The Daily Struggle of Formation by Jason Ruis

At the end of this past summer, I found myself at a picnic bench having an interesting conversation with one of the student leaders from my youth ministry. We talked about the retreats she attended … [Read more...]

My Experience with CPE by Trent Elders

Last year I had no idea what CPE was;  all I knew was that seminary people liked to throw around that three letter acronym. It wasn't until I became very interested in pastoral care through Rev. Ron … [Read more...]

Book Review: Where the Cross Meets the Street

Recently Madison Square Church and Calvin Theological Seminary partnered to host a CCDA (Christian Community Development Association) Café — an introduction to principles of community development with … [Read more...]

Change the World? by Thomas Van Wyke

I am slightly older than most M.Div. students at Calvin Theological Seminary. Okay… unofficially, I am the oldest current full-time M.Div. student at CTS. It takes some of us longer than others to … [Read more...]

Mid-Summer Nights in California by Samuel Lee

When I was first asked to write this article, I hesitated because the theme “Change our World” sounded too grandiose. I mean, although I did have a great Pastoral Ministry Internship experience this … [Read more...]