The Power of Touch

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It took just a moment. It was not seen by many persons. It took place in a setting where safety and security concerns segregate people from one another. It happened at Angola Prison in Louisiana. I had the recent pleasure of going to prison. It was a pleasure because I saw the power of the gospel transforming lives in this unique community. The Kingdom of God was so … [Read more...]

Evangelistic Preaching

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Evangelistic Preaching (670B or BT), taught by Ron Van der Spoel, Vice President of Open Doors and Instructor at the Evangelical Theological Faculty in Leuven, Belgium. Secular culture has become so predominant that many contemporary people carry little memory of God or church. They have heard that their grandparents once had some sort of relationship with the church, … [Read more...]

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...]

Planting Seeds

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I grew up on a fifty-acre hog farm where we grew most of our own corn. If you travel in farm country, you will see signs advertising what seed and even “test seed” has been planted in that field. Calvin Theological Seminary is in the ministry of planting seeds. A “seminary” is a school specializing in theological training especially for those entering into pastoral … [Read more...]

A Few Pictures from the Road

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One of the blessings of being President of Calvin Theological Seminary is having the privilege to connect with a number of people and places. The last five weeks have been particularly rich with those experiences. Here is a list of a few of my most recent “road stops”: Edmonton, Alberta – West End Christian Reformed Church Denver, Colorado – Third CRC and a … [Read more...]

Preview Day

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Calvin Symposium on Worship 2014

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PhD Celebration 2013

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The Ministry of Showing Up

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This past weekend (October 5-6), I had the privilege of attending the Presidential Inaugurations of Dr. John Knapp of Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and of Dr. Melanie Humphreys of King’s University College in Edmonton, Alberta. (Yes – one was by car and the other by plane!) These events gave me an opportunity to wear my academic regalia, but why go to such events … [Read more...]

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