We should be grateful to God for the robust intellectual gifts of the Reformed tradition. But we cannot be blind to the very real temptation of loving the gifts more than the Giver. Have we loved our Reformed theology and confessions more than the God they point to?
A backbone is both firm yet flexible, giving both structure and movement to the body. A backbone posture recognizes the need for boundaries but avoids setting them in stone.
Our denomination has an opportunity to better protect the vulnerable among us. As a follow-up to Overture 2 at Synod 2018, a report on addressing the abuse of power in the CRCNA is coming to Synod 2019.
Can we change the world’s perception of Christians as primarily judgmental and negative into one of Christians as primarily life-affirming and loving? Given a choice between a prevention oriented person and a promotion oriented one, I know who I would rather hang out with.
Currently on display at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., is a rare Bible from the 1800s used by British missionaries to convert and educate slaves.
The temptation of Christ in Matthew 4:1-11 serves up important cautions to the church in how to imagine and fulfill God’s mission.
I knew when I took this job that I could not please everybody. But I do take seriously what readers say.
Good theology is not simply about faithfulness and accuracy to God’s Word but must include a wise and loving use of God’s Word.
Our primary loyalty should always be to God, not to any human being, institution, or country—not even to any theological tradition.
인간에게는 다섯 가지 두려움이 있다고 합니다. 이는 제가 10여년 전에 교목이었을 때, 학생 소그룹 모임을 이끌면서 알게 된 것입니다.
The rhetoric of our increasingly politically and religiously polarized world—from all sides—tends to exploit our sin-based fears.
Because of this year’s prayerful synod, I am hopeful for the Christian Reformed Church.
Billy Graham’s example of working across Christian divisions to fulfill God’s mission inspires us to do likewise.
It is time we determine whether our faith is shaping our politics or our politics has been shaping our faith.
The Christian Reformed Church needs an official position on gun culture.
When the Christian Reformed Church purchased The Banner back in 1914, it chose to protect the magazine’s editorial independence . . .
Ten years ago an artist drew a caricature of my two older daughters. Caricatures, by definition, exaggerate certain striking features...
- Speaking truth to power—and to each other.
I believe it was missionary theologian Lesslie Newbigin who said that the incarnation—God coming in the flesh in Jesus—was God’s great missionary act.
Since doing justice involves systemic issues, it often enters the sphere of political laws and policies.
This October marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
In my previous editorial, I suggested that biblical justice combines both the concepts of retributive justice and social justice.
Happy Independence Day and Happy Canada Day!
“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.”