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Encouraging one another

Speaker: Jeff Sajdak Chapel · September 25, 2013 Watch it on Vimeo … [Read more...]

Deep Skimming: What Would You Recommend?


In the last few weeks, we have been focusing on beginnings. We have begun a new academic year at Calvin Seminary. One of those days began with faculty processing in their academic regalia for Convocation and ended with some of those same faculty members wearing shorts for a seminary-wide picnic. It has been a good beginning. Last month I asked for your help in … [Read more...]

One Thing

Speaker: Jul Medenblik Chapel · September 13, 2013 Watch in on Vimeo … [Read more...]

Seminary Convocation 2013


Speaker: Mariano Avila Convocation · September 11, 2013 Watch it on Vimeo … [Read more...]

Tears and Joy


At the Synod of 2010, I was interviewed and affirmed as the 7th President of Calvin Theological Seminary.  That Synod was held at Trinity Christian College which is about a half-hour drive from the church where I was the founding pastor – New Life Church in New Lenox, Illinois. At the morning session of Synod after I was affirmed as President-Elect, the children of New … [Read more...]

Leadership in Ministry Course – Listening to the Church


  I have the privilege of not only being President of Calvin Theological Seminary, but also being given the post of Professor of Church Planting and Leadership.  For the last few years, I have shared a week with entering students in our Gateway class with Center for Excellence in Preaching Director, Scott Hoezee, as we discussed the preparation and presentation of … [Read more...]

Commencement 2013 Photos

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It’s Not Just a Car


The year was 1970.  My dad and mom went car shopping and came home with an Oldsmobile Delta 88.  It was a big boat of a car.  Eventually that car was gifted to me as a college sophomore and was the car that Jackie and I took on our honeymoon drive after we were married on June 11, 1982.  One memory we have is that the timing chain of the car broke down on our “honeymoon” … [Read more...]

A Missional Reading of Scripture


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