Reconciliation: Our Freely Given Gift In Christ

Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity many Calvin Seminary students have experienced. That was to participate in Professor Mary Vandenberg’s Systematic Theology II class period on the limits of forgiveness. This discussion revolved around forgiveness, repentance, reconciliation, and justice. Reflecting on the class, I found myself confronted with shifting notions … ∞

The Work of a Pastor

Pastoral work is the responsibility of every believer. We have been given this great mandate to preach the good news to the whole world Matt. 28:19. We are said to be the light of the world, and called to let it shine so that people may see and glorify our … ∞

What I know so far…

Life has given me many moments to reflect on what is important to me. I have spent a lot of time in the hospital in recent years with little else to do but reflect. This has led me down some interesting paths. So come with me on a journey of … ∞

At Peace With The Past

*Greetings and salutations, readers of the Kerux! This blog post does mention eating disorders, so if that is at all triggering to you, it may be wise not to read it. Do what’s best for your well-being. 🙂 If you’ve met me in person, then you might know that I … ∞

Covid-19 part 1 (Human beings as image bearers of God)

There has been greater national and international devastation but the COVID-19 pandemic has its own distinctive character: states of emergency, nation-wide lockdowns, travel bans, the closure of most public institutions, and dire economic repercussions due to this devastating virus. The global pandemic caused by COVID-19 has been transforming the lives … ∞

Opening Day

As we endeavor to begin another semester of deep, theological study, it is worth mentioning something that most people have a tendency to overlook. Perhaps that’s unfair of me to say as a generalization and I should just say that I myself have this struggle, but I’d wager that by the time you’ve read what I’m about to say you’ll agree with me. And if my wager is wrong, catch me on campus during intensives and I’ll buy you coffee. And if this isn’t another semester for you and it’s perhaps your first go ‘round, then heed this concept I’m about to place at your feet, or rather in front of your face, as a warning…

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. … ∞

Table Hockey

by Jeff Sajdak, Dean of Students  Hockey is here! Slapshots and crisp passes have come to the Student Center. Students, staff, and faculty are playing table hockey. It doesn’t matter if you grew up with table hockey or have never played before, table hockey is a fun way to unwind … ∞

The Medenblik Stick

by Paul DeWeerd, 3rd year M.Div. “Hello out there. We’re on the air. It’s hockey night tonight.” Hockey is back! The National Hockey League (NHL) took their sweet time to start up the 2012-13 season. While hockey fans around the globe bit their finger nails in nervous anticipation of the … ∞