Jesus’ return is not a reason to do nothing about the climate crisis. In fact, the opposite is true: God will call us to give an account of what we did here in this life, in this world.
There is enormous pressure in the church today to build a curriculum that is contemporary and to produce young leaders who will draw a crowd.
To me, the most interesting thing about dragonflies is their life cycle. When we think about dragonflies, we might think they are the fighter jets of the insect world. But this is not how we should think of them.
Isn’t getting a job enough? Do I really need to have a career or a vocation?
There is always the right of appeal, of proving the assembly wrong (see also Art. 30), and of requesting “revision of a decision” previously made (see Art. 31).
A poem about a bittersweet memory.
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Should Christians receive a vaccine that uses aborted fetal cells in its production?
It’s best to approach life like fresh bread intended to be made and eaten daily.
The New Testament makes this point as well when it compares the road that leads to eternal life as narrow and the one that leads to destruction as broad.
Even though that 2013 report named them, I wonder how much these fears have been openly acknowledged and transparently wrestled with by CRC leaders.
A pesar de que aquel informe de 2013 los nombró, me pregunto hasta qué punto se han reconocido abiertamente estos temores y se han afrontado de forma transparente por los líderes de la ICR.
비록 2013년 보고서에서 다루었을지라도 저는 이러한 두려움들이 얼마나 공개적으로 인식되어왔고 북미주 개혁교회 리더들이 얼마나 투명하게 씨름해왔는지 궁금합니다.
This dual perspective—love for a country and the thought that I would never fit in—has served me well.
I remember thinking, in the crowded sanctuary, lit purple and red with sweeping lights, “I am not this kind of Christian.”
Jesus tells us to proclaim that “the kingdom of God has come near,” but what does that really mean?
I jumped out of bed and followed him out to our terrace on the 24th floor. Thick, black smoke was rolling out from the North Tower of the World Trade Center six blocks away.
I’ve reached the third third of my life. What does faith formation look like after a life of going to church and being serious about my faith?
During his ministry, Jesus continually showed how God values what we consider common.
Richard Dawkins, one of Christianity’s fiercest detractors, declared in his best-selling book The God Delusion that “the God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction.”
Baseball, the American pastime, is a sport that many parents and grandparents share with children. But do we bring the same intentionality to bear on passing down through the generations a desire to worship God?
As I look at the miracles recorded in the four gospels, I see four general categories in which these miracles were performed: healing the body, casting out demons, controlling nature, and raising the dead.
What is gaslighting, and how do we respond to people who gaslight us?
One woman tells her story of navigating eight decades of growing and leading in the church.