Every conspiracy, if it is going to gain a hearing and spread, will always appeal to our passions and prejudices, even when we know better.
In 1928, the synod of the CRC warned against “worldliness” and prohibited movies, dancing, and card playing. It reaffirmed this stance in 1951. What changed?
Governments in more than 80% of the represented countries harassed religious groups in some way, though use of force was less common, a new Pew study found.
The CRC generally has viewed the oath lodge members take as akin to a confession of faith in its theology, lore, and liturgies.
I was hesitant to write this blog because I was afraid it might come across as bragging.
We’ve all had to deal with more grief, loss, and change than usual over the past 18 months, and that includes the children in our families, churches, and communities.
If even the smallest creatures are capable of such altruism—sacrificing one’s life so that others may live—why have we as adult human beings failed to protect the most vulnerable of our race?
Jesus’ return is not a reason to do nothing about the climate crisis. In fact, the opposite is true: God will call us to give an account of what we did here in this life, in this world.
It’s best to approach life like fresh bread intended to be made and eaten daily.
The New Testament makes this point as well when it compares the road that leads to eternal life as narrow and the one that leads to destruction as broad.
Baseball, the American pastime, is a sport that many parents and grandparents share with children. But do we bring the same intentionality to bear on passing down through the generations a desire to worship God?
One woman tells her story of navigating eight decades of growing and leading in the church.
From north to south and east to west the people in power in Canada and the U.S. historically have failed to see others in the image of God.
In the wake of multiple announcements of discoveries of unmarked graves at former Canadian residential schools for Indigenous children, waves of agony have crashed across the country.
The sexual revolution that started in the 1960s is now as pervasive and inescapable as the popup ads on our computer screens. Almost no home or family or person has been unaffected by it.
If Christians would again lead the way in prioritizing social responsibilities over personal rights, it could serve as a counter to the potential “fall of Christianity” in the global North.
With the pandemic winding down, we need a few basic godly goals to help us serve.
Writer Charles C. Camosy echoes a call to courage for pro-life constituents to stand "clearly and firmly for prenatal justice regardless of the political consequences."
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Nature has the power to draw us out of ourselves.
The real work in the church, just as in a family, is staying connected when things get hard, even if it gets painful.
My family and I are choosing to trust that the COVID-19 vaccine is a gift from God and the best way forward.
Giving gifts is a lifestyle to the Indigenous people of Canada.
We know who we are: the Imago Dei. But will that make us humble and free us from offense? Wouldn’t it give us something to be proud of instead?