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About Minds in the Making

Minds in the Making gathers the best essays, articles and reflections of the Calvin College community faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends. Minds is intended as a helpful resource for the thoughtful Christian, inspiring the reader for intentional participation in the renewal of all things. We think the level of intellectual engagement and discourse demonstrated at this site illustrates the intent of a Calvin College education.

Minds in the Making is published by Calvin College and is open to submissions from members of the Calvin community. To send a submission, or to comment on the content of this magazine, e-mail

We've organized the Minds material under the following sections:

 • Arts & Literature: books, music, art, reading, writing
 • History: how the past illuminates the present and future
 • Education: teaching and learning issues
 • Lifestyle: everyday-life joys and concerns
 • Nation & World: headline, current event reactions and observations
 • Religion & Philosophy: spiritual, thought-provoking pieces
 • Science & Technology: intersections of faith and research

It isn't easy to categorize every article, so some are included in more than one section.

Calvin College maintains the rights to material published here, unless noted, and in those cases we have secured the necessary copyright requests. We expect the same of our readers.

"Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is his good, pleasing and perfect will."

Romans 12:1-2