‘Freedom March’ Misses the Point
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‘Freedom March’ Misses the Point

On November 2, five days before anti-maskers held their second “Freedom March” in my hometown of Aylmer, Ontario, Mayor Mary French declared a state of emergency. Despite rising COVID-19 cases across Canada, and in the small community itself, more than 2,000 unmasked protesters marched down Main Street on November 7 to demonstrate against current government…

The Church & Human Rights
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The Church & Human Rights

Perhaps it is not a surprise that the mere installation, at Neland Avenue Christian Reformed Church (CRC) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, of a deacon who is in a same-sex marriage has stirred a controversy in the CRC. However, as a lawyer and member of the CRC, it concerns me that my faith community routinely lags…

Radio Ministry
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Radio Ministry

Setia laughs as she and a friend walk along the dirt road that runs through their village. Others in Setia’s village emerge from their homes – faded wooden cubes with rusty roofs of corrugated metal. The pungent smell of durian, a thorny fruit that is unique to southeast Asia fills the air. Everyone converges at…

Heroic Values
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Heroic Values

“Evangelicals were looking for a protector,” Kristin Du Mez says, to explain their attraction to President Trump in 2016, “an aggressive, heroic, manly man, someone who wasn’t restrained by political correctness or feminine virtues, someone who would break the rules for the right cause” (Jesus and John Wayne, 253). The word “heroic” led me into…

What Do Radical Islam and Militant Christianity Have in Common?
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What Do Radical Islam and Militant Christianity Have in Common?

Radical minorities  In both Islam and Christianity, the mainstream has understood the core teachings of their founding prophets as proclamations of the Peace of God on earth. In each, the “way” has been characterized by peaceful interaction in societies that welcomed coexistence with religious minorities. While both have had their historic “bad moments,” the operative…