Dordt College News

Smith and Stronks to speak at Calvinism conference

April 8, 2010

Smith“If a Calvinist had Coffee with a Feminist…” and “Reforming Public Theology” are the topics of two speakers at Dordt College April 8 and 9, in conjunction with a “Calvinism for the 21st Century Conference.”

Both of the lectures are open to the public and there is no cost to attend.
“If a Calvinist had Coffee with a Feminist…” will be presented by Julia Stronks on Friday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Te Paske Theater.

Dr. Stronks is an author and professor at Whitworth University in Washington, where she teaches American government courses with an emphasis on the role of law in society. Stronks is a graduate of Dordt College, and earned her J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Stronks Law and her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.

“Reforming Public Theology: Two Kingdoms or Two Cities?” will be presented by James K. A. Smith on Thursday April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium.

Dr. Smith is an author and Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. He is also the editor of the “Church and Postmodern Culture” Series for Baker Academic. His writing has appeared in Christianity Today, The Banner, First Things, Books & Culture, and the Christian Century, and he has been featured on Krista Tippett’s NPR program, “Speaking of Faith.”

To learn more about the “Calvinism for the 21st Century Conference” hosted by The Andreas Center for Reformed Scholarship and Service, see

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