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Opinion: You Can’t Do it All (but you can do something)

Three years ago this week, I was an incoming first year student, and I was going to do it all. There was always somethin...

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Opinion: Building the body of Christ

One thing of many I have learned during my time here at Calvin College is that in order for a muscle to grow, it tears a...

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Calvin Revival started to encourage spiritual development

Calvin Revival was a movement started when a group of four guys felt the Holy Spirit lead them to organize a worship eve...

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Discrimination against teenagers pervasive and damaging

It had been a long day. My family and I had been in the hospital waiting room for six or eight hours, nervously anticipa...

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The Gospel: Ambiguity is okay

A few weeks ago, there was an article titled “The Gospel at Calvin: A Call for Clarity.” At the end of the article, ...

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Core cuts would undermine formative Christian education

Most college students don’t want to be formed by their education — we want to consume it. Course catalogs (appropria...

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Dumb smart phones

Have you ever been in a discussion with a Windows person about your MacBook Pro and heard something similar to: “Why d...

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Books and communities support non-CRC Christianities

Maybe it was the intense Philadelphia heat that drew me into the modest old meetinghouse. Perhaps it was historical curi...

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Living with migraines little-understood by community

One vivid memory from my summer involves pulling my blanket over my head, begging God to let me finally fall asleep. Ins...

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Interfaith dialogue enriching

This past year was christened the Year of Interfaith Understanding, and it brought with it a whole raft of discussions a...