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Wes Granberg-Michaelson

Wes Granberg-Michaelson is the author of From Times Square to Timbuktu: The Post-Christian West Meets the Non-Western ChurchFor 17 years he served as General Secretary of the Reformed Church in America, and has long been active in ecumenical initiatives such as the Global Christian Forum and Christian Churches Together. He’s been associated with the ministry of Sojourners for 40 years.

Blog Posts by Wes Granberg-Michaelson

Posted by Wes Granberg-Michaelson 4 weeks 5 days ago
The headlines and talk shows are dominated by the response ISIS. To be clear, this group readily uses fanatical and brutal actions to achieve its radically exclusive vision. The images they...
Posted by Wes Granberg-Michaelson 13 weeks 5 days ago
The Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United case infamously affirmed money spent in political campaigns as a form of free speech, thus declaring various legal limitations unconstitutional. The...
Posted by Wes Granberg-Michaelson 18 weeks 1 day ago
The quaint Pillar Church sits directly across the street from Hope College in Holland, Mich. — the first congregation established by a wave of Dutch immigrants to the area. When I enrolled at Hope in...
Posted by Wes Granberg-Michaelson 20 weeks 5 days ago
We’re commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the massacre at Tiananmen Square this week. The question is whether anyone remembers. China’s rulers have worked hard for the past 25 years to wipe this...
Posted by Wes Granberg-Michaelson 24 weeks 2 days ago
This week the National Climate Assessment Report was released, documenting the disruptions already being experienced due to global warming. President Obama has tried to raise the alarm by talking...

Articles by Wes Granberg-Michaelson

As demographics shift and migration brings global Christianity to the church down the street, how will U.S. congregations respond?

Bible, Gender, Sexuality calls us to a more honest dialogue about scripture's meaning for us today.

It's time to reframe the church's conversation around same-sex relationships.

What would our faith look like if we really put it on the line?

A U.S. church delegation this winter discovered a Cuba at the crossroads of change.