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Do Trump’s "S---hole" Remarks Represent American Values?

What if the values of equality, freedom, diversity, and human dignity are not really the core values of America? What if Trump really is representing the highest values on which America was established?

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What's on Your 2018 Reading List?

The new year gives me a fresh opportunity to ask one of my favorite questions: What books are you hoping to read this year?

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'Canoeing the Mountains' Top Takeaway?

If you've read Canoeing the Mountains, what was your top takeaway?

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Responding to 'Let's Talk About Suicide' Article in The Banner

Let's be a denomination that does something concrete and proactive and honest about this; let's be authentic and show our youth and others that it's ok to talk about the hard stuff.

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What Comes to Mind When You Think of the Reformation?

On this milestone anniversary, much can be said about the Reformation. But I’d love to hear, in just one word: what comes to mind when you think of the Reformation? 

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Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Would you like to recapture the significance of the Reformation for your personal faith walk? Download “The Reformation for Today” devotional ebook today! 

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Creation Conference

Join us for two days of teaching and fellowship as we look at the creation/evolution issue with two dynamic speakers from Creation Magazine and Creation Ministries International. 

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A Question of Identity

If you were at Inspire but didn’t get a chance to visit the Idea Room, or if you were unable to attend Inspire 2017, we’d still love to get your perspective. What does being Christian Reformed mean to you?

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Two Verses for Teachers

Two verses for teachers on the cusp of summer. 

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Your Input Needed: How Should We Talk About Our Shared Ministry?

In 2018, we'd like to give the "Together Doing More" section of The Banner a fresh look and a new name. What types of posts would you like to see? Any suggestions for what to call this section? 

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What's On Your Summer Reading List?

Are you hoping to do some reading this summer? If so, what books are on the top of your list? 

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What Do You Retired Pastors Do With All Your Books?

I am really wrestling with what to do with all my books. I guess I could box and store them, but is there another option?

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Bondage or Freedom, Which Will You Choose?

We desire to reach communities that have no idea what “the law” is. Do they really need to hear the law to see their sin? Doesn't it make more sense to meet Jesus, Christ crucified, and let him reveal their sin?

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As Betsy DeVos Steps Into Limelight, so Does the CRC

While the article centers on some of the tensions and debates at the school, I think that many of the topics explored are also at play in our wider denominational landscape.

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When Did the Sabbath Start?

When did the Sabbath day start? Was it on the 7th day of the creation week? At Mount Sinai? Time of Abraham?

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Share the Story of Your Church - Through Photos!

Do you have photos of your church living out its mission as a family of believers? Share them with your wider Christian Reformed Church family! 

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Truth in Media

During our last U.S. presidential campaign and election I was frustrated by the lies and contradictions that surfaced that were neither challenged, investigated, or held accountable for.

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The Chicago Cubs: Suffering to Be Good

Even as a cynical observer, I’ll admit the 2016 Cubs’ season has been very impressive. And one reason they’ve nearly won me over is because they’ve been showing how good they are instead of telling me.

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Ambivalent Political Introspection Syndrome (APIS)

When we consider the words of James 3:17, the question that each Christian must ask is no longer “Where is God in the US presidential election?” but “Where is God in my life as I participate in the US election?”

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Election Stress Disorder and the Mind of Christ

Senator Clinton’s and Mr. Trump’s toxic behavior towards one another is highly contagious. It’s impacting us more than we realize. All of this makes me think about the essential role of Christian community.

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‘Our Journey 2020’: The Story Behind the Stories

Stories are powerful. Even simple stories have the ability to engage us on many levels, not just our heads but our hearts. What is your story? Where has God placed you, and what journey are you on?

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Share Your Story About ‘Churches Telling Our Story’

Stephanie Williams, M.D., chief of the blood and marrow transplant program at Spectrum Health in Chicago, talks about what it means to her to be part of the CRC. Do you have a story about what it means to you to be Christian Reformed?

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Five Steps to Denominational Renewal - Part 3

I've noticed that people like me and congregations like mine have chosen one of three types of relationships with their denominations. The third group (the newest kid on the block) may not be readily apparent to most.

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