The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Monday, January 07, 2008
In response to a recent situation which came a Calvin College where a professor was dismissed because they would not join the CRC, Russ Reeves remarks that

the life of the renewed Christian mind cannot be separated from the renewing power of the Church as the body of Christ. To require Christian thinking without regard to Christian worship is a peculiarly modern heresy, and if a college is going to adopt a confessional requirement at all, it seems to me essential that some requirements for worship be included as well.

To fill this out a little bit: Calvin College takes this position as a matter of eccliastical authority (rarely enforced), not worship per se. The worship styles and content within the CRC are very diverse, esp. within the churches in the Grand Rapids area.

Still, this is a great summary about why worship, church membership and Christian thinking matter.