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 this past summer. Unfortunately, she wasn’t satisfied with any of … Continue readingThe Daily Struggle of Formation by Jason Ruis
I have often said that one could get through an entire three or four year curriculum here at CTS, without ever really engaging someone of another race beyond a passing “Hello.” I found that disturbing. So, when I was appointed as one of the three … Continue readingThe Kerux’s Role in Diversity: Thoughts from a Prior Editor
by Reita Yazawa. Ph.D. Student At one workshop I attended during Worship Symposium in January, one participant shared her question with us. Her church has started basic English worship for those who speak English as their second language. When the Lord’s Supper is celebrated in … Continue readingA Thought on the Qualification of Participation in the Lord’s Supper
by Dylan Pahman, ’12 M.T.S. Introduction: Joy to the (Calvinist) World Outside of Reformed circles, Calvinism is often a dirty word. In popular theology it can connote a borderline fatalism and a privileged, exclusivist mentality. (Terms like “the frozen chosen” come to mind.) Furthermore, when … Continue readingWith Truth and Grace: A Christmas Appreciation of Calvinism
by Greg Vander Horn, M.Div. “You’re gonna do what? You’ll make a great pastor!” I heard that a lot when I started here at Calvin Seminary, but at the beginning of my time here in school, my old self was still outshining my new self … Continue readingThe Seminarian: Swordsmith, Wordsmith, Aerosmith?