News from Ripon

Historic Ripon

Classis is an ecclesiastical gathering of a region of churches. It is considered a middle-judicatory by those who know of such things. People usually yawn or cringe about classis meetings, but I love these gatherings. I especially loved going to the one for Classis Central California. Or maybe I should say I love the two classes that met as one. I have recently returned … [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...]

Reading for the “Whim”

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Plane travel is something I actually look forward to in my schedule. It is not the destination, but the possibility that causes this anticipation. On a plane, I can catch up on some reading. I don’t download emails. I may listen to music. Sometimes, I can catch a movie, but what I look forward to most is having an uninterrupted hour or two for reading. What do I … [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

Continuing education

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...]

Preaching 1 Thess. Seminar in B.C.

Continuing education

"Sex, Second Coming & Sanctification: Preaching 1 Thessalonians" is co-sponsored by New Westminster CRC, Burnaby, and the Center for Excellence in Preaching. 1 Thessalonians deals with important subjects such as the sanctity of sex, the second coming of Christ, comfort concerning believers who have passed away, models of behavior for church leaders, and much more. … [Read more...]

How to Read the Bible Event

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Please join us for a Free Event… “How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens: A Guide to Christ-Focused Reading of Scripture” Discover how individuals and churches can learn to read every book of the Bible as pointing to Christ. Written by Michael Williams, Professor of Old Testament at Calvin Seminary A Free Event sponsored by CTS March 6, 8:00PM EST Two … [Read more...]

CTS Featured at Instructure

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Here's one indication that Calvin Seminary is making good progress toward launching our distance M.Div. program: Instructure, the company behind Canvas – our Learning Management System (LMS) – is featuring our demo course as its first example on its showcase of course designs. To see more, please visit the "Canvas Designer Guide" page. (The Canvas Designer guide is meant … [Read more...]

$14 for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day has come and gone again. There are lots of stories that surround that day, but this past year was particularly eventful for our family. On February 14, a young man came to our home with a stuffed animal and chocolates and asked our young daughter to be his “girlfriend.” (She said – “Yes” and she would want me to note that she is nearly seventeen years … [Read more...]