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Synod 2020, the annual leadership meeting of the Christian Reformed Church, has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This Easter, there will be none of that. No large family gatherings around brightly decorated shared tables, no community egg hunts for excited young children, no overflowing churches filled with praise.
The author and illustrator of The Jesus Storybook Bible team up to create a picture book set based on Psalm 23 and the Lord’s Prayer.
Painter Paul Cézanne develops a strong friendship with writer Émile Zola in 19th-century France.
A podcast looks for the ancient influences in contemporary entertainment
A realistic, gut-wrenching novel for young adults that offers a painful, yet hope-infused, picture of a Vietnamese refugee girl’s experiences.
Actress Claire Danes provides an engaging reading of Emily Wilson’s first-rate translation of Homer’s epic poem.
New movie releases, oldies but goodies, and more, now available for streaming at home.
Darren Roorda, Canadian Ministries Director of the Christian Reformed Church, was one of more than 80 Canadian religious leaders to sign a joint statement to Canadians this week, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Christian Reformed congregations from British Columbia to Michigan and Ontario are ministering, with and without technology, as physical distancing orders persist to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Congregations such as Zion Christian Reformed Church in Oshawa, Ont., and All Nations CRC in Halifax, N.S., are learning to use dance in worship.
Centrepointe Community Christian Reformed Church in Edmonton, Alta., and its developing Portugese-language ministry, Igreja Ponto Central, are in partnership, ‘one body, one church.’
How do we have meaningful discussions with people who have different opinions than our own?
Those involved in the dairy industry have lots to say on this topic, but their voices are often silenced in the discourse around sustainable farming.
At the table, usually the emphasis was placed on the assurance of forgiveness of sins, but I often asked myself whether, through his Supper, our Lord also spoke to other burdens we might carry to the table.
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In this time of social isolation, of staying home and canceling gatherings, church has become the one dependable regular event in our family’s schedule.
Here are some things I’ve noticed since COVID-19 was labeled a pandemic.
In terms children can understand, how do you explain what it means to bless someone in the name of God?
The hosts provided stories and interactive games to give attendees an idea of what life is like for the Fulani, a people group that has been particularly affected by ongoing conflict in West Africa.
We are created for deep relationships with one another and with God, to be a blessed community that will bless the nations.