COMMENTARY: Burying the hatchet (almost literally)

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The General Synod of the Reformed Church in America and the Synod of the Christian Reformed Church in North America met last week in joint session for the first time in their 157-year history.

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The General Synod of the Reformed Church in America and the Synod of the Christian Reformed Church in North America met last week in joint session for the first time in their 157-year history.

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(RNS) Two leading Reformed Protestant bodies are trying to bury differences from 150 years ago.

  • Atheist Max

    “I killed my son for your personal benefit” – Yahweh

    What good can possibly come from a primitive human sacrifice
    from the bronze age?

    Time to abandon religion.
    And judging from the number of place where gays are accepted
    it looks like millions are doing just that.

  • A well-written piece on CRC and RCA coming together. But the differences are deeply rooted and won’t go away until they are acknowledged

  • Aaron Vriesman
  • Anonymous

    Decision was unanimous at Synod, Aaron. Don’t be a divider! You linked to your own article? Ridiculous. You realize everyone is not you, right?

  • Anonymous

    What are the big issues lingering today, Aaron? Singing of Psalms? Can’t remember the last time I heard one at a local CRC. Catechism? See that widely today between both denominations (uh, they share religious texts via a shared printing house!).

  • Anonymous

    I see you also posted your article link on the Washington Post article, Aaron. Sorry, but please realize the RCA & CRC have moved past these squabbles. It is no longer 1857, praise God. Witnessed kingdom-building this past week in disaster area where both denominations coexist—building each other up, not tearing each other apart!