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Praying for the Kingdom

Dr. Richard Mouw

Running Time: 27 min

Richard J. Mouw returned to teaching in the position of Professor of Faith and Public Life after 20 years as president of Fuller Theological Seminary (1993–2013). A philosopher, scholar, and author, prior to his two decades as president, he served as provost and senior vice president for four years, and as professor of Christian philosophy and ethics beginning in 1985. Before coming to Fuller he served for 17 years as professor of philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has also served as a visiting professor at the Free University in Amsterdam.A graduate of Houghton College, Mouw studied at Western Theological Seminary and earned a master’s degree in philosophy at the University of Alberta. His PhD in philosophy is from the University of Chicago.

Lord, Teach us to Pray

Dr. John Witvliet

Running Time: 23 min.

John D. Witvliet is director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and professor of worship, theology, & congregational and ministry studies at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary. His responsibilities include oversight of the Institute's practical and scholarly programs, and teaching courses at both the college and seminary. His areas of interest include the history of Christian worship, worship practices in various denominations, biblical and systematic theology of worship, the role of music and the arts in worship, choral music and consulting with churches on worship renewal.

A graduate of Calvin College, Dr. Witvliet holds graduate degrees in theology from Calvin Theological Seminary, in music from the University of Illinois, and the Ph.D. in liturgical studies and theology from the University of Notre Dame.

Prayer Summit 2013 Highlights

Prayer Summit 2013

Running Time: 7:25 min

Praying for Repentance

Dr. Cornelius Plantinga

Cornelius Plantinga, Jr. is Senior Research Fellow at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and president emeritus of Calvin Theological Seminary.Cornelius Plantinga Jr. (aka Neal Plantinga) teaches a course annually in Calvin College (he was Dean of the Chapel from 1996 to 2001) and in Calvin Theological Seminary (he was a professor there from 1979 to 1996 and President from 2001 to 2011).  He writes for the Worship Institute and participates in its major events as a speaker or as a host for other speakers.  In connection with The Center for Excellence in Preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary, and with its Director, Scott Hoezee or with Hulitt Gloer, Neal cohosts  seminars for preachers on reading for preaching—i.e., on how a program of general reading (stories, biographies, print journalism) can help the preacher become a better one.  His current book project is on that topic.

Your Kingdom

Interviews

Various Interviews of Theologians/Scholar about Prayer. (Dallas Willard, Richard Mouw, Jul Medenblik, Michelle Lee-Barnewall, Mary Vanden Berg, David Crump)

The Whole Scope of Redemptive Activity

Dr. Richard Mouw

Fuller Theological Seminary

Richard J. Mouw returned to teaching in the position of Professor of Faith and Public Life after 20 years as president of Fuller Theological Seminary (1993–2013). A philosopher, scholar, and author, prior to his two decades as president, he served as provost and senior vice president for four years, and as professor of Christian philosophy and ethics beginning in 1985. Before coming to Fuller he served for 17 years as professor of philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has also served as a visiting professor at the Free University in Amsterdam.A graduate of Houghton College, Mouw studied at Western Theological Seminary and earned a master’s degree in philosophy at the University of Alberta. His PhD in philosophy is from the University of Chicago.

Praying with our Tears

Interview of Dr. Mary Vanden Berg

Calvin Theological Seminary

Dr. Mary L. VandenBerg is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her graduate work focused on atonement theology, and she is currently working in the areas of theological anthropology and soteriology. She is also interested in topics dealing with the intersection of theology and science. She is a member of LaGrave Avenue CRC in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

A Story of Angel Community Church

Shared by Dr. Michelle Loyd Page

Angel Community Church, MI

A Story of Tessa

Beautiful story of a miracle.

Testimony

Interivew with Rev. Jack Stulp

Prayer as Thanksgiving

Rev. Alvin Vandergrind

Dr. Alvin VanderGriend is the Prayer Evangelism Associate for Harvest Prayer Ministries. Alvin was born and raised near Lynden, WA in the Pacific Northwest. He graduated from Calvin College in 1958 and from Calvin Seminary in 1961. He later attended Fuller Theological Seminary where he earned his Doctor of Ministry degree in 1982.

Alvin began his ministry as a pastor serving three different Christian Reformed churches from 1963 to 1982. He then stepped into an executive role with the Christian Reformed church and served as Minister of Evangelism Resources for 14 years. He is the principle architect of his denominations effective Bible study evangelism program called Coffee Break, wrote Discover Your Gifts, developed a men’s Bible study program called Men’s Life and developed a small groups strategy.

Praying for the Generations

Dr. John Booy

Superintendent of Potter's House

Grand Rapids, MI

John Booy graduated from Calvin College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, with majors in Psychology and Sociology, in 1974. Following graduation, he began teaching for the Grand Rapids Public Schools at Beckwith Elementary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He received his Masters of Arts degree in Teaching from Calvin College in 1981 and co-founded The Potter's House School in the fall of 1981. In 2002, Mr. Booy left the Grand Rapids Public Schools to dedicate himself full time to The Potter's House, working as administrator and superintendent. The Potter’s House provides a Christ-centered education to children of all ethnic heritages and income levels, equipping them to serve God and society to their fullest potential.

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