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Fragile Beauty and Racism

A few days ago my daughter sent me an essay written by Kyle Korver, Utah Jazz player and son of an RCA pastor. As I read it, I realized Korver was not asking me to engage in a debate with him. I realized he was inviting readers to glimpse his own heart. 

Racial Reconciliation
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Frozen Again, a Refreshed Perspective

When I first saw Frozen, I didn't quite get it. Why did it resonate with so many people? I actually remember saying I was unsure of the movie because of the “sassiness of some of the characters.” Since then, my perspective has changed. 

ParentingSafe Church
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这是滥权吗?

要理解滥权,我们必须明白,其核心是权力的运作特点。在滥权处境中,一个人会使用权力去伤害、操纵或控制另外一个人。除了恶劣的性侵和身体侵害之外,情感上的虐待行为,如强迫、恐吓、威胁、鼓励和谴责,都可能带来同等程度的伤害。受害人开始觉得越来越无力,结果就越来越倚靠那个施虐者。当施虐者得到更多权力之后,他们甚至开始有一种失去自我的感受。那就变成一个恶性循环,一个陷阱,让受害者更加陷入困境中。在这种毁坏性的处境当中,是不可能谈什么两厢情愿的。

Safe Church
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Tired

Lately, I have been wondering if I, in my pastoring, am like a child at bedtime, refusing to go to sleep. Maybe I’m not tired, but maybe, just maybe, the problem is how tired I’m making everyone else. 

Pastors
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Saturday Lives

I wonder how many times you have experienced the “Saturday emotions” of the disciples when your hopes are dashed, the future is scary, and grief and disappointment abound. 

Faith Nurture
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A Chaplain's Role in Times of Crisis

Last December, CAPT Thomas Walcott, Chaplain of the Coast Guard, witnessed a community in crisis as a result of the partial government shutdown. Learn what this time was like for coastguardsmen and their families, as well as the role of the chaplain in times of crisis.

Chaplaincy
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Grandparenting

A year ago our church, CrossPoint in Chino, Calif., started a grandparenting ministry to encourage other grandparents to meet and discuss topics of vital interest to our grandchidren.

Family MinistryParenting
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My Lenten Focus

As I prepare myself spiritually this Lenten season to focus more intently on Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection, Carolyn’s words echo the thoughts of my heart. 

Faith Nurture
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Gathering 2019 Preparation

Please pray that the Spirit will open the eyes and mold the hearts of the gatherers to discern His will as well as the leadership of the CRC in Canada to be able to design ways of implementing what the Spirit is saying to the churches.

Ministry in Canada

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