Reformed: What is it Good For?

What does it mean to be “Reformed” in a post Christian culture?

Come be part of the conversation!

Join us for a conversation between Pastor Tanner Smith of Harbor Life Church in Grandville Michigan and Dr. Suzanne McDonald of Western Theological Seminary moderated by Jason Lief – co-editor of Perspectives and Religion Professor at Northwestern College.

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Suzanne McDonald was born and brought up in Australia but spent nearly 10 years in the UK, where she did her theological training. She moved to the United States in 2007, teachingtheology in the Religion Department at Calvin College for 7 years before joining the facultyat Western Theological Seminary in 2014, where she is Professor of Systematic and HistoricalTheology. She is ordained in the Christian Reformed Church. When Suzanne isn’t teaching,writing, and speaking, she enjoys watching and photographing birds, reading, art, and music. She is also life-long cricket fan – not an easy sport to follow over here!

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Tanner Smith serves as pastor of Harbor Life Church in Grandville, MI. He enjoys spending timewith his wife, Kristin, and their three children, being outside, reading, looking at stars, and searchingfor the perfect authentic taco. Tanner recently completed his D.Min degree at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN focusing on leadership of the church through a missional theological lens.

A Perspectives Journal Event


Thursday, October 13, 2016 – 7:00pm

(Conversation to follow at the New Holland Pub)


Questions? Contact Jason Lief at: