Bert Witvoet interviews Rev. Darren C. Roorda, the newly appointed Canadian Ministries Director for the CRC. Read about his desire for churches to "imagine wholehearted ministry practices to their communities."
To put it briefly, those who serve the Church – specifically those who serve at denominational headquarters – seem to be demanding a voice. In order to do something about it, the denomination has assembled three task forces to study different angles of the same issue: the culture of the CRCNA.Login to View
Rick van Manen looks at the question 'Why do kids get cancer?'.
Benjamin Groenewold Van Dyk’s story, “Night Sailing,” won high praise from the judges and a well-deserved Honourable Mention. Witvoet explained, “The author has a wonderful way of building up the plot of the story, from puzzlement to awareness of why a shocking event can turn into a future of liberation, not sorrow. The source of the characters’ suffering is subtly hinted at. The author has a poetic way of describing the environment and dares to juxtapose memories and current reality.”
Smith offered this assessment: “The narrator finds inner courage and self-worth in her work as an aide in a group home. The parallelism of visible and invisible disabilities effectively broadens the theme. The imagery of the story is subtle and effective, the car and the piano, for example, serving as tender portraits of the narrator herself.”Login to View
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