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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.
There is a rule that ministers should not tell stories about their children from the pulpit—
Brian Fallon delivers an archetypal rock album with relatable themes, interesting song structures, and an authentic, raspy rock voice.
Author Christopher Paul Curtis brings young readers another great story about the Underground Railroad.
As someone who teaches and writes about faith and science, I’ve noticed a troubling disconnect between many Christians and the work of scientists.
What do you need to catch a fish? A fishing rod, bait, maybe a net. . . . But how...
Why do strained relationships so often develop between churches and pastors?
Is participating in the stock market a form of gambling?
John Timmer came from a family that for generations had faithfully sown the seeds of the Word of God into the hearts of the next.
The guidebook described the lakeside campground as one of the great family destinations in California if you don’t mind the drive.
The Banner received awards for editorial, poetry, art, Biblical exposition and “Just for Kids.”
Two or three times each year, Christian Reformed churches send representatives to their classis, a regional grouping of churches. Here are the highlights of classis meetings of the past few months.
Paul Vander Klay, pastor of Living Stones Christian Reformed Church in Sacramento, Calif., has been following the University of Toronto professor’s lectures and wondering how God might be using his appeal to reach a population more than wary of the church.
Come Sunday is a new Netflix movie based on the experience of pastor Carlton Pearson, a rising star until he came to the conclusion that hell does not exist.
The Miracle Season is a feel-good sports movie based on a true story.
What difference does being Reformed really make? Our Reformed identity is much more than a set of theological principles.
Singer Alexis Slifer pours her heart into her music.
Author Lois Tverberg hopes to help us read the Bible with the perspective of those who lived at the time it was written.
The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., reminds us of the epidemic of gun violence in the United States.
Thank you, thank you. I noticed “Punch Lines” is missing from the revamped Banner.
It was one of the most striking things I ever experienced.
In September 2017, Hurricane Irma left behind destruction and displacement. When students experiencing homelessness needed lunch, South Kendall CRC stepped in to help.