Scott Hoezee

Director, Center for Excellence in Preaching
Calvin Theological Seminary

Scott Hoezee became Director of the Center for Excellence in Preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary in 2005. Prior to his work at Calvin Seminary, Scott served as pastor in two western Michigan congregations in the Christian Reformed Church of North America. A graduate of Calvin Theological Seminary, Scott has authored several books including Proclaim the Wonder: Preaching Science on Sunday (2003) and Remember Creation (1998). Scott and his wife, Rosemary, have two children. He enjoys bird watching, snorkeling, and exploring the beauties and wonders of God’s great creation.

Recent Episodes featuring Scott Hoezee:

Job and the Problem of SufferingAugust 10 , 2018

Choosing Hope in Suffering

When we have every right to lament and despair, what is the source for our continued hope? Listen to Job’s laments, and find out what he declares is the source of his continued hope at a time when all hope seems lost.

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Job and the Problem of SufferingAugust 3 , 2018

Consoling the Suffering

Studying the efforts of Job’s friends as they endeavor to comfort him helps us be aware of where we might run into trouble in similar circumstances. It also shows us how we can more faithfully represent God and more lovingly comfort the suffering.

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Job and the Problem of SufferingJuly 27 , 2018

Is God Punishing Me?

As Job’s friends enter into his suffering, they too try to explain why bad things happen to good people. In their explanations, we recognize many of the same rationalizations and questions we have as we try to make sense of undeserved suffering.

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Job and the Problem of SufferingJuly 20 , 2018

Why, God, Why?

The story of Job gives us a place to wrestle with one of life’s most difficult questions: the problem of suffering. It also reassures us that it’s possible to maintain a strong faith, even as we express these questions and lament our circumstances to God.

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Jesus: the Lion and the LambJuly 13 , 2018

Jesus, the Lamb

Discover why this Revelation image of a slain lamb bears fierce and powerful significance for us as individuals and as the Church.​

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Jesus: the Lion and the LambJuly 6 , 2018

Jesus, the Lion

The Revelation image of Jesus as a lion reveals a great deal about Jesus Christ's identity and provides believers immense comfort in the storms of life.

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The Fruit of the SpiritJune 29 , 2018

The Fruit of Self-Control

Why is self-control considered a fruit of the Spirit? Does bearing the fruit of self-control mean Christians live boring, passion-less lives? ​Discover God's definition of self-control and what it means for how we live in God's good world.

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The Fruit of the SpiritJune 22 , 2018

The Fruit of Gentleness

Recognizing the connection between gentleness, our salvation, and God's kingdom leads us to discover real power inherent in the spiritual fruit of gentleness—a power that in turn gives great strength to our witness and testimony to God's work in our lives.

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The Fruit of the SpiritJune 15 , 2018

The Fruit of Faithfulness

When we begin with God’s faithfulness to us, we discover a secure and fertile source for developing the spiritual fruit of faithfulness in our own lives.

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The Fruit of the SpiritJune 8 , 2018

The Fruit of Goodness

Let's turn to scripture to define genuine goodness, understand why God's own character motivates us toward goodness, and determine what this spiritual fruit looks like in the life of a believer.

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The Fruit of the SpiritJune 1 , 2018

The Fruit of Kindness

The Christian faith offers something truly unique, something that makes our kindness evidence of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit in our lives and makes it possible for us to show kindness even in life's most difficult situations.

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The Fruit of the SpiritMay 25 , 2018

The Fruit of Patience

How can we cultivate the spiritual fruit of patience in a society that prefers immediate gratification?

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