And Finally: June/July 2018

As many of you know, one portion of my work as Pastor of Discipleship is to minister to Hope College students. At first glance, some might think that this is superfluous work, asking “Why would a Christian college need a…

Poetry Corner: June/July 2018

Many of you know Francis Fike, Professor Emeritus of English at Hope College, who taught there from 1968-1998. Francis is a keen reader, writer, critic, translator, and lover of poetry. He served as Poetry Editor of Perspectives: Journal of Reformed…

Caring for Creation: June/July 2018

Ah, Michigan! It feels like we just lived through a double groundhog winter—twelve more weeks of winter. For those of us planning a wildflower walk, there was some anxiety. We couldn’t know if this was going to be more walk…

Hope Church News, June/July 2018

Catch up on the latest Hope Church News! In this issue: Summer *2018* Fellowship Events Panel to Review General Synod on June 24 Hope Church Welcomes New Members Summer Fun & Fitness Summer 2018 Preaching Schedule

And Finally: May 2018

I’d like to share with you how enjoyable it has been for me to be a part of a creative process. As many of you are aware, a recent part of my Doctor of Ministry project has been the presentation…

Hope Church News, May 2018

Catch up on the latest Hope Church News! In this issue: Summer 2018 Preaching Schedule Is There Hope For a Progressive Movement in the RCA? Bread for the World’s 2018 Offering of Letters: May 27 Doctor of Ministry Project by…

Poetry Corner: April 2018

This month we are happy to feature Audrianne Hill as she reflects upon the strength and beauty of her Father’s dreams. And what a joy to discover how spacious this little corner can be! Thank you Audrianne, teacher of prayer,…

And Finally: April 2018

I am writing to you from that in-between space we enter into at the end of Lent when Holy Week is on the horizon. I have listened afresh to what made Jesus’ heart beat with an eye toward what should…

Hope Church News, April 2018

Catch up on the latest Hope Church News! In this issue: Fun, Fellowship, and Support of Sustainability at Think Hope Youth Ministry: Parenting Class Tulip Time – Parking Lot Volunteers Needed Reconciliation Ministry Presents: Being Equitable Allies in a Racialized…