Tour of Canvas, Our New LMS

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This video by Nathan Bierma, Educational Technologist at Calvin Seminary, showcases Canvas, our new Learning Management System (LMS). To take your own look around the demo course shown in this video, click here. You can also learn more about Distance Learning at Calvin Seminary. … [Read more...]

Observational “No Worry” Living

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Matthew 6:25-34  Jesus said we were to consider the lilies of the field and the birds of the air. Jesus asked us to observe in order to live – in order that we might live by faith not in worry. I don’t know about you, but "worry-free" living is not always easy. Maybe we have to “consider” or “observe” the world around us to see how God is still at work in this … [Read more...]

Online Applications Available Here

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Dear applicants to CTS, Please note that during our transition to the new website, your online application is still available by going to this link. Also, please note that our entire previous website is available by simply adding "internal" to the beginning of our web address: http://internal.calvinseminary.edu.       … [Read more...]

Welcome to Medenblog!

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At the end of my very first day as a teacher in the Gateway course at Calvin Theological Seminary (CTS) for entering students, one of those students came forward to speak to me. He said, “Professor, may I ask you a question?” I paused. This was the moment. Since my nomination as President in December of 2009, this moment was 21 months since receiving that … [Read more...]

Mission Accomplished

We will be posting a number of devotionals written by President Jul Medenblik for the Today series. This devotional originally appeared in the 2006 July – August volume for August 30. Passage: Genesis 45:1-18 “ 'It was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.' ” Genesis 45:5 In many of the conversations we’ve heard in Genesis, we have seen people at odds with one … [Read more...]

The Source of Wisdom

We will be posting a number of devotionals written by President Jul Medenblik for the Today series. This devotional originally appeared in the 2006 July – August volume for August 29. Passage: Genesis 41:1-40 “Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you.” Genesis 41:39 The journey from slavery to the Pharaoh’s palace was on a … [Read more...]

Getting Ready to Meet God

We will be posting a number of devotionals written by President Jul Medenblik for the Today series. This devotional originally appeared in the 2006 July – August volume for August 26. Passage: Genesis 35:1-15 “ 'Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you, and purify yourselves . . . .'” Genesis 35:2 Growing up on a family farm meant that after chores on Saturday, it … [Read more...]

God Brings Laughter

We will be posting a number of devotionals written by President Jul Medenblik for the Today series. This devotional originally appeared in the 2006 July – August volume for August 17. Passage: Genesis 21:1-7 “'God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.'” Genesis 21:6 When was the last time you really laughed? Did you see something … [Read more...]

Is Anything Too Hard For God?

We will be posting a number of devotionals written by President Jul Medenblik for the Today series. This devotional originally appeared in the 2006 July – August volume for August 14. Passage: Genesis 18:1-15 "'Is anything too hard for the Lord? . . . Sarah will have a son.'” Genesis 18:14 Why did it take so long? Why didn’t God give Abra­ham and Sarah a child as soon … [Read more...]

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

We will be posting a number of devotionals written by President Jul Medenblik for the Today series. This devotional originally appeared in the 2006 July – August volume for August 4. Passage: Genesis 7:1-5 "Noah did all that the Lord commanded him." Genesis 7:5 We usually think of a conversation as words that people speak to one another. But every conversation between … [Read more...]