol + '//' + window.location.host + '/api/ws-calendar.php'; jQuery.getJSON(apiUrl, args).done(function(json) { var events = []; if (json.length) jQuery.each(json, function(i, obj) { events.push({ title: obj.title, start: obj.datefrom, end: obj.dateto, description: makeDescriptionHtml(obj), className: 'type-' + obj.type.toLowerCase() }); }); callback(events); }); }, eventClick: function(event) { modal.find('.modal-title').html(event.title); modal.find('.modal-body').html(event.description); modal.modal('show'); } }); /******************************************** Creates an event's html from the json object. *********************************************/ function makeDescriptionHtml(obj) { var months = ['January', 'February', 'March', 'April', 'May', 'June', 'July', 'August', 'September', 'October', 'November', 'December']; var shortMonths = ['Jan', 'Feb', 'Mar', 'Apr', 'May', 'June', 'July', 'Aug', 'Sept', 'Oct', 'Nov', 'Dec']; var datefrom = parseSqlDate(obj.datefrom); var dateto = parseSqlDate(obj.dateto); var timefrom = parseSqlDate(obj.datetimefrom); var timeto = parseSqlDate(obj.datetimeto); //create the date string var datestr = ''; if (datefrom && dateto) { datestr = months[datefrom.getMonth()] + ' ' + String(datefrom.getDate()); if (obj.sameday == '1') { datestr += ', ' + datefrom.getFullYear(); } else { if (datefrom.getFullYear() != dateto.getFullYear()) datestr += ',&nbsp;' + datefrom.getFullYear(); datestr += ' -&nbsp;' + months[dateto.getMonth()] + '&nbsp;' + String(dateto.getDate()); datestr += ',&nbsp;' + dateto.getFullYear(); } } if (timefrom) datestr += ' @&nbsp;' + formatTime(timefrom); if (timefrom && timeto) datestr += '&nbsp;-&nbsp;' + formatTime(timeto); //create html var html = '<div class="description event' + obj.id + ' type-' + obj.type.toLowerCase() + '">'; html += '<div class="detail-header">'; if (obj.campuses) html += '<div class="campus">' + obj.campuses + ' Campus' + ((obj.campuses.indexOf(',') > -1) ? 'es' : '') + '</div>'; html += '<div class="dates"><span class="label">Date(s):&nbsp; </span><span>' + datestr + '</span></div>'; if (obj.url) html += '<div class="url"><span class="label">Url:&nbsp; </span><a href="http://www.westernseminary.edu/' + obj.url + '" target="_blank">' + obj.url + '</a></div>'; html += '</div>'; if (obj.details) html += '<div class="detail">' + obj.details.replace(/(<p>(?:&nbsp;)*[\s]*<\/p>[\s]*)+$/, '') + '</div>'; html += '</div>'; return html; } /******************************************** Formats a time string from a Date object *********************************************/ function formatTime(dateObj) { if (!dateObj || isNaN(dateObj)) return ''; var hrs = dateObj.getHours(); var mins = dateObj.getMinutes(); var mer = (hrs >= 12) ? 'PM' : 'AM'; var str = (hrs > 12) ? String(hrs - 12) : ((hrs < 1) ? '12' : String(hrs)); str += ':' + (mins < 10 ? '0' : '') + String(mins); return str + mer; } /******************************************** Parses an sql formatted date into a Date object *********************************************/ function parseSqlDate(str) { if (!str) return false; var t = str.split(/[- :]/); if (t.length == 3) return new Date(t[0], t[1] - 1, t[2]); if (t.length == 6) return new Date(t[0], t[1] - 1, t[2], t[3], t[4], t[5]); return false; } }); // ]]> </script> </div> <p class="calendarkey"><span class="type type-academic">Academic</span><span class="type type-deadline">Deadline</span><span class="type type-event">Event</span><span class="type type-holiday">Holiday</span><span class="type type-reminder">Reminder</span><span class="text-small"><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Click an event on the calendar to see more details.</em></span> </p> <h2>List of All Dates &amp; Events</h2> <div id="calendar_full_list">&nbsp;</div> <p> <script type="text/javascript"> // <![CDATA[ jQuery(function() { jQuery('#calendar_full_list').wsCalendar({ header: 'none', page: 'all' }); }); // ]]> </script> </p> </div> <div style="padding: 0 20px;"> <div id="EventModalDialog" class="modal hide fade" role="dialog"> <div class="modal-header"><button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal" aria-hidden="true">×</button> <h4 class="modal-title">&nbsp;</h4> </div> <div class="modal-body">&nbsp;</div> </div> <p> <script src="//www.westernseminary.edu/api/fullcalendar.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> // <![CDATA[ jQuery('head').append('<link rel="stylesheet" href="//www.westernseminary.edu/api/fullcalendar.css" type="text/css" />'); // ]]> </script> </p> <div id="fullcalendar">&nbsp;</div> <div> <script type="text/javascript"> // <![CDATA[ jQuery(function() { var modal = jQuery('#EventModalDialog'); jQuery('#fullcalendar').fullCalendar({ events: function(start, end, callback) { var args = { page: 'all' }; var apiUrl = window.location.protocol + '//' + window.location.host + '/api/ws-calendar.php'; jQuery.getJSON(apiUrl, args).done(function(json) { var events = []; if (json.length) jQuery.each(json, function(i, obj) { events.push({ title: obj.title, start: obj.datefrom, end: obj.dateto, description: makeDescriptionHtml(obj), className: 'type-' + obj.type.toLowerCase() }); }); callback(events); }); }, eventClick: function(event) { modal.find('.modal-title').html(event.title); modal.find('.modal-body').html(event.description); modal.modal('show'); } }); /******************************************** Creates an event's html from the json object. *********************************************/ function makeDescriptionHtml(obj) { var months = ['January', 'February', 'March', 'April', 'May', 