1. Beyond Atheism: Postmodernity and the Future of God - James K.A. Smith

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    What is the place for religion in our postmodern society, if any? While new atheists spar with fundamentalisms of various stripes over concerns of exclusivity and violence, there has been a quieter proposal for a “pure” postmodern religion offered by figures as diverse as Jacques Derrida and Mark Johnston. These voices suggest a religion purified of particulars (dogma, institutions, authoritative texts), offering us an alternate hope. But is such a proposal “postmodern” enough, or is there better way to understand God in our conflicted time? James K.A. Smith is Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. He specializes in contemporary continental philosophy, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of social science. He is the author and editor of a number of books, including Jacques Derrida: Live Theory, After Modernity? Secularity, Globalization, and the Re-enchantment of the World, and Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation. This lecture was filmed at the University of Ottawa, October 2010. The event was organized by The House--for more information about events like this, or for a copy of the dvd, visit our website.

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    • food for thought

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      What's for dinner? That's what is on the mind of these future Calvin students. Click play to see what they are looking forward to savoring in Calvin's dining halls. Some choices are healthier than others... This is a feature in a series of videos from the Calvin Annual Fund at Calvin College. For more information on how you can support every Calvin student, every day, visit the Calvin Annual Fund at calvin.edu/admin/development/caf

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      • First week at Calvin

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        From move-in-day to Convocation, here's a three-minute snapshot of what first-year students experienced during their first week at Calvin!

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        • A Calvin Gentleman is Brotherly

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          Calvin guys have it: that bond. That brotherly love. It's the thing that makes you say "one more game" to a 2 a.m. Smash Brothers competition with your floor. The thing that makes roommates become lifelong friends. And the thing that makes you feel welcome no matter where you find yourself on campus.

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          • noam goes to calvin

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            Four-year-old Noam discusses things he will do and see at Calvin College with the help of his two-year-old sister, Abby. This is a feature in a series of videos from the Calvin Annual Fund at Calvin College. For more information on how you can support every Calvin student, every day, visit the Calvin Annual Fund at calvin.edu/admin/development/caf

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            • Wedding Night *clip*

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              A new couple's first night together is not one they will soon forget.

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              • Campus Safety Responds

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                • Calvin College Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Commercial

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                  A Calvin remake of a 1970's commercial to go along with the theme for the 2009 Calvin College Convocation. Watch it Live on the big screen: Calvin College Convocation: September 8, 2009. 9:50AM in Van Noord Arena. Starring 3 Calvin College Students: Andy Allen, Ben Buursma and Tara Romanowski. Directed/Filmed/Edited by Mike Zaagman.

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                  • Fine Arts Center

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                    Go "Inside the Fences" to get an update on the renovation of the Covenant Fine Arts Center. VP for Administration, Finance and Information Services Henry DeVries provides a narrated eight-minute tour of the FAC construction project.

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                    • Calvin vs. Wittenberg women's volleyball

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                      Calvin College defeats Wittenberg 3-2 in the regional final. The Knights advance to the Elite Eight next weekend in Holland, Michigan. Here are the final two points in the fifth set tie-breaker.

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