City sings for peace at Christmas

A congregation decides to move beyond the traditional carol singing and finds harmony in community.

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Community is a cure

A pastor views the current opioid crisis within the context of need for compassionate and loving relationships.

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Hands4Detroit this Saturday

Join the 60 churches of the Detroit Renaissance District on October 7 to make a difference in the city.

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Radical faith for everyday

Intentionality guides two West Michigan women’s efforts to bring diversity and community into their families’ lives.

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Can Facebook replace church?

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It’s time for the church to “put our focus back on what matters most — Jesus and relationships.”

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Why we can’t stay out of politics

Just as Christ confronted the powers of his day, his followers are called to political witness.

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Reframing Thanksgiving

This month’s Perspective on Hope invites readers to re-examine the romanticized history of Thanksgiving.

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Serving a cup of chaos

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Is your ‘coffee hour’ a formal family gathering or an free-wheeling entry point for newcomers?

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What young seekers expect from church

A recent Barna survey identifies spiritual development and welcoming communities as the top reasons young adults will head for the pews.

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A messy cross for a messy world

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Patricia Taylor, student at Asbury Theological Seminary, says soul care begins at the foot of a messy cross.

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