The Posture of grace
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The Posture of grace

This beautifully designed volume presents a collection of 22 sermons, delivered by Christian Reformed Church Pastor Herm Van Niejenhuis during his 37-year-career serving congregations in Lethbridge (Alberta), Kingston (Ontario), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan),  Willowdale (Ontario), and Sioux Centre (Iowa).  Who would dare to publish and expect to sell a collection of sermons in 2022, you might ask? The…

‘What does it mean to be us?’
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‘What does it mean to be us?’

Christian Courier’s Editor spoke with Rev. Al Postma on May 20, two weeks after he began his new position as Transitional Executive Director of Canadian Ministries for the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) of North America. Previously, Postma served six years as Classis Renewal leader for the denomination and, from 2009-2016, as pastor of Bethlehem CRC…

Small churches
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Small churches

“I have to admit I’ve been putting this off,” one pastor says. “Being labelled a ‘small’ church carries with it so many connotations – you must be doing something wrong or you’d be so much bigger. There’s also anxiety about what that means for the future.” “It’s not hard to see that what were small…