Preview Day Nov 2, 2012

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Lessons from Eiffel’s Tower

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This past summer, my wife and I with our two children took the trip of a lifetime. With the help of a farewell gift from New Life Christian Reformed Church (where I was Senior Pastor for 16 years), we went on a three-week trip to Europe from late June until mid-July. This was my first ever trip to Europe. We flew from Chicago to Amsterdam and traveled by Eurorail to … [Read more...]

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...]

All-Seminary Picnic!

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New Professor of Missiology, Michael Goheen

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Calvin Seminary is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Goheen as Professor of Missiology. Dr. Goheen will be holding the Jake and Betsy Tuls Chair of Missiology.  Dr. Goheen is a leading scholar on the thought of Lesslie Newbigin. Among his many books are The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story (Baker, 2004), a best-seller he co-authored with Craig … [Read more...]

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...]