This summer, Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Mich., announced receiving an $11 million gift for its Institute for Global Faculty Development. Professor Matthew Lundberg has been named the institute’s director.
It’s surprising how much the anticipation of a new school year can excite and create a feeling of trepidation inside a teacher.
Little did we know that within a few weeks, the rise of COVID-19 would force us to revisit this question.
Following Jesus during the time of COVID is discombobulating.
Inspired by Psalm 139, this deeply personal and spiritual children’s picture book narrates the childhood experiences of the author, a Coretta Scott King Medalist.
An aging Bob Dylan offers perhaps his last album with a theme of looking back.
A Christian Reformed pastor for 36 years, Henry Dykema, known as a good storyteller, died July 12.
Looking at it from afar, I honestly couldn’t relate: the intensity, the anger, the vile accusations on social media, especially among Christians.
Convicted of their past sin and consumed with the ensuing guilt, they experienced the same crushing concerns.
Bible scholars have pointed out that Matthew, the gospel writer, was drawing parallels between the Old Testament prophet Moses and Jesus.
In the midst of a pandemic and the greater call for social justice and equity, what might ‘being missional’ look like?
It is taking on the power of a new religion that’s dividing churches and hurting Christian witness.
An intimate look at movie star Steve McQueen's reckless life of fast cars, women, and drugs all the way up to his dramatic life-change and terminal cancer diagnosis.
In this Netflix horror film, a disillusioned missionary must rescue his sister from a violent cult.
Thoughtful book exposes the invisible ways in which white Christian privilege disadvantages racial and religious minorities in America.
Surveying pastors in the United States in April and July, LifeWay Research found an increase in the reporting of disagreement and conflict as high pressure points in ministry.
Calvin University is among many schools in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities making statements and changes this summer.
Members of the Neland Stitchers group at Neland Avenue Christian Reformed Church, in Grand Rapids, Mich., are sewing and sharing face masks for use during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Telling the church what the church is doing is the job of The Banner news editors and correspondents.
Our current moment in history has laid bare my insecurities, deficiencies, and anxieties of being a pastor.
Christian magazine Sojourners has replaced founder and president Jim Wallis as editor in chief and announced a new policy of editorial independence from the organization's advocacy work.
I’d rather believe the lie that only old people will die in this pandemic and that I’m invincible.
Retelling of the classic 1911 novel slathers the source material with unnecessary magic.
The remarkable story of the mission that inspired a nation to donate massive relief to Ireland during the potato famine.