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Noontime Series

 

Nootime Series LogoFree one-hour programs held at 12-1 PM in the Calvin Chapel.
Please join us for these wonderful, engaging, and thought provoking lectures.

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The Spring 2015 schedule

 

Colossian Forum- Noontime

Thursday, Feb. 12- Michael Gulker (Colossians Forum)        Conflict as Opportunity?  
Christians today face a multitude of divisive issues: liberal vs. conservative politics, questions of sexuality, or issues of biblical authority. We often avoid fighting to embrace tolerance of all views or employ the ways of contempt and culture war.
What if rather than fearing these conflicts we welcomed them as Christ-given opportunities to deepen faith, expand knowledge and build community?  Is such a thing possible?

 

Palestine-Noontime

Thursday, Feb. 26- David Crump (Calvin Religion Dept.)  Oppression in the Promised Land     
The Palestinian people of the West Bank have lived under an oppressive, often times brutal, Israeli military occupation since 1967.  Learn about the day-to-day hardships experienced by the average Palestinian man, woman and child simply trying to make their way in a life with very little to hope for.  Prof. Crump, of the Calvin Religion Department, will share some of his photographs and experiences of living in one of the Palestinian refugee camps near Bethlehem.

https://centerforlawandreligion.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/abraham-kuyper.jpgAbraham Kuyper- Noontime


Thursday, March 12- James Bratt  (Calvin History Dept.)  Abraham Kuyper: Passion and Politics


Abraham Kuyper is well known in Reformed Dutch communities for his ideas, activism, and political success. Less is known about the challenging context that Kuyper lived in and his strong, turbulent personality. This lecture will explore these facets of a man who was a creative genius, and whose example gives inspiring, and cautionary, lessons for us today.

Grand Rapids Police- Noontime


Thursday, March 28- David Rahinsky  (Grand Rapids Police Dept.) 

Our Community, Our Commitment – Advancing the Vision


Chief Dave Rahinsky will discuss what he believes is the department’s role in the community and steps to make Grand Rapids the safest city in the country for its size.

Garden- Noontime


Thursday, April 9- Hank Ottens  (retired surgeon)   The Garden as Artist Studio      


A master gardener-artist shows and tells how God’s creative beauty in nature and human art can combine into the making of a unique garden with a distinct personality and as a place of peace and pleasure.

Gospel Choir

Thursday, April 23 - Grand Rapids Christian Gospel Choir with Nate Glasper (Assistant Conductor of Calvin College Gospel Choir)   


Featuring the Grand Rapids Christian High School Gospel Choir, an inspirational ensemble of diverse individuals from various backgrounds, races, denominations, and creeds that within a worshipful environment seeks to glorify God through song.


 

 

Past Noontime Series

Tuesday, November 11     The Early Music Concert

Thursday, October 30    Calvin Stories in the History of Holland, Michigan by Bob Swierenga

Thursday, October 16, China: Media Revolution, Ministry Opportunities by Kurt Selles

Thursday, October 2, Biomedical Research and Science Education at Van Andel Institute with Steve Triezenberg

Thursday, September 18   Made in the Mitten: Savoring Michigan’s Rich Foodie & Agricultural History , by Dianne Stampfler     

Thursday, September 4, 20140 Fatal Crossing presented by Valerie van Heest.

Thursday, April 3, 2014-Why the Church Needs to Talk About Evolution presented by Deborah Haarsma. We have been able to re-tape the lecture and provide the full length of the presentation.

Thursday, March 20, 2014- From Sea to Sea on a Bike:Why? presented by Carol Rienstra

Thursday, March 6, 2014- Christian Book Publishing in a Post-Literate, Digital Age presented by Dwight Baker

February 20,2014-Trapped By Endemic War: Syrian Refugees in Jordan presented by Bert De Vries

February 6, 2014- God at Work in Prison: From Angola to Ionia presented by John Rottman:

November 14, 2013-"Hymns that Time Forgot" presented by Greg Scheer

October 31, 2013-Michigan's Shameful Treatment of Prisoners presented by Doug Tjapkes

October 17, 2013 -Father Henri J.M. Nouwen: Friend, Guide, and Mentor presented by
Rabbi Albert Lewis

October 3, 2013-A Ram in the Thicket presented by Catherine Frerichs

September 19, 2013 -Cracks in the Wall presented by Marlin & Sally Vis

September 5, 2013-Learning from the Oppressed presented by Nicholas Wolterstorff