Getting Ready to Meet God


Genesis 35:1-14 So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him. “Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes.” Genesis 35:2 Growing up on a family farm meant that after chores, it was time for Saturday night baths and for getting ready for Sunday. Peeling potatoes on Saturday night so that this work … [Read more...]

Commencement 2012 Photos

Featured Commencement Photos

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Seeds of Justice, Harvest of Shalom


By Shannon Jammal-Hollemans, M.Div. student Nicholas Wolterstorff once wrote, “As we wind our way through this world and come across injustice, we meet a wounded God.” This past January, the wounds of God were all too evident on the trip that Dr. Mariano Avila led of eight students to Honduras. Yet the sound of God’s voice and glimpses of God’s face were unmistakably … [Read more...]

Past, Present, and Future

Speaker: President Julius Medenblik Chapel · May 4, 2012 … [Read more...]

The Power of a Word


On a recent trip, I completed reading Miz Lil & the Chronicles of Grace by Walter Wangerin, Jr. and Rise of a Dynasty: The ’57 Celtics by Bill Reynolds. (I usually have a couple of books going.) What does a memoir of a pastor in the early days of ministry and a book about the first championship won by the Boston Celtics have in common? The power of a word. In Miz … [Read more...]

Psalm 73

Speaker:  Professor Carl Bosma Chapel · April 20, 2012 … [Read more...]

Conversation with M. Craig Barnes


What does it mean to be a Christian leader? What does leadership look like in the church and beyond? Are you called to be a leader? Join a conversation with one of America’s preeminent Christian leaders and Festival of Faith and Writing author, M. Craig Barnes. Dr. Barnes is the Robert Meneilly Professor of Leadership and Ministry at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and … [Read more...]

News from Ripon

Historic Ripon

Classis is an ecclesiastical gathering of a region of churches. It is considered a middle-judicatory by those who know of such things. People usually yawn or cringe about classis meetings, but I love these gatherings. I especially loved going to the one for Classis Central California. Or maybe I should say I love the two classes that met as one. I have recently returned … [Read more...]

Women in Office in the CRC

Panelists: Professor John Cooper, Professor Kathy Smith Town Hall Meeting · March 23, 2012 … [Read more...]

Sweeter than Honey

Speaker: President Julius Medenblik Chapel · March 23, 2012 … [Read more...]