In the May print issue, we published an ad for the group Better Together: A Third Way, which drew some reactions and criticisms. I would like to respond to those concerns.
Behind The Banner
Featuring bimonthly (and sometimes more frequent) posts, this blog seeks to give our readers a behind-the-curtains peek into how things operate at The Banner.
- April 21, 2023| |
I received an unexpected letter in the mail in mid-January.
- February 17, 2023| |
These choices are based on our entries to the Evangelical Press Association and the Associated Church Press awards competitions.
- December 16, 2022| |
Thirteen of the 25 most-accessed online Banner stories in 2022 had to do with Synod 2022, which recommended the human sexuality report and declared that “unchastity” includes homosexual sex.
- September 30, 2022| |
I think it is time to publicly reply to these questions about why we publish articles on issues where the denomination disagrees to benefit a wider audience.
- July 7, 2022| |
What goes into reporting from synod? Glad you asked!
- March 18, 2022| |
I know what we do online is tracked one way or another but what does The Banner know about me?
- February 25, 2022| |
One recurring question I get as its editor in chief is whether The Banner will ever consider going entirely digital, forgoing its print form.
- January 21, 2022| |
Let’s look back one last time to some of our best from 2021.
- December 10, 2021| |
Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, The Banner will close the online commenting function on its website.
- October 15, 2021| |
It’s important to us to share worthy letters with our general readership on the Reply All page.
- September 17, 2021| |
I was hesitant to write this blog because I was afraid it might come across as bragging.
- June 18, 2021| |
“An independent, nonprofit, and award-winning source of global news on religion, spirituality, culture, and ethics,” Religion News Service is a helpful way to keep Banner readers informed.
- May 21, 2021| |
Here are the past eight movie reviews we’ve run in The Banner, plus a note from me about my rationale for assigning, writing, or accepting a pitch for the review.
- April 23, 2021| |
Some think we have double standards or even some sort of reverse discrimination. The real reason, however, is a lot more innocuous.
- March 19, 2021| |
The more funds we can raise through advertising and donations, the less we need to rely on ministry shares.
- February 19, 2021| |
Anyone who wants The Banner can get it for free, regardless of denominational membership. But they have to ask for it.
- January 29, 2021| |
I frequently field questions about The Banner’s varying ways of writing about death, so here’s the scoop.
- November 20, 2020| |
So many books, so little time, right? How do we narrow it down?
- October 16, 2020| |
The Christian Reformed Church offers a breadth of ministry today that is practically unheard of for a denomination of our size.
- September 18, 2020| |
In the past, The Banner used to have an entire page of reader-submitted jokes.
- August 21, 2020| |
Telling the church what the church is doing is the job of The Banner news editors and correspondents.
- July 17, 2020| |
We share the stories that don’t get heard or magnified anywhere else.
- June 23, 2020| |
By justice, we do not merely mean equal treatment for all but also being intellectually just or fair to different viewpoints.