Synopsis of the Christian Reformed Church’s Synod 2017
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Synopsis of the Christian Reformed Church’s Synod 2017

If the controversial issues that have periodically confronted past Christian Reformed Church synods were missing this year, that’s not to say that the week-long June gathering was strictly routine. Meeting from June 9-15 at Trinity Christian College, southwest of Chicago, Synod approved two major church-structural changes.

The ultimate Christmas album?

The ultimate Christmas album?

Music has a peculiar God-invested power to move us emotionally and spiritually. It aids us in lauding our God; in rejoicing in our salvation and all God’s other gifts; in celebrating our own milestones and achievements; in musing about life and truth; in grieving and lamenting loved ones and loss – and all of that the more so when combined with texts that proclaim biblical truth. No doubt that’s why the music of Christmas so draws us in.