I am a student at Western Seminary in Portland, OR. I have already completed my MA in Biblical and Theological Studies and now I am beginning my ThM. I completed my first degree at the satellite campus in Los Gatos, CA. Now I am studying at the main campus.

The region surrounding Portland, OR, has a strong history of biblical education. Along with Western Seminary there is Multnomah University and George Fox University. Both of these schools have seminaries.

In addition to these evangelical institutions Oregon State University can claim one of the world’s leading ‘historical Jesus’ scholars in the retired Marcus J. Borg. I am not sure if he does occasional lectures or not. I do know that his wife is clergy at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and that he is the canon theologian there as well.