After months of work fundraising and participating in leadership trainings, I am finally sitting in my seat on a British airways flight, just outside of Sierra Leone in West Africa. My nerves are beginning to set in. The reality presses upon me that I am entering a place I’ve only … ∞
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 … ∞
This year we are excited to welcome to Calvin Seminary 3 new professors: Amanda Benckhuysen, Danjuma Gibson, and Sarah Schreiber. To help you get to know them, we’d like to spotlight each in a different edition of the Kerux. Our first new faculty spotlight is with Amanda Benckhuysen. What brought … ∞
White people seem to rarely engage in public discussions of racial equality. Perhaps this is partly why the term “integration” has fallen out of favor and been replaced by more popular term “diversity”. At least this was the case until Calvin Theological Seminary’s book of the semester, Tanner Colby’s Some … ∞
This past Thursday CTS welcomed Jonathan Bradford, Reggie Smith, and three community reading groups to a town hall lunch and discussion about “Some of My Best Friends are Black,” our book of the semester. Jonathan Bradford is the head of the Inner City Christian Federation. His organization works to transform … ∞
Scripture Memory club has kicked off well this year according to its facilitators Charles Van Hoffen and Willem DeVries. Grant Hofman commented on how Scripture memorization has enriched his life: “I have noticed that my devotional life often tends to be in dichotomous relationship with the actual daily living of … ∞
Toastmasters is an internationally known organization founded in 1924 which seeks to help people develop their speaking and leadership abilities, to become masters at giving toasts. There are a total fifteen Toastmasters clubs in the Grand Rapids area. The club at CTS is known as Ted Spoelstra’s Toastmasters due to … ∞
Don’t forget to check out some of the opportunities next door at Calvin College! Recently I attended one of Calvin College’s “Christian Perspectives on Science” Seminars, a lecture by Tom McLeish entitled “Faith, Nature, and the Wisdom Tradition.” These seminars presented by leading scholars open conversations on the relationship between … ∞
I am sure all of us remember those first few weeks at seminary. You are asked the same questions about yourself over and over again. One of the most common questions you get asked is whether or not you are married. Now, if you answer no the assumption is that … ∞
There are a lot of really bad reasons to get married, and the internet seems bent on propagating them. I have been told variously that marriage is good for me financially and morally, that it’s good for society, that it will make me healthier, more attractive, and happier. While some … ∞
Paula Seales: “Relationships often find you when you least expect rather than you finding relationships. That’s my single, inner Christian voice speaking in response to silent but questioning minds of others at CTS, “Will I find love here?” Who has the time anyway? Good intentions to have meaningful, cordial relationships … ∞
Greetings from Student Senate! I would normally start off an article like this with a quip about ‘How busy the year has been’ or ‘My hasn’t time flown’, but that would likely fall on deaf ears; life is always busy. I digress. This article is supposed to be an update … ∞
Single or married: these are the two fundamental relationship states in which we usually find ourselves. In between we may have dating or relationships that aren’t marriage but can , in some ways,, feel like it. As Christians, we are all called first and foremost to pursue our relationship with … ∞
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