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Warriors Fly Past Eagles

Warriors Fly Past Eagles

The Warrior volleyball team came out fast and rallied late in the first set to win, and then carried that momentum into sets two and three to sweep Faith Baptist Bible College 3-0 on Saturday in Ankeny, IA.   With the win, the Warriors improve to 11-7 on the...

Hanna Sims’ Ministry: NETworkers TEC

Hanna Sims’ Ministry: NETworkers TEC

"This is God's ministry, and I am merely a servant in it." Hanna Sims graduated from Calvary University with a Bachelor of Science in Ministry Studies-Children (CU16); she says that the call God placed on her heart to evangelize and disciple children came to her when...

How can we reach people in “closed” countries?

How can we reach people in “closed” countries?

One of the significant discussions by Christian mission boards, by church mission committees, and by individual missionaries is: What is the most effective way to reach people for the Gospel of Christ in other cultures – especially those in places “closed” to Western...

Career vs Calling: Matt Brewer

Career vs Calling: Matt Brewer

"Success is found in the stewardship of where God has placed me."  Today, there are many beliefs about careers and callings. Should we wait for a calling from God before choosing a career path? Matt Brewer is a faithful servant of God who has held different positions...

Calvary Tops Barclay 3-1

Calvary Tops Barclay 3-1

Another win is in the books as the Warriors defeated rival Barclay College 3-1 on Friday night. The Pyramid was full of fans wanting to be there to support their Lady Warriors. The Warriors gave the fans their money’s worth today. CU improved to 4-0 on the season with...

Calvary’s New CFO: Dr. Tom Stolberg

Calvary’s New CFO: Dr. Tom Stolberg

"I believe in Christian education. Calvary University is uniquely positioned to accomplish that mission, and it thrills me to be a part of it."  Dr. Tom Stolberg has led a diverse, enriching career journey. Having had field experience in music, education, and working...

What is real? Discovering God’s view of everything.

What is real? Discovering God’s view of everything.

Our mission is encouraging conversations about life from the biblical worldview. This begs the question: What exactly is the biblical worldview?  Join the four hosts of Calvary Conversations as we discuss the idea of "worldview" in general and the biblical worldview...

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Jeff Rhoades

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Jeff Rhoades

"God led me to the right place for laying the biblical foundation for correct understanding and interpretation of the Bible." Dr. Jeff Rhoades is a Calvary alumnus who recently published his book titled: The Bible, Dimensions, and the Spiritual Realm: Are heaven,...

A Special Announcement: The Results are In!

A Special Announcement: The Results are In!

The people have spoken! We asked for your input about the Calvary Conversations mission statement, and you responded. Join the Calvary Conversations hosts in this episode as we reveal the results—unveil our new mission statement—and respond to some of the comments and...

What is the value of outdoor adventures?

What is the value of outdoor adventures?

Most of us have had wonderful adventures in the forest, on the beach or stargazing on a clear night. Others point to trekking, rafting and rock climbing as some of the best experiences of their lives. What is it about being outdoors, coming face-to-face with creation,...

Teaching Today’s Generation: Abigail Stolberg

Teaching Today’s Generation: Abigail Stolberg

Abigail Stolberg is a recent graduate of Calvary University who is equipped to teach today's generation."I look forward to taking hold of every opportunity God has for me.” Abigail Stolberg graduated this spring with a degree in Secondary English Education and a minor...

Why hassle with serious Bible study?

Why hassle with serious Bible study?

Why would someone already engaged in a successful career complicate life by enrolling in graduate school? Why would a person who has completed a successful career go back to school? Or what if you or a friend are involved in ministry as a lay person, why would you or...

Dr. James Clark: Dealing With Conflict Biblically

Dr. James Clark: Dealing With Conflict Biblically

"Conflict is everywhere. In my book, I present Biblical solutions to conflict, whether personal, interpersonal, emotional, social, or spiritual."  Dr. Clark is an experienced pastor, chaplain, counselor, and educator who recently published his second book, Dealing...

Reaching the Unreached: Josiah and Lydia Stout

Reaching the Unreached: Josiah and Lydia Stout

"God is more concerned about who I become rather than what I do. 'Be' comes before 'Do'." Josiah and Lydia Stout are newly weds who graduated this spring with degrees in Intercultural Studies and TESOL. Josiah grew up with his family in Omaha, Nebraska for most his...

