The Andreas Center carries out its mission by supporting and expanding opportunities, both on and off-campus, for students, faculty, and staff to engage culture globally through scholarship and service.
Mission & Vision
The mission of the Andreas Center is to advance the development and influence of Reformational thought and its service to God's kingdom by broadening the generational and geographical impact of Dordt University.
Our global vision as a Reformed, Christian college is what captured the imagination of Lowell, and his estate gift will further our efforts to broaden Dordt's service, learning, and presence in the world.
Consistent with this vision, the Andreas Center is where Dordt University does Christian scholarship in public for the common good of the academy, the church, and society.
Areas of Christian Scholarship
In All Things online publication – engages the community beyond campus through conversations and perspectives through essays, book reviews, and interviews connecting faith to our work and culture in the public sphere. Voices include the Dordt Community, contributing writers, reformed thinkers, and others who help advance our perspectives and provide thoughtful insight on issues of relevance and importance.
Diverse voices that engage the intersection of culture and faith on campus at Dordt University. The First Mondays Speaker Series brings thinkers, writers, and cultural leaders to Dordt to discuss with the campus and broader community ideas that will stretch our imaginations, grow our understanding and help us re-form our world in God-honoring ways.
Previous First Monday Speaker Recordings:
2022-23 Academic Year
- Dr. M. Elizabeth Lewis Hall, Speaking the Truth in Love: The Art and Science of Difficult Conversations
- Stephanie Summers - Talk Title: "Loving your Neighbor through Politics, Oct. 3, 2022
- Rev. Dr. Esau McCaulley - Talk Title: "Is Social Location a Friend or Foe of Biblical Interpretation? The Black Church as a Case Study, Nov. 7, 2022
2021-22 Academic Year
- David Batstone - "Purpose, Passion and Profit: Aligning These 3 Ps Might Change Your Life", Apr. 5, 2022 (Presented by the K & K Dooyema Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation)
- Andrew Peterson - "Making Art in Exile", Nov. 1, 2021
- Rev. Dr. Jennifer Powell McNutt - "Making Space for the Dead in Conversations of Faith and Science", Sept. 27, 2021
- Abby Foreman - "Making Space in our Communities for Others", Sept. 6, 2021
2020-21 Academic Year
- Mark Sayers - "Renewal in the Grey Zone", Apr 5, 2022
- Justin Giboney - "The Politics of Love and Truth" (Morning Session), Nov. 2, 2020
- Justin Giboney - "The Politics of Love and Truth" (Evening Session), Nov. 2, 2020
- Kristin Kobes Du Mez - "Jesus and John Wayne: The Culture and Politics of Evangelical Masculinity" (Morning Session), Oct. 5, 2020
- Kristin Kobes Du Mez - "Christianity and Feminism: A Tnagled History" (Evening Session), Oct. 5, 2020
2019-20 Academic Year
- Jenny Yang - "Immigrants and Refugees: More Than Politics", Feb. 3, 2020
- Karen Swallow Prior - "A Noiseless Patient Spider: Reading in the Age of Twitter Instagram and Snapchat", Oct. 7, 2019
- Russell Moore - "Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel", Sept. 2, 2019
2018-19 Academic Year
- Christina Edmondson - "Can Rotten Roots Be Redeemed?: The Myth of Moral Progress", Mar. 4, 2019
- Sandra McCracken - "Steadfast: A Songwriter's Journey Through the Psalms", Feb. 4, 2019
- Makoto Fujimura - "Cultural Stewardship", Nov. 5, 2018
- Gabriel Salguero - "Beyond Despair: Lessons from Narnia and the Gospel" (Morning Session), Oct. 1, 2018
- Gabriel Salguero - "Beyond Despair: Lessons from Narnia and the Gospel" (Evening Session), Oct. 1, 2018
2017-18 Academic Year
- Josh Larsen - "Movies are Prayers?: How Films—not Just Religious Films—Express Our Deepest Longings to a God who Sees all Things", Apr. 2, 2018
