Louis TammingaIsolated People

“Is it true?” he asked, “that in American streets one sees houses without people around, talking together?” I answered that was mostly so. He said, “There must be much loneliness in America…” 

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It is time to create a new agency to support ethnic CRCs. Just as children need new clothes as they outgrow the old ones, a relatively young denomination like the CRC needs new structures. 

June 3, 2015 2 1 comments
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Time is a powerful enemy to our memories. Which is why God tells us to write his Words on our heads, hearts, and minds. It seems that I haven’t been very diligent in writing down God’s promises.

June 3, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Job Opening

Ivanrest CRC seeks a qualified individual who is passionate about growing God’s Kingdom in the community by assessing, leading, supporting and encouraging community outreach opportunities.

June 3, 2015 0 0 comments
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Superheroes are more popular than ever. For all this excitement and fantasy about superheroes, we seldom give much thought to real heroism. What if real heroes are appointed by God? 

June 2, 2015 1 0 comments
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If this campaign is going to happen, we’ll need to partner with others who believe the church has an opportunity to speak prophetically and to hope boldly -- people like you.

June 1, 2015 2 6 comments
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VBS can be a great opportunity to share the love of Jesus—with members and the community—in a fun and different way. What has worked, or NOT worked, at your church?

June 1, 2015 0 1 comments
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Judy, who has used a wheelchair to get around for the past year, has some advice for showing common courtesy. It’s simple stuff, the kind of thing you learn in kindergarten but quickly forget.

June 1, 2015 2 1 comments
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The suffering on a world scale is so enormous that we try not to think of it. Yet the Messiah, in His empathy, took our sin upon himself. How can we enter other people's suffering?

June 1, 2015 0 1 comments
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Learn about Jan Disselkoen's pilgrimage across the Camino de Santiago. Along the way, she is raising money for World Renew and praying for different countries.

May 30, 2015 1 0 comments
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We always seem to say that King David committed adultery with Bathsheba. However, I would say that what King David did was sexual assault.

May 30, 2015 2 4 comments
Resource, Webinar Recording

This webinar explores the topic of addressing spirituality in patient care, describes the rationale and research that justifies doing so, and examines a “spiritual care team” model.

May 29, 2015 0 0 comments
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As a parent or caregiver, you may have questions about certain behaviors your children or dependents exhibit and how to ensure they get help. But do you need help starting a conversation?

May 29, 2015 1 0 comments
Resource, Job Opening

The Alberni Valley Christian Reformed Church on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC, has a full time opening for a music and worship coordinator/ administrative assistant.

May 28, 2015 0 0 comments
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IN: Synod

The choice, therefore, is whether at broader assemblies we have full representation of all the ordained or whether we continue the notion that deacons simply don't have the authority to "rule".

May 27, 2015 2 1 comments
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IN: Synod

The Agenda for Synod 2015 Supplement has been posted on the Synod Resources and Synod 2015 web pages (www.crcna.org/Synod).

May 27, 2015 0 0 comments
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While we continue to heed the theological caution of the Reformers as they faced the Islamic faith on the borders of Europe, we need to seek new opportunities to engage with our Muslim neighbors.

May 26, 2015 0 2 comments
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The 'dating dance' that congregations do can appear rather erratic. An experienced interim can certainly be most effective in helping a church determine the right person and direction...

May 26, 2015 0 0 comments
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The “rubbing off” of the Christian partner’s faith to the non-Christian one must be the noble aim of a marriage between a couple that is unequally yoked.

May 26, 2015 3 2 comments
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Graduation exercises are hardly a suitable setting to ponder on educational ideals. But graduation stands as an exclamation point at the conclusion of another year, how can it be avoided?

May 26, 2015 1 0 comments
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Why does Coffee Break work across multiple cultures? The answer seems to be the twofold approach of relationships and direct Bible study. How can these simple ideas be applied in your setting?

May 23, 2015 1 1 comments