Articles by Erin Smith

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Service-learning trip goes local with *culture is not optional

Habits such as eating vegan, buying dye-free dish soap, wearing thick-patterned sweaters and drinking tea out of mason j...

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Shane Claiborne supports “Mark Driscoll Foundation Fund for Women in Ministry”

On Nov. 5, Shane Claiborne, an activist and author, posted a picture to his Facebook page which described his friends...

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Pentecostal students hope awareness replaces misconceptions

Although Pentecostalism is one of the fastest-growing faith traditions at Calvin, now with over 100 Pentecostal students...

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Bytwerk engages students in weekly prayer groups

Sharon Bytwerk, Calvin’s coordinator of spiritual direction and prayer, has invited Calvin students to join her in tak...

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Tens of thousands join in prayer vigil called by Pope Francis

On Saturday, Sept. 7, tens of thousands joined Pope Francis at a vigil service in St. Peter’s Square to pray and fast ...