Calvin Seminary and College launch Kuyper Institute For Global Faculty Development

From the official announcement on Calvin College’s website:  


Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary leaders announce the establishment of the Kuyper Institute for Global Faculty Development, named in honor of 19th-century Dutch theologian Abraham Kuyper. The institute, established thanks to a generous gift by Rimmer and Ruth de Vries, will enable Christian leaders and faculty to deepen their understanding of the Reformed tradition broadly, and Kuyperian thinking particularly.

“Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary are grateful to Rimmer and Ruth for their commitment to advancing public theology and cultural engagement,” said Michael Le Roy, president of Calvin College. “We are honored to be partners in this purpose as we work together to shape Christian higher education.”

“Abraham Kuyper’s world-and-life view has profoundly shaped the intellectual and theological work of both Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary,” said Jul Medenblik, president of Calvin Theological Seminary. “Calvin College and Calvin Seminary’s ability to share Kuyper’s Reformed vision depends on the extent to which our faculty embrace a deeply Reformed Christian mission and vision, are themselves shaped and formed by it, and are able to translate this vision into every part of their teaching, scholarship, service, and global outreach. So, this center provides an ideal platform for us to equip both our faculty, and Christian leaders around the world.”

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