Elders should think of visits with congregants less as a “spiritual check-up” and more as an opportunity to attest to Christ’s presence.
How does our Christian faith enable us to carry on when hope seems lost?
The day you first tell someone about your struggle with porn is the day you first move toward healing. Yes, it’s difficult, but vulnerability is also powerful.
Those of us who have been raised in the tradition of Western Christianity can learn from our fellow Christians in the Eastern Orthodox tradition how to savor the mystery of our faith.
How can we be intentional in teaching our children to serve rather than to be served, to look outward instead of inward, to give rather than to consume?
It’s a Sunday evening, and my friends Bart and Katie are reading the text. They’re reading from the book I am preaching through—Song of Songs—a sacred text filled with lust and longing.
The measure of our grasp of the Bible is whether it is put into play in our lives (in community and through the Spirit).
Four members of the Christian Reformed Church explain what the denomination means to them.
#MeToo. At the end of 2017, this hashtag went viral as woman after woman disclosed that she too had experienced sexual harassment or assault.
As someone who teaches and writes about faith and science, I’ve noticed a troubling disconnect between many Christians and the work of scientists.
It was one of the most striking things I ever experienced.
Growing up in a Dominican home in Miami meant that when dinnertime rolled around, I could expect a plateful of rice and beans with a serving of news headlines . . .
What many are seeing more clearly is the need for the church to address sexual violence.
My paternal grandfather was an egg and small-crop farmer. My maternal grandfather was an herbicide chemist who worked to promote...
Grace Church wants to be known as a welcoming place for all who enter. The words “Everyone Welcome” are prominently featured on the congregation’s website, bulletin, and entryways.
- Mika Edmondson was speaking with his doctoral advisor, Dr. Ronald Feenstra, at Calvin Seminary one day. His work was winding down, but he had a question.
- By way of a life story so unimaginably full of war and horror, Ny Ly, once a young Buddhist monk in Cambodia, came to believe in the God of the Bible, a God he knows loves him.
- One congregation’s miracle of multiplication.
- When Alvin Plantinga arose to accept the 2017 Templeton Prize for “progress in religion,” he couldn’t resist a wry observation.
When I was in college, one of my professors occasionally asked me to house-sit when he and his wife were out of town.
Several years ago I was asked to pray for the United States at our church's annual Prayer Day service.
As the church wrestles with whether women and men who practice homosexuality ought to be embraced into the full life of the church...
Poor Zechariah. He’s minding his priestly business, and suddenly an angel accosts him and delivers shocking news.
“We feel stuck.”