The Council of Delegates, acting on behalf of Synod 2020, approved the candidacy of 36 men and women to serve in the Christian Reformed Church, sending them off in a special Zoom presentation.
Most CRC ministry leaders signed on to a statement about racism. Reginald Smith, director of diversity and former director of CRC Race Relations, declined to sign. The Council of Delegates debated whether to support the statement.
At its special June meeting, the CRC’s Council of Delegates decided to continue its work in governance restructure, despite a protest from two Ontario congregations.
The CRC’s Council of Delegates, acting on behalf of synod, has approved a training program prepared by the task force appointed by Synod 2019.
In this riveting novel, Ta-Nehisi Coates exposes the atrocities inflicted on slaves and their resilience and courage for future generations.
The 25th anniversary of women’s ordination in the Christian Reformed Church will be recognized, though the proposal for 15 months of events was scaled back to the summer of 2021.
A June 15 ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court makes employment discrimination against LGBTQ persons illegal in all 50 states. Religion News Service reports it has important implications for religious organizations.
Pastor Joe Groeneveld was at a conference in 2017 when he came across a copy of the just-published The New City Catechism.
The first church in Munster, Ind., Munster Church celebrates 150 years of ministry this August.
A jangly pop album for children (and the grownups who love them) features songs about nature and the Psalms.
Newbery Medalist Avi brings us an enthralling heroine in a mud-caked, tent-filled San Francisco gold rush.
It’s like a Jeopardy game show answer: “These are the three reasons oftentimes given as to why someone with a drinking problem cannot get sober.”
Silence in the face of the Holocaust’s horrors is appropriate. However, silence in the face of the anti-Semitism that triggered that genocide is inexcusable and persistent.
A masterpiece is defined as the best work of an artist. So we are the best work of all that God created.
The God who guides us along the right paths also guides us through the darkest valleys.
From replacing school nutrition programs to large-scale food pantry distribution, three Christian Reformed churches in three cities are using community partnerships to help fill gaps.
The Grand Rapids Association of Pastors issued a statement and gathered pastors to show unity June 4. Christian Reformed clergy and seminary leaders are among those who signed the statement.
This historical novel about the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 has striking similarities to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.
A murder sends a reporter and former spy/current pastor on a search for the truth.
In this memoir, an Iranian refugee defies stereotypes and raises surprising questions about the immigrant experience.
A new Netflix series follows the lives of three Southern women as they navigate love and change.
My racism degrades bearers of God’s image, even while it distorts my own humanity. It is abhorrent in God’s eyes. And I am guilty of it.
Classis Georgetown, a regional group of Christian Reformed congregations in western Michigan, has developed a pilot program to provide support to spouses of pastors within the classis.
Churches for Middle East Peace, a coalition that actively promotes a comprehensive resolution to conflicts in the Middle East, released a letter to Congress on June 2, “opposing unilateral annexation of the Occupied West Bank.”