It’s free, but you need to register

LYNDEN ­— The January Series from Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, will be a completely virtual experience in 2021, and the simulcast will not come to a central gathering point in Lynden.

Typically, the line-up of speakers has been remote hosted at Third Christian Reformed Church, but not this time.

Still, people can tune in on their own at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time each day Jan. 6-26 or access the link until midnight each day.

The January Series is free, but you need to register to watch. The simplest way is to sign up now to receive a daily email reminder with a link for viewing the day’s presentation. Or, beginning Jan. 6, come back to the calvin.edu/january-series/ page on the day(s) you’d like to tune in and simply click on the Watch Now button. You’ll be asked to fill out a simple form that will redirect you to the daily presentation.

The January Series cultivates deep thought and conversations about important issues of the day in order to inspire cultural renewal and make all listeners better global citizens in God’s world.

This is the schedule:

  •    Wednesday, Jan. 6, Calvin professor Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung, “Glittering Vices: Soul Care for Struggling Christians” 
  •    Thursday, Jan. 7, bestselling and award-winning author Matt de la Pena, “The Power of Story”
  •    Friday, Jan. 8, American diplomat William Garvelink, “The Future with Pandemics”
  •    Monday, Jan. 11, author Tara Westover, “Educated: A Conversation with Tara Westover”
  •    Tuesday, Jan. 12, attorney, writer, speaker  and social innovator Flynn Coleman, “The Future of AI (Artificial Intelligence)”
  •    Wednesday, Jan. 13, classicist and political scientist Danielle Allen,  “Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century”
  •    Thursday, Jan. 14, head of the National Constitution Center Jeffrey Rosen, “The Future of the Supreme Court”
  •    Friday, Jan. 15, writer and culture critic Andy Crouch, “The Limits of Technology and the Hope for a More Personal World”
  •    Monday, Jan. 18 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), Jemar Tisby, award-winning author and speaker, “What is the Color of Compromise?”
  •    Tuesday, Jan. 19, NBC show host Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, “Everyone Can Be a Ninja: Overcoming Obstacles”
  •    Wednesday, Jan. 20, New Zealand arts professor Peter O’Connor, “Arts: Healing Balms for a Sick World”
  •    Thursday, Jan. 21, author Bruce Feiler, “Life is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at any Age”
  •    Friday, Jan. 22, atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe, “Christians, Climate and Culture”
  •    Monday, Jan. 25, speaker, author and columnist John Manzella, “Economic Trends, Globalization and the Need to Improve American Capitalism”
  •    Tuesday, Jan. 26, Nashville pastor and author Scott Sauls, “Prophetic Fire and Persuasive Gentleness: Why We Must Have Both”