Who Needs Systematic Theology? by Michael Horton
One subject that brings even fundamentalists and liberals together is the criticism of systematic theology. For instance, many of us were reared to suspect that if someone clearly embraced some particular system (e.g., Calvinist, Arminian, or Lutheran), then that would probably lead to the suppression of biblical teaching wherever specific passages didn't easily fit into a nice, neat doctrinal package. Others reared in more liberal circles heard the traditional systems ridiculed for their alleged dogmatism and parochialism-for their arrogance in thinking that the Bible actually was true, much less clear enough to have what one could seriously call a "system of doctrine."
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Featured Faculty Book
|Westminster Seminary California: A New Old School
by W. Robert Godfrey and D. G. Hart
Readers will learn that the success of Westminster Seminary California (WSC) was never easy. But they will also understand and appreciate that the causes for which the seminary has stood were the same as those that led J. Gresham Machen in 1929 to leave Princeton Theological Seminary in order to establish Westminster Seminary “for Christ, His Gospel, and His Church.”
News & Events
|The den Dulk Lectures for Pastoral Ministry
On April 22-24, 2014, Rev. Eric R. Hausler (M.Div. ‘89) will deliver the annual den Dulk Lectures on Pastoral Ministry. The theme for this year is "Equip the Saints!"
|Women & Theology Blog Series
What can a woman do with a seminary education? This new blog series, written by women alumni, explores how studying theology deepened their love of Christ and his Gospel and impacted the way they serve him in the academy, the mission field, their jobs, and their families.
|The Spring Semester Begins
On February 10, 2014, WSC kicked off the spring semester by welcoming 25 new students to campus (16 Master of Divinity, 6 Master of Arts, and 3 Visiting/Non-Matriculating students). This group constitutes the largest new spring semester class in the seminary’s history.
|Meet Matthew Leighton (M.Div. '02)
This month, meet Matthew Leighton, who reflects on his studies at WSC and says, "I am very thankful for having been able to attend WSC. As the years go by I am all the more appreciative of the education I received there."
|WSC Faculty May Be in Your Area!
WSC faculty are often guest speakers at conferences and church worship services. Check our Faculty Speaking Calendar to see if they will be in your area this month!
Did You Know?
|Financial Aid at WSC
During the 2013-14 academic year, WSC awarded over $450,000 in non-repayable scholarships and grants - averaging $3,450 in financial aid per eligible student.