Eric Van Dyken

  • Wonderful offering, Steve.  Your daughter sounds like an absolute joy.  You do well to challenge us to continually make room, particularly room in our hearts and lives, not just spaces.  May God...

  • Hi Tom,

    I wasn't reading too much into it beyond passing on what was reported, but I do agree with you that when things get compressed, time for serious engagement evaporates.  Synod can be...

  • Doug,

    Perhaps you are following along with Synod, but two things of note per The Banner:

    1. "Only 2 speakers - one for, one against. #crcsynod voted - and the motion carried. Synod...

  • On a smaller scale A1B its ally churches have already successfully pulled this off, resulting in the normalization and acceptance of promotion of sin and false doctrine in the church.  Churches...

  • Hi Bev,

    I think you've hit on something very important when you say that "we, in the CRC, need to figure out how to work through conflict when we disagree on non-essential matters".  First...

  • Nick, the intent and effect of CO Article 28 goes well beyond the idea of keeping the church from "drafting legislation". 

    "It is my experience that the politics of CRC members is shaped...

  • Hi Jason,

    I think, as Doug points out regularly, we have already drawn the line in CO Article 28.  Would that our words of covenant would mean something to us.  Now, to be sure, there will...

  • Thank you, Sarah Joy, for your beautiful testimony!  You are indeed a blessing and a Joy!  How wonderful that God would use you to speak such powerful words.  May God continue to bless you as you...

  • Hi Sarah,

    What a wonderful opportunity you have, but even more so, may God bless you and encourage you because of your soft, compassionate heart and desire to share the joy of your...

  • Well said, Doug.  One need look no further than the application of justice or mercy to oneself to understand that the two terms are not interchangeable.  Justice for me would be eternal damnation...