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


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


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


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


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


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...]

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


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”


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...]