Acton Institute Powerblog

Kuyper Conference: Faith, Freedom and Education

Last month the Acton Institute co-sponsored the 2018 Kuyper Conference hosted by Calvin College & Seminary. Acton’s support of the conference included the organization of a panel discussion on “Faith, Freedom, and Education,” which featured Harry Van Dyke of Redeemer University College, Charles L. Glenn of Boston University, and Beth Green of Cardus. Kevin den Dulk of Calvin College moderated the discussion, which included some cross-cultural comparisons and lessons for today.

The video of the session is now available:

The Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology series will feature a volume On Education (slated for 2019), edited by Wendy Naylor and with significant contributions as well from Harry Van Dyke and Charles Glenn. In the meantime, Kuyper’s reflections on the vocation of higher education in Scholarship and the connection between common grace and learning in Wisdom & Wonder are well worth studying.

Jordan J. Ballor

Jordan J. Ballor (Dr. theol., University of Zurich; Ph.D., Calvin Theological Seminary) is director of research at the Center for Religion, Culture & Democracy, an initiative of the First Liberty Institute. He has previously held research positions at the Acton Institute and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and has authored multiple books, including a forthcoming introduction to the public theology of Abraham Kuyper. Working with Lexham Press, he served as a general editor for the 12 volume Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology series, and his research can be found in publications including Journal of Markets & Morality, Journal of Religion, Scottish Journal of Theology, Reformation & Renaissance Review, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Faith & Economics, and Calvin Theological Journal. He is also associate director of the Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research at Calvin Theological Seminary and the Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity & Politics at Calvin University.