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The History of Easter

Last week Sunday, April 5, Christians and non-Christians alike celebrated the springtime holiday of Easter. Christians r...

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Prayer labyrinth provides space for meditation, prayer during Holy Week

For four days during Holy Week, March 30 through April 2, the Chapel undercroft will feature a prayer labyrinth. The lab...

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Presbyterian Church (USA) comes out in support of same-sex marriage

Last week the Presbyterian Church (USA) became the largest Protestant group to formally support same-sex marriage. The d...

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Tales and legends of St. Patrick, Apostle of Ireland

St. Patrick is probably the most prominent Catholic saint in contemporary American culture who isn’t found taking gift...

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Faith and writing: a conversation with Gary Schmidt

Today’s Christian writers often wrestle with how to incorporate faith in their writing: Calvin College English profess...

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Taize chapels offer rest and reflection

“Please Enter Quietly” signs will grace the lobby of Calvin’s chapel on Thursdays in March as chapel services feat...

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What is Coptic Christianity?

On Feb. 15, pro-ISIS militants published a video showing the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians. In denouncing this actio...

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CRC opposes Canadian Supreme Court ‘right to die’ decision

In a unanimous decision on Feb. 6, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruled that laws banning physician-assisted suicide ...

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Ash Wednesday chapel a reminder of Lent’s purpose

For many Christians, Lent is about giving up something delicious for 40 days as an exercise of willpower, and Ash Wednes...

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Chaplain reflects on interim trip to Kenya and Uganda

While thousands of on-campus students were reading Tolkien, developing Christian minds or bowling, one group of Calvin s...