'June', 'July', 'August', 'September', 'October', 'November', 'December']; var shortMonths = ['Jan', 'Feb', 'Mar', 'Apr', 'May', 'June', 'July', 'Aug', 'Sept', 'Oct', 'Nov', 'Dec']; var datefrom = parseSqlDate(obj.datefrom); var dateto = parseSqlDate(obj.dateto); var timefrom = parseSqlDate(obj.datetimefrom); var timeto = parseSqlDate(obj.datetimeto); //create the date string var datestr = ''; if (datefrom && dateto) { datestr = months[datefrom.getMonth()] + ' ' + String(datefrom.getDate()); if (obj.sameday == '1') { datestr += ', ' + datefrom.getFullYear(); } else { if (datefrom.getFullYear() != dateto.getFullYear()) datestr += ',&nbsp;' + datefrom.getFullYear(); datestr += ' -&nbsp;' + months[dateto.getMonth()] + '&nbsp;' + String(dateto.getDate()); datestr += ',&nbsp;' + dateto.getFullYear(); } } if (timefrom) datestr += ' @&nbsp;' + formatTime(timefrom); if (timefrom && timeto) datestr += '&nbsp;-&nbsp;' + formatTime(timeto); //create html var html = '<div class="description event' + obj.id + ' type-' + obj.type.toLowerCase() + '">'; html += '<div class="detail-header">'; if (obj.campuses) html += '<div class="campus">' + obj.campuses + ' Campus' + ((obj.campuses.indexOf(',') > -1) ? 'es' : '') + '</div>'; html += '<div class="dates"><span class="label">Date(s):&nbsp; </span><span>' + datestr + '</span></div>'; if (obj.url) html += '<div class="url"><span class="label">Url:&nbsp; </span><a href="' + obj.url + '" target="_blank">' + obj.url + '</a></div>'; html += '</div>'; if (obj.details) html += '<div class="detail">' + obj.details.replace(/(<p>(?:&nbsp;)*[\s]*<\/p>[\s]*)+$/, '') + '</div>'; html += '</div>'; return html; } /******************************************** Formats a time string from a Date object *********************************************/ function formatTime(dateObj) { if (!dateObj || isNaN(dateObj)) return ''; var hrs = dateObj.getHours(); var mins = dateObj.getMinutes(); var mer = (hrs >= 12) ? 'PM' : 'AM'; var str = (hrs > 12) ? String(hrs - 12) : ((hrs < 1) ? '12' : String(hrs)); str += ':' + (mins < 10 ? '0' : '') + String(mins); return str + mer; } /******************************************** Parses an sql formatted date into a Date object *********************************************/ function parseSqlDate(str) { if (!str) return false; var t = str.split(/[- :]/); if (t.length == 3) return new Date(t[0], t[1] - 1, t[2]); if (t.length == 6) return new Date(t[0], t[1] - 1, t[2], t[3], t[4], t[5]); return false; } }); // ]]> </script> </div> <p class="calendarkey"><span class="type type-academic">Academic</span><span class="type type-deadline">Deadline</span><span class="type type-event">Event</span><span class="type type-holiday">Holiday</span><span class="type type-reminder">Reminder</span><span class="text-small"><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Click an event on the calendar to see more details.</em></span> </p> <h2>List of All Dates &amp; Events</h2> <div id="calendar_full_list">&nbsp;</div> <p> <script type="text/javascript"> // <![CDATA[ jQuery(function() { jQuery('#calendar_full_list').wsCalendar({ header: 'none', page: 'all' }); }); // ]]> </script> </p> </div> Alumni 2013-09-30T14:33:11-07:00 2013-09-30T14:33:11-07:00 http://www.westernseminary.edu/alumni Super User bkidney@westernseminary.edu <p>{loadposition sitenavsub}</p> <p>{loadposition sitenavsub}</p> Application FAQs 2013-09-09T20:06:00-07:00 2013-09-09T20:06:00-07:00 http://www.westernseminary.edu/2-uncategorised/328-application-faqs P.J. Oswald pjoswald@westernseminary.edu <p>To be filled...</p> <p>To be filled...</p> Campus Libraries 2013-10-22T16:59:21-07:00 2013-10-22T16:59:21-07:00 http://www.westernseminary.edu/library Super User bkidney@westernseminary.edu <p>To view campus specific resources, please choose a campus:</p> <p><a class="button-cyan" href="http://www.westernseminary.edu/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=56:online-library-services&amp;catid=24:library-online&amp;Itemid=490">Online</a><a class="button-cyan" href="http://www.westernseminary.edu/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=57:portland-library-services&amp;catid=25:library-portland&amp;Itemid=448">Portland</a><a class="button-cyan" href="http://www.westernseminary.edu/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=58:san-jose-library-services&amp;catid=26:library-san-jose&amp;Itemid=503">San Jose</a><a class="button-cyan" href="http://www.westernseminary.edu/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=59:sacramento-library-services&amp;catid=27:library-sacramento&amp;Itemid=508">Sacramento</a><a class="button-cyan" href="http://www.westernseminary.edu/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=645:seattle-library-services&amp;catid=66:seattle&amp;Itemid=922">Seattle</a></p> <p class="white-space">&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <div> <h2>Library&nbsp;Search</h2> <form target="_blank" role="search" name="searchForm" method="get" id="simple" enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=utf-8" action="http://win-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/dlSearch.do"><input value="CORBAN" name="institution" type="hidden" /><input value="CORBAN" name="vid" type="hidden" /><input value="GUEST" name="group" type="hidden" /><input value="true" name="onCampus" type="hidden" /><input value="CORBAN_EVERYTHING" name="search_scope" type="hidden" /><input name="query" id="primoQuery" type="hidden" /><input value="" name="queryTemp" id="primoQueryTemp" style="margin-right: 8px; width: 36%;" type="text" /><input value="Search" title="Search All of Western Seminary's and Corban University's Resources" id="go" alt="Search" type="submit" onclick="searchPrimo()" />&nbsp;</form> <script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[ function searchPrimo() { document.getElementById("primoQuery").value = "any,contains," + document.getElementById("primoQueryTemp").value; document.forms["searchForm"].submit(); } // ]]></script> </div> <p>Western Seminary and Corban University have partnered to offer combined resources from both libraries.