Resources

Beyond the Classroom

Get familiar with what we believe and teach at Westminster Seminary California.

Devotions & Lectures

 

Abiding in the Almighty | Psalm 91

December 1, 2022

In times of distress, darkness, and hopelessness, the Psalmist exhorts believers to turn to the Lord and dwell in the shadow of the Almighty. God who is faithful will answer and will show his people His salvation.

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Colossians 1:24-29

November 29, 2022

As stewards of the gospel, Christians are called to share in Christ's afflictions in order to take His gospel to the nations.

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On Jordan’s Stormy Banks | Joshua 3:1-17

November 22, 2022

God led his people through the rushing Jordan River to demonstrate that his power and presence are more than sufficient to meet his people’s needs. We serve a God who takes a particular delight in ordaining difficult circumstances to serve as the perfect context in which he proves his unrivaled power on our behalf.  

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The Compassion of the King | Luke 10:25-37

November 1, 2022

In the story we see the hopelessness of seeking salvation through the law and the beauty of salvation found in Jesus Christ. He is the merciful king who seeks, saves, and loves us.

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Articles

 

Psalm 91: Trust in God

December 28, 2020

In the last year, we also have all been reminded about the fragility of life and the uncertainties that can come with disease and death: COVID, a plummeting economy, violence in the streets almost unparalleled in history. Often in such times, we turn to the Psalter for comfort. Today, I’d like to take the reader on a brief survey of a familiar Psalm: Psalm 91.

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Preparing Specialists in the Bible

May 18, 2020

That same vision to prepare Bible specialists was taken out West with the original WSC faculty, and it continues to guide the school today.

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The Canons of Dort for Today

May 3, 2019

Undoubtedly this Synod and its Canons were vital to seventeenth century Calvinism theologically and ecclesiastically. But beyond providing a four-hundredth anniversary about which church historians can write, are the Canons actually valuable for Christians today? Not surprisingly, I answer that question with a resounding, Yes!

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Old School in a New Age

November 12, 2018

“It has been my pleasure to serve the church as a minister and, on loan, as a professor at Westminster Seminary California (WSC) for two decades. Many reasons come to mind when I consider why I feel so privileged to be a part of this institution. But one that stands out is its identity as an old school in a new age.”

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Seeking the Treasures of God’s Wisdom

May 21, 2018

Now, cultivating wisdom in hearts and minds is a daunting enterprise. It cannot be produced merely by classroom lectures, research papers, and final exams. Rather, wisdom thrives at the intersection of divinely-revealed truth and life’s confusing experience. And we can only grow in wisdom as a community.

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Q&A with President Joel E. Kim

October 13, 2017

UPDATE sat down with Rev. Kim in order to learn more about his life, career, and vision for WSC.

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Videos

 

The Church as Confident

February 3, 2021

As Christians we may be confident that God is indeed for us in Christ even when our circumstances tempt us to doubt God’s favor toward us and presence with us.

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The Church as Persecuted

February 3, 2021

This message explores how Christ’s church bears witness in the midst of persecution, proclaiming the enduring reign of God and the power of His Word. 

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The Church as Body

February 3, 2021

This message unfolds how this marvelous reality influences how we worship and serve Christ as creator, ruler, and redeemer.

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The Church as Neighbor

February 3, 2021

This message explores how the church relates to unbelieving neighbors alongside whom it exists.

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The Church as Pilgrims

February 3, 2021

This message compares and contrasts being a pilgrim with being a master, on one hand, and a tourist, on the other. 

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The Church as Exiles

February 3, 2021

Our uncomfortable calling as exiles—to be neither isolated from nor absorbed into our environment—means following the footsteps of the Suffering Servant.

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