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The Banner is pleased to sponsor a writing contest on the topic “Why Christianity Still Matters.” We’ll publish the winning essays on the topic in print and/or online and award cash prizes.
This congregation of more than 300 has been creating ‘family’ through intergenerational study for over a decade.
Director Wim Wenders has crafted an understated and simply structured documentary, reflecting the man it portrays.
Randy Ribay’s engrossing young adult novel tackles real problems of friendship, race, and economic differences.
When the self is filled with self there is no room for God.
While the church is shrinking in North America, globally the church is growing. This has shifted how we approach and carry out global ministry.
Making friends is tough, especially if you are porcupine.
Journalist and poet Dunya Mikhail tells the stories of women who have been kidnapped by ISIS and the man who would do anything in his power to rescue them.
Warm summer nights can feel magical.
My daughter has Down syndrome. Does God have a calling for her to fulfill?
Four members of the Christian Reformed Church explain what the denomination means to them.
All the darkness and evil in the world cannot overcome God’s light of life with which Christians are called to shine.
The United States puts a different spin on Canada’s annual battle of the books.
Apollo and Athene hope to build the perfect society in Jo Walton’s science fiction trilogy.
Paul Schrader’s beautifully filmed and acted First Reformed relies on his transcendental style of directing.
Meadowlands Fellowship CRC in Ancaster, Ont., hosted “Strong Communities, Safe Neighborhoods” to promote restoration after a series of acts of vandalism on its property and in the surrounding area.
Prisoners in Christ, a justice and prison ministry of Church of the Servant in Grand Rapids, Mich., held an event asking Christians and others to support work moving from a retributive culture to a restorative culture.
Two Chinese scholars at the forefront of their fields never imagined that one conversation would lead them to study in West Michigan, creating new connections and bringing fresh approaches to research into Reformed thought.
Lord Huron’s new album presents a fantasy world worth experiencing.
A Banner reader recommends CRC pastor John Moelker’s novel.
Darlene and I attended the same church from birth. Yet I didn’t really notice her until she was a teenager and her swollen arm was in a sling because of a bee sting.