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How does your work shape your view of human nature?

Author: Nathan L.K. Bierma, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Posted on: Sep 18, 2009

The View from Inside an Ambulance,” originally published in Esquire, is a powerful essay by paramedic Chris Jones on his experiences dealing with death on a daily basis. His work both confronts him with, and numbs him to, human fragility. His closing story about reviving a man presumed dead, in front of the man’s son, has a hint of resurrection in it.

The article reminded me that our line of work—the way we use our God-given gifts—shapes our view of human nature

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Eat Well Food Tour 2009

Author: Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma, Research and Program Coordinator, Student Activities

Posted on: Jun 19, 2009

fresh foodThroughout the summer of 2009, *cino directors Rob & Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma will conduct workshops, interviews and other events on food and faith throughout the Midwestern U.S. and Canada. Check out the blog Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma keeps throughout the tour.

Fasting from Facebook

Author: Nate Van Denend, student, Calvin Theological Seminary
The Banner
Posted on: Jun 5, 2009

Facebook logo“Nathaniel Van Denend is fasting from Facebook. See you when the Son comes up.”

I wrote that on Ash Wednesday, shortly after deciding to give up Facebook, the social networking site, for Lent. But then I thought to myself, “Facebook, well I only check that maybe 10 times or so a day—it won’t be much of a sacrifice.” So I decided to give up all news-related media for Lent.

Having myself over for dinner: cultivating hospitality in solitude

Author: Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence, Communications Arts and Sciences
Posted on: May 22, 2009

I recant. For many years, I’ve said that if I lived alone, or were in a situation in which I had to eat alone often, I would subsist on Wheat Thins and plain Stonyfield Farm yogurt, purchased in the large container, and occasionally eaten with in-season fruit or a pickled green bean.

What If We Don’t Focus on the Family?

Author: Bethany Keeley, Class of 2005
The Banner
Posted on: Apr 29, 2009

I’m 25 and I’m not married. I’m fine with that. But sometimes I feel like I need to say this more loudly when I’m in church.