</p> <ul class="list-links"> <li><a href="http://inside.corban.edu/library">Library at Corban's Website</a></li> <li><a href="http://inside.corban.edu/library/databases">List of Databases at Corban's Website</a></li> <li><a href="http://inside.corban.edu/library/tutorials">Video Tutorials at Corban's Website</a></li> </ul> <p class="note-alert" style="margin-bottom: 30px;">When accessing resources through Corban and Western's shared library system that require logging in, make sure to add @westernseminary.edu to the end of your username so that the system will know you are a Western Seminary student.</p> <p>To view campus specific resources, please choose a campus:</p> <p><a class="button-cyan" href="index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=56:online-library-services&amp;catid=24:library-online&amp;Itemid=490">Online</a><a class="button-cyan" href="index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=57:portland-library-services&amp;catid=25:library-portland&amp;Itemid=448">Portland</a><a class="button-cyan" href="index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=58:san-jose-library-services&amp;catid=26:library-san-jose&amp;Itemid=503">San Jose</a><a class="button-cyan" href="index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=59:sacramento-library-services&amp;catid=27:library-sacramento&amp;Itemid=508">Sacramento</a><a class="button-cyan" href="index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=645:seattle-library-services&amp;catid=66:seattle&amp;Itemid=922">Seattle</a></p> <p class="white-space">&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <div> <h2>Library&nbsp;Search</h2> <form target="_blank" role="search" name="searchForm" method="get" id="simple" enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=utf-8" action="http://win-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/dlSearch.do"><input value="CORBAN" name="institution" type="hidden" /><input value="CORBAN" name="vid" type="hidden" /><input value="GUEST" name="group" type="hidden" /><input value="true" name="onCampus" type="hidden" /><input value="CORBAN_EVERYTHING" name="search_scope" type="hidden" /><input name="query" id="primoQuery" type="hidden" /><input value="" name="queryTemp" id="primoQueryTemp" style="margin-right: 8px; width: 36%;" type="text" /><input value="Search" title="Search All of Western Seminary's and Corban University's Resources" id="go" alt="Search" type="submit" onclick="searchPrimo()" />&nbsp;</form> <script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[ function searchPrimo() { document.getElementById("primoQuery").value = "any,contains," + document.getElementById("primoQueryTemp").value; document.forms["searchForm"].submit(); } // ]]></script> </div> <p>Western Seminary and Corban University have partnered to offer combined resources from both libraries.</p> <ul class="list-links"> <li><a href="http://inside.corban.edu/library">Library at Corban's Website</a></li> <li><a href="http://inside.corban.edu/library/databases">List of Databases at Corban's Website</a></li> <li><a href="http://inside.corban.edu/library/tutorials">Video Tutorials at Corban's Website</a></li> </ul> <p class="note-alert" style="margin-bottom: 30px;">When accessing resources through Corban and Western's shared library system that require logging in, make sure to add @westernseminary.edu to the end of your username so that the system will know you are a Western Seminary student.</p> Centers & Ministries 2013-09-30T14:33:37-07:00 2013-09-30T14:33:37-07:00 http://www.westernseminary.edu/centers Super User bkidney@westernseminary.edu <p>{loadposition sitenavsub}</p> <p>{loadposition sitenavsub}</p> Course Session Dates 2013-12-02T16:18:00-08:00 2013-12-02T16:18:00-08:00 http://www.westernseminary.edu/students/online/orientation/current/course-session-dates Jim Stewart jstewart@westernseminary.edu <h3>Classroom Attendance - IMPORTANT!</h3> <p>1. If you are registered for either the Session “A” or Session “B”, your online learning center (http:// www.westernseminary.edu/olc) will open no later than January 5th at 12:01 A.M. Within the first week of your session you must upload your course affirmation file to register your attendance within that week. This is our way of “taking attendance” in the course; failure to submit the affirmation file within that first week may result in your being dropped from the course.</p> <p>2. You must also “attend class” during the last week of your session. Even if you finish your other course assignments earlier in the session, you still must complete and return your course evaluation in your last week. At the beginning of that week, you will receive a link by email to the evaluation page. Completing and submitting the online form during your last week will constitute a record of your attendance.