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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.
The Christian community remains strangely silent about mental health issues.
My congregation does not approve of women serving as elders or ministers. Isn’t this gender discrimination?
Owen and Eleanor Move In is a sweet and humorous start to a series of chapter books for young readers.
Suggested additions of LGBTQ terms to the style guide used by publications of the Christian Reformed Church generated much discussion at the recent meeting of the CRC’s Council of Delegates.
More than half of church-planting pastors in the Christian Reformed church ply another trade while ministering. A Grand Rapids conference looked at that future.
A powerful true story of forgiveness and reconciliation springing from God’s grace.
Synod 2018 may pick up where Synod 2017 left off, when fault lines appeared over how the Christian Reformed Church carries out its mission to “do justice, show mercy, and walk humbly with God.”
Forest City Community Church, a Christian Reformed congregation in London, Ont., is a recent example of a growing church spreading its ministry in multiple locations.
The agencies of the Christian Reformed Church continue to join in the work that began on Pentecost, equipping congregations and church denominations across the globe.
Two overtures (requests) are going to Synod 2018 asking that denominational staff be constrained from issuing statements on political issues on behalf of the Christian Reformed church.
The recommended increase in ministry shares would be allocated to Congregational Ministries.