Free one-hour programs
at 12-1 PM in the Calvin Chapel.
Please join us for these wonderful, engaging, and thought provoking lectures.
Mark your calendars now and share these dates and topics with others.
The Spring 2014 Noontime Series:
Thursday, March 20, 2014
From Sea to Sea on a Bike: Why? presented by Carol Rienstra
What moves a person to sign up for a Sea to Sea bicycle tour? Carol Rienstra, who spent 9 weeks of summer 2013 “in the saddle,” uses the Beatitudes to tell us about being a poor spirit (or sport), learning when to mourn, climbing mountains meekly, hungering and thirsting for the next SAG, showing mercy when yelling "on your left,” tasting pure delight in nature, making peace with oneself and others, and experiencing persecution (at a certain level). Tune in as she ponders the blessings of it all.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Why the Church Needs to Talk About Evolution presented by Deborah Haarsma
For some Christians, the word "evolution" is dangerous and atheistic, pulling people away from God and the Bible. But other Christians see evolution as a scientific description of how God created the abundant variety of life on earth. Congregations that consider evolution are better equipped to evangelize scientists, disciple young people, and impact our science-minded society.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Festival of Faith and Writing
Past Noontime Series
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