Resound features thoughtful conversations at Calvin Theological Seminary about how faith and theology shape our life in the world.
#17 - Rachael Denhollander on Understanding Forgiveness and Justice
When she stood in a Michigan courtroom last year to make the last of 156 victim impact statements in the sentencing hearing for her abuser, Rachael Denhollander spoke with eloquent conviction and theological wisdom about forgiveness and justice—two terms she says are often misused and misunderstood, sometimes in ways that compound the trauma of the survivors of abuse.
#16 – Nicholas Kristof on Covering the World for the New York Times
Nicholas Kristof has spent a career in journalism telling stories from places that few of his readers have ever been, and few would otherwise notice. The longtime New York Times columnist was among the first and most persistent voices to call the world's attention to genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan in the mid-2000s, and has been a prominent voice in highlighting the global plague of human trafficking. Kristof spoke at the January Series of Calvin College.
#15 - Mary Andringa Vermeer on Faith, Family, and Leadership
Mary Andringa's pioneering career in business has been built on a foundation of faith, family, and community. In this conversation she reflects on the legacy of her father Gary as she captures it in her recent book Remembering Dad, and shares lessons on women in leadership, faith and work, and gathering generational wisdom.
#14 - Danjuma Gibson on Frederick Douglass, Oppression, and Hope
Frederick Douglass escaped slavery to become one of the most important authors of the 19th century. How was Douglass able to overcome oppression? What does he have to teach us about Christian hope? Danjuma Gibson, professor of pastoral care at Calvin Seminary, spoke about his new book, Frederick Douglass, a Psychobiography, with Christina Edmonson earlier this year.
#13 - Catherine Gonzalez on Breaking Down Barriers to Women in Ministry and Theological Education
Catherine Gonzalez has spent a lifetime answering God’s call to break down barriers to female theologians. She was one of the first women to be ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church, and her pioneering academic career spanned over four decades. She recently spoke to female students at Calvin Seminary, encouraging them to follow God’s call wherever it leads.
Catherine Gonzalez is Professor Emerita of Church History at Columbia Theological Seminary.
Laura de Jong is senior pastor of Second Christian Reformed Church in Grand Haven, Michigan.
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#12 - Matthew Kaemingk on Interfaith Hospitality in an Age of Fear
Why do some North American Christians choose fear over hospitality? What would radical hospitality as Christian discipleship look like in interfaith conversations? Matthew Kaemingk explores these questions in his new book Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear. He spoke at the Loving Your Neighbor conference at Calvin Seminary this summer, and sat down with Cory Willson to talk about this timely topic.