An unprecedented number of Christian Reformed churches will mark the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church this year, just two years after synod encouraged churches to mark this day.
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Persecution takes many forms and happens in unexpected places.
We just got back from another date. This time it was longer and more involved, but we also gave each other plenty of room for time apart.
Anshu’s life had been one of uncertainty and instability.
We don’t have to discover God’s call on our own. Sometimes God speaks to us through many people over a long period.
Thirteen-year-old Salma is a bright and friendly girl who dreams of completing her studies and becoming self-reliant.
Serving as an ordained pastor is one way God can use people for ministry, but there are many other types of service. Here are a few stories of men and women serving God’s kingdom through the Christian Reformed Church in a variety of ways.
In the lead up to next year’s Canadian National Gathering, musician and worship leader Jeremy Benjamin will be spreading a musical message from the Heidelberg Catechism to Christian Reformed Church congregations across Canada,
About his life following graduation in 2017 from Calvin College, Garrett Bazany says modestly, “Just me living my normal life and staying active. . . .
One day, Moussa got on his bike and rode down a path. When he neared some bushes, several bandits jumped out and blocked his path. They stole his money and bicycle.
While the church is shrinking in North America, globally the church is growing. This has shifted how we approach and carry out global ministry.
Two Chinese scholars at the forefront of their fields never imagined that one conversation would lead them to study in West Michigan, creating new connections and bringing fresh approaches to research into Reformed thought.
The agencies of the Christian Reformed Church continue to join in the work that began on Pentecost, equipping congregations and church denominations across the globe.
Calvin Theological Seminary recently hosted a lecture by Matthew Tuininga titled “Politics and the Kingdom of God: John Calvin’s Theology of Christian Public Engagement.”
Last June, Synod 2017 called for an annual Day of Justice to be held in churches beginning on Aug. 19, 2018.
The woman, swathed in a black dress, sits on the floor of a white-tiled institutional kitchen, big pots stacked behind her and beside her. Broken masonry and other rubble ring her. A light from outside the frame spills over the scene.
Moussa is overjoyed with the fruit of a powerful collaboration. Together, his small West African community, their local church, and World Renew built a cereal bank.
There is a rule that ministers should not tell stories about their children from the pulpit—
What difference does being Reformed really make? Our Reformed identity is much more than a set of theological principles.
Calvin College was recently gifted a collection of prints by naturalist and painter John James Audubon . . .
Life was good for many families in Syria. But that all changed in 2011 when war broke out . . .
John Swinton urged listeners to reassess the ways in which the church ministers to people with mental health concerns.
The first participants of Peer-to-Peer, a new Resonate Global Mission program aimed at building interfaith understanding, returned a few months ago from a two-week trip to the Middle East.
If I were to become a Christian, it would mean not only changing my religion but changing my whole identity. . . .