Change is rarely ever easy or painless. However, I am certain that there was never any ill intent on anyone’s part.
Are we identifying ourselves more by our politics than by our faith?
Why and what we do matters, yes, but how we do it also matters to God.
Life, in the Bible, is relatedness. It is about belonging, body and soul, to God, and secondarily, to belong in a community.
If I only publish articles I fully agree with, then I would be guilty of turning The Banner into my own personal megaphone.
Those who know more tend to be more humble of their abilities because they are more aware of their own limitations.
Elizabeth felt excluded; everyone else had received those blessing words. She wondered if other persons with disabilities had similar experiences.
It is not God’s wrath or judgment that leads to repentance, but rather God’s kindness. How many people have ever changed for the better through experiencing other people’s judgment?
This issue with Kinism is personal for me, as I am in an interracial marriage. … I am, therefore, relieved that synod unanimously declared it as a heresy.
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.