Could the CRC be maneuvered, via our church order and procedural mechanisms, into affirming the LGBTQ agenda?
Fossil fuels are much criticized these days. Rather than lamenting them, I thank my loving Creator for them.
The Synod of the CRC has voiced support for comprehensive immigration reform, part of which is a secure border. Immigration justice requires us to welcome the stranger to a country that is faithful to sound Biblical principles.
The song “The Rebel Jesus” is musically and lyrically powerful. Jesus is a rebel, fighting against the injustice of the system, and striving to end poverty. He is a moral example for all of us to follow! Or...maybe not.
Last Thursday I attended an event at Sherman Street CRC hosted by All One Body. Their goal is to transform the CRC into a denomination that fully accepts and celebrates all aspects of the LGBTQ+ ideology. Here is their strategy.
The best way to do justice is to follow Scripture and pursue actual justice. The CRC can and should get involved in politics, but only within the context of the following three criteria.
Bedtime prayers with my 6 and 3-year-old sons had led to a discussion about Alfie Evans, hope, the value of life, and freedom. Afterward, I reflected on the question: What should the CRC as a denomination be speaking out about?
Does the Bible contain the 2nd Amendment principle, "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed?"
I saw the words "justice" and "equality" on the handouts my six-year-old son had brought home from school. He didn't know what "justice" meant. In truth, many grown-ups also have a hard time defining justice.
Nathan G says that "Care for eternal souls is always tied with care for their present state."
There is the root of the debate. How do we define care?
Some within...posted on: Dear CRCNA Member, Do You Believe Mark 8:36?
Amen! One of Satan's age-old tactics (I know, right...who believes in the existence of a literal Satan anymore), is to tempt the church into embracing the falsehood of works-based salvation and...posted on: Dear CRCNA Member, Do You Believe Mark 8:36?
Ken, thanks for the clarification. And more importantly, thanks for engaging in this discussion in a meaningful way. I think it's important for us CRC members to be able to disagree with each...
Ken, I think you might be speaking sarcastically. But I agree with you that it would be prudent to expand our definitions of mental illness, in order to include people who randomly murder and...
I thought we were talking about RANDOM mass murders...the ones in the headlines recently. The ones that the President was referring to. I didn't think we were talking about mass murderers who are...
I should try to get my church to compost. I would take the material myself. I'm always greedy for more organic material for my garden. I compost at home, but my family doesn't generate much on our...posted on: Does Your Church Compost?
Jeremy Oosterhouse makes a very good point. A lack of an official, clinical diagnosis does not necessarily mean all is well.
Mark, are you saying that people who commit mass murder are...
Eric, your point about this already happening is sad but true.
Perhaps it's time for us to use ARTICLE 30 of our Church Order?
Article 30 allows for any CRC classis, church council,...posted on: The CRC and LGBTQ - Part 2
Thank you, Sarah Joy, for speaking the truth with power, boldness, and clarity. May God continue to hold you up and guide your path!posted on: Life, Life, and More Life
Especially in the Church, procedural rules are only as good as their ability to guide us to be faithful to Scripture.
And even worse than "following" man-made technicalities to undermine...posted on: The Sin of Process?