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Reformed Church in America

The Death of the Church Bake Sale

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
Zachary K. Pearce

Maybe the brownies got burnt. You know what, that's probably a good thing! There's a great scene in the 1998 film Simon Birch, when one of the main c...

When It Came Time to Deny Myself

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion
Zachary K. Pearce

Indeed, I had to deny myself my earthly desires, my earthly wants, and take up the "Preaching Elder Cross" and follow Jesus, whom I had already loved, and who wished to call me to this service using the spiritual gifts he gave me.

Answering God's Call to Serve as an Elder

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 09.24.2014 | Religion
Zachary K. Pearce

Basically serve as an Elder. It was then that I felt God's call to serve in this capacity. It was not something I could say no to, because the Elder who called me, was simply giving voice to God's request.

Megachurch Pastors Leave Evangelical Network Amid Sex Abuse Controversy

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 05.20.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Two pastors have left a Reformed evangelical group after a pastor from the Maryland megachurch they oversaw confessed to covering up sex abuse c...

Jaweed Kaleem

Catholic And Protestant Churches Come To Major Agreement | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 01.29.2013 | Religion

In a monumental occasion for ecumenical relations, the U.S. Roman Catholic church and a group of Protestant denominations plan to sign a document on T...

The Bible And Our Moral Lives

Greg Carey | Posted 03.16.2013 | Religion
Greg Carey

Sometimes, by the grace of the Holy Spirit, biblical interpretation flows easily. But reading the Bible in the search for moral guidance is indeed hard work.

Driscoll, Piper, Calvin And God's Gift Of ... Racism?

Christian Piatt | Posted 01.10.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Sorry, free will, but you're out. In order for God to be properly sovereign (all powerful), humanity cannot have so much control over their own destiny.

Jaweed Kaleem

Crystal Cathedral, California's Famous Multimillion-Dollar Megachurch, Is Up For Sale | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.27.2011 | Religion

NEW YORK -- Crystal Cathedral, one of the nation’s first modern megachurches and one that had come to define the movement’s opulent strain with it...

Reform Church President Pushes For More Social Justice

Religion News Service | By Matt Vande Bunte / The Grand Rapids Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Matt Vande Bunte / The Grand Rapids Press Religion News Service (RNS) Emboldened by the approval of a new church confession and his observations f...

Apartheid-Era Document Finds New Life In Reformed Church

Religion News Service | By Fernando Alfonso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Fernando Alfonso Religion News Service (RNS) For some 400 years, the small Reformed Church in America has relied on only three confessional statem...