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Scott Hoezee

Scott Hoezee is Director of the Center for Excellence in Preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary.

May Thoughts

Back when I joined the Perspectives magazine Board of Editors in 2000 (which even now does not sound all that…
May 13, 2014


As a non-Roman Catholic, I should probably tread lightly on practices and a history that I know at best second…
April 29, 2014


"Please, don't ask me to believe anything.  Let's stick with what we can know." Those were the words of author…
April 15, 2014

Is Happiness Dull?

This past Sunday in the “Bookends” back page column of the New York Times Book Review, writers Leslie Jamison and…
March 18, 2014

Mardi Gras

I grew up in a decidedly non-liturgical tradition in the Christian Reformed Church.  In fact, I recently elicited gales of…
March 4, 2014

To Death

In the wonderfully comic and deeply poignant 1987 film Broadcast News, William Hurt plays Tom Grunick, an empty-headed but ruggedly…
February 18, 2014

What’s Real

My own Facebook feed is probably too limited to be much of a bellwether on anything.   But across a weekend…
February 4, 2014


Taking a cue from Jeff Munroe's post yesterday about Oscar nominations, in this posting I will muse briefly on one…
January 21, 2014

But Mary

On this Christmas Eve day as I prepare for some last-minute mayhem at some stores--and following my being out yesterday…
December 24, 2013