Available Conferences and Lectures

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May 1, 2019

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Calvin Seminary aims to create an innovative learning environment, in part by supplementing the learning happening in the classroom with other events, such as guest lectures and conferences. These events are not only for current students, but also serve as a resource for alumni, church leaders, and any other stakeholder interested in the life of the church and in theological education. These events are often recorded and are made available at www.calvinseminary.edu. See the list below to get a taste of what these events cover. Unless noted, all these events are available to watch at www.calvinseminary.edu/news.


January 2019

Jennings is the Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies at Yale University. He was joined by Calvin Seminary Professor Danjuma Gibson to discuss growing up in Grand Rapids, his journey and interest in theological education, and his insight on theology, race, and the future of seminary education.


January 2019

This annual conference is hosted by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW) and brings a large number of attendees from a variety of denominations to the campus of Calvin Seminary and College. While not available on Calvin Seminary’s website, the Institute releases materials from the conference each year, including recordings of lectures and panel conversation. These materials can be found on the CICW resource webpage: www.worship.calvin. edu/resources.


March 2019

In recognition of his 80th birthday, Calvin Seminary hosted George Marsden, Professor of History Emeritus at Notre Dame and the Distinguished Scholar in the History of Christianity here at Calvin Seminary. In his engaging conversation with James Bratt, Professor of History Emeritus at Calvin College and adjunct professor at Calvin Seminary, Marsden covers a variety of areas. His career and interests span an important moment in the North American Church.


April, 2019

This new lecture series recognizes the ministry of Rev. Tony and Donna Van Zanten and their commitment to raising up leaders for the urban church. Rev. Emmett Harrison (Oakdale Park Christian Reformed in Grand Rapids) moderated a conversation with Rev. John Algera (recently retired from Madison CRC in Paterson, NJ) and Rev. David Beelen (Madison Square in Grand Rapids, MI). Beelen and Algera offered reflections on what they’ve learned in their rich and storied careers in urban ministry and what they see as opportunities and challenges of the future.


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