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Jennifer L. Holberg

I am professor and chair of the Calvin University English department, where I have taught a range of courses in literature and composition since 1998. An Army brat, I have come to love my adopted hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Along with my wonderful colleague, Jane Zwart, I am the co-director of the Calvin Center for Faith and Writing, which is the home of the Festival of Faith and Writing as well as a number of other exciting endeavors. Given my interest in teaching, I’m also the founding co-editor of the Duke University Press journal Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition and Culture. My book, Nourishing Narratives: The Power of Story to Shape Our Faith, was published in July 2023 by Intervarsity Press.


Two weeks ago, I was finishing the work of the semester and preparing for holiday travel, so I gladly yielded…
January 2, 2013

Seeds of Joy

This week, so many possible topics presented themselves as suitable for the blog: Liz Lemon seems to be getting married…
November 21, 2012

Blessed Are You

Today's guest blogger is Dr. Mary Hulst, Calvin College's Chaplain. Mary spent eight years serving as the senior pastor at…
September 12, 2012