Our sisters and brothers aren’t often dying because of what we have personally done, but because of what we continually leave undone.
The debate over various women’s rights in the Christian Reformed Church has been ongoing for over a century.
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?
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?
The CRC generally has viewed the oath lodge members take as akin to a confession of faith in its theology, lore, and liturgies.
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.
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.
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.
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.