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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

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“It’s a new form of Christianity,” explained Opoku Onyinah, “now also living in the West.” He’s the president of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, and also heads the Church of Pentecost...
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Christine Caine gave a passionate and prophetic call for the church to be continually changing, even while at its core, it is “the same.” That constant change is driven by God’s continuing call to be...
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JERUSALEM — One out of four Christians today is Pentecostal or charismatic, which means one of every 12 persons living today practices a Pentecostal form of Christian faith. This, along with the...
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The story of world Christianity’s recent pilgrimage is dramatic and historically unprecedented. The “center of gravity” of Christianity’s presence in the world rested comfortably in Europe for...
Posted by Wes Granberg-Michaelson 3 weeks 1 day ago
Denominations proliferate in Korea, Rev. Lee said, because church leaders have failed to die to themselves. People are concerned about recognition and their reputation, taking the glory for...

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.