D-Day and the Accreditation of Calvin Theological Seminary

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Last week leaders from over 260 theological schools met in Pittsburgh for the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) 49th Biennial meeting. Together we represent God’s “big tent” of Christian traditions in North America, both Protestant and Catholic. As I prepared for this conference, Academic Dean Ronald Feenstra told me about an interesting and enlightening … [Read more...]

Job Openings

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Junius Institute

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Todd Rester, Director of the Junius Institute How do you make rare 16th century theological treasures available to students and scholars in the twenty first century? The innovative answer at the Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research (www.juniusinstitute.org) sounds like the whir of a robot, the click of a camera, and the rustle of 1,500 pages an hour. … [Read more...]

The Legacy Society

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Fall Intensive 2012

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CTS students in the inaugural cohort of the Distance Learning program recently spent eight days in Grand Rapids attending course sessions, sharing meals, and enjoying life together with the residential community. Students especially appreciated the professors’ “passion for their topics” and the “personal attention” they gave. Calling their mentoring group times … [Read more...]

Article about Cornelius Iida (CTS class of ’62)

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Convocation 2012

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Calvin Seminary Convocation 2012 address by John D. Witvliet from Calvin Seminary on Vimeo. Convocation Address: Prof. John Witvliet - “Berakah as a Way of Life” Handout Download: You may find it helpful to follow along with this PDF of the handout. … [Read more...]

Distance Program Becomes Reality at Gateway

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Calvin Theological Seminary welcomed 14 distance students to this year’s Gateway, the seminary’s orientation course for new students. With a compressed five-day schedule that ran into most evenings (Aug 20-24), students got a foretaste of many on-campus intensives to come. From lectures on hermeneutics and homiletics to lunch in the student center and dinner at the … [Read more...]

President Medenblik in Korea

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August 15 – 21, 2012, President Medenblik traveled to Seoul, Korea to lecture at Han-Young Theological University and to preach at two Korean churches there. He was accompanied by Rev. Christian Oh of Han-Bit Korean CRC of Rochester Hills, MI. He spoke on topics including “The Goal of Seminary Education” (goal and focus of Seminary education) and “Leadership Axioms” (key … [Read more...]

Increasing Cabin Pressure – Synod 2012

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This past summer, I attended the Christian Reformed Church Synod for the first time as President of Calvin Theological Seminary. I had previously served as a delegate in 1990, 2002, 2006 and 2010, but for this Synod I was in a new role. Because of that role, I have been asked by a number of people about my impressions of this past Synod and this is my usual “overview” … [Read more...]