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Religion

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Protestant Reformed students face theological differences

Distinct differences in the Protestant Reformed Church (PRC) and the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) make attending Calv...

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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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CRC student numbers down; Pentecostal, Catholic and Protestant Reformed on the rise

Don’t know your five points of Calvinism? Do you question common grace? You may be in good company. Calvin research ha...

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Lee continues discussion on issues of sexuality and the church

Speaker and activist Justin Lee balanced wit and sensitivity in his talk “The Ex-Gay Movement” on Tuesday afternoon ...

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Shawnee Park CRC integrates Calvin students into leadership

Four years ago, Shawnee Park Christian Reformed Church did not have a single college student involved in its ministries....

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Sharon Bytwerk to step down from service as spiritual director

Sharon Bytwerk will be stepping down from her position as Calvin College’s spiritual director after serving for seven ...

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Center for Inquiry aims to educate and support

“Millions of Americans are living happily without religion.” The U.S. 131 billboard in downtown Grand Rapids bearing...

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Wesley Hill presents vision of hope for gay Christians

Wesley Hill’s lecture Tuesday afternoon demonstrated that the veil that has long prevented sexual minorities from enga...

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Student-led worshippers gather off-campus

Each Tuesday night Calvin students from all class levels gather at a house on Ridgewood Avenue for a time of worship.  ...

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Students in Hungary report Anti-Semitism on the rise in Eastern Europe

Seventy years ago, Eastern Europe hosted the most concentrated form of anti-Semitism (discrimination against Jews) the w...