The Rev. Scott Hoezee is an ordained minister in the Christian Reformed Church of North America and has served two congregations in Michigan as pastor. Since 2005 Scott has been a member of the faculty of Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI, where he serves as director of the Center for Excellence in Preaching.
Scott is a graduate of Calvin College and earned his M.Div. at Calvin Seminary. He is the author of several books, including his latest, Actuality: Real Life Stories for Sermons That Matter.
Scott E. Hoezee
Calvin College 1982-1986 B.A. German Studies
Calvin Theological Seminary 1986-1990 M.Div.
Calvin College Freshman Scholarship (1982)
IFLA Delta-Epsilon Phi Award for German Language (1982)
Calvin College Alumni Scholarship (1984)
Calvin College Dean's List (1982-1986)
Calvin College President's Scholarship (1985)
The American Bible Society Scholarly Achievement Award (1990)
The Ben and Minnie Wevers Scholarship (1989)
The Rev. Fred Netz Memorial Award (1987)
Calvin Seminary Major Research Paper--2nd Prize (1990)
"Award of Merit" from Associated Church Press for article in Reformed Worship Issue 85, "Between Two Advents" (2008)
Pastor, Second Christian Reformed Church, Fremont, Michigan, 1990-1993
Minister of Preaching and Administration, Calvin Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1993-2005
Director, The Center for Excellence in Preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2005-present
The Riddle of Grace: Applying Grace to the Christian Life. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996
Flourishing in the Land: A Hundred Year History of Christian Reformed Home Missions in North America with Christopher Meehan. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996
Speaking as One: A Look at the Ecumenical Creeds. Grand Rapids: CRC Publications/Eerdmans, 1997
Remember Creation: God's World of Wonder and Delight. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998
Speaking of Comfort: A Look at the Heidelberg Catechism. Grand Rapids: CRC Publications, 1998
Fifteen Exegetical Essays published in The Lectionary Commentary: Theological Exegesis for Sunday's Texts, edited by Roger Van Harn. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001
Proclaim the Wonder: Engaging Science on Sunday. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2003
Grace Through Every Generation: The Continuing Story of the Christian Reformed Church. Grand Rapids: Faith Alive Publications, 2006
"The Pastoral Prayer as Theological Occasion," essay in The Power to Comprehend with All the Saints: The Formation and Practice of a Pastor-Theologian, Wallace Alston and Cynthia Jarvis, eds. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009
Delight in Creation: Scientists Share Their Work with the Church. Co-edited with Deborah Haarsma. Center for Excellence in Preaching, 2012.
Actuality: Real Life Stories for Sermons That Matter. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2014.
Dozens of articles published in The Banner, Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought, Reformed Worship, Books & Culture, Calvin Theological Journal, and Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith
Approximately three-dozen book reviews appeared in Calvin Theological Journal and in Perspectives between 1991-2012
Founding Member and President of Habitat for Humanity, Newaygo County, Michigan, (1991-1993)
Corresponding Secretary for Christian Reformed Ministers Institute (1993-1996)
Contributing Editor, Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought (1997-2004)
Participant in "The Pastor-Theologian Program," Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, New Jersey, (1998-2001)
Pastor-in-Residence, Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, New Jersey (September-December 2000)
Participant in Institute of Reformed Theology Colloquy on Worship, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, 2002-2004
Member of Pastor-Theologian Study Group, The Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, New Jersey, 2004-2007
Reviews Editor, Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought (2000-2004)
Co-Editor, Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought (2005-present)
Member of Synodical Study Committee on the Migration of Workers and author of the Biblical-Theological portion of the report (2008-present)
Grant Writer and Project Director for John Templeton Foundation "Science for Ministry Initiative." Grant presented to Calvin Theological Seminary, November 2008 (Grant Program 2009-2011).
Teaching and Seminar Leadership
Co-Leader/Instructor (with Neal Plantinga), "Imaginative Reading for Creative Preaching"
M.Div. Elective Class at Calvin Theological Seminary and Continuing Education Seminar (various locations), 2004-present
Co-Founder/Leader, "The Preachers' Oasis" Workshop for Pastors, Calvin College and various locations, 2006-present
Instructor, "Intermediate Preaching" Course, Calvin Theological Seminary, 2006-2008
Instructor, "Advanced Preaching" Course, Calvin Theological Seminary, 2007-2009
Co-Founder/Leader (with Frederick Dale Bruner), "From Text to Sermon" Seminar, Calvin Theological Seminary, 2007-present
Instructor, "Theology and Science: Contemporary Issues" Elective Course, Calvin Theological Seminary, 2007-2009
Instructor, "Preaching Practicum" Course, Calvin Theological Seminary, 2009-present
Co-Instructor (with John Witvliet), "Capstone Course," Calvin Theological Seminary, Spring 2010
Instructor, "The Creeds and Confessions Today," Calvin College CALL Course, Spring 2009
Presenter, Various Workshops, The Calvin Symposium on Worship, 2006-present
Instructor, "Intersections of Theology and Science," Elective Course, Calvin Theological Seminary, January 2012.
Picture in your mind a freckle-faced, redheaded young boy named Joey. Joey is all of about 8 years old and has been taking piano lessons for about a year. Joey has gotten reasonably proficient at plinking out "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and is slowly moving on to slightly more challenging pieces. His hope is that one day he will be a reasonably decent piano player--someone who can accompany a Christmas carol sing-a-long over the holidays or maybe learn to play some favorite movie songs from Harry Potter or something. So, imagine Joey's reaction if one day his piano teacher sat him down on the piano bench, looked Joey straight in the eye and said, "Joey, unless your ability to play the most challenging Chopin Etudes exceeds that of Vladimir Horowitz, the greatest pianist of all time, then there really is no sense in your playing the piano at all."Read full transcript...
In this video, the Rev. Scott Hoezee offers insights on the question, what do faith and science have to do with each other? Part of the Day1 Faith & Science in the 21st Century Series.