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 a senior research fellow and director of publishing at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty. He is also a postdoctoral researcher in theology and economics at the VU University Amsterdam as part of the "What Good Markets Are Good For" project. He is author of Get Your Hands Dirty: Essays on Christian Social Thought (and Action) (Wipf & Stock, 2013), Covenant, Causality, and Law: A Study in the Theology of Wolfgang Musculus (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2012) and Ecumenical Babel: Confusing Economic Ideology and the Church's Social Witness (Christian's Library Press, 2010), as well as editor of numerous works, including Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology. Jordan is also associate director of the Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research at Calvin Theological Seminary.