We have shared this story over the years, labeling it as the most curious gift ever sent to missionaries.
When God’s restful presence is the power that fuels your life, pushing through hardships will be worth it.
Seeing someone lift up their light inspires others to do the same.
We need to be Christ’s channels of grace and compassion to all in need.
Who wants to help a snake? Snakes are icky, weird, and evil, aren’t they?
Could joining God’s mission begin with recognizing God already at work?
In Matthew 5, Jesus tells us to turn the other cheek and to love our enemies. So why does the CRC allow its members to go to war?
As you slowly sand along the grain, the wood begins to reveal its beautiful characteristics.
How can we know the Bible we have today is a reliable record of the original writings?
On a foggy summer morning, I woke with the word Go in mind.
I used to resent reminders to pray. I took their reminders of prayer to mean they thought that I was somehow to blame.
My kids want to go to a youth group at another church with their friends. We don’t have time to be involved at this church and wonder if it is appropriate to hand our kids to another group.
Thirteen of the 25 most-accessed online Banner stories in 2022 had to do with Synod 2022, which recommended the human sexuality report and declared that “unchastity” includes homosexual sex.
Must the CRC follow the same self-destructive path as other denominations? Perhaps not.
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Should I reconsider retirement plans if I am concerned about having too much “together time” with my husband? I love him but am worried we’ll get on each other’s nerves.
For 6-foot-8 people like myself, it’s a taste of heaven to be able to stretch out my long legs.
If you are like me, you have never heard a sermon on imagination.
As I write this, Jack is dying in the hospice wing on the third floor of a nursing home in town.
He’s different,” they said. “Different” meant I was not one of them. The difference had to be highlighted.
People can be excellent at hiding intense pain while silently crying out for compassion, friendship, and love.
It might be helpful to think about our media consumption like our food consumption: try for a well-balanced diet.
The second person of the Trinity becoming flesh in baby Jesus was not only miraculous—a sign of God’s power—but also astonishing—a sign of God’s humility.
When the wind of passion leaves our sails, we beat the oars.