I hope that reading this will help people to better understand what schizophrenia is and how it affects those who suffer from it.
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On January 21, Classis Hamilton had another gathering of Safe Church Leaders at Meadowlands Fellowship CRC where we heard a presentation from Hamilton Wentworth Children's Aid Society.
The third annual 'Distinctively Healthy' Church Event at Grace Fellowship CRC in Pella, Iowa, focused on this idea and the need for churches to be intentional about intergenerational ministry.
When Gateway CRC decided to host an Extreme Weather Shelter in their building, staff and volunteers knew there would be a lot to learn. Here are some learnings they wanted to share!
Responsible political advocacy must do more than offer only one side of a multi-sided issues, both as to facts and arguments. Being "one-sided" cannot and will not result in justice for all, but rather intractable division.
I remember many years ago leaders in church saying that if anyone was discouraged or depressed, they must not be a true believer in God. How wrong and presumptuous to think that the difficulties of life can’t and won’t weary anyone, including a hearty saint!
On September 20, 2018, Mary Hoekstra and I left for a music ministry trip like no other. We had six 50-pound boxes of band instruments, three 50-pound suitcases containing personal effects and more instruments, and no idea what to expect once we arrived in Kenya.
As the debate (fight) about immigration and refugee policy descends, it is important to step back, consider how complicated the political questions are, and decline partisan political activism.
In a Ted Talk by Jackson Katz he urges for a paradigm shift to name men’s responsibility in ending violence against women, rather than continuing to consider it “a women’s issue.” It is a story, struggle, and call for the whole Body.