Ben Lowe 04-29-2010
Early Saturday evening, three friends and I headed out to Chicago for dinner at a favorite restaurant in our old neighborhood (Pilsen).
Chris Butler 04-27-2010
As an urban minister and a political professional, there have been two big news stories that I have followed with some level interest recently.
Kathy Khang 04-26-2010
My college girlfriends and I had considered Arizona as a spot for a 40th b-day bash, but I'm not sure we'd pass muster. We've all been questioned before.
My friend Joe told me the story of relocating his family to be part of a church that takes community seriously.
Matthew Soerens 03-12-2010

Pastor Walter is experiencing firsthand the effects of a broken immigration system. Walter migrated to the United States from Colombia when he was young, petitioned by his parents, who were Lawful Permanent Residents. Walter's parents wanted for their son to enjoy the opportunities that the United States had to offer.

Julie Clawson 03-10-2010
I was intrigued recently over a story I saw on the news
Tracey Bianchi 03-04-2010
It is still very much winter in Chicago. Sure, the calendar says March, but the piles of snow on the ground look more like mid-January. Everything is brown and crusty.
Tracey Bianchi 03-01-2010
Last week I was at the grocery store on a Sunday afternoon. I was sans children, and when that happens a trip to the grocery store can feel like spring break.
Edward Gilbreath 12-22-2009
O come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant ...
Jennifer Kottler 12-09-2009

I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore

Jeannie Choi 12-01-2009
Serving the community of LaSalle Street Church in Chicago.
Margaret Benefiel 11-03-2009
Thousands of protesters converged on Chicago last week to demand banking reform, challenging bankers gathered
Tracey Bianchi 10-20-2009
This past week I was walking home from the school drop-off with a newish friend. Swapping stories about the basics of our lives. Marital status, where we grew up, favorite pastimes.
Lisa Sharon Harper 10-19-2009
Lisa Sharon Harper was interviewed recently by E
It has been over a week since the news story broke of the deadly beating of 16 year old Derrion Albert on Chicago's South
I have a neighbor who has a little maxim he uses to explain much of what he sees on the news or reads about in the local paper.
Every dawning day we wake to the news of human violence against humanity. We see images of soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan who've traveled a long way from home to fight terrorists.