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.

What might it look like for faith to shape pedagogy? To explore this question, a recent de Vries Institute reading group for Calvin University faculty worked through the book On Christian Teaching, by David Smith, who serves as the director of the Kuyers Institute and coordinator for the de Vries Institute. Read more. Congratulations to David for winning the prestigious Lilly Fellows Program 2021 Book Award!

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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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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