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Praying the Psalms in Ministry

An online class offered by Calvin Theological Seminary and led by John D. Witvliet, Director of Calvin Institute of Christian Worship


Monday, November 2 - Friday, November 20, 2020


online event

Course Description

The DNA of Christian prayer is beautifully displayed in the 150 Psalms of the Hebrew scriptures. In times of anxiety and disruption, the Psalms are a profound source of strength, insight, and encouragement. When we pray them intentionally, we also nourish our memories, so that the Psalms are a ready-made soundtrack for the living of our lives at work, home, school, and play—as well as at worship.

In this course, students will join faculty as apprentices of the Psalms, learning from ancient and modern approaches to praying the Psalms, from musical and artistic settings of the Psalms from all over the world, and from mentors in ministry who model how to put these Psalms in motion even in the most challenging ministry contexts.

Series Description

Calvin Seminary is offering a series of new, short term online courses that are designed to support your ministry leadership amidst the ongoing pandemic. These online mini-courses are centered around key ministry challenges you face today.

With a commitment of four hours per week for just three weeks, each class is designed to fit alongside the many time demands and commitments that you already have. Though some courses may include optional live discussion online, you won't be required to be present for a session during a specific time. You can choose to audit the course or enroll for credit.

For more information this course and other courses in the series, please visit Calvin Seminary's website.