Third Consultation on Bible Software

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Invited guests will discuss best practices and the future of Bible software use in the classroom and pastorate. Participants are coming from Europe, South Africa, and North America. Speakers include: Carl J. Bosma, Christo van der Merwe, Dean Deppe, Tom Wolthuis, Oliver Glanz, Jim Coakley, Harold Kime, Nicolai Winther-Nielsen, and Darwin Glassford. … [Read more...]

Ministry Theorem Website

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Committed to helping churches engage the wonders of science in the life of the church. The Ministry Theorem seeks to remind pastors and other leaders in the church that an appreciation of science lies deep within the Reformed tradition as well as within the Christian tradition generally. From a biblical-theological standpoint, Christians rightly view science as a … [Read more...]

Worship at CTS

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Receive daily strength from living in a Spirit-filled community. Chapel is a wonderful opportunity for our community to worship God together. The format and style of chapels vary greatly--from meditations to testimonies to services of song and prayer, from organ to band to piano, from very quiet, contemplative chapels to exuberant, joyfully noisy (Ps. 100) chapels. Chapels … [Read more...]

Feedback on Website Redesign

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As we make progress on our website redesign, we'd love to hear what you think. Please note that during the time of transition to our new website, the entirety of the previous CTS website will continue to be online and available. … [Read more...]

Church Planters or Undertakers? Part 2

Opening Convocation 2011 Jul Medenblik Address to Opening Convocation at Calvin Theological Seminary on Sept. 7, 2011. download mp3 … [Read more...]

Church Planters or Undertakers?

Opening Convocation 2010 Carl Bosma Address to Opening Convocation at Calvin Theological Seminary on Sept. 8, 2010. download mp3 … [Read more...]

Exciting Changes at CTS

Students Reflect on a Year of Transition On October 16, 2008, Forum talked to seminary students Sarah Steen Schreiber and Phillip Westra and recent graduate John Lee about the new M.Div. curriculum introduced in this issue. The conversation was moderated by Kathy Smith, Director of Continuing Education and Forum committee member, who began by asking the students about … [Read more...]

The Self-Reflective Teacher in Christian Ministry

Six Questions to Re-invigorate Our Teaching John Witvliet It’s true for nurses, plumbers, seminary professors, and workers of all kinds: some of the most promising approaches to our work come to us after a day that didn’t go so well. As we walk or drive home, cook supper, and tuck our children in bed, we ponder how we could have done it better. Some of the best cures … [Read more...]

Formation for Ministry Isn’t Just for Seminarians

The New CTS Curriculum and Making Communities of Disciples David Rylaarsdam How do you form faith in a child? How do you teach young people to walk with the Lord? How do adults learn to grow up into Christ? And how do pastors help to mold all of these people? Countless conversations about teaching and learning took place as Calvin Seminary’s new Master of Divinity … [Read more...]

The Circle of Ministry

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A Model for Assessing the Seminary’s New Curriculum…and Your Church’s Ministry Duane Kelderman What are the marks of a good pastor? A good sermon? A good education class? A good teacher? These questions are asked not only at your church, but also at Calvin Theological Seminary (CTS). How does CTS know whether it’s doing a good job of preparing pastors for the church? … [Read more...]