</p> <h3>Fall 2014 Semester</h3> <table class="table-4columns" style="width: 455px; height: 148px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Session </strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Dates</strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong> Start Week<br /></strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>End Week<br /></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;">A</td> <td style="text-align: center;">8/25 - 12/12</td> <td style="text-align: center;">8/25 - 8/29</td> <td style="text-align: center;">12/8 - 12/12</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;">B</td> <td style="text-align: center;">8/25 - 10/17</td> <td style="text-align: center;">8/25 - 8/29</td> <td style="text-align: center;">10/13 - 10/17</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;">C</td> <td style="text-align: center;">10/20 - 12/12</td> <td style="text-align: center;">10/20 - 10/24</td> <td style="text-align: center;">12/8 - 12/12</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Spring 2015 Semester</h3> <table class="table-4columns" style="width: 455px; height: 148px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Session</strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Dates</strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Start Week<br /></strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>End Week<br /></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: center; width: 272px;">A</td> <td style="text-align: center; width: 272px;">1/5 - 4/24</td> <td style="text-align: center; width: 271px;">1/5 - 1/9</td> <td style="text-align: center; width: 271px;">4/20 - 4/24</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: center; width: 272px;">B</td> <td style="text-align: center; width: 272px;">1/5 - 2/27</td> <td style="text-align: center; width: 271px;">1/5 - 1/9</td> <td style="text-align: center; width: 271px;">2/23 - 2/27</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: center; width: 272px;">C</td> <td style="text-align: center; width: 272px;">3/2 - 4/24</td> <td style="text-align: center; width: 271px;">3/2 - 3/6</td> <td style="text-align: center; width: 271px;">4/20 - 4/24</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Note: Affirmation files or course evaluations received by 8:00 a.m. on the Monday following the end of your course start week or end week will be considered to have been received within the required one-week time<br />window.</p> <h3>Classroom Attendance - IMPORTANT!</h3> <p>1. If you are registered for either the Session “A” or Session “B”, your online learning center (http:// www.westernseminary.edu/olc) will open no later than January 5th at 12:01 A.M. Within the first week of your session you must upload your course affirmation file to register your attendance within that week. This is our way of “taking attendance” in the course; failure to submit the affirmation file within that first week may result in your being dropped from the course.</p> <p>2. You must also “attend class” during the last week of your session. Even if you finish your other course assignments earlier in the session, you still must complete and return your course evaluation in your last week. At the beginning of that week, you will receive a link by email to the evaluation page. Completing and submitting the online form during your last week will constitute a record of your attendance.</p> <h3>Fall 2014 Semester</h3> <table class="table-4columns" style="width: 455px; height: 148px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Session </strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Dates</strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong> Start Week<br /></strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>End Week<br /></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;">A</td> <td style="text-align: center;">8/25 - 12/12</td> <td style="text-align: center;">8/25 - 8/29</td> <td style="text-align: center;">12/8 - 12/12</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;">B</td> <td style="text-align: center;">8/25 - 10/17</td> <td style="text-align: center;">8/25 - 8/29</td> <td style="text-align: center;">10/13 - 10/17</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;">C</td> <td style="text-align: center;">10/20 - 12/12</td> <td style="text-align: center;">10/20 - 10/24</td> <td style="text-align: center;">12/8 - 12/12</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Spring 2015 Semester</h3> <table class="table-4columns" style="width: 455px; height: 148px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Session</strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Dates</strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>Start Week<br /></strong></td> <td style="text-align: center;"><strong>End Week<br /></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: center; width: 272px;">A</td> <td style="text-align: center; width: 272px;">1/5 - 4/24</td> <td style="text-align: center; width: 271px;">1/5 - 1/9</td> <td style="text-align: center; width: 271px;">4/20 - 4/24</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: center; width: 272px;">B</td> <td style="text-align: center; width: 272px;">1/5 - 2/27</td> <td style="text-align: center; width: 271px;">1/5 - 1/9</td> <td style="text-align: center; width: 271px;">2/23 - 2/27</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: center; width: 272px;">C</td> <td style="text-align: center; width: 272px;">3/2 - 4/24</td> <td style="text-align: center; width: 271px;">3/2 - 3/6</td> <td style="text-align: center; width: 271px;">4/20 - 4/24</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Note: Affirmation files or course evaluations received by 8:00 a.m. on the Monday following the end of your course start week or end week will be considered to have been received within the required one-week time<br />window.