New IN: Pastors
Norman VisserPray Like a Pastor

I was recently asked to pray before the meal at my niece’s wedding. Afterwards one of my sons told me that I’d “prayed like a pastor.”  It bugged me.  

July 29, 2015 1 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

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
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
Resource, Agenda
IN: Synod

The Agenda for Synod 2015 Supplement has been posted on the Synod Resources and Synod 2015 web pages (

May 27, 2015 0 0 comments

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

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

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

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

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

The media compound problems by reporting in minute detail whenever a person with a mental illness attacks someone who is presumed to be sane. The same media don't say a word when the opposite happens...

May 22, 2015 1 1 comments

The classical appointment might be an endangered species. While understandable given a surfeit of preaching resources available, its passing may further fray our communal identity.

May 22, 2015 0 2 comments
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IN: Synod

The Board of Trustees of the CRCNA met on May 7 and 8, 2015, at the Denominational Building in Grand Rapids, Mich.

May 22, 2015 0 0 comments

Don't get me wrong: being perpetually left behind for bigger and brighter dreams has been a difficult adjustment. But now I see that it it isn’t about us and our church but about HIM and HIS church...

May 21, 2015 3 2 comments

“This is a place where we come to worship God, and we have all the time we need …”, she said in a quiet, calm voice. This was a special place, a special time.

May 20, 2015 2 0 comments
Resource, Webinar Recording

This webinar explores why a western worldview has caused the Church to often ignore or deny the reality of Satan and the demonic and, in contrast, what a biblical worldview would have us believe about spiritual realities.

May 20, 2015 0 12 comments

When I wanted to join the worship band, I was told (gently) that I needed to spend more time developing my skill. In response, I spent hours each day spending “time in the woodshed”, as my friend likes to put it.

May 20, 2015 1 5 comments