Abram Van Engen on the Christian Reformed Church and Betsy DeVos

What’s the relationship between the Secretary of Education’s views and the religious denomination in which she was educated? In a Religion and Politics post, Abram Van Engen takes aim at simplistic news stories which draw a straight line between the Christian Reformed Church (Calvinism! predestination! capitalism!) and Betsey DeVos. It’s a good introduction to why you need to know more than the bullet points about a religious group to explain how it has shaped someone:

That’s the thing about religious traditions: They can be highly formative without yielding predictable results.

Abraham Van Engen — “Advancing God’s Kingdom: Calvinism, Calvin College, and Betsy DeVos

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