One thing that’s certain about the life of faith is that it’s full of uncertainty.
- June 20, 2022| |
So much of our quality of life hinges on the conversations we have with ourselves.
- May 9, 2022| |
- April 18, 2022| |
I laugh at my attempts to motivate myself, but with my anxiety over the process and the reality that I’m 43 and single, there was no changing the awkwardness of looking for a new church.
- April 4, 2022| |
Once upon a time there was a girl who grew up in a dysfunctional home.
- March 28, 2022| |
The relationship between QCRC and the CRC became increasingly difficult in the last decade of founder Paul Szto’s life.
- March 18, 2022| |
What can Christians do to inhabit this fraught moment in a way that reflects the peace of God, the reconciliation of Christ, and the fruit of the Spirit?
- March 11, 2022| |
We tend to understand our primary options to be either cocooning or combat.
- March 7, 2022| |
Despite the best marketing efforts of Bible publishers, there are no “pink letter” or “blue letter” editions of the Bible.
- February 18, 2022| |
What would it look like if Christians received the invitation to be set apart, holy people opened to the transformational thinking of the kingdom of God in experiments of peacemaking?
- February 4, 2022| |
In toxic conflict, the other side becomes unfathomable, strange, alien—dehumanized. Yet the conflict itself is utterly predictable.
- January 21, 2022| |
Many have sought to make sense of the extreme polarities that seem to dominate our cultural and political lives.
- January 10, 2022| |
The ‘curse of Ham’ is not what you might think.
- December 6, 2021| |
I wonder if to forgive and forget, to keep the peace, or to put up with wrongdoing are really what Jesus had in mind when he talked about forgiveness.
- November 8, 2021| |
Our sisters and brothers aren’t often dying because of what we have personally done, but because of what we continually leave undone.
- November 5, 2021| |
The debate over various women’s rights in the Christian Reformed Church has been ongoing for over a century.
- October 15, 2021| |
In 1928, the synod of the CRC warned against “worldliness” and prohibited movies, dancing, and card playing. It reaffirmed this stance in 1951. What changed?
- October 4, 2021| |
How can you possibly cope when it so regularly feels like you are lost in the dark, and the light on the other side is all but hidden from you?
- October 1, 2021| |
The CRC generally has viewed the oath lodge members take as akin to a confession of faith in its theology, lore, and liturgies.
- September 20, 2021| |
My series of stories avoids taking sides. It explores how we in the Christian Reformed Church have fought and how social and religious contexts have shaped our conflicts.
- September 13, 2021| |
Kuyper is an essential teacher for a world-engaging Christian discipleship and witness that arises from neither a conservative nor a liberal agenda. Yet his complexity persists because Kuyper was unhelpfully ambiguous on issues of race.
- August 9, 2021| |
Whether it’s a favorite Sunday school teacher, a teacher in public or Christian school, or a college professor, our teachers inspire, motivate, and encourage us in profound ways.
- July 26, 2021| |
I’ve been reflecting on how North Americans have individually and communally been struggling to understand the problem of trauma.
- July 1, 2021| |
Mental health issues are everyone’s problem among prison inmates. What can be done?