04: Jerry Rawlings

Host Erik Michael Delange and Producer Christianne Zeiger sit down with 3rd year M.Div student Jerry Rawlings to talk about his story of calling to ministry, Calvin Sem life, and adjusting to life in Michigan.

03: Anastaze Nzabonimpa

Our guest in our third episode is 3rd year M.Div. student, Anastaze ZABONIMBA. In this episode, you’ll get to hear about how Anastaze became a Christian, his experiences with the wars and genocides of Rwanda and the Congo, hiding in the Congolian Rainforests for an entire year, how he miraculously came to … ∞

02: Kristy Bootsma

In this episode, Erik Michael Delange is joined by producer and co-host Christianne Zeiger to interview Kristy Bootsma, who is a 2rd Year M.Div. student, and member of the Women’s Advocacy Committee. She talks about her call story, her work in leadership development at the denominational building, and what it’s … ∞

01: Nathaniel Schmidt

Welcome to the first episode of The Kerux Podcast! In this episode, Erik Michael DeLange interviews Nathaniel Schmidt, who is a 3rd Year M.Div. student, CPE resident, and published poet. He talks about his faith journey, the significant role counseling has played in his spiritual formation, the need for compassionate … ∞

We Come

the sun lays its rays on mortal foundations embracing all no matter what station warming us close accepted, we come with songs of life and love our hearts turned over; now gentle doves processed through suffering; we become affirmed by the Son blessings for those whose struggles we know both … ∞

May Interpretation Flow like Water: Finding Valid Interpretations of Scripture

Enter any classroom filled with Juniors at a Christian College and say one thing: “Jeremiah 29:11.” Groaning, shouting, and gnashing of teeth are sure to ensue: “Put it in context!” “That passage doesn’t mean what people think it does!” I was among this cohort, and to an extent, they’re correct: … ∞

Considering what’s grotesque: two poems with an essay

A poem about pornography and another about rape – not exactly your usual Kerux fare. Somehow, pastoral odes and free-verse reflections on mundanity’s beauty seem more attuned to a seminary journal. However, upon reading these two poems, the editors of Kerux found themselves intrigued. Despite their reservations, perhaps, just maybe, … ∞

A Vision in the Holy City

Last night I lay a-sleepingThere came a dream so fair,I stood in old JerusalemBeside the temple there.I heard the children singing,And ever as they sang,Me thought the voice of angelsFrom heaven in answer rangMe thought the voice of angelsFrom heaven in answer rang.Jerusalem! Jerusalem!Lift up your gates and sing,Hosanna in … ∞

WHAT PRIVILEGE?

I am a male American of mixed-European descent. My skin is about as white as skin can get. If anyone should be awarded this elusive “white privilege” that I keep hearing about, surely it would be me. I have been told I already have it. I wonder if it was … ∞