• April 11, 2018

    God answers prayer, but sometimes it takes longer than we like or expect. Ruth Ippel knows this all too well. Ruth is a Resonate missionary who spends part of her time in Nicaragua serving at House of Hope, a rehabilitation center for young women and children escaping the world of prostitution and human trafficking.

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  • April 11, 2018

    Oakland Christian Reformed Church sits alone in a peaceful setting of slightly rolling farm fields in Hamilton, Mich. Refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo live in crowded makeshift tent camps in Burundi; women have to walk miles for water; food is scarce and medical care uneven. Just before Easter, these two worlds — war-ravaged Congo and rural West Michigan — came together in a wonderful way.

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  • April 11, 2018

    As a small child, Reggie Smith had a front-row seat on the evening of April 4, 1968, when parts of his neighborhood of North Lawndale in Chicago went up in flames. That was the day, 50 years ago, when Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated while standing on a balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn.

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  • April 11, 2018

    Illustrating its ongoing collaboration with the Reformed Church in America (RCA), the Christian Reformed Church in North America will convene Synod 2018 at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, in the Calvin College Chapel with a special joint worship service including delegates to the RCA General Synod 2018.

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  • April 4, 2018

    On March 23rd and 24th, the Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee (CAMC) and the Christian Reformed Centre for Public Dialogue hosted a two-day Blanket Exercise facilitator training workshop with staff of KAIROS Canada at the Christian Reformed Church offices in Burlington, Ont.

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  • April 4, 2018

    I’m going to tell the story of a journey — involving river roads, ghosts and the many smiles of an infant  granddaughter — that we took over Easter weekend. It’s a story of small insights and the chance to take some sacred time with those we love.

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