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Confessional Commitments and Academic Freedom

The church has always had a strong commitment to Christian education. This ecclesiastical commitment remains critical today. In particular, the historic creeds and Reformed confessions of the CRCNA give the college and its faculty a well-articulated faith context in which to work.

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Advisers at Synod

All advisers are asked to remember their role at synod — which is to help the delegates from the classes and churches to make decisions for the whole CRC. Synod 2014 will consider a report that more clearly defines these advisers and their roles.

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BOT Highlights - May 2014

The Board of Trustees meets three times per year to implement matters assigned by synod and carry out interim functions on behalf of synod. "BOT Highlights" are published following each meeting and distributed to churches by way of the stated clerk of classis. Here's the latest issue.

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What's So Special?

In a historical first, the annual synod of the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) and the General Synod of the Reformed Church in America (RCA) will be doing some business together when they meet simultaneously in June on the campus of Central College in Pella, Iowa.

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We Are the Church Together

I’m glad that in June the CRC and RCA Synods are meeting at the same time in Pella, Iowa, and worshiping together from the same hymnal. I welcome the joint recommendation to both of our synods to acknowledge how much we have in common...

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BOT Highlights - February 2014

The Board of Trustees meets three times a year to implement matters assigned by synod and carry out interim functions on behalf of synod. "BOT Highlights" are published following each meeting and distributed to churches by way of the stated clerk of classis. 

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BOT Highlights - September 2013

The Board of Trustees meets three times per year to implement matters assigned by synod and carry out interim functions on behalf of synod. "BOT Highlights" are published following each meeting and distributed to churches by way of the stated clerk of classis. Here's the latest issue.

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(shep)Herding?

There is much I like about the shepherding model.  I especially like the emphasis on listening.  I just think that the listening should take place sooner.  

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The Ugly, the Bad, and the Good about Synod

When I think about the things that make me impatient with synod, I confess to the sin of cynicism. (Is cynicism de facto a sin? I’ve come to think so. Christians just don’t get to do gratuitous negativity.) On the other hand, when I’m feeling good about a particular synod, and someone snidely says to me, “Yeah, but what did they actually ACCOMPLISH?” I feel deflated... 

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Summary and Acts of Synod 2013

To be of assistance to you, our office has gathered the decisions of Synod 2013 that are of special importance for the churches in the attached summary document. Please take time to review these highlights in your upcoming council meeting.

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Synod 2013 has Made a Believer Out of Me

Synod 2013 has made a believer out of me.  There I said it.In my first post as Synod Blogger, I confessed to y’all that, with the exception of a few critical issues, I have never followed Synod all that closely.  Delegates to the Spring gathering of Classis Hackensack will recall I deferred being a delegate with this martyr’s concession: “I’ll fall on my sword next year.” 

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Describe Synod 2013 in Six Words

For those who followed Synod 2013 (a lot or a little, delegate or observer); how would you describe Synod 2013 in six words or phrases? You can just give your six or feel free to unpack why you picked that word or phrase. I'll start; Synod 2013 was... A Slow Start - It seemed it took the delegates a while to get going in the discussions Respectful - Points made on the floor were very respectful. Sincere - And also very sincere about their perspective. Intergenerational - I felt the Young Adult representatives contributed a lot to the discussion this year. Informative - Every year I learn more...
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