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…

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. … ∞

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 … ∞

Editorial: Volume 47.6

As we come to the end of the semester, and everybody’s schedules get busy with papers and exams and sermons and projects, we as the Kerux editors just wanted to take a moment here to thank you all for your wonderful support and encouragement over this past semester. We had … ∞

Light in the Night at Calvin College: A Christian Educator’s Perspective

by Ferry Yang, M.Div. On Saturday night, October 27th, 2012, an event called “Light in the Night” was presented at the Calvin College Knollcrest East Apartments.  It was the 18th annual celebration.  In the flyer there was a quote from Psalm 119:105 that says: “Thy word is a lamp unto … ∞

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 … ∞