</p> Doing Seminary Online 2015-03-19T21:47:05-07:00 2015-03-19T21:47:05-07:00 http://www.westernseminary.edu/doing-seminary-online-landing-page P.J. Oswald pjoswald@westernseminary.edu <div style="background-image: url('/files/headers/Online-Seminary-Degrees-Landing---Header.jpg');" class="header-image">&nbsp;</div> <div class="section section-header bg-cyan-reverse"> <div class="section-inner row-fluid"> <div class="span8"> <h1>Doing seminary online doesn't mean learning at the kids' table.</h1> </div> </div> </div> <div class="section section-main"> <div class="section-inner row-fluid"> <div class="span8"> <p>When you train online with Western Seminary, you access a rigorous and accredited theological education from wherever you serve. Not only that, you enter into a network of students from over 40 Christian denominations who are energized to study the inerrant and infallible words of the Bible. You'll form lasting connections with them and your professors as you visit our Portland campus together for a week at 2-3 points during your training (varies by program). Those relationships continue on even as you complete your courses from any web-connected device. No matter what program you choose, you can expect an emphasis upon gospel-centered transformation.</p> <p>Online degree options at Western Seminary include:</p> <ul class="list-checkmarks-orange list-spaced"> <li><strong>Online Master of Divinity</strong></li> <li><strong><span style="background-color: transparent;">Online M.A. (Biblical and Theological Studies)</span></strong></li> <li><strong><span style="background-color: transparent;">Online M.A. in Ministry and Leadership</span></strong></li> </ul> <p>Western Seminary delivers trustworthy and accessible training for gospel-centered transformation. On campus or online.</p> <p>Request your viewbook packet for more information...</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="section section-quote bg-cyan-reverse"> <div class="section-inner row-fluid"> <div class="span8 rotator"> <div> <div class="quote-image"><img src="http://www.westernseminary.edu//files/images/admissions/voices/aaron-truong.jpg" /></div> <blockquote> <p>"I am so incredibly grateful to have been in a place where faculty members cared enough for me to help me process through my theological hang ups, ministry questions, and even my personal issues. It was so exciting for me to have access to these amazing, Godly people who possess a wealth of wisdom and experience."<span class="quote-author">Aaron Truong / Vancouver, Washington</span><span class="quote-author-title">Therapist at Columbia River Mental Health Services</span></p> </blockquote> </div> <div> <div class="quote-image"><img src="http://www.westernseminary.edu//files/images/admissions/voices/julius-twongyeirwe.jpg" /></div> <blockquote> <p>"My life and ministry growth have been marked by a desire for a better grip on the gospel message, an emphatic understanding of my ministry context, and a heavenward adjustment for myself in knowledge, character, and skills for ministry. Western Seminary has given me this."<span class="quote-author">Dr. Julius Twongyeirwe / Kabale, Uganda</span><span class="quote-author-title">National Director of Proclamation Task</span></p> </blockquote> </div> <div> <div class="quote-image"><img src="http://www.westernseminary.edu//files/images/admissions/voices/jeff-vanderstelt.jpg" /></div> <blockquote> <p>"The training I received at Western Seminary has significantly influenced both my gospel-centered approach to biblical theology and how that gets worked out in everyday disciple-making and leadership development."<span class="quote-author">Jeff Vanderstelt / Tacoma, WA</span><span class="quote-author-title">Visionary Leader of the Soma Family of Churches</span></p> </blockquote> </div> <div> <div class="quote-image"><img src="http://www.westernseminary.edu//files/images/admissions/voices/susan-wright.jpg" /></div> <blockquote> <p>"Don't hesitate to attend Western Seminary. The training I received impacted me personally, spiritually, and intellectually. The courses, professors, staff, and other students were a great resource in terms of helping me hone my skills, detecting areas of growth and what to do about it, and helping me to make God my focus – not education."<span class="quote-author">Susan Wright / Rancho Cordova, CA</span><span class="quote-author-title">Associate Pastor, Cordova Neighborhood Church</span></p> </blockquote> </div> <div> <div class="quote-image"><img src="http://www.westernseminary.edu//files/images/admissions/voices/gary-thomas.jpg" /></div> <blockquote> <p>"The quality of student I run into at Western gives me great confidence that God continues to work mightily, building His Kingdom and spreading His reign by raising up a new generation of called and equipped leaders."<span class="quote-author">Gary Thomas / Houston, TX</span><span class="quote-author-title">Author, Writer in Residence at Second Baptist Church of Houston</span></p> </blockquote> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="section section-sidebar bg-orange-reverse"> <h3>Get Your Free Viewbook</h3> <p>Take 45 seconds to fill out this form and we’ll mail you a <strong>free</strong> Viewbook packet to help in your seminary search.