Why send missionaries over there?

Why send missionaries over there?

“There are so many unsaved people here in the United States. Why should we send missionaries to other countries?” As American becomes increasingly post-Christian, this view seems more reasonable.  Calvary’s Dr. Joshua Paxton invited Matthew Ellison, President of...

We want YOUR vote!

We want YOUR vote!

This week's podcast is a little different: we’re asking YOU to vote! Calvary Conversations started almost on a whim during the COVID-19 shutdown, so we didn’t clarify our mission as much as we should have. So, as we reached the one-year point we started having...

Alumnus Recognized: Bruce Baker

Alumnus Recognized: Bruce Baker

Dr. Bruce Baker (CTS ‘97) and his wife, Bonnie, were married for 40 years and had three children together: Daniel, Jacob, and Elizabeth. Dr. Baker went to be with the Lord on February 13, 2022 from ALS complications. Dr. Baker served in the US Navy for 11 years until...

Daniel Pitts: Creator, Filmmaker, and Entrepreneur

Daniel Pitts: Creator, Filmmaker, and Entrepreneur

Daniel is a successful entrepreneur who is determined to bring people closer to Christ through his creative works."Keep working, keep practicing, keep getting better." In May, Daniel Pitts graduated from Calvary University with a Bachelor's degree in Ministry Studies...

How should Christians use social media? Part 2

How should Christians use social media? Part 2

Some believe Christians should stay off social media entirely. Others see it as a very useful tool for communicating truth, especially the gospel. In this episode, Tim Hange leads the Calvary Conversations hosts in Part 2 of a conversation about Christians and social...

How should Christians use social media? Part 1

How should Christians use social media? Part 1

Some believe Christians should stay off social media entirely. Others see it as a very useful tool for communicating truth, especially the gospel. In this episode, Tim Hange leads the Calvary Conversations hosts in Part 1 of a conversation about Christians and social...

Calvary’s Outdoor Adventure Leadership Track

Calvary’s Outdoor Adventure Leadership Track

In Calvary's Outdoor Adventure Leadership track, students learn to explore, grow, and lead for effective ministry impact.  Calvary University’s Business Administration Department has introduced a course of study that combines biblical leadership, business principles,...

Lance Rensberger: Trust within Trial

Lance Rensberger: Trust within Trial

Aftermath of helicopter following hangar collapse. "'The safest place to be is within God's will.'"  Lance and Caitlin Rensberger are alumni of Calvary University who graduated one year apart from each other, Caitlin in 2015 and Lance in 2016. The couple, married in...

Camy Crank: Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

Camy Crank: Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

Camy Crank was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. Her cancer went into remission after several months of aggressive treatment including chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, and hormonal therapy. In January 2020, after finally feeling pre-cancer normal once again, she...

A Conversation with Randy Grimm

A Conversation with Randy Grimm

Randy Grimm has been on staff at Calvary University for 21 years and has seen God’s faithfulness to Calvary over and over. He is currently serving as Chief Financial Officer but will be retiring at the end of this fiscal year. Join Dr. Mike Dodds as he welcomes Randy...

Amanda Harman: A Writer on a Mission

Amanda Harman: A Writer on a Mission

Amanda Harman is a passionate writer, ready to impact the world of creative writing and literature.  "Christians can and should use literature to impact the world around us." Amanda Harman grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and graduated on May 7th with an English...

What can we do about the “Dropout Problem”?

What can we do about the “Dropout Problem”?

It is known as “The Dropout Problem.” According to recent studies, there has been an increase in the rate of dropouts—those walking away from the Church. In 2011, the rate was 59%. In 2019, that rate had increased to 64%.  Join us as we discuss why is it happening?...

Camy Crank’s “Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow”

Camy Crank’s “Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow”

Camy Crank is a new author with a big story."Sometimes God doesn’t change our situation because He is trying to change our heart." In the truest sense of the word, Camilla ("Camy") Crank is a warrior. In 2015, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and after five years...

Rev. Tom Zobrist: A Man of Ministry

Rev. Tom Zobrist: A Man of Ministry

"Calvary gave me a solid foundation of Bible and theology on which all of the ministry God has given me has been built."   During this year’s Calvary Commencement Ceremony,  Rev. Thomas (Tom) A. Zobrist will be receiving his Honorary Doctorate of Divinity....