What are the social implications of the gospel? This was the question that initially prompted our work on the November/December edition of the Kerux. The writers present a message that is rooted in the vision of never settling for what has been done. In ministry there is always progress to … ∞
We want to thank the CTS community for a great year! Amidst the business of papers and exams, students have taken the time to both to read the Kerux, and to share their insights and articles on a variety of topics that interested them. We couldn’t have had such interesting … ∞
Stress can really bring students down. Especially when there are graduation plans, paying attention to calls from churches, PhD applications, and staying in touch with the Calvin Theological Seminary Registrars office. Yeah, that’s exciting, but stressful. What happens to the ongoing faith formation? For students who have a few more years … ∞
When we as an editing team first discussed our sense of a timely and meaningful theme for the January edition of the Kerux, diversity was a topic we kept returning to. We had some initial misgivings about the theme because of the ambiguous and misleading way in which the word … ∞
It’s uncomfortable at times to talk with and get to know someone who is different from yourself. It is easiest to remain within your own culture, age, race, or nationality. Even though we would never want to be inhospitable, we often are not hospitable because that requires us to open … ∞
This previous book of the semester, Tanner Colby’s Some of My Best Friends Are Black, has sparked some thoughtful questions such as “Just how diverse is Calvin Theological Seminary?” “What are some misconceptions about diversity?” And lastly, “Are we as students burned out from talking/thinking about diversity and social justice?” … ∞
The Kerux is a Calvin Theological Seminary student publication that has served a variety of purposes over the years including being a place for news, opinions, interviews, announcements, prayer requests, and classifieds. Kerux has been regularly published since 1965 (based on the current volume number). At times, Kerux was a … ∞
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“Global Conversations” – Imbalanced A few weeks ago we hauled a piano into our house. There were five of us – two on one end and three on the other. Imagine a sixth guy joining the three – and then another, and another, until finally there were six guys on … ∞
The Kerux is very excited to announce that Albert Strydhorst has offered to submit a regular column about global ministry entitled “Global Conversations.” Very At one point in the June 2013 Synod, Rev. Joel Boot, the Executive Director of the CRCNA, was asked, “How significant is it in our ecumenical … ∞
Snow comes and goes in what has been yet another bizarre January, with temperatures spanning 60 degrees over just a week. And as we gaze out the windows of our different classes, at grey skies and the snowy or grassy landscape, I invite us to remember that not all of … ∞
They say silence is golden. From my experience, here at CTS we seem to believe it. Sure, we chatter along well enough. How’s your day? Wasn’t that Hebrew quiz killer? What about that lockout, eh? But when the conversation gets weighty, we tend to stop talking, as if the bridge … ∞
Last year, in the fall of 2011, Grand Rapids held a little fun competition: to describe Grand Rapids using only six words. All sorts of responses were submitted, and the top six that were finally awarded prizes were very creative. They were put up on billboards around the city, and … ∞