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January Series celebrates 30 year anniversary

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With the New Year brings another edition of Calvin College’s January Series. The month long event held at Calvin College each year in Grand Rapids showcases a different speaker and topic each day, and this year, church history, the 2016 presidential campaign and closing technology's gender gap are among the planned topics during the January Series. 

Kicking off the series on Wednesday is Karin Maag, director of the college's H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies. She says her lecture is centered on how 500 years later, the Reformation still matters in today society.

“As you may know, in 2017, the world is marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, dating back to 1517, October 1517, so my talk is not going to be a 45 rush through the Reformation, that is not really almost possible, but I want to think with the audience, about what it means to say that the Reformation was a significant event in history, and what it still means today, in other words, is it still significant for us today, and in what way,” Maag said.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the January Series. Fifteen presentations are planned overall. The event is free to the public, and a free shuttle to the Covenant Fine Arts Center is provided daily beginning at 11:15 a.m. and again immediately following each presentation.

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