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  • February 23, 2015

    I am on the upper edge of being a digital native. As defined by Wikipedia, a digital native is “a person who was born during or after the general introduction of digital technologies and through interacting with digital technology from an early age, has a greater comfort level using it. . . . In most cases, the term focuses on people who grew up with the technology that became prevalent in the latter part of the 20th century and continues to evolve today.”

  • February 23, 2015

    What does it mean to be green? It doesn’t mean smearing your face with green paint or wearing a cool green shirt on St. Patrick’s Day. Wearing green does not make you a green person. A “green” person is someone who takes good care of our planet Earth.

    Why Be Green?                    

  • February 23, 2015

    I was sitting in my usual spot at the pastors’ prayer meeting, listening to the prayer requests and preparing to join in prayer. Often the requests made by this interdenominational group of pastors are for God's blessings on events and programs, mission trips, or other exciting happenings these dedicated pastors are organizing in the community. I rarely have such requests to bring up since our little church, with its limited budget and manpower, does very few big or exciting things.

  • February 23, 2015

    Outreach

    Q I feel so inadequate and timid. I have read books on how to share my faith with others and have a sincere desire to declare that Jesus is for real. But I don’t want to mess it up. What should I do?

  • February 23, 2015

    Through my four decades of ministry in the Christian Reformed Church I have seen the gap widen considerably between congregations and our denomination. For all sorts of reasons. Many we probably cannot do much about, but some we can.

  • February 20, 2015
    Annual event helps fathers show daughters how men should treat women respectfully.