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Dr. Matthew Kaemingk to Deliver 2018 Kuyper Lectures

Since the inauguration of the Kuyper Lectures in 2016, Covenant College has featured lectures from leading thinkers in the Kuyperian tradition to demonstrate the gifts of Abraham Kuyper’s theology. Given the importance of this vein of thought to the Reformed tradition, the Kuyper Lectures invite students to consider Kuyper’s argument that “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry: ‘Mine!” It is for this idea of Christ preeminent in all things that the Reformed community and Covenant College celebrate Abraham Kuyper.


On March 26-27, 2018, Covenant College will host Dr. Matthew Kaemingk as the speaker for the 2018 Kuyper Lectures. The lectures will take place in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27. Additionally, Dr. Kaemingk will participate in a panel discussion with Christiana Fitzpatrick, Dr. John Rush, and Dr. Jay Green on the subject of immigration on Monday, March 26 at 4:00 p.m. in Sanderson 215.These events are free and open to the public.


Dr. Matthew Kaemingk is an assistant professor of Christian ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary and the associate dean of Fuller Texas in Houston. Kaemingk's research and teaching focus on Reformed public theology, Islam and political ethics, workplace theology, and theology and culture. His new book, published by Eerdmans, is entitled Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear. Kaemingk holds doctoral degrees in systematic theology from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and in Christian ethics from Fuller Theological Seminary. As a Fulbright Scholar in Amsterdam, he studied political theology and the European conflict over Muslim immigration.