If we do not respect the historical, cultural, and linguistic differences between us and Scripture, we are in danger of distorting whatever insights we might get out of it
What enduring loves have held the CRC together more often than not over the past century and a half?
I think we all have something we’re personally moving toward, our own personal goals and pursuits—until we meet Jesus.
Clearly, the face of the once-primarily Dutch denomination is in transition. But becoming more diverse has not been easy.
It takes the kind of people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and do the dirty work of keeping sheep alive.
This kind of community might be seen as unusual or even dangerous to many of us who are used to four walls and a fence.
The most important command in the Bible, according to Jesus, begins with the charge to listen up.
The conflict over sexuality in the CRC is a symptom of deeper cultural divisions.
- CRC’s First Long-term African American Missionary Serves in Liberia
Pritchard asked God if she could be an agent of reconciliation between Africans and African Americans.
So many people in our culture live with deep regret and defeat rather than hope and contentment and joy.
From his lofty perch on the hill called Golgotha, the man on the cross could make out a mob heading his way.
Author and art collector Forrest Fenn carefully filled a small, ornate box with gold coins, gold nuggets, jewelry, precious gemstones, and other exotic artifacts. Then he hid the box somewhere in the Rocky Mountains.
If the person you are offering care to recognizes and trusts your intentions, they are likely to receive and respond.
Intergenerational churches are those that are intentional about bringing different generations together in a mutual, influential relationship so that they can achieve common goals.
If sensuality was an obstacle in 2006, it’s a crisis now. And not just for men. This also is an issue for women.
- Reflections on Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday
Christ descended into the margins, became dust, and died for us.
When Jesus said we would do “even greater things,” what did he mean?
We should not let the issue of abortion blind us to the individual facing an unintended pregnancy decision.
The tree farm I grew up on reminds me that joy and sorrow often mingle, especially during the holidays.
Abruptly, a friendship I viewed as being unbreakable—a mighty oak tree—had been hit by lightning.
The need to love and nurture children who are living away from their biological parents is immense and urgent.
Theologians have made amazing discoveries from Scripture that generously enrich our understanding. But we don’t have to buy all their teachings, because no respectable theologian ever fully agrees with any other.
One area of social life during the COVID-19 pandemic that might have created as much suffering, pain, loss, and helplessness as premature death is the experience of loneliness.
Read the winning essay from this year’s Young Adult Writing Contest.