I’m the Th.M. program director and academic dean at Western Seminary (Portland, OR), and I enjoy writing about the Gospel, theology, the Bible, history, ministry, culture, technology, books, big ideas, hard questions, and pretty much anything that seems interesting, insightful, or just plain weird. If you’d like to get in touch with me, please feel free to send me an email at mcortez (at) westernseminary (dot) edu.
I originally started this blog to be a resource for the Th.M. students at Western Seminary. But, it’s grown and evolved a bit since then. You’ll still hear from my students occasionally, especially in the comments, but it’s an open forum. So, please feel free to join the fun.
Although I have pretty eclectic interests, this blog focuses on several main areas. And, to help you get a feel for what this blog is about, here are some of my more popular posts in each of my main content areas. (Don’t get me wrong. I’m much more random than this list suggests. But, it’s still a good sampling of what we post here.)
- The Giant, Wobbly, Two-Legged, Naked Mole Rat
- Zombies Need the Gospel Too
- We are beggars, this is true
- Zephaniah as the link between Babel and Pentecost
- How clear is the Bible on gender roles?
- The biblical languages in life and ministry
Western Seminary’s Th.M. Program
Western Seminary’s Master of Theology program is an exciting program well suited for anyone wishing to advance further in his or her understanding of biblical, theological, or pastoral studies. More information about the program can be found on the program overview page or on the Western Seminary web site. If you have any questions about the program or how it might fit your needs and interests, please feel free to leave a comment below.