</p> {loadposition request-info-form}</div> <div class="section section-accreditation"> <p class="by">Accredited By:</p> <div class="accreditation-logos"><img src="http://www.westernseminary.edu//files/images/admissions/voices/ats-logo-white.png" alt="Association of Theological Schools Logo" height="78" width="129" /><span class="vertical-separator"></span><img src="http://www.westernseminary.edu//files/images/admissions/voices/nwccu-logo-white.png" alt="Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities Logo" height="78" width="161" /><span class="vertical-separator"></span><img src="http://www.westernseminary.edu//files/images/admissions/voices/ecfa-logo-white.png" alt="Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability Logo" height="78" width="78" /></div> <p class="copyright">© 2015 Western Seminary</p> </div> <script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[ jQuery(function($) { var form = $('#reqinfoform'); var sidebar = form.closest('.section-sidebar'); var tbl = form.children('table').first(); tbl.addClass('step1'); var row = $('<tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align: center; padding-right: 0;">' + '<input id="nextstep" type="button" class="button-cyan" value="Continue" />' + '<input id="prevstep" type="button" class="button-gray" value="Back" />' + '</td></tr>'); row.appendTo(tbl); row.find('#nextstep').click(function() { tbl.removeClass('step1').addClass('step2'); $(this).hide(); row.find('#prevstep').show(); sidebar.find('h3').hide(); sidebar.find('p').first().hide(); }); row.find('#prevstep').click(function() { tbl.removeClass('step2').addClass('step1'); $(this).hide(); row.find('#nextstep').show(); }).hide(); //------------------------------------------- //Quote Rotator //------------------------------------------- //pull the quotes to hide or display var quotes = $('body').find('.rotator').children('div'); //seconds to show the quote before going to the next var duration = 9; //start with a random choice var showing = Math.floor(Math.random() * quotes.length); //show the first quote quotes.eq(showing).show(); //setup the timer to rotate to the next quote var timer = setInterval(nextQuote, duration * 1000); function nextQuote() { if (showing + 1 >= quotes.length) showQuote(0) else showQuote(showing + 1); } function prevQuote() { if (showing - 1 < 0) showQuote(quotes.length - 1) else showQuote(showing - 1); } function showQuote(index) { quotes.eq(showing).hide(); quotes.eq(index).fadeIn(); showing = index; } }); // ]]></script> <div style="background-image: url('/files/headers/Online-Seminary-Degrees-Landing---Header.jpg');" class="header-image">&nbsp;</div> <div class="section section-header bg-cyan-reverse"> <div class="section-inner row-fluid"> <div class="span8"> <h1>Doing seminary online doesn't mean learning at the kids' table.</h1> </div> </div> </div> <div class="section section-main"> <div class="section-inner row-fluid"> <div class="span8"> <p>When you train online with Western Seminary, you access a rigorous and accredited theological education from wherever you serve. Not only that, you enter into a network of students from over 40 Christian denominations who are energized to study the inerrant and infallible words of the Bible. You'll form lasting connections with them and your professors as you visit our Portland campus together for a week at 2-3 points during your training (varies by program). Those relationships continue on even as you complete your courses from any web-connected device. No matter what program you choose, you can expect an emphasis upon gospel-centered transformation.</p> <p>Online degree options at Western Seminary include:</p> <ul class="list-checkmarks-orange list-spaced"> <li><strong>Online Master of Divinity</strong></li> <li><strong><span style="background-color: transparent;">Online M.A. (Biblical and Theological Studies)</span></strong></li> <li><strong><span style="background-color: transparent;">Online M.A. in Ministry and Leadership</span></strong></li> </ul> <p>Western Seminary delivers trustworthy and accessible training for gospel-centered transformation. On campus or online.</p> <p>Request your viewbook packet for more information...</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="section section-quote bg-cyan-reverse"> <div class="section-inner row-fluid"> <div class="span8 rotator"> <div> <div class="quote-image"><img src="/files/images/admissions/voices/aaron-truong.jpg" /></div> <blockquote> <p>"I am so incredibly grateful to have been in a place where faculty members cared enough for me to help me process through my theological hang ups, ministry questions, and even my personal issues. It was so exciting for me to have access to these amazing, Godly people who possess a wealth of wisdom and experience."<span class="quote-author">Aaron Truong / Vancouver, Washington</span><span class="quote-author-title">Therapist at Columbia River Mental Health Services</span></p> </blockquote> </div> <div> <div class="quote-image"><img src="/files/images/admissions/voices/julius-twongyeirwe.jpg" /></div> <blockquote> <p>"My life and ministry growth have been marked by a desire for a better grip on the gospel message, an emphatic understanding of my ministry context, and a heavenward adjustment for myself in knowledge, character, and skills for ministry. 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The courses, professors, staff, and other students were a great resource in terms of helping me hone my skills, detecting areas of growth and what to do about it, and helping me to make God my focus – not education."