How can we be intentional in teaching our children to serve rather than to be served, to look outward instead of inward, to give rather than to consume?
- July 2, 2018| |
It’s a Sunday evening, and my friends Bart and Katie are reading the text. They’re reading from the book I am preaching through—Song of Songs—a sacred text filled with lust and longing.
- June 18, 2018| |
The measure of our grasp of the Bible is whether it is put into play in our lives (in community and through the Spirit).
- May 21, 2018| |
Four members of the Christian Reformed Church explain what the denomination means to them.
- May 7, 2018| |
#MeToo. At the end of 2017, this hashtag went viral as woman after woman disclosed that she too had experienced sexual harassment or assault.
- April 16, 2018| |
As someone who teaches and writes about faith and science, I’ve noticed a troubling disconnect between many Christians and the work of scientists.
- April 9, 2018| |
It was one of the most striking things I ever experienced.
- March 26, 2018| |
Growing up in a Dominican home in Miami meant that when dinnertime rolled around, I could expect a plateful of rice and beans with a serving of news headlines . . .
- March 5, 2018| |
What many are seeing more clearly is the need for the church to address sexual violence.
- February 19, 2018| |
- February 5, 2018| |
Grace Church wants to be known as a welcoming place for all who enter. The words “Everyone Welcome” are prominently featured on the congregation’s website, bulletin, and entryways.
- January 29, 2018| |
Mika Edmondson was speaking with his doctoral advisor, Dr. Ronald Feenstra, at Calvin Seminary one day. His work was winding down, but he had a question.
- January 5, 2018| |
By way of a life story so unimaginably full of war and horror, Ny Ly, once a young Buddhist monk in Cambodia, came to believe in the God of the Bible, a God he knows loves him.
- December 22, 2017| |
One congregation’s miracle of multiplication.
- December 18, 2017| |
When Alvin Plantinga arose to accept the 2017 Templeton Prize for “progress in religion,” he couldn’t resist a wry observation.
- December 7, 2017| |
When I was in college, one of my professors occasionally asked me to house-sit when he and his wife were out of town.
- December 1, 2017| |
Several years ago I was asked to pray for the United States at our church's annual Prayer Day service.
- November 20, 2017| |
As the church wrestles with whether women and men who practice homosexuality ought to be embraced into the full life of the church...
- November 20, 2017| |
Poor Zechariah. He’s minding his priestly business, and suddenly an angel accosts him and delivers shocking news.
- November 3, 2017| |
“We feel stuck.”
- October 30, 2017| |
From our earliest days, we are taught to distinguish.
- October 20, 2017| |
The service begins in silence. The casket with the body inside is carried to the front of the sanctuary,
- October 3, 2017| |
Mental illness does not wear any bandages. There are no slings or crutches.
- September 22, 2017| |
I was born and raised in Malaysia.