J-Term in Mexico

by John Medendorp, co-editor-in-chief This January, Joe Hamilton and I accompanied Dr. Rylaarsdam on a trip to La Comunidad Teológica de México, an ecumenical Protestant theological school in Mexico City, Mexico to teach a course on the theology of the liturgical year. It was an interesting topic, chosen by the … ∞

Observations of God’s Presence in Angola Prison: Quotable Quotes Edition

by Heather Stroobosscher, final year M.Div. Whatever your expectations are, multiply them.” Professor Nydam met us at the airport at 5:30 a.m. January 13 to bless us and pray us on our way. We were thirteen J-termers eager to observe what God is doing at the maximum security prison in … ∞

Worship Symposium

by Elly Boersma, 2nd year M.A.  In Christ There is No East or West  On Wednesday morning, the international guests for the Calvin Symposium on Worship Symposium descended upon the Seminary building, later than scheduled, but in eager anticipation for what was to come during their stay in Grand Rapids. … ∞

Taking the “Ug” out of Ugaritic

by John Medendorp, co-editor-in-chief While many of us here at seminary complain about how much work we have to do, many of our professors impressively balance rigorous teaching loads while also performing incredible feats of research and publishing. Michael Williams is a prime example of this incredible ability to do … ∞

Clubs At CTS

Do you find yourself sitting in your office chair, twiddling your thumbs, wondering what to do with all your talents, passions, free time, and love of group activities? Probably not. But you should still join one of CTS’s great clubs anyways. This year students have a wide variety to choose … ∞

Gateway Into Seminary

by Juliana Bosma, M.A. ’14 The Gateway Orientation was very much as the name implies: A gateway or entrance inviting us into a room of more possibilities and discussion here at Seminary. All the planning and paperwork it took to prepare for our time here was a long and grueling … ∞