[1997:Nov.17] - Christian Reformed Church Faces Possible Expulsion from North American Presbyterian and Reformed Council
[1997:Oct.23] - Restructuring Ecclesiastical Fellowship Among Conservative Calvinist Denominations
[1997:Oct.23] - Speakers, Business, and Budgets for Upcoming Conferences
[1997:Oct.23] - Speakers and Topics at ICRC 1997
[1997:Oct.18] - Kosin Presbyterian Church of Korea: "Church of the Martyrs"
[1997:Oct.17] - International Conference of Reformed Churches Admits Seven New Denominations; Questions ARP Qualifications
[1997:Oct.17] - A New Member Responds: "What's the International Conference of Reformed Churches Good For?"
[1997:Oct.17] - International Conference of Reformed Churches Amends Constitution and Regulations
[1997:Oct.17] - International Conference of Reformed Churches to Promote Jewish Evangelistic Outreach
[1997:Oct.16] - International Conference of Reformed Churches Convenes in Seoul, Elects Korean Chairman
[1997:Oct.15] - Former Reformed Ecumenical Synod Moderator Opens Prayer Service for International Conference of Reformed Churches
[1997:Oct.15] - Lake Michigan Regional Fellowship: No Appeals to Fellowship without Prior Consent of Local Consistory
[1997:Oct.08] - International Conference of Conservative Reformed Denominations to Convene Next Week in Seoul, South Korea
[1997:Oct.08] - RCA's Muskegon Classis Votes to Seize Christ Community's Property Unless Rhem's Church Negotiates with Classis
[1997:Oct.07] - Today's Muskegon Classis to Debate Christ Community Church Lawsuit, will Consider Discipline of Church Board for Alleged Failure to Properly Process Sex Charges Against Rhem
[1997:Oct.07] - Seminary President to CRC: All Christian Reformed Ministers "Obliged to Support" Synodical Stance on Homosexuality
[1997:Sep.15] - Escondido Ministers, First Chino Council Announce Intention to Secede from Christian Reformed Church
[1997:Sep.13] - Pastor of Largest RCA Church Attended Mother Teresa Funeral in Calcutta as Part of Official United States Delegation
[1997:Sep.09] - West Sayville CRC in New York Secedes by 88% Majority
[1997:Sep.08] - Eastern Avenue CRC Declines to Call Lucas to Gay Ministry Due to Disagreement with Synodical Position on Gay Marriage
[1997:Sep.02] - Muskegon Classis Responds to Christ Community Lawsuit
[1997:Aug.22] - Third Woman Ministerial Candidate in Christian Reformed Church to be Ordained Saturday in Mt. Pleasant
[1997:Aug.21] - Calvin Ranked Fourth Most Sober College in America
[1997:Aug.06] - Evangelical Press Association Apologizes for Initial Ethics Committee
[1997:Aug.06] - Reformed Church in America's Muskegon Classis Finds Rev. Richard Rhem Guilty of "Gross Sexual Misconduct"
[1997:Aug.05] - Three Denominations Oppose Zondervan/International Bible Society Inclusive Language Proposal
[1997:Jul.14] - Zondervan, International Bible Society Win First Round in Ethics Charges Against World Magazine Over Inclusive Language Bible
[1997:Jul.04] - Televangelist Schuller Accused of Assaulting Flight Attendant
[1997:Jun.21] - No Theological Classes Allowed for CRC Conservatives
[1997:Jun.21] - Muskegon Classis to Meet June 24 for More Inquiry on "Gross Sexual Misconduct" Charges Against Rev. Richard Rhem; Classis Also Asked by Regional Synod to Consider Charging Rhem's Church with Leaking Documents to News Media
[1997:Jun.20] - Christian Reformed Synod Reallocates Funds in Final Session; Calvin Seminary President Hopes Fund Shift Will Stave Off $300,000 Deficit
[1997:Jun.19] - Calling God "Mother," Theological Classes to Headline Thursday's Christian Reformed Synod
[1997:Jun.19] - Christian Reformed Synod Rejects Calling God "Mother"
[1997:Jun.18] - Severance of Ties, Dealing with Seceders Dominate CRC Agenda
[1997:Jun.18] - Synod Modifies Local Church Property Rights
[1997:Jun.18] - Synod Schedule 970618: What's Coming Up at Synod
[1997:Jun.17] - Abortion Debate Occupies Christian Reformed Synod
[1997:Jun.15] - CRC Synod Scheduled to Debate Abortion Issue Tuesday Morning
[1997:Jun.14] - Christian Reformed Synod Convenes Today in Grand Rapids; Major Issues to Include Feminine Language for God, Abortion, Interchurch Relations, Local Church Property Issues, Theologically-Defined Classes
[1997:Jun.14] - RCA General Synod Convenes Today
[1997:Jun.14] - Two Holland Pastors Elected Christian Reformed Synod President, VicePresident
[1997:Jun.11] - Presbyterian Church in America General Assembly Cuts Ties with Christian Reformed Church Over Women's Ordination
[1997:Jun.10] - Orthodox Presbyterian General Assembly Breaks Longstanding Christian Reformed Fraternal Relationship
[1997:Jun.07] - Orthodox Presbyterian General Assembly to Consider Cutting Longstanding Christian Reformed Ties
[1997:Jun.06] (Revised) - Kalamazoo Church Picketed by Local Homosexual Group
[1997:Jun.03] - Christian Reformed Synod 1997 Faces Crossroads Decision: Will Seceding Churches Keep Their Property?
