Hybrid Schedule News and Updates

Darrell Bock to Teach in Summer Semester

bock darrell 500Dr. Darrell Bock, Executive Director of Cultural Engagement and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, will be teaching BLS 560 "Select Topics in Biblical Literature - Historical Jesus" on the Portland Campus of Western Seminary June 14 - 16, 2017.

Dr. Bock earned the Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1979 and his Ph.D.  from the University of Aberdeen in 1983. According to his Dallas Seminary faculty page, he has "earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), is the author of over 40 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the seminary's Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) for 2000–2001, is a consulting editor for Christianity Today, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College and Chosen People Ministries. His articles appear in leading publications. He is often an expert for the media on NT issues. Dr. Bock has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. When traveling overseas, he will tune into the current game involving his favorite teams from Houston—live—even in the wee hours of the morning. Married for over 40 years to Sally, he is a proud father of two daughters and a son and is also a grandfather."

Western to Add 3rd Online Degree Threshold Week in Spring 2018

The growth of Western's online degree programs has led to the decision to add a third threshold opportunity beginning in the spring semester of 2018.  While the exact dates in February have not yet been determined, the week will include a Sunday orientation immediatley prior to the two introductory hybrid courses "Learning to Love God and Others" with Dr. Randy Roberts, and "Discovering and Developing Ministry Potential" with Dr. Ron Marrs. Students who would like more information should contact Keane Collins at 503-517-1811 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..