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Title: Carl G. Kromminga Collection, 1945-2000

ID: COLL/487

Primary Creator: Kromminga, Carl G. (1925-)

Extent: 0.25 Cubic Feet. More info below.

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Minister of the Christian Reformed Church and professor of practical theology at Calvin Theological Seminary. The collection includes home missions materials; articles; Leadership Training Conference materials; festschrift; books; campus ministries materials, papers; Calvin Institute of Missions; CRC-RCA Committee on Evangelism materials; speeches; devotionals; addresses; book reviews; course material; subject files; conference material; Church and Ministry Division minutes; clippings, correspondence, and research note cards. [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

Biographical Note

Carl Gerhard Kromminga was born on February 12, 1925 in Peoria, Iowa. Like his father, Rev. Diedrich H. Kromminga, Carl decided to pursue a career in ministry. He enrolled in Calvin College and Seminary earning his Th.B. in 1948. That same year Kromminga married Margaret Luteyn. Together they had three children. When Margaret passed away in 1986, Kromminga got remarried to Joan Jellema Bulthuis.

Kromminga was ordained on October 1, 1948 at Lodi, New Jersey. He remained in Lodi until 1951 when he accepted the call from Harderwyk Christian Reformed Church of Holland MI. The 1953 Synod appointed Kromminga to the Calvin Seminary faculty. Before beginning his career at Calvin, Kromminga was granted a stipend to advance his studies at the Free University of Amsterdam, where he would eventually earn his Th.D. in 1964.  Kromminga began teaching at Calvin Seminary in 1954 and remain on faculty until his retirement in 1990.  During his time at the Seminary he began as Chair of Practical Theology (1954-57) then became Associate Professor of Practical Theology (1957-65) and ended his career as Professor of Practical Theology (1965-90). He also earned his M.Div. in 1981 from Calvin Theological Seminary.

Kromminga also served on several denominational boards and committee such as the Evangelism Principles Study Committee, Task of Deacons, and Interchurch Relations. He also found time to write articles for a number of journals like Missionary Monthly, The Banner, and Calvin Theological Journal. He even wrote a book entitled, Bringing God's News to Neighbors.

