Calvin College January Series

WEEKDAYS JAN 9-27 at 12:30 PM The award-winning January Series of Calvin University is available on Anna Maria Island. Roser Church is one of the remote webcast locations worldwide to broadcast one of North America’s leading lecture and cultural arts series. The 2023 lineup includes New York Times best-selling authors, a former speechwriter for three U.S. presidents, and the holder of the longest winning streak on Jeopardy. READ MORE:

  • MON JAN 9 Sara Hendren What Can the Body Do?
  • TUE JAN 10 Mónica Guzmán Reclaiming Curiosity in Divided Times
  • WED JAN 11 Nate Mook The Urgent Pursuit to Nourish the World
  • THU JAN 12 Kyle Meyaard-Schaap Following Jesus in a Warming World
  • FRI JAN 13 Amy Kenny My Body Is Not a Prayer Request
  • MON JAN 16 Greg Thompson To Stick with Love: King’s Vision for Today’s Movement
  • TUE JAN 17 Kaia Kater Song selections
  • WED JAN 18 Noah Toly Learning Together, Living Together: What the World Needs from Christian Liberal Arts Education
  • THU JAN 19 Kerri Arsenault Family and Environmental Legacies
  • FRI JAN 20 Moogega Cooper Diversity in STEAM from a Real-Life Guardian of the Galaxy
  • MON JAN 23 Ken Jennings And the Answer Is: Why Is It Better to Be a Generalist
  • TUE JAN 24 Peter Wehner How Christianity Can Be a Healing Force in American Society
  • WED JAN 25 Esau McCaulley What Is African American Biblical Interpretation and Why Does the Whole Church Need It
  • THU JAN 26 Efosa Ojomo The Prosperity Paradox and the Power of Market-Creating Innovation
  • FRI JAN 27 Kate Bowler Life After Perfect

Click HERE to read more about the speakers and topics or register to watch online.

A few of the world-renowned speakers on the 2023 docket, include: Ken Jennings, the current host of Jeopardy!, who is also the highest earning American game show contestant ever; Kate Bowler, a New York Times bestselling author and host of the popular podcast Everything Happens; and Peter Wehner, who served in three presidential administrations in the roles of Deputy Director of Speechwriting and Director of the Office of Strategic Initiatives. Each year, the January Series welcomes a worldwide audience. In 2022, between in-person, remote, and on-demand virtual viewing, the series reached a record 100,000-plus viewers in 50 states and 52 countries spanning six continents.

“The number of people who are joining us speaks to both the quality of the programming we offer and the accessibility of these talks,” said Michael Wildschut, director of the January Series. “When we learn more about the world and discover more about ourselves, we will hopefully become a richer version of ourselves and in doing so be better equipped to make this world a better place for all.”

In 2023, the January Series noontime lectures will be available for viewing on one’s personal device and streamed live at small remote sites available across the continent, including at Roser Church, 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, beginning at 12:30 PM Monday through Friday. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Started in 1988, the January Series is an annual, award-winning, 15-day lecture series that exists to cultivate deep thought and conversations about important issues of the day in order to inspire cultural renewal and better equip global citizens in God’s world. The series is free and open to the public. Join this year’s conversations and revisit previous talks at

Founded in 1876, Calvin University is a top-ranked, liberal arts institution that equips its nearly 3,200 students from 48 U.S. states, 55 countries, and five Canadian provinces to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Calvin is proud to offer 100+ majors and programs, including a growing number of graduate-level programs. Calvin students engage in intensive internships, community-based service learning, and significant research that results in publishing and presenting alongside world-class faculty.

Roser Church is located near the Anna Maria City Pier at 512 Pine Avenue near the Anna Maria City Pier. For more information go to or find us on Facebook @roserchurch.