What congregations can do―and avoid doing—when they’re in a transition zone.
Reflections on the Bible, theology, or doctrine from a Reformed perspective.
The weathered and white-haired Christian Reformed elder says to my father, “This is the true church!”
The Reformed tradition has often been accused of being overly cerebral and intellectual.
- There may be times when your prayers appear to do nothing more than bounce off the ceiling.
- It’s strange that the traditional forms for baptism used in the Christian Reformed Church never mention the baptism of Jesus.
- The Reformed view seeks a balance between church office and the person holding that office.
- A robust theology of creation shapes our mission in the world.
- Three identifiable wings highlight our denomination’s uniqueness on the ecclesiastical landscape.
- Why I believe the creation account in Genesis is a historical narrative.
- Let’s reacquaint ourselves with the text of the confession we already have and with its dramatic early history.
What’s really on my heart? Questions, questions, and more questions. . . .
I thank Dr.
- The real question is, “How can we put the Belhar into practice?”
- Adopting the Belhar as a confession would cause us to step over the line in areas of both freedom and constraint.
This year—July 10, 2009, to be exact—marks the 500th anniversary of John Calvin’s birth.
My title betrays a typically North American way of thinking and talking. We want to know how something works.
A clock strikes 7 a. m. It’s still dark.
Times Square in New York City. Seconds before midnight on December 31. A giant ball drops to usher in the New Year.
You’ve heard (or asked) the question a thousand times in a thousand forms: Is something good, or is it bad?
Learning to talk is one of life’s great miracles.
When a bride and groom say wedding vows and sign a marriage certificate, they make their love and commitment to each other official.
A few months ago I was sitting around a seminar table with my students.
A Meditation for Lent