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Series 1: [General Materials]
Box 1
Folder 1: Article: "The Church and Old Testament History," Reformed Journal, July/August --- 1956
Folder 2: Calvin Institute of Missions In-Service Seminar, March 4-8; "Reaching the Uncommitted" --- 1974
Folder 3: Campus Ministry Study Committee papers --- 1977-1978
Folder 4: Joint Commission of the CRC / RCA for Study of Theology Evangelism Committee minutes and papers --- 1973-1975
Folder 5: Office and church, focus on the diaconal office --- 1964-1977
Folder 6: "Evangel and Evangelism: Practical Principles," series of articles in Missionary Monthly --- November 1968 - February 1970
Folder 7: Strategy Conference on the Growing Church, papers --- October 14-17, 1975
Box 2
Folder 1: Festschrift - Perspectives on the CRC (Folder 1) --- undated
Folder 2: Festschrift - Perspectives on the CRC (Folder 2) --- undated
Folder 3: Festschrift - Perspectives on the CRC (Folder 3) --- undated
Folder 4: Festschrift - Perspectives on the CRC (Folder 4) --- undated
Folder 5: Unidentified material --- undated
Folder 6: Unidentified material --- undated
Box 3
Folder 1: Various talks, papers, etc. --- 1960, and undated
Folder 2: Articles for Eastern Academy (New Jersey) and Passaic (New Jersey) Christian School papers --- 1949-1951
Folder 3: Devotionals for the Daily Manna --- 1973-1978
Folder 4: Banner articles --- 1959-1982
Folder 5: Reformed Journal articles --- 1956
Folder 6: Miscellaneous speeches --- 1957-1965
Folder 7: Address at Board/Faculty Conference "The Reformed Doctrine of Inspiration" --- 1960
Folder 8: Paper for Seminary Faculty Retreat: Theological Education at Calvin Seminary --- undated
Folder 9: Studies in I and II Peter and Christian Reformed Men's Federation Convention --- 1973
Folder 10: Book reviews --- undated
Folder 11: Article, "Is the Church's Message Relevant," in Vision, 1960 and "Pastoral Preaching and Evangelism," in The Reformed Review, 1958
Folder 12: Articles for Sixth Annual Convention of Christian Association for Psychological Studies --- 1957 and 1959
Folder 13: Article: "The Liturgy of Life" in Calvin Theological Journal
Box 4
Folder 1: Bible Lessons for the Young Calvinist --- 1957-1958
Folder 2: Bible Lessons for the Young Calvinist --- 1958-1959
Folder 3: Bible Lessons for the Young Calvinist --- 1959-1960
Folder 4: Material for Adult Church School Sessions --- 1987
Folder 5: Lesson material for Series Life in the Spirit --- 1956-1957
Folder 6: Continuing Education Seminar course "Preaching on the Miracles of Jesus --- 1988
Folder 7: Material for Christian Reformed Church/ Reformed Church in America Preaching Today Conference --- April 1990
Folder 8: Material for Bible Studies --- 1977
Folder 9: Material for Seminary in the Rockies --- 1974
Folder 10: Seminary Convocation Address: A School of the Prophets --- 1966
Folder 11: Notes on The Task of the Reformed Family in Evangelization --- undated
Folder 12: Various Tasks and Lectures Given --- undated
Folder 13: Missionary Monthly Articles, late --- 1960s
Box 5
Folder 1: Material for Reverend D. Miedma's Doctor of Ministry Project --- 1989
Folder 2: Material on Psalter Hymnal Handbook Preparation --- 1986
Folder 3: Material on Limited Atonement Issue --- 1967
Folder 4: Material re Committee to Study J. Stek's Views on Genesis 1-11
Folder 5: Material on Old Testament History --- undated
Folder 6: Material re American Association of the Theological Schools Grant --- 1962
Folder 7: Material re Preaching in Korean and Chinese Churches in California --- late 1970s
Folder 8: Material re Dutton Christian Reformed Church/Verhey Matter --- 1979
Folder 9: Material re W.I. Buiten/ Los Angeles Consistory Matter --- 1958-1961
Folder 10: Liturgy and Music in Reformed Worship Material
Folder 11: Material for Cooperative Courses with Redeemer College in Public Worship and Preaching, late --- 1980s-early 1990s
Box 6
Folder 1: Course material on Missions in Old Testament Perspective --- undated
Folder 2: Course material on Problems in Gospel Communication --- undated
Folder 3: Course material on Sermon Construction --- 1980-1984
Folder 4: Course material for The Church's Public Worship of God --- undated
Folder 5: Course material for Middler Preaching and Sermon Evaluations --- undated
Folder 6: Material for Senior Preaching Course --- 1980s
Folder 7: Course material on Homiletics --- 1950s-1960s
Folder 8: Course material for the Church and Its Ministry --- undated
Folder 9: Course material for Ministry in North American Culture --- late 1980s-early 1990s
Folder 10: Course material on Sermon Construction --- 1970s-1980s
Folder 11: Course material: The Churches Public Worship of God --- 1970s
Box 7
Folder 1: Course material for Church Policy --- mid 1990s
Folder 2: Course material for Communication in Public Worship --- late 1980s-early 1990s
Folder 3: Course material for Liturgies --- undated
Folder 4: Course syllabus, The Church's Proclamation of the World in Public Worship --- undated
Folder 5: Man Before God's Face in Calvin's Preaching [HERH BX9418.K72] --- 1961
Folder 6: Papers: The Liturgy of Life and The Message in Evangelism --- undated
Folder 7: Working paper on the Timothy/Lawndale Matter and Related Documents --- 1969
Folder 8: Paper: Office and Church --- undated
Folder 9: Papers: The Role of the Laity in Urban Evangelism and Education at Calvin Seminary as Training for Ministry --- undated
Folder 10: Paper: Evidences of Christ's Eternal Deity and Sonship in John's Gospel --- 1980-1981
Folder 11: Papers on Genesis 17 and 32, and I and II Peter --- undated
Folder 12: Paper: History of Efforts Toward a Uniform Order of Worship in the Christian Reformed Church 1916-1932 --- undated
Folder 13: Paper: The Millennium, by D. H. Kromminga --- undated
Folder 14: R. Decker's Theology master's thesis Martyn Lloyd-Jones Theory and Practice of Expository Preaching --- 1980s
Folder 15: Symbols of the Seminary booklet --- undated
Box 8
Folder 1: Church and Ministry Division minutes --- September 1976-December 1980
Folder 2: Church and Ministry Division minutes --- 1981-1984
Folder 3: Church and Ministry Division minutes --- January 1985-July 1987
Folder 4: Minutes of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies --- 1956-1958
Folder 5: Minutes of Committee for Organization of the Church Order --- 1988
Folder 6: Minutes and related material, Kromminga Resource Center --- 1994-1995
Folder 7: Debate on Ordination of Women --- 1991
Folder 8: Church Visitors Reports --- 1997 and 2000
Folder 9: Results of Survey, re: Christian/Non-Believing Neighbor Relationships --- undated
Folder 10: Yearbook --- 1963
Folder 11: Gamma Beta Theta Seminary Club Constitution --- 1954
Folder 12: Handwritten course notes --- undated
Folder 13: Dissertation submitted at Free University of Amsterdam, The Communication of the Gospel Through Neighboring --- 1964
Box 9
Folder 1: Review of doctoral dissertation --- 1965
Folder 2: Article for Calvin Chimes, "1945 and World History" --- January 1945
Folder 3: Liturgics notes for Professor Volbeda's Class --- 1940s
Folder 4: Papers written for college courses --- 1940s
Folder 5: Papers written for seminary courses --- 1940s
Folder 6: News clippings --- 1949-1957
Folder 7: Seminary class resource book The Doctrine of Church and the Means of Grace --- 1940s
Folder 8: Book: Articles of Faith of the Dutch Reformed Church of Ceylon --- 1957
Folder 9: Book: Ark of the Covenant from Conquest to Kingship --- 1965
Box 10
Folder 1: Correspondence re: Admittance to the Lord's Supper by Non Members/Visitors
Folder 2: Correspondence re: Summer Urban Field Program
Folder 3: Correspondence --- 1958-1959
Folder 4: Correspondence --- 1960-1961
Folder 5: Correspondence --- 1964-1965
Folder 6: Correspondence --- 1966-1969
Folder 7-16: Correspondence --- 1970-1991
Folder 17: Correspondence --- 1994-1995
Folder 18: Correspondence --- 1996-1997
Folder 19: Bringing God's News to Neighbors, 1976 [HERH BV 4520.K68 --- 1976]
Box 11
Folder 1: Seminary Student Thesis: Preaching as a Means of Grace, Views of H. Hoeksma and R.B Kuiper --- 1985
Folder 2: Seminary Student Thesis: Evangelization of Korea and the Nevius Principles --- 1967

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