Calvin College Chimes

Nashville Statement sparks controversy among Christians

Courtney Zonnefeld and Juliana Knot

September 22, 2017

Filed under Religion

The Nashville Statement sparked controversy across the Christian spectrum last month with its collection of 14 affirmations and denials regarding human sexuality. The articles, finalized in the Tennessee capital, stress that a...

CRC addresses hurricane disasters

Courtney Zonnefeld, Religion Editor

September 14, 2017

Filed under Religion

In less than three weeks’ timespan, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused extraordinary damage across the United States, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean. The Calvin College community, including the Christian Reforme...

38 Calvin faculty sign post-election commitment and confession

Kathryn Mae Post

April 28, 2017

Filed under Religion

Thirty-eight Calvin faculty and staff members joined hundreds of Christian faculty from across the United States in signing a “Statement of Confession and Commitment” in response to the contentious election and post-election...

Students experience Orthodox Easter

Sam Yardley

April 21, 2017

Filed under Religion

Pascha, another word for Easter, is the service celebrated by the Eastern Orthodox Church. For an Early Christian and Byzantine Art class, a small group of Calvin students attended St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, where the service...

LGBT+ Issues create tension in CRC

Kathryn Mae Post

April 20, 2017

Filed under Religion

A report from the Christian Reformed Church’s winter classis meetings, in which regionally grouped churches discuss ministry-related issues, indicates that LGBT+ issues are a source of tension among CRC classes. The report read: “Class...