David A. Hoekema, George Marsden, Richard Mouw, Nicholas Wolterstorff, and Alvin Plantinga - Christian Perspectives on Learning

David A. Hoekema is Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College. George Marsden was a
professor of History at Calvin College (1965–1986), Duke Divinity School (1986–1992), and
The University of Notre Dame (1992–2008). His publications include The Soul of the American
(1994) and Jonathan Edwards: A Life (2003), winner of the Bancroft Prize. Richard
Mouw taught Philosophy at Calvin College (1968-1985) and Fuller Theological Seminary
(1985-1993), and he served for twenty years as Fuller’s president. Among his publications
are Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World (1992) and He Shines in All That’s
Fair: Culture and Common Grace
(2001). Nicholas Wolterstorff was Noah Porter Professor of
Philosophical Theology at Yale from 1989 until his retirement in 2002. Previously, he taught
at Calvin College, the Free University of Amsterdam, and the University of Notre Dame.
He has written many books including: On Universals; Reason within the Bounds of Religion;
Art in Action; Works and Worlds of Art; Education for Responsible Action; Until Justice and Peace
Embrace; Lament for a Son;
and Thomas Reid and the Story of Epistemology, from his Gifford
Lectures at St. Andrews University. Alvin Plantinga taught Philosophy at Calvin College
(1963-1982) and The University of Notre Dame (1982-2010), returning to Calvin as the first
holder of the William Harry Jellema Chair in Philosophy. His publications include The Nature
of Necessity
(1984) and Warranted Christian Belief (2000). In 2017 he was awarded the Templeton
Prize for having made “an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension.”


Branson Parler - Organic in the Bedroom: The Fertile Vision of Wendell Berry and Humanae Vitae

Most Protestant Christians do not give much attention to the theological and moral dimensions
of contraception. In his essay, Branson Parler argues that Wendell Berry’s general critique of
the modern mythos helps us to hear Roman Catholic teaching on contraception as resistance
to one specific practice entailed by that mythos. Insofar as Protestants recognize that there
are theological problems with the modern mythos, then they ought also to reconsider their
ethical stance (or lack thereof) on contraception. Mr. Parler is Professor of Theological Studies
at Kuyper College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.




R. Scott Smith - Toward a More Biblical (and Pneumatological) Model for Integration, Teaching, and Scholarship

R. Scott Smith is Professor of Ethics and Christian Apologetics at Biola University.




David I. Smith - The History of Theological Education—An Extended Review

David I. Smith is the Director of Graduate Studies in Education and the Director of the
Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning at Calvin College.


Lauren Anders Visser - From Bubble to Bridge—An Extended Review

Lauren Anders Visser teaches in the Communication Arts department at Trinity Christian
College and serves co-pastor of Jacob’s Well Church Community in Evergreen Park, IL.


Adam Perez and Glenn Stallsmith - Making All Things New—An Extended Review

Adam Perez and Glenn Stallsmith are Th.D. students in liturgical studies at Duke Divinity




Mackenzi Huyser - Perspectives on Racial Segregation in Chicago—A Review Essay

Mackenzi Huyser serves as Executive Director of Chicago Semester.