February 4, 2016
- The estate of the late Dr. Bernard “Bernie” and Lorraine Goris Klamer has donated $1 million to be split among the biology, chemistry and nursing departments at Calvin College.
February 3, 2016
- Churches across Canada are joining in prayer for the family of Tim Bosma, a member of the Ancaster (Ont.) Christian Reformed Church, who was murdered nearly three years ago. The trial of two men charged with his murder began on Monday, Feb 1.
- In a historic move, Synod 2015 created a new vision that involves deacons “serving as the leading edge in community transformation at both the local and regional levels as they address issues of justice and mercy,” said Andrew Ryskamp.
- Faculty, staff and students at Calvin Theological Seminary are asking prayers for the family of Xu Guoyong, a Chinese publisher and writer who was hit by a car last week in suburban Grand Rapids, Mich.
- In 1993, a peace treaty was signed, officially ending nearly 18 years of civil war and border disputes in Cambodia. The country was poor. The population had very little education. The people were traumatized.
- Belén Alvarado, a 25 year-old high school teacher who lives in Guatemala, says her faith has grown over the years. So much so that she is now sharing the gospel with her students.
February 2, 2016
- For nearly 160 years, the Christian Reformed Church has responded to God’s gracious call by planting and nurturing the seed of faith “in sanctuaries and schools, in hospitals and homeless shelters, in evangelism and relief work across North America and far beyond,” says a new video.
- On the final day of the 29th annual Symposium on Worship, at a plenary session titled “Improvising New Life: Why Tradition and Innovation Belong Together in Christian Theology and Worship,” Calvin Institute of Christian Worship associate director Kathy Smith welcomed those gathered in the Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium to a day of learning, conversation and worshiping together.
January 27, 2016
- Seeking to build better inter-faith relations, two Christian Reformed Church congregations in West Michigan recently sat down for dinner with members of a pair of local mosques.
- Rev. Mitri Raheb had only been serving as pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem for a few months when the first Intifada broke out between Israelis and Palestinians.