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Anthony Sytsma

About Me: 

I am a CRC Minister of the Word.  My calling church is River Terrace CRC, in East Lansing, MI.  I work for Resonate Global Mission in East Africa, training pastors.

Interests: 

Missions, church leadership, teaching

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Do I Sacrifice?

Whenever someone tells me I’ve really sacrificed, I almost feel guilty or like a fraud. Because even though I've left family and friends, God has provided me with so much and all my needs are met. 

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Thoughts about Preaching

This last Sunday I preached at Stephenville CRC because their pastor is on vacation. This church did not know me at all to begin with, but because I am an ordained Minister of the Word in the CRC, this church in Stephenville trusted me to come and declare God's Word to them and how it should convict them of sin, change their lives, and give them hope. Wow!...

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  • Mark that is a very helpful clarification. I definitely see where you are coming from, and where you as a group were trying to help by encouraging good listening and love for one another. That is...

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  • Why does it do harm? It doesn't do harm when people say they have depression, or obsessive compulsive disorder, or deafness in their right ear, or blindness. These are realities, and they are...

  • Let me offer some better clarity on my comment about guilt. I do believe that people do not simply choose their attractions, they just have them, however they developed, whether they want them or...

  • Hi Mark, I am grateful for you and the work you and the other team members noted have done for the CRC.  I have appreciated working with you as God has given us opportunity. I have learned a lot...

  • The Pastoral Papers at the Center for Faith, Sexuality, and Gender
    (They are free to download. They are the best brief, pastoral, compassionate resources I've read yet on LGBT issues from a...

  • For readers who are interested in listening to our radio recordings, our website recordings are not working at the moment, but we hope to have them fixed soon. 

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  • You can donate books to Christian Resources International, Mission Cry. They send shipping containers full of books to church leaders all over the world. We recently got their help to have one...

  • Ahhh. Eric I didn't realize you are from Madison Square and leading in worship design. So you know exactly what I was talking about with diverse worship. You know better than me. That was one of...

  • Eric, it is extremely important to be hospitable in our worship to people of different races and cultures. I see that is what you are trying to emphasize and I think that is really good.  Please...