New IN: Synod
Two articles published last year led some to wonder whether The Banner had changed its message along with its medium. Did it stumble in its practice and mandate?
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Which story would you rather read: A story about a woman alleging gang rape at a prestigious university? Or a story about how the reporter covering that story failed to maintain good journalistic standards?
February 16, 2015 3 6 comments
On February 6, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Canada’s existing laws against assisted suicide are unconstitutional. The national dialogue needs the voices of Christians who speak into the deeply controversial issue.
February 13, 2015 0 3 comments
Resource, Devotional
Looking for Lenten reflections with a focus on creation care and a justice accent? Check out Ash and Oil, a Lenten reflection series from the Office of Social Justice.
February 11, 2015 1 0 comments
IN: Deacons, IN: Synod
While simply sending deacons to meetings of Classis and Synod will not create change on its own, it is part of a new future.
February 11, 2015 0 0 comments
IN: Prayer, IN: Worship
Why do most pastors prepare their sermons and most worship leaders prepare their songs, but some of those same individuals choose to wing their prayers?
February 10, 2015 2 7 comments
Resource, Article
Learn more about World Renew's director, Andrew Ryskamp.
February 10, 2015 1 0 comments
What do Faberge Organics Shampoo and the God Loves Me Bible story books have in common? You might be suprised.
February 10, 2015 0 0 comments
Last month I promised I would do my share of the grocery shopping.The experience was a bit unnerving. I observed people whose lives are not easy.
February 10, 2015 4 1 comments
How can we make a positive difference in our churches and communities in working with people with disabilities? Compiled by Ann Ballard, this list gets you started. Have fun and get going!
February 10, 2015 3 0 comments
If vibrant means giving back to God the life he has ignited in you, then I think it can happen in any type of service, of any style.
February 10, 2015 2 2 comments
Resource, Website
Recently, Groundwork continued a series on spiritual disciplines that is less about doing, and more about being or living. How do we live our faith with discipline?
February 9, 2015 0 0 comments
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February 9, 2015 0 57 comments
A report from the American Psychological Association states that childhood psychological abuse not only is just as harmful as sexual and/or physical abuse, but can have “long-lasting impact”.
February 7, 2015 3 9 comments
Are we investing the time needed to disciple young Christians? And, what type of model is needed to ensure that we are doing a God-honoring effort?
February 6, 2015 3 1 comments
“I doubt that church visiting is very effective anymore.” In spite of comments like that, church visiting is one way classes can help strengthen congregations.
February 6, 2015 2 1 comments
I heard it again this week in an online talk – “Remember your baptism.” Say what? Yes – Remember. Do you consciously remember that you were baptised?
February 6, 2015 0 0 comments
The Network is where people connect with each other about the “nuts and bolts” of church ministry. Check out these posts (about the “nuts and bolts” of ministry) that have stood the test of time.
February 5, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Policy or Guidelines
This guide, created by a Pastor Church Relations team, is intended as a quick summary of the CRCNA's Guide to Conducting Church Visiting.
February 5, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Webinar Recording
How has the DoD shaped our relationships with Indigenous Peoples? In this webinar we discuss: What is the DoD? Why is it important? And what does it have to do with ministry today?
February 4, 2015 2 4 comments
In an era of growing tensions between religious communities, we are endeavoring to discuss peace at an event to be held at Calvin Theological Seminary on Feb 13. Join us!
February 4, 2015 0 0 comments