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Today we introduce you to Dr. Jan Verbruggen, Professor of Old Testament here at Western Seminary.
Professor of Old Testament
I was born in Mortsel, Belgium. I grew up there until the age of 21.
What brought you to Western Seminary?
My wife is American and after a stint of 7 years of ministry in Belgium she wanted to come back to the US. Western Seminary was looking for an Old Testament Professor and I was invited to come and teach here.
Affiliations and Memberships:
Evangelical Theological Society
Society of Biblical Literature
SEON: Studiegroep van Evangelische Oud en Nieuw Testamentici
Awards and honors:
Samuel Iwry Fellow, The Johns Hopkins University, 1989-1990, 1992-1993
Teaching Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University, 1990-1991
Delta Epsilon Chi, 1983
Old Testament Law; Hebrew Syntax; Computer analysis and the Bible
In my field of OT:
Walter Kaiser; Thomas McComiskey; John Sailhamer; Raymond Westbrook
Other Christian Books:
On the popular level Philip Yancey, Jerry Bridges
Victor Hugo; Tolstoi; Dostoyevsky; Ernest Claes (Flemish writer); Joost van den Vondel (Dutch Writer)
Why revival Tarries; Les Miserables, Victor Hugo
Favorite book of the Bible from which to preach?
Bruce Ebersole, Martin Voltz, Tom Nicholas, John van der Dussen
We are very happy to announce a new and very generous scholarship opportunity at Western Seminary.
We now have 5 scholarships available for Th.M. students, each of which will cover all tuition during the first two years of the program. Since most of our Th.M. students finish within two years, this means that for most students, these will be full ride scholarships, though they do not cover books, travel, or living expenses.
The Marvin O. Johnson Educational Ministry Scholarship aims to assist students preparing for teaching careers. So, if your vocational aspirations involve, for example, teaching at a Christian high school, college, or seminary, this scholarship is for you. You may also qualify if you have bi-vocational aspirations (e.g. pastoring with significant adjunct teaching). Basically, if you think that your future involves having some significant role in Christian education, you may qualify and should at least inquire about the scholarship.
To qualify for these scholarships, you only need to meet the following criteria
- You must be a new Th.M. student.
- You must meet the entrance requirements for the Th.M. program.
- You must intend to pursue an educational career in some capacity. (The award is flexible enough to meet a variety of vocational goals. So, if you have any questions, please inquire.)
If you’re not familiar with our program, you may be wondering if you have to move to Portland to be a Th.M. student. The answer is “no.” Although many of our Th.M. students live in the Northwest, we have students from Montana, California and recently as far away as New York. We offer several classes every year as 1-week intensives. So, as long as you’re willing to make occasional trips to Portland, often in the summer when Portland is at its finest, this program is for you.
If you would like more information about the scholarships and how to apply, or if you would just like to hear more about our Th.M. program, please contact me at mcortez [at] westernseminary [dot] edu.
So, if you are considering, have ever considered, or might be tempted into considering a Th.M. as you prepare for the future, this is a great opportunity that you should consider. And, if you know anyone who might be interested in an opportunity like this, please feel free to pass the word along.
For more information about the Th.M. program, check out the following pages:
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Adjunct professor Gary Thomas was on the Family Life Today radio show where he discussed the place of pleasure in the Christian life.
If you would like to listen you can access the broadcast here.
The newest edition of the Western Seminary Magazine is available here.
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Western Seminary wants to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving. We hope you have a wonderful day of food, drink, and family while giving thanks to God for all the bless you have received.