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

Thursday, October 13
7:00pm in Mulder Chapel, Western Theological Seminary

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. It will be moderated by Jason Lief, co-editor of Perspectives journal and Professor of Religion at Northwestern College in Iowa.

(Conversation will continue afterward at the New Holland Brew Pub)

Questions? Contact Jason Lief.


Suzanne McDonald smSuzanne 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, teaching theology in the Religion Department at Calvin College for 7 years before joining the faculty at Western Theological Seminary in 2014, where she is Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology. 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 in the U.S.!


tanner-smithTanner Smith serves as pastor of Harbor Life Church in Grandville, MI. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kristin, and their three children, being outside, reading, looking at stars, and searching for 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.


This event is brought to you by Perspectives, a Journal of Reformed Thought.