One of the challenges facing churches today is how members can discuss without rancour hot button topics.
The only thing that blocks our entrance to a healthy, safe, wholesome, happy and peaceable kingdom is our dependence on ourselves. Without God, we are stuck with what much of our century has to offer: no resurrection, no restoration, no future.
Bert Witvoet interviews Rev. Darren C. Roorda, the newly appointed Canadian Ministries Director for the CRC. Read about his desire for churches to “imagine wholehearted ministry practices to their communities.”
The Science Centre provided entertainment of a different sort. Although I am interested in the various displays, I was drawn to an exhibit that seemed out of place in a science centre. It was the Wish Tree.
Witvoet ponders the respectable idolatry of being a Christian and a sports fan and the better country that we should all be longing (and working) for.
It’s official: Maranatha Christian Reformed Church of St. Catharines, Ontario, is no more. The church’s request to be allowed to disband after 65 years of ministry was approved at a special Classis Niagara meeting on April 9. It was a sad moment . . . .
We have a mock orange shrub in our backyard where it borders on our neighbour’s property. Thirty years ago it bloomed, producing white blossoms with an orange tint. It has never bloomed again. That’s because Jack, our neighbour, trims all the bushes on the border to the point where next year’s bloom is doomed. Everything he touches turns into a round, sterile ball