<span class="quote-author">Susan Wright / Rancho Cordova, CA</span><span class="quote-author-title">Associate Pastor, Cordova Neighborhood Church</span></p> </blockquote> </div> <div> <div class="quote-image"><img src="/files/images/admissions/voices/gary-thomas.jpg" /></div> <blockquote> <p>"The quality of student I run into at Western gives me great confidence that God continues to work mightily, building His Kingdom and spreading His reign by raising up a new generation of called and equipped leaders."<span class="quote-author">Gary Thomas / Houston, TX</span><span class="quote-author-title">Author, Writer in Residence at Second Baptist Church of Houston</span></p> </blockquote> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="section section-sidebar bg-orange-reverse"> <h3>Get Your Free Viewbook</h3> <p>Take 45 seconds to fill out this form and we’ll mail you a <strong>free</strong> Viewbook packet to help in your seminary search.</p> {loadposition request-info-form}</div> <div class="section section-accreditation"> <p class="by">Accredited By:</p> <div class="accreditation-logos"><img src="/files/images/admissions/voices/ats-logo-white.png" alt="Association of Theological Schools Logo" height="78" width="129" /><span class="vertical-separator"></span><img src="/files/images/admissions/voices/nwccu-logo-white.png" alt="Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities Logo" height="78" width="161" /><span class="vertical-separator"></span><img src="/files/images/admissions/voices/ecfa-logo-white.png" alt="Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability Logo" height="78" width="78" /></div> <p class="copyright">© 2015 Western Seminary</p> </div> <script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[ jQuery(function($) { var form = $('#reqinfoform'); var sidebar = form.closest('.section-sidebar'); var tbl = form.children('table').first(); tbl.addClass('step1'); var row = $('<tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align: center; padding-right: 0;">' + '<input id="nextstep" type="button" class="button-cyan" value="Continue" />' + '<input id="prevstep" type="button" class="button-gray" value="Back" />' + '</td></tr>'); row.appendTo(tbl); row.find('#nextstep').click(function() { tbl.removeClass('step1').addClass('step2'); $(this).hide(); row.find('#prevstep').show(); sidebar.find('h3').hide(); sidebar.find('p').first().hide(); }); row.find('#prevstep').click(function() { tbl.removeClass('step2').addClass('step1'); $(this).hide(); row.find('#nextstep').show(); }).hide(); //------------------------------------------- //Quote Rotator //------------------------------------------- //pull the quotes to hide or display var quotes = $('body').find('.rotator').children('div'); //seconds to show the quote before going to the next var duration = 9; //start with a random choice var showing = Math.floor(Math.random() * quotes.length); //show the first quote quotes.eq(showing).show(); //setup the timer to rotate to the next quote var timer = setInterval(nextQuote, duration * 1000); function nextQuote() { if (showing + 1 >= quotes.length) showQuote(0) else showQuote(showing + 1); } function prevQuote() { if (showing - 1 < 0) showQuote(quotes.length - 1) else showQuote(showing - 1); } function showQuote(index) { quotes.eq(showing).hide(); quotes.eq(index).fadeIn(); showing = index; } }); // ]]></script> Example Page 2013-11-21T21:59:40-08:00 2013-11-21T21:59:40-08:00 http://www.westernseminary.edu/example Super User bkidney@westernseminary.edu <p>The Word Became Flesh<br />1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. 6 There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. 9 The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God-- 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God. 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 John testifies concerning him. He cries out, saying, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.' " 16 From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known.</p> <p>John the Baptist Denies Being the Christ<br />19 Now this was John's testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. 20 He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, "I am not the Christ. " 21 They asked him, "Then who are you? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No." 22 Finally they said, "Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself ?" 23 John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, "I am the voice of one calling in the desert, 'Make straight the way for the Lord.' " 24 Now some Pharisees who had been sent 25 questioned him, "Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?" 26 "I baptize with water," John replied, "but among you stands one you do not know. 27 He is the one who comes after me, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie." 28 This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing.</p> <p>Jesus the Lamb of God<br />29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is the one I meant when I said, 'A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.' 31 I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel." 32 Then John gave this testimony: "I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. 33 I would not have known him, except that the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, 'The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is he who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.' 34 I have seen and I testify that this is the Son of God."