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?
Past Controversies, Present Insights
This series will explore past controversies in the Christian Reformed Church that threatened or even led to division and splits within the denomination. How do we view these controversies now? And what can we learn from them?
The CRC generally has viewed the oath lodge members take as akin to a confession of faith in its theology, lore, and liturgies.
My series of stories avoids taking sides. It explores how we in the Christian Reformed Church have fought and how social and religious contexts have shaped our conflicts.