This was proving to be a memorable afternoon.
- June 21, 2021| |
“Quaking” seems like a good word to describe the world and its people in this season.
- June 11, 2021| |
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.
- May 31, 2021| |
Over the past few years, Western societies have been plagued by increasing loneliness.
- May 17, 2021| |
When Christian girls spend their youth staying pure and doing good, they are rewarded with solid marriages and live happily ever after, right?
- April 26, 2021| |
These days, most Christians seem to have learned how to argue from Twitter rather than Scripture. That’s a problem.
- April 12, 2021| |
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.
- March 29, 2021| |
“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.”
- March 15, 2021| |
It is not unusual for me to hear someone say, “I’m struggling with finding time to be alone with God in prayer.”
- March 1, 2021| |
In these past 25 years, there is a generation of women who tell stories of living into their Spirit-led calling.
- February 8, 2021| |
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.
- January 25, 2021| |
Anger is a normal and at times necessary emotion; rage is a deadly sin.
- January 11, 2021| |
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.
- December 28, 2020| |
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.
- December 14, 2020| |
If Paul affirms unmarried life, why doesn’t the modern church?
- November 30, 2020| |
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.
- November 9, 2020| |
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.
- October 12, 2020| |
CRC members along a spectrum of opinions share their beliefs.
- September 28, 2020| |
An interview with Rudy Carrasco, contributor to the new book Uncommon Ground.
- September 28, 2020| |
We live in a time when a healthy financial life is increasingly difficult, particularly for young people.
- September 14, 2020| |
We believe there are biblical principles that point us toward a hopeful vision of Christian civic engagement.
- August 24, 2020| |
Bible scholars have pointed out that Matthew, the gospel writer, was drawing parallels between the Old Testament prophet Moses and Jesus.
- August 10, 2020| |
Church shopping became church hopping, then church stopping.