Representatives from congregations across Canada gathered May 24-26 to discern, discuss, and dream about where God is leading the CRC. Get a sense of the event via this CRC News article.
Canadian Ministires Director for the CRCNA
Origin: Book of Life
In the meantime: Fulfilling a Calling and LIVING a life
This past week a decision regarding Trinity Western's struggle to have a law school as part of their education was decided upon...
In the face of tragedy, hate, murder, violence, and death, living out our faith becomes difficult. How should we make sense of these situations and find God in them? How can we speak with a Christian voice to those who have been affected?
As one of the key organizers of this event, I'm sometimes asked, "Why do we even need a Canadian National Gathering?" Let me share the spiritual, strategic, and systemic reasons why this event is so important.
I was shocked and saddened to hear about the deadly attack at a mosque in Quebec City. Please join me in turning these events over to God who is in control. And pray for those who are grieving.
Orthodoxy is not stuck or traditional. Orthodoxy is vibrant, life-giving and attractive. And the Christian Reformed Church in North America is increasingly working so that all of its parts foster these behaviours.
Just after the trial ended last Friday, a reporter commented with surprise on Sharlene’s “gratitude in light of all that she had been through.” But I'm not surprised. As Christians, we know the story is not over.
As stodgy as the rules of order seem, following Robert's Rules allows a church to have non-manipulative, open, low tension, thoughtful, and deliberative dialogue that leaves space for the Holy Spirit to speak a word to us if we are attuned.
The National Gathering is being held for the purpose of setting direction for the Christian Reformed Church in Canada.
I think these are wonderful institutional categories to think about change too.
Thanks for the candid nature of this article and for showing the denominational agencies and staff as people who are there to serve.posted on: Who Is Your One Phone Call?
Nicely written!posted on: A Call To Reformed Evangelism
Nice work Mark. Thanks for this thoughtfulness. Almost makes me think that you should be teaming up with Sarah Roelefs and doing some chaplaincy consulting...
Thanks, Mr Koning, for a gracious written response of challenge and disagreement. In the forum that the online world provides, tis kind of well-written response is a gift. It would have been so...
In light of this article...you need to watch the movie Moonlight (2016). Fits perfect.posted on: Grace 2.0: The Depths of Grace
Doug, I think you are missing the point somewhat. You see, this tool is in many ways meant to take the workload off of administrators and thier ongoing upkeep of the Directory. That is a huge...
Amen!posted on: Foolish Development
I wonder if a name change for the site might be in order? Assuming the Holy Spirit is working by answering the prayers offered over 6 years....could we call the site "Praying for continued renewal...