Being the Church in Paterson

October 27, 2020 • English

Like many churches, Northside Community Christian Reformed Church in Paterson, New Jersey, has been quieter than normal on Sundays during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But on the weekdays, the church building is still alive with activity. When Paterson’s public schools announced that it would be closed for in-person learning, members...

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Exchanging Messages Across Languages, Around the World

October 06, 2020 • Chinese, English

Readers of our Today devotional recently received an invitation to send messages to fellow devotional readers in China. “When COVID-19 first hit China, I heard firsthand accounts from our Chinese ministry team about how the pandemic was devastating the country and its people,” said Rev. Jeff Bulthuis, Today’s managing editor...

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Lois is Living Out Her Faith in a Technological World

September 23, 2020 • English

Lois is 90 years old, but when she looks at changing technology, she concentrates on the way it has helped her connect to the world right from her rural home in the midwestern United States. “I remember when we limited everyone to five minutes on the phone,” said Lois, who...

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Bridging Pop Culture and Christianity across the Aisle

September 10, 2020 • English

How do we have meaningful discussions with people who have different opinions than our own? For Joey Jackson, this question became especially frustrating when he tried to find common ground with fellow Christians who had different political leanings. “I thought that telling others that my opinions were rooted in my...

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"Radio is My Passion"

August 19, 2020 • English

Telling God’s Story with Kids Corner Jeremiah Farris remembers visiting a local Christian radio station with his dad when he was growing up. There, he met a DJ and discovered how some of his favorite radio programs made it to his living room. Jeremiah has been involved with radio ever...

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Reflecting on and Practicing Community Through Today Devotionals

June 04, 2020 • English

In June, writers and editors of our Today daily devotional already have 2021 on their minds. The nine months of lead time that it takes to write, edit, print, and mail more than 200,000 devotional booklets means a lot can change by the time the devotions are published. Still, God...

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‘Mini Deacons’ Spread Love During COVID-19

May 21, 2020 • English

As parents and teachers scramble to come up with alternative lesson plans due to COVID-19, Melissa Deelstra is seeing that kids can also do the teaching. Melissa's four children are making Bible story videos using Lego bricks and figures at their home in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. “First, we build...

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Making the Most of Extra Time at Home

May 04, 2020 • English

Like many families that are under stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19, the Lewis family has spent extra time in front of their television. But for them, this quickly doubled as a way to discuss God’s Word and their faith. Knowing they would have extra time in their Maryland home, the...

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Groundwork Transcripts Make Bible Studies More Accessible

April 23, 2020 • English

Jane nearly had to quit her Bible study for good. A member at Erskine Presbyterian Church in Hamilton, Ontario, for more than 80 years, Jane looked forward to her Tuesday evening Bible study. But her hearing loss was making it more and more difficult for her to understand the videos...

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COVID-19 Lessons From Our International Ministries

April 15, 2020 • Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

All of our international media ministries are seeing an increased number of followers during COVID-19. Read some of biblical teachings and how our ministry leaders are responding to COVID-19 in their unique contexts. Jump to a section: Chinese Ministry | English Ministry | French Ministry | Japanese Ministry | Portuguese Ministry | Spanish Ministry |

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