Mary L. Vanden Berg

 Mary L. Vanden Berg

Address3233 Burton SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, Calvin Theological Seminary

B.S., Calvin College, 1981
M.T.S., Calvin Theological Seminary, 2002
Ph.D., Calvin Theological Seminary, 2008

Mary Vanden Berg joined the faculty of Calvin Theological Seminary on July 1, 2008. She has taught as an adjunct professor at Kuyper College, Western Theological Seminary, and Calvin Theological Seminary. Her graduate work focused on atonement theology. Mary’s goal as a professor is to not only help her students understand the truths of theology, which can often seem abstract and difficult, but also to help them understand that theological understanding and piety are intimately intertwined.

“My students will tell you that I always ask the ‘So what?’ question. When I teach a concept, no matter how abstract it might seem, I try to give my students an idea of why it’s helpful for ministry, for understanding God, and for moving through life…My kids have taught me that if it doesn’t touch them in some way, what good is it?”

Mary lives in Hudsonville, Michigan with her husband, Skip. She has two sons and a daughter. She enjoys hiking, camping and downhill skiing.

Areas of Interest

Systematic Theology;

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