Economically vulnerable people of color are significantly more anti-abortion than rich white folks are.
The best story that has ever happened to me is the one I almost never tell.
God can do more with this than we can see.
Looking forward, the road is precarious. Many signs indicate we are a denomination in poor health.
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.
What do we do when the pain and struggle are ongoing, and the happy ending doesn’t appear?
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.
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.
There was a secret message Jesus wanted to whisper into the hearts of the servants, in the back room where the jars were kept.
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.
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.
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.
One recurring question I get as its editor in chief is whether The Banner will ever consider going entirely digital, forgoing its print form.
I discovered that the increase of religious “nones” is strongly correlated with use of new technologies.
Polarization seems to have pervaded every corner of our families, churches, and society.
Let’s look back one last time to some of our best from 2021.
The Christian Reformed Church has wrestled with divorce as a theological issue and a social reality through most of its existence.
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.
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.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, The Banner will close the online commenting function on its website.
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.
You’ll see that there have been many groups of people who feel this way. It’s just like when I was moved around a lot and then finally grew up in an adopted family.