The burden of guilt and shame caused Sokolov to carry his story of being the “tattooist of Auschwitz” in secrecy for 50 years.
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This picture book highlights the glory and goodness of God’s creation and the love Saint Francis poured out on all creatures.
As a lifelong member of the Christian Reformed Church, I grew up hearing two very different narratives.
What is the role of self-denial in a Christian perspective on calling?
In 1907, a man named Leo Baekeland made a discovery that changed our world forever.
In Philadelphia, a design competition called Sacred Places/Civic Spaces wanted to show how three houses of worship could be redesigned to realize their potential for both congregational and community programming.
A “Big Night of Worship,” gathering up to 200 teens from six Chicago-area congregations, is one of the ways a youth ministry champion is energizing youth ministry in his classis.
In October, as part of an ongoing partnership, a team from New Hope Fellowship Christian Reformed Church in Monroe, Wash., visited an orphanage under construction in southern India. The partnership began because of the persistent plea of one teenage girl requesting help.
In this accessible, inspiring book, author John Ortberg contrasts two ways of thinking about Jesus’ gospel.
Monsters and Men is a small indie film that tries to dig deep into big topics.
When we reject God and follow our own purposes, ugliness results. These ugly stories hold up a mirror to show us how sin looks
When Dmitry heard a radio message that touched him, he decided to write a message of thanks to the program’s producers in Russia. He didn’t expect the conversation to go any further.
Busy. Overwhelmed. Chaotic. These are the words I most often hear when I ask people to describe today’s families. Because of this busyness and the shifts in society and parenting, churches everywhere are seeing a decline in both attendance and engagement from young families.
Khang boldly unfolds how having no space to speak is not only a justice issue but a limitation on what it is to experience the fullness of imago Dei—being an image-bearer of God.
Millennials may find this album resonates with the common challenges of their generation, particularly around authenticity and love.
Recovering hypocrite. That’s what my student leaders had printed on T-shirts for orientation days when I was a campus pastor. The point was that all Christians are recovering hypocrites. None of us has always been consistent in following Jesus.
It may be easy to shut our eyes and hearts to nameless throngs, but personal relationships make it much harder.
The majority of us who read The Banner are not theologians, and we so appreciate a good, down-to-earth article. Keep writing, and thanks again.
Are commissioned pastors allowed to perform the same tasks as ministers, such as administering the sacraments and performing weddings and funerals?
Shorter speeches. More delegate and leadership training. More time for intentional dialogue. Those are some of the recommendations coming from the Synod Review Task Force appointed by Synod 2016.
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and others are welcoming changes to the federal government’s summer jobs program that remove language interpreted by many to require support for abortion.
Since September, River Terrace Christian Reformed Church in East Lansing, Mich., has offered free yoga classes. Pastor Ken Bieber reads psalms or meditations while a certified yoga instructor leads the twice-weekly sessions.
This captivating juvenile novel shows that ordinary people who aren’t making the headlines, many young girls among them, are nevertheless changing the world for the better.
An interview with VeggieTales co-creator Phil Vischer.