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Calvin College January Series

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Calvin College January Series


January 3, 2019 // 12:30 pm
January 23, 2019 // 12:30 pm


Calvin College


Beardsley Theater

Tickets: FREE - No Ticket Required

The award-winning January Series of Calvin College is coming to downtown Muskegon. From Jan. 3 through Jan. 23, 2019, the Beardsley Theater in the Frauenthal Center will broadcast a live stream of one of the nation’s leading lecture and cultural arts series, weekdays, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Featured presenters include author and former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager; NFL player and former astronaut Leland Melvin; Oscar-nominated costumer designer Ruth Carter (Black Panther); Craig Detweiler, author of “Searching for God in the Digital Age,”  and Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to report and speak against Larry Nassar.

The experts will offer informed perspectives on a wide range of today’s most relevant topics including storytelling, climate justice, forgiveness, global journalism, and cancer research, among many others.  For a full list of speakers and topics, visit

Jan. 3: Todd Cioffi & Christiana deGroot
~ The Transformative & Redemptive Power of (a Christian) Education
Jan. 4: Arthur C. Brooks
~ Bringing America Together
Jan. 7: Dr. Jimmy Lin
~ Finally, Some Good News About Cancer
Jan. 8: Kara Powell
~ Growing Young:  Helping Young People Discover & Love the Church
Jan. 9: Mariela Shaker
~ Finding Refuge on the Stage
Jan. 10: Moderated Conversation with Jenna Bush Hager
~ Telling Stories that Inspire
Jan. 11: Craig Detweiler
~ Searching for the Image of God in a Digital Age
Jan. 14: Nicholas Kristof
~ Lessons from 30 Years of Covering the World
Jan. 15: Leland Melvin
~ Chasing Space:  An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace & Second Chances
Jan. 16: William Powers
~ Sustainability, Happiness & the “Slow” Movement
Jan. 17: Erik W. Carter
~ Incomplete without You: The Church & People with Disabilites
Jan. 18: Ruth Carter
~ The Art of Storytelling Through Costume Design
Jan. 21: Willie Jennings in celebration of MLK Day
~ The Christian Imagination: Theology & the Origins of Race
Jan. 22: Rachel Denhollander
~ A Time to Speak: Addressing Justice and Forgiveness
Jan. 23: Mary Robinson
~ Climate Justice:  Hope, Resilience & the Fight for a Sustainable Future

Hosted by the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, the series is free and open to the public.