- Tish Harrison Warren - "How We Spend Our Lives: Christian Formation in the Everyday", Feb. 5, 2018
- John Inazu - "Confident Pluralism", Nov. 6, 2017
2015-16 Academic Year
- Richard Mouw - "Why Reformed Christians Should Work Hard at Multiculturalism" (Morning Session), Apr. 4, 2016
- Richard Mouw - "Can Calvinists be Civil?" (Evening Session), April 4, 2016
- Mark Charles - "The Trauma of the Doctrine of Discovery" (Morning Session), Nov. 2, 2015
- Mark Charles - "The Doctrine of Discovery: A Call to Lament" (Evening Session), Nov. 2, 2015
- Dr. Cornelius Plantinga: "The Intellectual Love of God" (Morning Session), Oct. 5, 2015
- Dr. Cornelius Plantinga: "Forgiving Those Who Hurt Us" (Evening Session), Oct. 5, 2015
- Matthew Soerens - "Mission on our Doorsteps: A Biblical Perspective on Immigration" (Morning Session), Sept. 7, 2015
- Matthew Soerens - "Bibles, Badges & Business: Moving Forward on Immigration" (Evening Session), Sept. 7, 2015
2014-15 Academic Year
- Christena Cleveland - "Who is My Neighbor?" (Morning Session), Apr. 6, 2015
- Christena Cleveland - "Why Do They Seem so Different From Me?" (Evening Session), Apr. 6, 2015
- Malcolm De Kryger - "Navigating Agricultural Issues as a Christian Farmer: Are You Hearing God's Calling for You When You Are Weaning Sows?", Mar. 2, 2015
- Katherine Leary Alsdorf - "A New Compass for Work" (Morning Session), Feb. 2, 2015
- Katherine Leary Alsdorf - "Connecting Your Work to God's Work (Evening Session)", Feb. 2, 2015
- Rikk Watts - "Jerusalem and Athens Revisited: How Early Christianity Transformed the Ancient and Gave Rise to the Modern World", Nov. 3, 2014
- Sara DeMoor - "Vulnerability, Discipleship and Community: Embracing Risk and Flourishing Together", Oct. 6, 2014
- Nancy Pearcey - "The Reformed Tradition's Gift to the World", Sept. 1, 2014
2013-14 Academic Year
- Stanley Carlson-Thies - "Why We Need Institutions in order to be Faithful and What Institutions Need so they can be Faith-full", Apr. 7, 2014
- Caroline Simon - Bringing Sex into Focus, Mar. 3, 2014
- Andrew Cunningham & Scott Marques - "Connecting with God's Productive Purposes in the Earth", Feb. 3, 2014
- Calvin Seerveld - "How HOT is Your Bible?", Nov. 4, 2013
- James K.A. Smith - "Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Liturgies", Oct. 7, 2013
- David Smith - "Learning About Learning from Bonhoeffer", Sept. 2, 2013
2012-13 Academic Year
Pro Rege is a quarterly publication of the faculty of Dordt University.
The name is a Latin phrase meaning "for the King" and expresses the journal's purpose:
- To proclaim Christ's kingship over the sphere of education and scholarship;
- Explore topics relevant to Reformed Christian education;
- And to inform the Christian community regarding Dordt's continuing response to its educational task.
Dordt University Press has been publishing books since 1978. A complete list of titles and authors can be found below. These books are available from the Dordt University Campus Store and from all major online booksellers.
With the mission to engage culture globally through scholarship and research, the Andreas Center provides:
- grants for research pursuits for faculty and through department funds,
- funding for Dordt professors to lecture internationally
- hosts community engagement through workshops and seminars
- support for various events that support the common good
Learn More About Lowell Andreas
"The remarkable generosity of Lowell Andreas is an affirmation that the reach of Dordt extends and resonates far beyond our local community, our traditional base of support, and even our national borders," said Zylstra. "Our global vision as a Reformed, Christian college is what captured the imagination of Lowell, and his estate gift will further our efforts to broaden Dordt's service, learning, and presence in the world."
The Andreas Center
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