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The de Vries Institute at Calvin University exists to strengthen the connection between faith and learning. We provide deep learning and wide-ranging resources for Christian educators and leaders around the globe and across the range of academic disciplines.

This past summer, ten Calvin University faculty members from a variety of academic disciplines gathered for an intense week together exploring the relationship between Christian faith and creativity. The seminar, "Faith Cultivating Creativity," invited participants to reflect together on the role of creativity and life and learning. Read more.

Key Initiatives

Reflecting Faith: Resources for Christians in the Academy

Deepen your grasp of how thoughtful Christian faith can inform your academic work through short online learning experiences focused on integration of faith and learning.

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Calvin Faculty Fellowships

Are you a new member of the Calvin University faculty? This program provides a way to reflect on the relationship between faith and learning while deepening your connection to the Calvin community.

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De Vries Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows

An opportunity for new Ph.Ds across academic disciplines to gain teaching experience and participate in professional development focused on undergraduate instruction and scholarship.

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Kuyper Conference and Prize

Join a community of scholars, pastors, ministry professionals, and civic leaders at the Kuyper Conference. The conference builds on the tradition of theologian and statesman Abraham Kuyper.

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Faith Integration Perspectives

Learn more about frameworks for linking Christian faith and learning in responsible and meaningful ways, and find resources and organizations that will help you integrate faith with your teaching, research, and scholarship.

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Who we are

Matthew D. Lundberg

Dr. Matt Lundberg, professor of religion at Calvin University, is the director of the de Vries Institute. He draws on his expertise in Reformed theology, ethics, and teaching to develop and expand the institute’s missional work.

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David I. Smith

Dr. David I. Smith is a professor of education, director of Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning, and coordinator of the de Vries Institute, all at Calvin University. He is also the Senior Editor of the International Journal of Christianity and Education.

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