Student Scholar Day

April 10, 2017

Following Convocation, Kuyper hosted it Annual Student Scholar day on April 7, with students presenting their papers and projects to audiences of students, staff, faculty and the public.

The event was divided into four time slots of four presentations each, taking place simultaneously in different classrooms throughout the academic building.

All the presentations examined controversial issues through the lense of a biblical reformed worldview.

Four examples of the presentations included one by Cody Ostrander which examined a reformed view of just war theory, while another by Rebekah Griffith explored genetically modified food. On a more controversial subject, Abbie Winter presented on the Black Lives Matter movement—she examined the history of the movement before examining objections and alternate phrases, such as "all lives matter" or "blue lives matter." She also looked at biblical themes of justice and support for the weak, saying that Christians should resist a lack of empathy and advocate for their brothers and sisters in distress. While Sarah Horton presented the thesis that Christians should not use artificial contraception, but should instead utilize natural family planning. She based her presentation on the early chapters of Genesis, using the marriage and family system established by God before the sin of Adam as an ideal towards which to strive.