We know the gospel writers are only rubbing our noses in human limitations because they are setting us up to watch God blow those limitations out of the water.
Understanding the books of Kings and Chronicles may help us navigate today’s challenging political climate.
In this Lenten season, when words slip and crack under the weight of our pain or under the weight of glory, I am thankful for the freedom to groan as in the pains of childbirth.
What the story of Uriah and Bathsheba tells me is that none of our stories is lost to God. There is a reckoning for Uriah and Bathsheba. God has not forgotten what happened to them, not in 3,000 years. And God does not forget your story either.
Let’s recognize the Canons of Dort for what they are: not a summary of Reformed theology, or even a full account of election, but a crucial clarification of some key issues that matter as much now as they did 400 years ago.
The Heidelberg Catechism is the most popular, most loved catechism of many that emerged from the Reformation. But it is over 450 years old. Does it still speak to our churches—and to each of us—today?
Since the creation of the world we have depended on plants to sustain and nourish our bodies.
From beginning to end, Our World Belongs to God testifies that God is fully present and involved in our lives.
Elders should think of visits with congregants less as a “spiritual check-up” and more as an opportunity to attest to Christ’s presence.
How does our Christian faith enable us to carry on when hope seems lost?
The Belgic Confession clearly has a powerful early history. But does it have any lasting significance for our churches today? Is it more than a historical document established as one of the three confessional standards of the Christian Reformed Church? In what ways does the Belgic Confession still speak to us today?
One of the most important theological distinctions—a distinction with vast implications for how we understand God, our world, and ourselves—is the difference between the God who pushes and the God who pulls.
How can we be intentional in teaching our children to serve rather than to be served, to look outward instead of inward, to give rather than to consume?
Where does God live? Our quick and easy answer is almost dismissive of the question but at the same time almost staggers us with its implications.
#MeToo. At the end of 2017, this hashtag went viral as woman after woman disclosed that she too had experienced sexual harassment or assault.
What congregations can do―and avoid doing—when they’re in a transition zone.
As someone who teaches and writes about faith and science, I’ve noticed a troubling disconnect between many Christians and the work of scientists.
The weathered and white-haired Christian Reformed elder says to my father, “This is the true church!”
The Reformed tradition has often been accused of being overly cerebral and intellectual.
Grace Church wants to be known as a welcoming place for all who enter. The words “Everyone Welcome” are prominently featured on the congregation’s website, bulletin, and entryways.
- Mika Edmondson was speaking with his doctoral advisor, Dr. Ronald Feenstra, at Calvin Seminary one day. His work was winding down, but he had a question.
- There may be times when your prayers appear to do nothing more than bounce off the ceiling.
As the church wrestles with whether women and men who practice homosexuality ought to be embraced into the full life of the church...
“We feel stuck.”