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Observers who want the church to better include LGBTQ members unexpectedly got a chance to give feedback on an interim report.
Synod 2019 spent time discussing and praying about the interim report about the theology of human sexuality.
Sherry TenClay and Sharon Jim met each other at Synod 2001, when they served on the first-ever group of women advisers.
Acting at the request of Classis Pacific Northwest (a classis is a regional grouping of churches), Synod 2019 (the Christian Reformed Church’s general assembly) created a new classis.
Lists of names looked at by synod have stories of joy and pain behind them.
Delegates to Synod 2019 had the opportunity to attend workshops on various ministry topics.
Perhaps the best way to respond to people who feel this way is not with an apology or argument but with a testimony of how we’ve personally experienced God as relevant.
On its 100th anniversary, Faith Community CRC of Wyoming, Mich., hosted Synod 2019’s synodical service of prayer and praise.
The Christian Reformed Church’s executive director gave his annual state of the church address to Synod 2019.
Paul R. De Vries shared the work of the Council of Delegates with Synod 2019.
More than 50 women attended the third annual dinner for women inleadership.
This year’s executive committee includes a deacon for the first time.
A prequel to When Helping Hurts, this book lays a foundation for why God wants all his created beings to flourish.
Film tells the fascinating if not complete backstory of J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings.
With a gentle 1970s vibe, this British prog rock outfit takes a musical world tour.
Church of the Servant, a Christian Reformed congregation in Grand Rapids, Mich., has found its long-running Basic English Service has shaped the church as a whole.
The Christian Reformed Church’s Faith Formation Ministries will offer leaders a different platform and coordinated support for Dwell, its Sunday school curriculum from a Reformed perspective.
Praying for the president has gotten an unusual amount of press lately.
Huan coordinates ministry for a network of Chinese pastors who are also blind. In fact, she’s made it her mission to minister to other people who are blind in China—currently over 17 million.
A memoir-like journey of 20 years of teaching world religions wonders aloud what Christianity may be missing.
From Phillis Wheatley to Eugene Callender to the women of Truth’s Table, African American Reformed Christians have ministered from the margins to the margins.
This is a theology not learned on the hill in the white-steepled church, but caught on the streets of the trailer park and inside the teen center while living in the shadow of the Chugach Mountains, a theology carried to me—taught to me—by those who walk on other city streets.