Emerging Public Intellectual (EPI) Award
Each year, Redeemer and sponsors recognize and foster an emerging talent—those working in the Christian academy who excel in both academic and public spheres and whose work impacts the common good.
Dr. Daniel Hill, (2022’s winner) delivered The World and Our Calling lecture in January 2023 on “Reweaving the Social Fabric”, energizing Christians to seek the good of their communities in creative ways.
In October, Fellipe do Vale was announced as the winner for 2023 for exploring what it means to be human and ordering our lives around our love for God. He will give The World and Our Calling lecture in January 2024.
Wolters Centre Lecture Series
Three times per year, the Albert M. Wolters Centre welcomes a visiting scholar to speak and engage the campus within the Reformed scholarly tradition and are hosted by faculty fellows from each academic area of the university.
In March, Dr. Eric Johnson spoke to Redeemer about how Abraham Kuyper’s insights might be pursued in Christian universities today during the collapse of Christendom.
In November, Dr. Jordan Ballor engaged the campus on the economic teachings of the Heidelberg Catechism, captured in the themes of superabundance, stewardship, and sabbath.
To complete the series for 2023-24, next March, Dr. Lydia Jaeger will join us to discuss how the Christian life is grounded in God’s act of creation when we pray, relate to others, worship and rest.
In May, Redeemer hosted the Kuyper Conference, with keynote speaker and 2023 Kuyper Prize winner Makoto Fujimura on the theme, Kuyper and Kintsugi: Public Theology for Repair, Reconciliation, and Restoration. As the first visual artist to be awarded the prize, Fujimara engaged the campus in exploring the intersection between Kuyperian theology and the art of kintsugi.
An exhibit of Fujimara’s work in the Redeemer Gallery, Fearfully + Wonderfully Made, opened during the conference and was on display through September.
Art and Faith by Makoto Fujimura
Neo Calvinism by Cory C. Brock and N. Gray Sutanto
In August, Faculty spent time digging into the Reformed tradition via various workshops on these books during Research and Development week.
Faculty Books Published in 2023:
Heron River, 2nd Edition, Hugh Cook (emeritus)
For the World’s Sake, Dr. Doug Sikkema