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Announcing our 2017-18 Fellows Program!

The 2017-18 Colin MacLaurin Fellows Program Since 2013, the Colin MacLaurin Fellows Program has offered Christian students at the University of Minnesota the opportunity to explore why their faith matters for their studies and their future careers. It has brought rich community and fellowship, Christian formation,...

Andrew Pettegree, Brand Luther

Book Review: Andrew Pettegree’s Brand Luther

Editor’s Note: This review is by Pastor Wade Mobley, president of the Free Lutheran Schools, a two-year Bible college and four-year seminary in Plymouth, MN serving the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations (AFLC). A 2003 graduate of the seminary, Mobley previously served as pastor of Living Word...

The Kingdom, the Power, & the Glory: In Memory of William Brink Monsma

  [Editor's Note: The following post is the introductory chapter to a festschrift honoring William Brink Monsma, the founder of the MacLaurin Institute—now Anselm House. This introductory chapter was edited and compiled by Chris Macosko and Kirk Allison based on information provided by Mary Beth Monsma. Here's the...

Jeff Van Duzer - Why Business Matters to God

Book Review: Jeff Van Duzer’s Why Business Matters to God

Editor’s Note: This review is by Dr. Justin Irving, professor of ministry and director of the Work with Purpose Initiative at Bethel Seminary. If the questions raised in these reviews intrigue you, join us for Jeff Van Duzer’s upcoming seminar on Why Business Matters to God,...

Chris Armstrong, Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians

Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians: The Discarded Images of Medieval Christianity

Editor's Note: Today’s post comes from Kerilyn Harkaway-Krieger, assistant professor of English at Gordon College, who specializes in medieval studies. Kerilyn has a dual PhD in religious studies and English from Indiana University. Here's our lineup of reviewers in the forum: Forum Introduction, Matthew Kaul, Communications...

Chris Armstrong, Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians

Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians: A Medieval in a Modern Body

Editor's Note: Today’s post comes from Pastor Jeff Olson, pastor of Catalyst Covenant Church, a neighbor of ours here at the study center. Jeff has degrees in philosophy, religious studies, and divinity from Bethel, where he studied church history with Chris Armstrong. Here's our lineup...

Chris Armstrong, Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians

Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians: Traveling the Affirmative Way

Editor’s note: The following review, the first in the book review forum we’re hosting on Dr. Chris Armstrong’s Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians, is by Heather Walker Peterson, a mother and writer who also teaches in and chairs the Department of English and Literature at...

Chris Armstrong, Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians

Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians: Review Forum Introduction

Editor’s note: The following is the introductory post for a book review forum we’re hosting on Dr. Chris Armstrong’s Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians. Here's our lineup of reviewers in the forum: Review One: Traveling the Affirmative Way, Heather Walker Peterson, English professor, University of Northwestern...

Book Review: James K.A. Smith, You Are What You Love

[Editor’s Note: This post was written by Dr. Andrew Bramsen. Dr. Bramsen is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Bethel University, where he specializes in comparative politics, political theory, and African politics and Islam. He'll be co-leading our reading group on James K.A. Smith's You...

Announcing Healthcare Retreat #2: Healthcare and the Human Person

Through a collaboration among the Catholic Medical Association, the Christian Medical and Dental Association, the Coptic Medical Association of North America, and MacLaurinCSF, we are offering a series of retreats designed to encourage Christian formation of grad/professional students in healthcare fields. Students training in healthcare fields...

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