Candidates at Synod 2012

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This past Tuesday, June 12, the Synod of the Christian Reformed Church approved 43 candidates (and graduates of Calvin Seminary) for ministry. 13 candidates traveled to Redeemer University College in Hamilton, Ontario, the site of this year’s Synod. 12 candidates also joined via webcast from the denominational headquarters in Grand Rapids. Delegates of Synod welcomed the … [Read more...]

Getting Ready to Meet God

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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

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Seeds of Justice, Harvest of Shalom

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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...]

The Power of a Word

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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...]

Conversation with M. Craig Barnes

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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...]

Prayer Summit in Los Angeles, CA

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Calvin Theological Seminary is joining with numerous other agencies and ministries of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) for the inaugural CRC Prayer Summit. We invite you to pray together for the movement of God’s Spirit and Christ’s leading in our lives, our families, our churches, our ministries, our cities, our nations, and the world! Click here to … [Read more...]

“The Theology and Practice of Pastoral Ministry” in GR

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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...]

“The Theology and Practice of Pastoral Ministry” in MN

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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...]

Video of Conversation with Michael Williams

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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: www.zndr.vn/jesuslens. … [Read more...]