The work of peace and reconciliation is slow, painful and hard. It takes courage to enter in. Where have you seen that kind of courage expressed in the CRC? How can we foster openness and honesty in our church communities?
Special seasonal spiritual emphases for Lent and Easter are good things for the church, but with every good item comes opportunity for misuse. To be perfectly honest, I never thought of the harm they can bring until I was long in ministry. As we began our Lenten/Easter emphasis this year...
This webinar was recorded on: Wed, 02/26/2014 This webinar will provide important information for worship leaders, committees, pastors, and musicians regarding copyrights, specifically related to worship.
One of the recommendations in last year’s Diakonia: Remixed report was that the Christian Reformed Church allow for longer, more flexible terms of service for elders and deacons. I recently discovered that the Presbyterian Church in Canada had taken a step in the opposite direction.
The means by which violence is perpetrated against people with disabilities varies widely, but the statistics clearly indicate that people with disabilities are much more likely to have emotional and physical violence perpetrated against them than the general population.
"... no office-bearer shall lord it over another office-bearer." -- Article 85 of the CRC Church Order. Elders and Deacons belong together, their offices compliment each other, their tasks, though distinct, have the same purpose: building the Church of Christ.
In January, I wrote about the value of church signs, especially those that have the option of putting on captions that change from week to week to catch the eye of motorists and pedestrians walking by. So what makes a good caption?