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Published by the Christian Reformed Church in North America, The Banner magazine shows how the Christian faith in its Reformed expression makes sense for today's world. We hope you'll find our articles—from news to features to reviews—lively, informative, inspiring, and challenging.

We believe that Jesus Christ calls us all to gratefully follow him in every area of life. That gives our daily living eternal significance and purpose. Whether we're addressing subjects like parenting, movies, politics, church ministries, or the society we live in, The Banner explores all such issues from the perspective of the good news that in Christ God is reconciling the world to himself. All who believe in Jesus are empowered by God's Spirit to serve as ambassadors of that reconciliation.

The Banner is a member of the Associated Church Press and the Evangelical Press Association. We have been the grateful recipients of annual awards from both of these organizations including nine EPA recognitions for work published in 2018 and five Awards of Excellence and two Awards of Merit from the ACP, also for work produced in 2018.

The Banner is a publication of the Christian Reformed Church in North America rather than an independent magazine. Its editorial staff follows the guidelines given by Synod 2005 (the CRC's annual leadership meeting), a separate synodical mandate, and its own vision and core values.  

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The Christian Reformed Church decided at Synod 2004 that the print version of The Banner will no longer be a subscription-based magazine. Instead it will be a partially subsidized publication sent to every household in the Christian Reformed Church. Need to get on the list? See our subscribe page.

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