Traditions, doctrines, and how we are to understand cultural and social issues will constantly be reformed as we encounter the living document that is the Bible. For the last thirty years, the denomination has sought to confront Biblically the issue of sexuality and marriage within a broader culture that finds homosexuality and same-sex marriage increasingly normative.
These issues, in particular, have led to a significant divide within the RCA...
I’ve always been fascinated by artists who can use a spinning wheel and create pottery. How anyone can place a lump of messy clay on this apparatus, begin spinning the wheel, and use their hands to form and mold and create seems like magic to me! And doesn’t it look so easy? You just hold the clay loosely and spin and spin and voila! A work of art!
Some of the time we have difficulty seeing the big picture or pausing to take a look at the end game as we labor and volunteer in our areas of ministry. Ministry is hard! Really hard! Loving people isn’t easy and if it were then we wouldn’t need Jesus. Our day to day tasks can overwhelm us from taking a step back to marvel at what God is accomplishing in and through all of us each day.