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Thoughts on Denominations

We had a Hot Topic event this past week at Faith Church called “Where Did We Come From? An Exploration of Our Denominational History” in which we explored the origins and development of the Reformed Church in America, the denomination to which Faith Church belongs. There was irony in...

Thanksgiving Re-imagined

For many people, Thanksgiving is either about Pilgrims or family, food, and football. In the spirit of our upcoming Advent sermon series, “Christmas Re-imagined,” I wanted to offer some thoughts that might help us approach Thanksgiving a bit differently this year. Some of these...

A New Classis (A New What?)

The past couple of weeks have been fairly busy and crazy for people in the Chicago area, as the Cubs won the World Series and the presidential election took place last week. In the midst of that, many people may not be aware of another event that happened in the life of Faith Church last week...

Behold The Wonder

Behold the Wonder Every November my family and I get excited to dig out our boxes of Christmas decorations from the basement and transform our house for a season. We have our traditions, and I’m sure you do too. One of those traditions includes dusting off some of our favorite Christmas...

Reflections for the Election

Tuesday, November 8 is election day in America. As many people prepare to vote and think more about politics and government than at any other day during the year, here are some passages that I have been thinking about and reflecting upon during this election season (all translations are from the...

"Nailed It": Martin Luther and Reformation Day

Most Americans know October 31 as Halloween, but for Protestant Christians, it also is known as “Reformation Day,” as on October 31, 1517, the German monk Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses (statements) about the Christian faith onto the door on the church in Wittenburg, Germany for...