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Kate Kooyman

Rev. Kate Kooyman is a minister of the Reformed Church in America who lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

A space to be known

The first blogpost I ever wrote for the Reformed Journal blog was about the Flint water crisis. It ended with…
December 14, 2022

Us / Them

I’ve added a new hobby the last few months: I’m a volunteer door-knocker for a candidate I’m supporting in the…
October 5, 2022

The Zero Sum Illusion

I’m reading a brilliant and challenging book right now, The Sum of Us, whose author argues that white people have…
September 7, 2022

The Hero Shortage

Note: I really hope you’ve read Mark Hiskes’ important essay Afraid to Teach which was posted on the website this…
August 24, 2022

We Can’t Hear You

Dear Congressman, Hours after the shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde I went to my fourth grader’s spring choir concert.…
June 1, 2022

That cop is us

I’ve never met Chris Schurr, the Grand Rapids police officer who shot and killed Patrick Lyoya. But I feel like…
May 4, 2022

Ambiguous Loss

A loved one of mine posted some misinformation on Facebook this week. She does that a lot. She is against…
January 12, 2022