I’ve been reflecting on how North Americans have individually and communally been struggling to understand the problem of trauma.
Mental health issues are everyone’s problem among prison inmates. What can be done?
This was proving to be a memorable afternoon.
“Quaking” seems like a good word to describe the world and its people in this season.
That’s how racism is allowed to deepen its roots. We put on blinders and simply choose to ignore what we don’t want to see.
While most of the relationships I formed at these congregations nurtured and supported me, I had a few interactions that prolonged my hesitation to join the Christian Reformed Church.
Over the past few years, Western societies have been plagued by increasing loneliness.
When Christian girls spend their youth staying pure and doing good, they are rewarded with solid marriages and live happily ever after, right?
These days, most Christians seem to have learned how to argue from Twitter rather than Scripture. That’s a problem.
In our interconnected world, actions we take now affect not only our own backyards, farms, and cities, but also distant places and peoples extending centuries into the future.
“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.”
It is not unusual for me to hear someone say, “I’m struggling with finding time to be alone with God in prayer.”
In these past 25 years, there is a generation of women who tell stories of living into their Spirit-led calling.
It’s a turbulent time to be an evangelical in America, leading some believing scholars who identify with historic evangelical beliefs to suggest that it is time to drop the term.
Anger is a normal and at times necessary emotion; rage is a deadly sin.
Now seeing the children and grandchildren of these first immigrants sitting in the pews in front of me, I saw them again—my father, my mother, the fathers and mothers of many who were sitting there.
Over my 25 years in ministry, I’ve become increasingly concerned about narcissism in the church. About five years ago, I decided it was time for a serious conversation.
If Paul affirms unmarried life, why doesn’t the modern church?
We can hardly say this season’s greeting without first cracking a smile and knowing in our hearts that we are sharing in a joy that is beyond us and yet inside of us.
Until I began navigating the challenges of communication with my son, I never thought of the ability to be heard as a privilege, a luxury available to some but not others.
CRC members along a spectrum of opinions share their beliefs.
We live in a time when a healthy financial life is increasingly difficult, particularly for young people.
An interview with Rudy Carrasco, contributor to the new book Uncommon Ground.
- September 14, 2020| |
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