January 25, 2017
- Attending the inauguration of President Donald Trump and participating in the next day’s Women’s March on the streets of Washington, D.C., were two of several highlights of a January interim course for Calvin College senior Abbie Schutte.
- Churches interested in finding new and creative ways to engage people of all ages and to inspire the practice of professing our faith to each other now have some new resources to turn to.
- In January 2017, the Christian Reformed Church in North America will be launching a three-year project aimed at improving financial security and shalom for its pastors.
- Bibata has never had a real family. The 25-year-old woman from Burkina Faso has been an orphan since she was nine years old. The woman who raised her, an aunt, stole her childhood.
- When Carl Kammeraad stepped into the home of a friend he hadn’t seen in decades near Pretoria, South Africa, a young man named Hahangwivhawe Liphadzi greeted him and then disappeared into his bedroom.
January 18, 2017
- Lis Van Harten and Cecil Van Niejenhuis have been named as co-directors of Pastor Church Resources, the Christian Reformed Church office that works to provide resources to pastors, church staff, councils, classes, and congregations.
- Not long after getting out of prison, Kurt Flier decided to attend the Sunday service at the church across the street from the halfway house where he was living.
- Millbrook Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., was packed this week with people who came to celebrate the U.S. holiday marking the life and legacy of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- In deciding to leave the European Union last year, a majority of people in Great Britain voted to regain control of their government, said Todd Huizinga, a Calvin College researcher and former U.S. diplomat at the college’s 2017 January Series.
- To follow the lead of other U.S. presidents who wrote angry letters that they never sent, Donald Trump might consider having two Twitter accounts — one for saying constructive things and the other for nasty things he can share with his White House staff, said Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin.