Debra Rienstra

Dr. Debra Rienstra is professor of English at Calvin College. She did her undergraduate work at University of Michigan and her graduate work at Rutgers. She is the author of Great with Child: On Becoming a MotherSo Much More: An Invitation to Christian Spirituality, and Worship Words: Discipling Language for Faithful Ministry. Her scholarly research interests are in English religious poetry of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, and especially Psalm translations and paraphrases. She blogs at Debra and her husband, Ron, have three children.

Contributions by Debra Rienstra
By Debra Rienstra

In order to prevent us nice Christian teenagers from indulging in let-loose drinking and debauchery on graduation night, a group of parents devised a nefarious plan...

By Debra Rienstra

Is the Christian notion of calling really a helpful one? Debra Rienstra, on faculty at Calvin College, reflects on some troubling implications of our understanding of vocation.