<br />Jesus' First Disciples</p> <p>1:40-42pp -- Mt 4:18-22; Mk 1:16-20; Lk 5:2-11<br />35 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, "Look, the Lamb of God!" 37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, "What do you want?" They said, "Rabbi" (which means Teacher), "where are you staying?" 39 "Come," he replied, "and you will see." So they went and saw where he was staying, and spent that day with him. It was about the tenth hour. 40 Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. 41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, "We have found the Messiah" (that is, the Christ). 42 And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas" (which, when translated, is Peter ).<br />Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael</p> <p>43 The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, "Follow me." 44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. 45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, "We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote--Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." 46 "Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?" Nathanael asked. "Come and see," said Philip. 47 When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, "Here is a true Israelite, in whom there is nothing false." 48 "How do you know me?" Nathanael asked. Jesus answered, "I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you." 49 Then Nathanael declared, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel." 50 Jesus said, "You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You shall see greater things than that." 51 He then added, "I tell you the truth, you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."</p> <p>The Word Became Flesh<br />1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. 6 There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. 9 The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God-- 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God. 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 John testifies concerning him. He cries out, saying, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.' " 16 From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known.</p> <p>John the Baptist Denies Being the Christ<br />19 Now this was John's testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. 20 He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, "I am not the Christ. " 21 They asked him, "Then who are you? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No." 22 Finally they said, "Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself ?" 23 John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, "I am the voice of one calling in the desert, 'Make straight the way for the Lord.' " 24 Now some Pharisees who had been sent 25 questioned him, "Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?" 26 "I baptize with water," John replied, "but among you stands one you do not know. 27 He is the one who comes after me, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie." 28 This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing.</p> <p>Jesus the Lamb of God<br />29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is the one I meant when I said, 'A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.' 31 I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel." 32 Then John gave this testimony: "I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. 33 I would not have known him, except that the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, 'The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is he who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.' 34 I have seen and I testify that this is the Son of God."<br />Jesus' First Disciples</p> <p>1:40-42pp -- Mt 4:18-22; Mk 1:16-20; Lk 5:2-11<br />35 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, "Look, the Lamb of God!" 37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, "What do you want?" They said, "Rabbi" (which means Teacher), "where are you staying?" 39 "Come," he replied, "and you will see." So they went and saw where he was staying, and spent that day with him. It was about the tenth hour. 40 Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. 41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, "We have found the Messiah" (that is, the Christ). 42 And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas" (which, when translated, is Peter ).<br />Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael</p> <p>43 The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, "Follow me." 44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. 45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, "We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote--Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." 46 "Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?" Nathanael asked. "Come and see," said Philip. 47 When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, "Here is a true Israelite, in whom there is nothing false." 48 "How do you know me?" Nathanael asked. Jesus answered, "I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you." 49 Then Nathanael declared, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel." 50 Jesus said, "You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You shall see greater things than that." 51 He then added, "I tell you the truth, you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."</p> Friends 2013-09-30T14:33:23-07:00 2013-09-30T14:33:23-07:00 http://www.westernseminary.edu/friends Super User bkidney@westernseminary.edu <p>{loadposition sitenavsub}</p> <p>{loadposition sitenavsub}</p>