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CCCS Working Groups

2009-2010

Climate Change: Complexity, Uncertainty and the Precautionary Principle
Del Ratzsch (Philosophy), dratzsch@calvin.edu

Developing a deeper understanding of the impact of the economic recession on Reformed faith and practice
Michael Van Denend (Alumni), alumni@calvin.edu
and John Tiemstra (Economics), tmst@calvin.edu

Late Medieval Mysticism as the Inner Reformation of the Body and Soul
Henry Luttikhuizen (Art and Art History), lutt@calvin.edu

Faith Formation and Expression
Cheryl Brandsen (Dean for Social Sciences and Contextual Disciplines), brac@calvin.edu
and Laura DeHaan (Psychology), ldehaan@calvin.edu

2008-2009

Language, Prejudice, and Christian Witness: Towards a Reformed Response to English-Only Policies, Immigration, and Dialect-and Language-Based Prejudice
Nathan Bierma (CICW) and Karen Miller (Spanish).

Global Health Inequalities, Human Rights, & Justice
Cheryl Feenstra (Nursing) and Renae Boss Potts (Nursing).

Divine Action in a Random World
Stephen Matheson (Biology) and Randall Pruim (Mathematics and Statistics).

Christianity in Africa
Mwenda Ntatrangwi (Sociology and Social Work).

2007-2008

Cosmopolitanism in a World of Clashing Faiths
Ruth Groenhout (Philosophy). Co-convener: Darren Walhof (Political Science, Grand Valley State University).

Cultural Intelligence and Christian Hospitality
Jeff Bouman (Service Learning Center) and Mary Buteyn (German).

Developing a Christian Understanding of Institutional and Cultural Leadership
Co-funded by the Calvin College Alumni Association
Shirley Roels (Van Lunen Center / Economics & Business), and Co-convener, Bradley C. Miller, JPMorgan Chase.

In addition, the Working Group on "Energy: Supply, Alternatives, and Socio-Politico-Economic Implications," originally convened by Kenneth Piers (Chemistry), is being cotinued next year as Sustainability Education Across the Liberal Arts Curriculum, led by Clarence Joldersma (Education).

2006-2007

“Figuring a Christian Discourse of Disability,” Christopher Smit (CAS) and Peggy Goetz (CAS).

“The Relationship between Justice and Love,” Jeff Bouman (Director, Service Learning Center) and Cheryl Brandsen (Sociology & Social Work).

2005-2006

“Developing Methods and Language for Understanding Music as a Community.” David Fuentes (Music).

“Exploring the Terrain of World Christianity.” Daniel Bays (History) and Paul Freston (Sociology & Byker Chair).

“Making Reformed Disciples Today: Exploring the Interface between the Reformed Tradition and the Culture of Young People.” Dale Cooper (Chaplain).

2004-2005

"Development: Why Some Nations Succeed and Others Fail." Janel Curry (Geology & Geography) and Roland Hoksbergen (Economics & Business).

"Energy: Supply, Alternatives, and Socio-Politico-Economic Implications." Kenneth Piers (Chemistry).

"Issues of Faith, Interpretations and Classroom Reading Practices." David Smith (Germanic & Asian Languages) and Jennifer Holberg (English).

"Physical Science, Phenomenology, and Philosophical Hermeneutics." Matt Walhout (Physics and Astronomy).