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We can’t see God with our eyes. But God has made amazing things we can see that show us something about our awesome God. God created towering mountains and blazing stars and all sorts of wild and wonderful animals, and God gave us incredible eyes to see it all!
Born in 1959 as Ha-Jin, Lee was the fourth son of a struggling atheistic family in South Korea, a country still recovering from the Korean War. With Ha-Jin’s birth, nine people lived in their small house.
- In a time of rising suicide, religious communities move beyond condemnation to care. Writer Elizabeth Evans shares the Plank family’s story.
Disability Concerns, a joint ministry of the Christian Reformed Church and the Reformed Church in America, presented a day-long training event focused on youth and mental health.
Five Christian organizations in Canada partnered to produce Renegotiating Faith, a research study on the growing delay in young adult identity formation and what this means for churches.
Superheroes take a victory lap in this fan-focused finale to the Marvel saga.
A valuable resource for parents, educators, church leaders, and anyone who wants to guide children in the ways of biblical justice.
Within our churches, there is a general pushback against charging Christians with dismantling racism. The fear of white supremacy is considered to be overblown, and talking about racism is equated with progressive theology outside of the bounds of Christian orthodoxy.
It’s common for people to believe it can’t happen in their congregation. As we’ve seen in these other instances, though, it can and it does happen even among “our” churches. Here are a few key things to keep in mind if your congregation finds itself navigating similar situations.
Loosely based on historical events, a Lithuanian girl named Mulan disguises herself as a soldier and fights injustice in 1423.
South Florida rappers track their rise and fall through a lens of faith.
We should be grateful to God for the robust intellectual gifts of the Reformed tradition. But we cannot be blind to the very real temptation of loving the gifts more than the Giver. Have we loved our Reformed theology and confessions more than the God they point to?
Steve Timmermans’ essay “Speaking with a Reformed Accent” (April 2009) proves an incentive to ponder the distinctiveness of the Reformed perspective.
Why didn’t the early reformers more seriously seek reunion with Eastern Orthodoxy after rejecting the excesses and innovations of Western Catholicism?
Breakthrough won’t win any awards, but the inspiration factor is through the roof.
Classis Minnkota, a regional group of Christian Reformed churches, gathered for a worship service to commemorate the Canons of Dort, a confessional document with 400 years of history.
Sometimes serving Jesus invites us into a holy madness that makes little sense to the world.
In Ruth Reichl’s latest memoir, she comes to examine who she is—with or without the trappings of success.
This winsome children’s book about a lighthouse deserves its Caldecott Medal.
Chris Schoon, currently serving as senior pastor at First Christian Reformed Church in Hamilton, Ont., has been named the new team leader for Faith Formations Ministries, effective June 1.
Oakdale Park CRC in Grand Rapids, Mich., is one of many Christian Reformed congregations supporting 70x7 Life Recovery, serving people returning from incarceration.