Op-Ed

  • A Thought on the Qualification of Participation in the Lord’s Supper March 3, 2013 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 their worship, a pa...
  • With Truth and Grace: A Christmas Appreciation of Calvinism
 March 3, 2013 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 o...
  • The Seminarian: Swordsmith, Wordsmith, Aerosmith? December 11, 2012 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 and my calling. When I really think about it, though, there is a l...
  • Light in the Night at Calvin College: A Christian Educator's Perspective November 16, 2012 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 my feet and a...
  • Letters to the Editor: November 14, 2012 November 16, 2012 Dear Editor, Matthew Koh's editorial on silence is an important one. As a fourth year student at CTS, I have participated in my fair share of serious conversations with strenuously argued theses. That being said, Koh's experience has caused me to ask questions about my own experience. The reality ...
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