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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 6 days ago
The 6.5 million people in the greater Houston area now surpass New York City and Los Angeles as the most racially and ethnically diverse urban area in the U.S. That's the site where a broad spectrum...
Posted by Wes Granberg-Michaelson 10 weeks 3 days ago
Wesley Granberg-Michaelson’s advice to Christian leaders: Discern God’s call and learn how to sustain your inward life for the long term.“Leaders have to know who they are,” he said.“When everything...
Posted by Wes Granberg-Michaelson 26 weeks 6 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 35 weeks 6 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 40 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...

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.