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.
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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.
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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.
Most people are baffled when they learn that some congregations in the CRC refused to baptize adopted children as recently as the 1980s.
The debate over various women’s rights in the Christian Reformed Church has been ongoing for over a century.
There is something about our nature that hinders us from understanding.
One of my friends reflected: at the end of our lives, what relationship will we have with our kids and others?
I want this article to focus on the positive, since focusing on the positive can improve a person’s perspective.
Your guide to the history and development of Canadian ministry in the Christian Reformed Church.
It’s important to us to share worthy letters with our general readership on the Reply All page.
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.