[1997:Jun.02] - Official Statement of Covenant United Reformed Church Regarding Gay Protest
[1997:May.27] - Reformed Church in America's Muskegon Classis to Investigate Sexual Misconduct Charges Against Rhem
[1997:May.24] - Classis Holland Rejects Conservative Christian Reformed Church Realignment Proposal
[1997:May.24] - RCA's Muskegon Classis Calls Special Meeting to Consider Trial for Richard Rhem on Sexual Misconduct Charges
[1997:May.15] - Classis Hudson Declares Rev. Casey Freswick to Have "Status of One Deposed from Office"
[1997:May.15] - Classis Grand Rapids South Rejects LaGrave Avenue Overture to Ordain Women
[1997:May.13] - United Reformed Approve Two More Ministerial Candidates
[1997:May.08] - Classis Zeeland Endorses Theological Classis Proposal
[1997:May.06] - Reformed Church in America Regional Synod of the Great Lakes Sends Rhem "Gross Sexual Misconduct" Case Back to Muskegon Classis for Investigation, Possible Trial. Van Hoeven's complaint against "rebuke" for supporting Rhem denied; will appeal to General Synod. Regional Synod reaffirms salvation through Christ alone, goes on record against "full communion" with United Church of Christ due to homosexual issue
[1997:May.06] - Rhem's Attorney Responds: "The RCA in Western Michigan [is] Truly a Dysfunctional Family"
[1997:May.04] - Great Lakes Regional Synod Minister: Reformed Church in America not "Dead," but Needs to "Wake Up"
[1997:Apr.29] - Kalamazoo Christian "Releases" 30-Year Veteran Teacher for Supporting "Homosexual Monogamous Relationships"
[1997:Apr.14] - Typo Leads Reformed Church in America to Recommend New Vote on Salvation Apart from Christ
[1997:Apr.09] - Two CRC Classes Ask Synod 1997 to Review Abortion Issue Synod 1996 largely cleared Calvin College biology professor Dr. Hessel Bouma
[1997:Apr.08] - Tri-Cities Christian Reformed Church of Kennewick Splits; New Congregation Formed in Washington State
[1997:Apr.07] - RCA General Synod Asked to Pass "Fidelity and Chastity" Amendment to Bar Gay Ordination and Extramarital Sex
[1997:Apr.07] - Classis Iakota Objects to Orthodox Presbyterian Church Involvement in Doon CRC Secession; Presbytery Moderator Calls CRC "False Church"
[1997:Mar.25] - Reformed Church in America's Second and Third Largest Classes Vote to Affirm Salvation Only Through Christ
[1997:Mar.25] - Media Alert: Holland Classis Rejects Church Order Amendment to Require Annual Declaration that Salvation is Through Christ Alone
[1997:Mar.18] - Reformed Church in America's Second and Third Largest Classes Vote to Affirm Salvation Only Through Christ
[1997:Mar.18] - South Grand Rapids Classis Overtures Reformed Church in America to Reject "Full Communion" with United Church of Christ Due to UCC Approval of Gay Marriage and Ordination
[1997:Mar.17] - Media Alert: Tomorrow to be Decision Day for Two More RCA Classes: Should All Ministers and Churches Annually Reaffirm that Salvation is Through Christ Alone?
