Tangents: Spring 2016 issue
Explore the articles published in the Spring 2016 Tangents magazine issue
6 min. read
March 1, 2016

What’s Inside

Letter from the President

A Kingdom vision for today and tomorrow
The intellectual and educational vision professed and worked out at Redeemer prepares the leaders who are urgently needed for leavening our culture today and tomorrow.


The Core of a Redeemer Education
Redeemer’s new Core program, a unique ten-course curriculum, will equip students to understand and be shaped by a distinctly Christian worldview

Acting justly and loving mercy
Redeemer alumni work out the Micah 6:8 call intentionally through their vocation. Alumni who practice law and those who teach in indigenous schools across Ontario extend the shalom of Christ to diverse areas of the world. 


Teaching and Learning with Heart, Soul and Mind
Dr. Ben Faber explores how the philosophy of teaching and learning impacts heart, soul and mind.

On Campus

The World is Watching
New Media and Communication Studies program explores our interconnected world

Straatsma sets Ontario college record
Student Curtiss Straatsma breaks Ontario College Athletic Association women’s volleyball record for most career points

Off Garner

A word from the Alumni Council President
We are winding down another academic year, and your Alumni Council has been a part of the many fantastic things that have been taking place at Redeemer and in the lives of its 4,000 alumni.

The Making of the Meadowlands
Alumnus Jeremy Parsons fills in the missing history of the development of the Meadowlands with his master’s thesis

From Redeemer to Missions at Home and Abroad
Redeemer was a launching point for alumna Rhonda Elgersma into a career of missions work in Mexico and with churches in Ontario

Remembering Rob
New award established in memory of alumnus Robert Van Hartingsveldt, known for his gifts in music and in bringing people together

A Year of International Internships
Alumna Ashley Muller has spent her years since graduation joining peacebuilding and sustainability initiatives in the UK and in Switzerland

Brent van Staalduinen wins Short Works Prize
Redeemer front and centre at this year’s Short Works Prize for Writing, a contest established to highlight Hamilton authors

Personal Touch

Alumna Ruth-Ellen Wallace releases devotional for women. Alumni Mike and Amanda Kleinhuis plant community church in poorest area of Lindsay, Ontario.

Focus on Faculty

Launch of the Margaret Eaton Digital Collection
Dr. John Byl’s research on the role of women in the history of physical education shared in 17,000 item database

The ongoing influence of Kuyper
Dr. Harry Van Dyke is a key contributor to new series of books and digital resources on Kuyper’s public theology and its influence

The academy and the Church
In his latest published works, Dr. Craig Bartholomew addresses hermeneutics and theological interpretation for the benefit of both the academy and the church

Inauguration of Dr. Edward Berkelaar
Dr. Berkelaar formally installed as Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Studies

Exercising the mind and the body
Prof. Dianne Moroz’s research explores the role of physical activity in healthy aging

The Church’s social responsibility
New collection of essays, to which Redeemer faculty contributed, explores church’s witness to society

Purpose, Power, Potential Conference
Redeemer hosts scholars Dr. Karen Swallow Prior, Dr. Peter Mahaffy and Dr. Noah Toly for conference exploring Christians’ power to shape culture

The Biblical roots of peackeeping
Dr. Robert Joustra tackles the Biblical roots of the U.N. for collection exploring the role of the Bible in global affairs

Development Matters

The power of partnership
Stronger Together works side-by-side with Redeemer to make an impact for Christ and His kingdom

In Memoriam

Redeemer mourns for Bethany Sider
Family and friends remember Bethany as a vibrant, caring student whose impact on others was shaped by an exuberant joy and an unshakable faith

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