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Noontime Series-Noon on Thursdays


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

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Powerful, experienced, and passionate are just a few words to describe the speakers in this fall’s lecture series. Hear their inspirational words and feel their passion as they describe  their work and experiences in these thought-provoking lectures. These free lectures are scheduled at noon on Thursday in the Calvin Chapel. Parking is best in parking lots 1 and 2 off the Burton Street Entrance.

If you missed any lectures and want to watch them online- visit this link for all the lectures in the fall and spring: LINK

Feb 8 Tara Aday- Safe Haven The Challenges of Universal Forgiveness in the Face of Domestic Violence

Feb 22 Gordon Olsen, West Michigan In The Great War

Mar 8 Dr. Dr. Scott Westhouse, Muriel Zandstra, Dr. Larry Gerbens, The Eyes of the Artist

Mar 22 Warden DeWayne Burton and Todd Cioffi, Reforming a Prison:. One Warden's Reflections on the Power of Education

November 3: Cynthia Slagter, El Camino Trail, Spain

October 26: Matthew Daley, Origin of Detroit’s Urban Crisis

October 12: Gail Snow, Rakish Reeds Lake

September 28: Dick Harms, Covering the Bases: America’s Pastime in Grand Rapids

September 14, 2017: Brendan Looyenga, Cancer of the Soul


Older lectures and there links are listed below:

April 20-2017 | Micah Watson | Is there Life after Trump? The First 100 Days-

April 6-2017 |  Steve Timmermans & Peter Borgdorff | A Season of Challenges: Facing the Times In and Beyond the CRC

March 23-2017 | Henry Baron | Growing Up in WWII: memories and reflections that don’t fade

March 9-2017  Randy Bytwerk  Making Sense of News in an Age of Propaganda

February 23-2017 Pamela Alderman  Healing in Art: A Pathway to Flourishing

February 9-2017  Ana Jose Who are the Refugees in our Midst and What are their Needs?

November 10-2016 Muaz Redzic Religion: Burden or Blessing

October 27-2016   Neil Carlson    A Transformative Reading of James

October 13-2016 Todd Huizinga, Becca McBride, Joel Westra    The 2016 Election

September 29-2016 Buck Matthews The Book in Each of Us

September 15-2016       William Katerberg        American Scripture?  The U.S. Constitution and American Political Culture

March 31-2016  Len Vander Zee, From the Big Bang to the New Creation: God's Big Six Billion Year Long Story of Creation and Redemption

March 10-2016  Ken Piers, Justice for the Earth: A Way Forward

Mar. 3-2016  Sandra Warren, South High School and the B-17 Bomber

February 18-2016, Teresa Weatherall Neal, The GRPS Transformation Success Story

February 4-2016, Bill Vriesema, Renewed by Creation

November 12, 2015 Valerie van Heest, Armistice Day Blizzard

November 5, 2015   George Heartwell, Days as Grand Rapids Mayor

Thursday, October 22, 2015 Jonathan Bradford, Home is Where We Start From

Thursday, September 24, 2015  Herman Keizer,   Moral Injury after War

Thursday, September 10, Michigan's Prison System, by Daniel Heyns (fast forward 15 minutes to the actual lecture)

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

Thursday, April 9, The Garden as Artist Studio by Hank Ottens

Thursday, March 28- David Rahinsky  (Grand Rapids Police Dept.)  Our Community, Our Commitment – Advancing the Vision

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

Thursday, Feb. 26-Oppression in the Promised Landby David Crump

Thursday, Feb. 12- Colossians Forum- Conflict as Opportunity? by Michael Gulker

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