Colson speaks at Calvin Seminary Spring Banquet
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Colson speaks at Calvin Seminary Spring Banquet

Colson speaks at Calvin Seminary’s Spring Banquet.

Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship, spoke at Calvin Theological Seminary’s Spring Banquet, endorsing the school’s Dutch neo-Calvinist heritage. “Calvin Theological Seminary is an underappreciated asset in the evangelical world. There’s nothing the evangelical world needs more than a bracing dose of Kuyperian theology,” he said.

The speech also marked the announcement of the establishment of the Charles W. Colson Presidential Chair at the seminary. Thanks to a major gift from the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation, the chair will fund the costs of the president’s position and office till 2015.

The Calvin Seminary press page has many resources, including an audio broadcast of Colson’s speech, pictures, and related articles.

Colson’s keynote address at the 1998 Abraham Kuyper/Leo XIII conference at Calvin College is available, along with the other papers presented at the conference, in the Spring 2002 issue of the Journal of Markets & Morality, “How Now Shall We Live?”

Jordan J. Ballor

Jordan J. Ballor (Dr. theol., University of Zurich; Ph.D., Calvin Theological Seminary) is director of research at the Center for Religion, Culture & Democracy, an initiative of the First Liberty Institute. He has previously held research positions at the Acton Institute and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and has authored multiple books, including a forthcoming introduction to the public theology of Abraham Kuyper. Working with Lexham Press, he served as a general editor for the 12 volume Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology series, and his research can be found in publications including Journal of Markets & Morality, Journal of Religion, Scottish Journal of Theology, Reformation & Renaissance Review, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Faith & Economics, and Calvin Theological Journal. He is also associate director of the Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research at Calvin Theological Seminary and the Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity & Politics at Calvin University.