The cold hard fact is that we are all addicted to sin and every one of us struggles for sobriety from it. Repentance offers a way to be free.
Let us learn to take the often tough, long, and tiresome road.
Understanding what we have in common helps me not only to understand my own cognitive function, but to better support those living with dementia.
Now the pandemic has eased. It seems timely to reflect on the proper place of online worship in the life of the church. How should God’s people employ this technology?
This is one of the most important tasks before us at this moment as a denomination.
I believe God despises how the body of Christ has been divided when the Scriptures have called us to unity.
Jesus’ way is the opposite of our natural inclination to be self-serving.
The apostle Paul did not pen those words during his annual holidays, but from a prison cell in Rome.
Sometimes we find it easy to overlook God.
Must the CRC follow the same self-destructive path as other denominations? Perhaps not.
Now when the Holy Spirit prompts someone to write a note in church or during Bible study, there is a place to do that before they forget.
Some humorous reflections on my new role as a pastor’s husband.
I could not change or address my problem until I took an honest look at myself and educated myself with the support of others. This was painful.
Sin is our daily addiction. When we come together in worship, it is a time of encouraging each other in sobriety from our sins.
Gifting and character: these are the two ingredients for successful leadership.
I hope God’s people will spend more time applying godly wisdom to the issues of our day rather than labeling people.
As I enter my fourth decade of life, I’m learning that I struggle to accept who I am in the present moment.
Think about the Church Order articles related to the office of deacon and how they give instruction for the healthy functioning of a church in its context, locally and at the classis level.
Music is an integral part of worship for all congregants. So why are so many seniors feeling left out?
It was the custom in the Gereformeerde churches that six weeks before Good Friday, ministers would preach about the passages dealing with Jesus’ suffering.
In my work facilitating support groups and assisting in workshops, I have seen the difficulties of caring for a person living with dementia.
Anger over issues is always present in our churches. That doesn’t make it right; in fact, it is wrong.
I’ve stood before a mirror and cried at my reflection, embarrassed of the woman I’d become. I’ve hidden my body behind sweaters and jackets and squeezed into Spanx and camis and, all the while, wanted only to feel comfortable in my own skin.
I know Sunday mornings are not the peaceful, relaxed times that so many of your friends enjoy.