This week, the Reformed Church in America’s General Synod will gather in Palos Heights, Illinois, to discuss a plethora of church business. Reports from various committees, overtures responding to requests of new business, and judicial matters will all be discussed in the upcoming 7 days. I will be a delegate from the seminary, as one […]Read More “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” – an op-ed for Overture 4.
Today is Earth Day. Originally observed in 1970, Earth Day marked the beginnings of the Environmental movement in America. Some really good things came from the original Earth Day. As awareness was raised, it led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, passages of the Clean Air Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species […]Read More Earth Day at 45 years old
John Pavlovitz is a Blogger whose writing I have recently come to enjoy. Last week he had a good post challenging men to take responsibility for their own sexual urges, desires and actions and to stop scapegoating women for the way they look or dress. John is a Christian, but with that post he was […]Read More Silent No More
The Genesis accounts of creation provide two distinct understandings of the creative God. The first, in chapter 1-2:4, with its orderly rhythm, suggests a creator God in complete control – a God whose artistic vision is perfectly executed with exacting detail and mastery over materials. This God manages the entire process without outside help or […]Read More Make Room
“Heather’s Hutch” by Thomas Kinkade Cur Deus Homo In the last post Peter kicked off Holy Week by opening up a fabulous discussion about why Jesus died. I wanted to take it back a step and ask why Jesus lived in the first place. If the primary Christian claims about Jesus are true that he […]Read More Cur Deus Homo? And Other Important Questions