The Rapidian

Calvin College

Reading paves the way to college for students at Harrison Park School

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 01-26-2012 under NONPROFITS

In collaboration with Kristin Brace Mayor Heartwell sat down on the gymnasium floor at Grand Rapids Public Schools' Harrison Park School and asked, “Does anyone know what the mayor does?” The first response from the crowd of first-...

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N.T. Wright's lecture on Jesus and kingdom concludes Calvin January Series

by (A.Steiner)

Submitted 01-26-2012 under NEWS

N.T. Wright first encountered “the problem” as a teenager. He and his friends were tasked with laying out the Christian doctrines about Jesus for a Sunday school class. Why was Jesus born? Why did Jesus die? Why was he resurrected?...

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Edmond: Transforming walls to bridges

by (Heidi Stukkie)

Submitted 01-25-2012 under NEWS

With temperatures hovering in the teens outside, Ralph Edmond started his talk on Friday by suggesting that Calvin College change the January Series to the summer series. He first visited Grand Rapids in 1999––during the much warmer...

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Gergen: America works better when we work together

by (Heidi Stukkie)

Submitted 01-20-2012 under NEWS

  As a close advisor to four presidents, David Gergen knows a few things about politics. He also knows how to make an audience laugh. Gergen began his hour-long talk at Calvin College’s January Series on Wednesday with a joke about an...

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Activist Adam Taylor calls for mobilizing hope

by (Rob Cole)

Submitted 01-19-2012 under OPINION

Social justice has been a theme highlighted throughout this year's Calvin College January Series, not least by Monday's speaker Adam Taylor, an emerging voice among a new generation of Christian activists. Having worked in the Carr...

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Lyons offers new vision for Christianity in America

by (A.Steiner)

Submitted 01-16-2012 under OPINION

For the last century, Gabe Lyons told to a full audience at Calvin College on Tuesday, Jan. 11, American Christians have been telling a half-truth, a message of sin and salvation that by itself is “incoherent.” Lyons compared preaching...

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President and CEO of Humane Society of the United States comes to Grand Rapids

by (mullmer)

Submitted 01-16-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Anyone who has read Wayne Pacelle's best-selling book “The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them,” understands the mission of the president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). For those...

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Gerson on Christianity and politics

by (acknot)

Submitted 01-13-2012 under OPINION

Nationally syndicated political columnist Michael Gerson brought his vision of Christian political engagement to Calvin’s Covenant Fine Arts Center on Thursday as part of the college’s 2012 January Series. Gerson, coauthor of City of Man...

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Pedro Noguera shares bolder approach to education at January Series

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 01-11-2012 under NEWS

Pedro Noguera presented "A Broader, Bolder Approach to Education" Tuesday afternoon at Calvin College's Covenant Fine Arts Center as part of the college's ongoing January Series of speakers. Noguera sees...

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Metaxas visits Calvin, discusses Bonhoeffer

by (acknot)

Submitted 01-10-2012 under OPINION

Eric Metaxas did not set out to say anything new with his biography Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Prophet, Martyr, Spy. He simply wanted to tell some stories that various populaces—academic elites and the Church among them—“need to know....

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