Video of Conversation with Michael Williams

Michael Williams and Jul Medenblik

This event took place on March 6, 8pm, at the chapel of Calvin Theological Seminary. In this video, Prof. Michael Williams shares about his book, How to Read the Bible Through the Jesus Lens. To read a sample chapter, please visit: … [Read more...]

How to Read the Bible Event

M Williams Interview

Please join us for a Free Event… “How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens: A Guide to Christ-Focused Reading of Scripture” Discover how individuals and churches can learn to read every book of the Bible as pointing to Christ. Written by Michael Williams, Professor of Old Testament at Calvin Seminary A Free Event sponsored by CTS March 6, 8:00PM EST Two … [Read more...]

CTS Featured at Instructure

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Here's one indication that Calvin Seminary is making good progress toward launching our distance M.Div. program: Instructure, the company behind Canvas – our Learning Management System (LMS) – is featuring our demo course as its first example on its showcase of course designs. To see more, please visit the "Canvas Designer Guide" page. (The Canvas Designer guide is meant … [Read more...]

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Pastoral Leadership Seminar in Minneapolis

Continuing education

This seminar in "The Theology and Practice of Pastoral Ministry" is supported by the Sustaining Pastoral Excellence (SPE) program of the CRCNA. One of the core values of SPE is that strong pastoral identity is the key to sustaining pastoral excellence and being effective leaders in the church. In this seminar, we will: Study the theology and practice of pastoral … [Read more...]

Seminary Preview Day on 2/10


For more information, please visit the Preview Day page. Thanks! … [Read more...]

Online Applications Available Here

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Dear applicants to CTS, Please note that during our transition to the new website, your online application is still available by going to this link. Also, please note that our entire previous website is available by simply adding "internal" to the beginning of our web address:       … [Read more...]

Welcome to Medenblog!


At the end of my very first day as a teacher in the Gateway course at Calvin Theological Seminary (CTS) for entering students, one of those students came forward to speak to me. He said, “Professor, may I ask you a question?” I paused. This was the moment. Since my nomination as President in December of 2009, this moment was 21 months since receiving that … [Read more...]

Every Conversation Has a Beginning

We will be posting a number of devotionals written by President Jul Medenblik for the Today series. This devotional originally appeared in the 2006 July - August volume for August 1. Passage: Genesis 1:26-31 “Let us make man in our image . . . and let them rule . . . over all the earth . . . .” Genesis 1:26 Bible scholars differ on whether this passage is the … [Read more...]

Website Pre-Launch Announcement

A huge thanks to all of you who have offered feedback on the CTS website redesign. Thanks to you, we've made a lot of progress and we're almost ready to launch the new site. A few points we want to note: 1. Constructive feedback → tangible improvements: We're hard pressed to think of a single critical remark that wasn't also very helpful (which says a lot about our … [Read more...]