How to Transfer Credits to Cornerstone

By Elizabeth Boock on January 9, 2020

Increasing amounts of college students are transferring every year, whether it's from a community college to a four-year institution or from one university to another. It's important to know what credits transfer and to be proactive in the process. If you're thinking about transferring to Cornerstone University, our admissions team is prepared to help you every step of the way.

Mark Szatkowski: A Kingdom-Focused Movement

By Audrey Wierenga on January 13, 2020

For Mark Szatkowski, it all started with a conversation in Shanghai.

Szatkowski (M.B.A. ’14) started his journey to Cornerstone University's Professional & Graduate Studies the way most professionals do—with a desire to further his education. A native of Kalamazoo, he enrolled in PGS since there was a campus right "in his backyard."

"I was a self-ascribed Christian," Szatkowski said. "I went to Calvin…

Grace Between the Lines: Seminary is a Cemetery…for Idols

By Darrell Yoder on January 13, 2020

Editor's Note: Today's blog post is written by Erick Solomon, a 2018 graduate of the GRTS Master of Divinity program. As part of his scholarship, Erick participated in cohort activities aimed at spiritual and pastoral formation. These enhancements are a core part of the Pirsig Fellowship. We've invited Erick to reflect back on the impact of his experience at GRTS in his life and ministry.

It is no…

Handling Homesickness

By Elizabeth Boock on January 17, 2020

You've waited all four years of high school to go to college. You've spent the past several weeks shopping for dorm decor, snacks and all the things that you know you'll need. You've had all of your lasts with your high school friends. You're ready to go to college—ready for whatever comes next.

But then it's move-in day, and you're saying goodbye to your parents. You didn't think this would be too…

Pastors, We Need You to Be Healthy

By Darrell Yoder on January 24, 2020

On March 17, 2020, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary is hosting our Spring 2020 Talking Points Conference where we will explore questions about resilience, wellbeing and effectiveness in ministry. Research shows that there are certain keys to cultivating a sustainable, sacrificial yet fulfilling ministry, and we want to provide space for pastoral leaders and those who love them to pause, reflect and…

Why You Should Meet With an Admissions Counselor

By Simone Dekryger on January 24, 2020

It is getting to be that time of year where many high school seniors are applying and finalizing college plans. For parents trying to help their student, it can be challenging to navigate the admissions process. There are transcripts and test scores to send, financial aid packages to review and living arrangements to make, but fear not! Colleges are equipped with specialized superheroes to get you…

Dr. Timothy Gombis : An Appropriate Care, Part 1

By Bailie Rouse on January 24, 2020

This week in chapel, Dr. Timothy Gombis kicked off the spring semester chapel theme: An Appropriate Care. It's about how we get along with one another, the church living in community. Dr. Gombis taught from Colossians 3:12-17, which calls us to live in community with one another as one body. Paul speaks to the Colossians regarding the importance of the body of community life, and this is essential…

Dr. Timothy Gombis: An Appropriate Care, Part 2

By Bailie Rouse on January 31, 2020

This week in chapel, Dr. Gombis continued his teaching on Colossians 3:12-17. We were reminded that the Old and New Testament both emphasize the character trait of caring well for one another and the need for community. In Colossians 3:12-17, Paul recalls the identity of the people as chosen, holy and dearly loved.

  • Chosen: To be chosen means to be the people who have been on God’s heart and God…