Berny Niemeyer, a church planter and pastor who lived for more than a decade with Alzheimer’s Disease, died May 20.
A documentary about former First Lady Michelle Obama’s book tour
Thirty-three people signed a public post accusing author Chris Heuertz of “spiritual and psychological abuse." The Christian publishing company Zondervan responded by halting a documentary project and suspending promotion of two of his books.
When we allow Scripture to dig deep into our imaginations, it can reveal things about ourselves, about our world, and about life that we would never encounter by more didactic or rational means
A new game helps players of all ages build relationships and community.
Religion News Service reports that a June 18 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is receiving praise from faith groups across the religious spectrum. The ruling temporarily halts efforts to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which grants legal protection to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.
With death knocking so closely at our doorsteps, thoughts turn to the big questions: What happens to us after death? Is heaven real? And what’s it like there?
When we are not part of someone’s journey in a participatory way, it’s easy to miss what is really going on with someone else. When we don’t know the behind-the-scenes story, it is easy to misinterpret what is really going on.
A list of books and other media for grown ups and children by black authors, musicians, and filmmakers.
This historical drama recounts the origins of professional football (“soccer” in North America) in 1870s England by portraying the tensions between upper-class and working-class teams.
A young African American girl is encouraged as she prepares for her first church solo.
For the first time in its 163-year history, the Christian Reformed Church canceled its annual synod due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Council of Delegates met to deal with matters from the Agenda for Synod 2020 that couldn’t wait.
A delightfully written exploration of faith for those who are searching and for those who are settled.
In a short service of lament, the CRC’s Council of Delegates recognized the pain and hurt of racism and heard black pastors call for more than this moment of recognition.
With a 28-15 vote the CRC’s Council of Delegates approved the Synod 2019-proposed change to the way money is collected for joint ministries.
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.