Pastor and missionary, Ken Van De Griend, was a passionate, humble man with a heart for missions. He died Nov. 22, at age 79.
It’s almost as if God had ordained this table for me—which, I would later come to learn through my systematic theology course, he did.
What happens when our expectations turn to disappointment? When the predictable patterns of the past cease, like a clock with dead batteries? When somber silence replaces the upbeat tunes and ticking?
Indie artist Justin Gambino is a hidden gem on the cusp of discovery with his soulful, Psalm-like lyrics and beguiling music.
Animals from across the ancient Palestinian landscape lumber, gambol, crawl, fly and parade toward Bethlehem with gifts worthy of the newborn King.
The Banner is a journalistic ministry that reaches thousands of people each year. In this warm year-end message Banner editor Shiao Chong explains the impact the Banner has and shares a Christmas greeting.
As long as these eggs are kept at room temperature, they don't begin to develop.
Who goes to synod as voting delegates? What change did Synod 2023 adopt?
In this charming middle grade novel, illustrator Zarlasht Khan’s endearing, tender pictures complement author Amanda Midkiff’s skillful blend of imagination, a love story, fast-paced adventures and humor.
“I shouldn’t be here…” For the last three-plus years, this phrase has reverberated in my head more than once.
Disgruntled already about the annual hoopla surrounding the birth of the Savior, Santa really did it. This was simply outrageous.
Christian Reformed churches meet together in regional assemblies two or three times per year. Actions of classes in the past several months include approving new ministers, recognizing retirements, establishing discernment committees and processing disaffiliation requests.
An interest in a former pastime from 19 years ago led pastor Diego Flores to connect with one young person through martial arts, creating a Bible study program he calls The Way.
Sixty-four-year-old marathon swimmer Diana Nyad attempts to become the first person ever to swim from Cuba to Florida.
A few classics, a handful of Christian living books and one red-haired prince’s memoir gratified the ears of The Banner’s Mixed Media editor.
I wanted to tell you about my son, Elijah. He's 18 now and he has autism as well as Dandy-Walker syndrome. He recently made profession of faith at our church!
Seeking to help ethnic minority leaders feel less isolation and more belonging at regional assemblies of Christian Reformed churches, Thrive is rolling out the One Family Conversation project.
What we do with our postures, gestures and movements in worship matters. A pastor and theologian explains why.
The author of The Great Sex Rescue engages listeners on her frank podcast.
See some of our top picks for reading and watching for December 2023.
In the wake of grief, a Christian Reformed couple creates books to fire children’s imaginations.
When my mentor suggested we study the book of Deuteronomy, I thought, “Really? Deuteronomy? Isn’t that one of the books that makes people quit their Bible-in-a-year reading plans?”
Someone I care about is unemployed and looking for work. How can I best help them?
In 1946, Genevieve Ryder decides to keep her baby instead of giving it up for adoption, a choice that reverberates throughout the rest of her life.