[1997:Mar.06] - Muskegon Admits Trinity Mt. Pleasant CRC; Allows Bouma Ordination
[1997:Mar.04] - Rhem Case on Hold; Muskegon Classis Affirms Salvation Through Christ Alone
[1997:Mar.03] - "Kindred Spirits Gathering" of RCA Progressives Meet in Holland to Discuss Direction of Reformed Church in America
[1997:Feb.28] - SW Michigan Becomes First RCA Michigan Classis to Ratify Church Order on Salvation Through Christ Alone
[1997:Feb.25] - Media Alert: Classis of Southwest Michigan to Vote Tonight on Whether All Reformed Church in America Ministers and Churches Should Annually Reaffirm that Salvation is Through Christ Alone; 7 pm vote at Greenwood Reformed Church of Kalamazoo to be first Michigan in national polling on church order amendment ratification; ABC News to feature RCA conflict in Thursday "World News Tonight"
[1997:Feb.20] - Christian Reformed Membership Loss Speeds Up: 30,551 Members Lost in Five Year Slide
[1997:Feb.20] - Christian Reformed Membership Loss Speeds Up: 30,551 Members Lost in Five Year Slide
[1997:Feb.24] - NR 97020: Correction: CRC Membership Loss Speeds Up: 30,551 Members Lost in 5-Year Slide
[1997:Feb.19] - Calvin College Issues Statement of Support for Bouma
[1997:Feb.19] - Lake Michigan Loses Last Federated Churches, Considers Welcoming Canadian Independent Church, Appoints Church Visitors to Assist in Resolution of Church Conflicts
[1997:Feb.19] - Trumpet to Sound a New Call for West Michigan Churches
[1997:Feb.14] - NR 97019: RCA Classes Poised to Vote: Is Salvation Through Christ Alone?
[1997:Feb.06] - Outlook Editor Vanden Heuvel Granted Honorable Release by CRC's Classis Grandville to Presbyterian Church in America; Vanden Heuvel's New Church in Holland Over 100 Attenders on First Sunday
[1997:Feb.05] - Classis California South Endorses Classes Grouped by Theological Affinity Instead of Geography; Organizers Hope a Tenth of CRC May Join New Conservative Classes
[1997:Feb.05] - Classis Chatham Blasts Council of Christian Reformed Churches in Canada on Gay Rights Brief to Government
[1997:Jan.27] - No Transfer for Terra Ceia to Classis Hudson
[1997:Jan.27] - Lane Avenue CRC of Kansas City Secedes
[1997:Jan.19] - Classis Zeeland Overtures Christian Reformed Synod to Reaffirm Opposition to Abortion and Send Letter to Congress; Classis Rejects Abortion-Nazi War Crimes Comparison by 18-13 Vote
[1997:Jan.15] - Classis Zeeland Votes by 72% Margin to Receive Pine Creek Christian Reformed Church Pending Synodical Approval
[1997:Jan.14] - Media Alert: Two Christian Reformed Classes to Debate Abortion, Women in Office, on January 15 and 16: Allegan Christian Reformed Church Asks Synod to Equate Abortion with Nazi War Crimes; Pine Creek Christian Reformed Church Petitions to Leave Classis Holland for Zeeland Due to Opposition to Women's Ordination
[1997:Jan.09] - Appeal of Charges Against Rhem Sent Back to Committee by RCA's Regional Synod Executive Committee; Van Hoeven Appeal to Proceed with Recommendation of Dismissal
[1997:Jan.08] - Newton Christian Reformed Church Secedes by 49-1 Vote After Classis Urges Members to Disregard Council Leadership
[1997:Jan.08] - Ex-Christian Reformed Churches Respond to Pacific Blizzard
[1997:Jan.08] - Highland Community Reformed Bible Church Hosts Community Issues Forum on Gambling
[1997:Jan.03] - Allegan Christian Reformed Church Asks Synod to Equate Abortion with Nazi War Crimes
[1997:Jan.03] - Muskegon Classis Suspends Separation Agreement Until Regional Adjudicates Appeal on "Gross Sexual Misconduct" Allegations Against Richard Rhem
[1997:Jan.03] - Rhem's Attorney Responds: "Classis... Has Engaged in Conspiratorial Actions Which Were Maliciously Calculated to Damage Rev. Richard Rhem and Christ Community Church"