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.
An interview with Rudy Carrasco, contributor to the new book Uncommon Ground.
We live in a time when a healthy financial life is increasingly difficult, particularly for young people.
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We believe there are biblical principles that point us toward a hopeful vision of Christian civic engagement.
Bible scholars have pointed out that Matthew, the gospel writer, was drawing parallels between the Old Testament prophet Moses and Jesus.
Church shopping became church hopping, then church stopping.
The past few months of COVID-19, race relations, and vivid examples of police brutality further highlight the divisions that exist between us. How do we show Christian love?
We gulp this brew down like poison. Someone needs to be blamed if we’re to make sense of this brokenness. Right?
Perhaps this discussion is unfamiliar, but this pattern is well-worn and dangerous. If we are not tethered to the history of controversy, we start to long for a world that never existed.
This year, 2020, is the first year in our history where over 50% of our candidates are “minority” by previous definitions. The minority has become the majority.
What do we do with that loss? You can’t really have a funeral for someone who is still living. Yet a loss like this is in fact a death in the family.
Silence in the face of the Holocaust’s horrors is appropriate. However, silence in the face of the anti-Semitism that triggered that genocide is inexcusable and persistent.
We cannot lump all LGBTQ+ people into one category—just like we cannot lump all straight people into one category.
Jesus’ way demanded guaranteeing the care of people rendered vulnerable by the society of the day. It demanded setting aside discrimination and offering a wholehearted welcome to diverse people.
Jesus always called people not only to follow him, but to join with other disciples in doing so.
There is even science to back up what we know just by experience: there is a calming effect from walking in a forest.
Holy Saturday is the most in-between place of all because here the scriptural drama holds its breath.
Books and stories can plant seeds of empathy, and to empathize with another is the beginning of peace.
God has always been interested in getting to the heart of the matter (pun intended), so why don’t we move away from the externals as well?