Celebrating the election of the first Hispanic president of Synod
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Celebrating the election of the first Hispanic president of Synod

The Reformed Hispanic community celebrates that our beloved denomination has appointed Jose Rayas as president of Synod 2022. Our joy is not selfish, but a necessary motive to embrace the hope of ethnic unity. Before Rayas entered the ministry and joined the CRC, he lived eight years in Mexico. Upon returning to the United States,…

Keep mending
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Keep mending

“Man is born broken,” playwright Eugene O’Neill once wrote. “He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue.” Mend was an important word in our fall campaign last year. But the truth is, mend has always been vital to our work. Christian Courier is a small publication with a huge vision. That’s why the…

Canadian Catalytic Conversations 2
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Canadian Catalytic Conversations 2

Four delegates representing every Christian Reformed classis in Canada, along with Canadian CRCNA staff, Canada Corp Board members and observers, met online on Saturday, January 29, via Zoom, for a meeting dubbed Canadian Catalytic Conversation 2 (CCC2). The stated purpose of the meeting was to “wrestle with the options put forward for ministry in Canada,”…

Right relationships in a binational denomination
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Right relationships in a binational denomination

Two decades ago, I immigrated to Canada from the United States. And for the last decade I’ve been researching the power dynamics and structures of the institutional church within the (Kuyperian) Reformed tradition. One piece that seems to be missing in current discussions of the Christian Reformed Church’s binationality and the SALT report is this…

The Structure and Leadership Task Force (SALT)
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The Structure and Leadership Task Force (SALT)

Sponsored Content: The views and opinions expressed in this letter are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the editorial perspective of Christian Courier. The process of hiring three new CRCNA executives is well underway. As you read this article, the new General Secretary will have been identified and the selection process for a…

Unity and diversity
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Unity and diversity

Canadian members of the Christian Reformed Church of North America (CRCNA) face accusations of creating schism and disunity every time they want more space to do ministry in a different way. The word “separation” plays the same threatening role in church circles as it does in Quebec. It now hangs over the upcoming January 29…