The Board of Trustees of the Christian Reformed Church in North America met in February 2016 at the denominational offices in Grand Rapids. During this meeting the Board...
About a month ago, we received an email from our Stated Clerk to discuss the 3 Synodical Study Committee reports. My question is: how do I best lead these discussions?
Will Synod 2016 have the humility to recognize that the Global South, and not the minority North is becoming the center of influence of the Global Church?
Our church council would like to nominate two young adult representatives, one of whom has served previously. Is this permissible? Secondly may someone be nominated twice?
Synod has mandated a study on the area of homosexuality for its 2016 assembly. One of the resources that it has engaged is the material from New Directions Ministry of Canada with Wendy Gritter as its executive director. This blog asks the question if New Directions actually represents all voices in the discussion.
I sometimes found it intimidating to be a young adult at Synod. While I was very warmly welcomed by so many delegates, there were times I questioned whether I was even qualified to give an opinion...
This short piece is designed to help you to detect the gift of a "Trojan horse" in a Christian setting, likely where we least expect it.
It requires keen observational skill to sort out solid Scriptural argument from the cards of emotional, spiritual, relational, historical and even the appeal of loyalty to the denomination. Perhaps some of these could make a CRCNA Synod observer wiser to what might be cooking at times.