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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 5 weeks 1 day 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 9 weeks 4 days 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 12 weeks 1 day 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 15 weeks 5 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...
Posted by Wes Granberg-Michaelson 16 weeks 6 days ago
The latest dust-up about the unscripted words of Pope Francis came this week when he tweeted, in Latin, “Inequality is the root of social evil.” Conservative Catholics had their underwear in a bundle...

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.