Abruptly, a friendship I viewed as being unbreakable—a mighty oak tree—had been hit by lightning.
The need to love and nurture children who are living away from their biological parents is immense and urgent.
Theologians have made amazing discoveries from Scripture that generously enrich our understanding. But we don’t have to buy all their teachings, because no respectable theologian ever fully agrees with any other.
One area of social life during the COVID-19 pandemic that might have created as much suffering, pain, loss, and helplessness as premature death is the experience of loneliness.
Read the winning essay from this year’s Young Adult Writing Contest.
Read the second-place essay from this year’s Young Adult Writing Contest.
Read the third-place essay from this year’s Young Adult Writing Contest: “Plastic walking sticks and hushed pilgrims poke through the gap where the hermitage’s rock melts into the hillside….”
Read the honorable mention essay from this year’s Young Adult Writing Contest: “Yellowstone and its surrounding towns experienced catastrophic flooding this summer, washing away roads, houses, and any hopes of a normal season funded by tourism.”
In 1956, Ernie Benally was a rarity on the Dordt College campus: a full-blooded Navajo in a world of fair-haired Dutch-American students—and Calvinists at that.
Why is our preaching viewed by some as the promotion and protection of ideals and values we hold sacred and not as the delivery of good news to be discussed?
Among the most notable phenomena we have encountered across the churches we visited was a conspicuous absence of hospitality.
One thing that’s certain about the life of faith is that it’s full of uncertainty.
So much of our quality of life hinges on the conversations we have with ourselves.
I laugh at my attempts to motivate myself, but with my anxiety over the process and the reality that I’m 43 and single, there was no changing the awkwardness of looking for a new church.
Once upon a time there was a girl who grew up in a dysfunctional home.
The relationship between QCRC and the CRC became increasingly difficult in the last decade of founder Paul Szto’s life.
What can Christians do to inhabit this fraught moment in a way that reflects the peace of God, the reconciliation of Christ, and the fruit of the Spirit?
- March 11, 2022| |
We tend to understand our primary options to be either cocooning or combat.
Despite the best marketing efforts of Bible publishers, there are no “pink letter” or “blue letter” editions of the Bible.
- February 18, 2022| |
What would it look like if Christians received the invitation to be set apart, holy people opened to the transformational thinking of the kingdom of God in experiments of peacemaking?
- February 4, 2022| |
In toxic conflict, the other side becomes unfathomable, strange, alien—dehumanized. Yet the conflict itself is utterly predictable.
Many have sought to make sense of the extreme polarities that seem to dominate our cultural and political lives.
The ‘curse of Ham’ is not what you might think.