There are important context clues to help us understand this phrase.
- March 13, 2023| |
Can a couple get married in the eyes of the church but not in the eyes of the state if they have financial or family concerns about a legal marriage?
- January 23, 2023| |
No one can simply write a letter to synod unless they have standing to do so and have followed the prescribed procedures for submitting material for synod’s agenda.
- January 16, 2023| |
Assuming God did predestine only a select few to be saved, why would he bother creating people he did not elect for salvation?
- November 11, 2022| |
How will our people learn Reformed doctrine in church now that synod has removed the requirement for catechism sermons?
- November 7, 2022| |
I’m hearing suggestions that the Bible is not a rule book, but Christian confessions declare it “the only rule for life and faith” (Westminster Confession) and “infallible rule” (Belgic Confession, Art. 7). Which is right?
- September 26, 2022| |
What do confessing members and officebearers who have previously signed the Covenant for Officebearers do when the Christian Reformed Church changes its confessions, and they no longer agree with the beliefs in the confessions?
- September 12, 2022| |
People often say that we should read the Bible to know what God is saying. How do we read the Bible to make decisions that don’t necessarily have a moral answer?
- June 6, 2022| |
Are there different standards of belief for officebearers and confessing members of the Christian Reformed Church?
- March 21, 2022| |
What’s the status of a congregational meeting and a congregational vote—especially when it comes to extending a call to a pastor?
- January 10, 2022| |
Our church council called a special congregational meeting to vote on calling a chaplain. Is that necessary when the chaplain isn’t going to be working at our church?
- November 22, 2021| |
Our council sometimes meets all together and sometimes separately with only elders or deacons. How do we know what each group can decide?
- September 6, 2021| |
Issues some people regard as political are what others regard as core kingdom-of-God issues that must be engaged.
- May 24, 2021| |
How many categories of members do we have in the CRC? What should councils do about members who disappear?
- March 15, 2021| |
Does the Christian Reformed Church recommend that when a pastor of long-standing service in her or his congregation retires, that she or he mentor the incoming pastor for a period of time?
- January 11, 2021| |
A couple in our church is unsure about infant baptism and has asked for their child to be dedicated instead. Is that OK?
- November 9, 2020| |
Can someone who is divorced and remarried serve as an elder?
- September 7, 2020| |
You will sense the Holy Spirit’s nudging inside your heart and soul.
- May 4, 2020| |
Is there a model structure that complies with church order yet allows a smaller group to be responsible for the day-to-day running of the church?
- March 23, 2020| |
One of the underlying principles of Reformed polity is mutual accountability—that church members and leaders are accountable to each other
- January 20, 2020| |
Can’t someone make commitments and keep promises to a church without being a member?
- November 11, 2019| |
There’s a certain spirituality that adorned our council rooms in the past, and that’s what might be oozing away.
- September 16, 2019| |
The author of Genesis had no intention of giving us a 21st-century, scientifically precise account of how God created all things.
- May 13, 2019| |
Why didn’t the early Reformers more seriously seek reunion with Eastern Orthodoxy after rejecting the excesses and innovations of Western Catholicism?