My wife and I have been in many, many study groups in different locations over the last 45 years, and this structure is by far the best.
More than three years after the murder of Tim Bosma and after months of court testimony, a jury in Hamilton, Ont., found Dellen Millard and Mark Smich guilty of first-degree murder.
Long before Synod 2016, first-time delegates began their journey.
Synod 2016, the general assembly of the CRC, decided not to add to its list of recommended causes Harvest USA, a Pennsylvania-based ministry focused on people with same-sex attraction.
Synod 2016 instructed the denominational staff of the Christian Reformed Church to look into the feasibility of developing new curriculum for churches to use.
Synod 2016 advised Christian Reformed churches and classes (regional groups of churches) to invite, as much as possible, the presence and involvement of same-sex attracted members when dealing with matters that affect the lives and discipleship of same-sex attracted members within the church.
The day after declaring that officebearers in the Christian Reformed Church may not participate in same-sex weddings, Synod 2016 appointed a study committee to study human sexuality.
Synod 2016 rejected the Doctrine of Discovery as heresy in response to a study report on the topic.
After a long and sometimes electric debate, Synod 2016, the general assembly of the Christian Reformed Church, proposed that the Belhar Confession be categorized as a contemporary testimony.
Over the past several decades I have written much and spoken to many audiences about the importance of cultivating Christian civility.
In the movie The Wizard of Oz, Scarecrow—along with his friends Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and Dorothy and her little dog Toto—travels down the yellow brick road to meet the Wizard of Oz.
“Weekly, I am studying the Scriptures, praying, and having conversations about spiritual life. But sometimes I feel like I am doing these things mostly for others.
I saw Urban Doxology at the 2016 Calvin Worship Symposium worship service in Grand Rapids.
In a time where children spend too little time outside and have too many adult-driven commitments, Bringing the Outside In is a reminder of the exuberance of playing outdoors
Synod 2016 adopted 13 new liturgical forms for use in the churches but first held an extensive discussion that delved into the Christian Reformed Church’s theology regarding baptism and communion.
Synod 2016 approved 47 candidates for Ministry of the Word in the Christian Reformed Church. They are now eligible to be called as pastors by congregations.
Reggie and Sharon Smith were jubilant that Sharon was one of the 47 ministerial candidates presented to Synod 2016.
Synod 2016 added specific information to the Church Order Supplement regarding officebearers who confess to or are determined to be guilty of sexual misconduct.
While listening at synod, delegate Autumn Yazzie-Newell drew pictures in her notebook and even decorated the signs at her table.
Rev. Peter Azuana, General Secretary of the Universal Reformed Christian Church in Nigeria, brought greetings to the Christian Reformed Church at Synod 2016.