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Find exclusive content here not available in the monthly print version of The Banner. New As I Was Saying blogs are posted Fridays and sometimes Tuesdays, and Behind The Banner blogs post on the third Friday of every other month (but sometimes more frequently).
- June 3, 2022| |
Economically vulnerable people of color are significantly more anti-abortion than rich white folks are.
- May 27, 2022| |
The best story that has ever happened to me is the one I almost never tell.
- May 20, 2022|
God can do more with this than we can see.
- May 13, 2022| |
Looking forward, the road is precarious. Many signs indicate we are a denomination in poor health.
- May 6, 2022| |
As a pro-life activist my whole adult life, I never thought I’d live to see the end of Roe v. Wade, if that’s what this is.
- April 29, 2022| |
What do we do when the pain and struggle are ongoing, and the happy ending doesn’t appear?
- April 22, 2022| |
Today, when opinion is taken to be fact and fact taken as opinion, there seems to be a wide array of approaches as to how to deal with change.
- April 18, 2022| |
There is a well-known sculpture, called The End of the Trail, that exemplifies this theme for Native Americans and Indigenous people.
- April 15, 2022| |
Human language—in all its variety and vitality—is a glorious reflection of our being made in the image of a God who created the world through his word, a God who is the Word.
- April 8, 2022| |
There was a secret message Jesus wanted to whisper into the hearts of the servants, in the back room where the jars were kept.
- April 1, 2022| |
I love giving advice. It’s one of my spiritual gifts, my love language, my default mode when someone has anything off-kilter in their life.
- March 25, 2022| |
We believe the answer to this question is in understanding the cultural paradox of our faith.
- March 18, 2022| |
The imagery of building is not primarily intended to convey physical construction with brick and mortar; rather, building means extending the work of God in the world.
- March 2, 2022| |
While I’ve come to appreciate the service and its meaning over the years, I admit there’s a tiny sense of dread that goes along with my appreciation.
- February 25, 2022| |
One recurring question I get as its editor in chief is whether The Banner will ever consider going entirely digital, forgoing its print form.
- February 11, 2022| |
I discovered that the increase of religious “nones” is strongly correlated with use of new technologies.
- January 28, 2022| |
Polarization seems to have pervaded every corner of our families, churches, and society.
- January 21, 2022| |
Let’s look back one last time to some of our best from 2021.
- December 24, 2021| |
The Christian Reformed Church has wrestled with divorce as a theological issue and a social reality through most of its existence.
- December 22, 2021| |
One of the obvious problems with the death penalty is that you can’t bring someone back from the dead when you get it wrong.
- December 17, 2021| |
This year in particular, the tree farm I grew up on reminds me that joy and sorrow often mingle side by side, especially during the holidays.
- December 10, 2021| |
Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, The Banner will close the online commenting function on its website.
- December 3, 2021| |
I think sometimes we are so afraid of being defined by our grief or by our suffering that we try to avoid its presence in our lives.