Christianity

Ash Wednesday in West Michigan kicks off Lent Season

Feb 14, 2018

Catholics and Christians packed churches throughout West Michigan to celebrate Ash Wednesday, the official start of the Lenten season. Lent is a period of 40 days of fasting in anticipation of Easter Sunday. 

“Lent is all about taking in mind the fact that we are fallen human beings, and so it’s us recognizing that we’ve made mistakes, that we’ve turned away from God, and so that is what Lent is really about. Calling us back to what God has called us to,”

Katherine Stewart (Part II)

Jan 22, 2018
thegoodnewsclub.com

Katherine Stewart joins us again to continue our conversation on Betsy DeVos and religious and charter schools.  She has written articles on this subject including, The Proselytizers and the Privatizers.

Katherine Stewart

Jan 15, 2018
thegoodnewsclub.com

Katherine Stewart joins us to discuss Betsy DeVos and religious and charter schools.  She has written articles on this subject including, The Proselytizers and the Privatizers.

Kathryn Brightbill (Part II)

Jan 8, 2018

Note: This program was recorded prior to the United States Senate special election in Alabama, 2017

Kathryn Brightbill returns to Common Threads to continue our conversation. Kathryn is the author of a recent Los Angeles Times Op-Ed piece titled, Roy Moore’s Alleged Pursuit of a Young Girl is a Symptom of a Larger Problem in Evangelical Circles.

Kathryn Brightbill

Jan 2, 2018

Note: This program was recorded prior to the United States Senate special election in Alabama, 2017

Our guest is Kathryn Brightbill author of a recent Los Angeles Times Op-Ed piece titled, Roy Moore’s Alleged Pursuit of a Young Girl is a Symptom of a Larger Problem in Evangelical Circles.

Kent Dobson

Dec 4, 2017

Kent Dobson of C3-Grand Haven, former teaching pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, joins us to discuss his book ‘Bitten by a Camel: Leaving Church, Finding God.’

Monique El-Faizy (Part II)

Nov 13, 2017

We continue discussing the Coptic Church and more topics with Paris-based journalist Monique El-Faizy. 

Monique El-Faizy on Coptic Christians

Nov 5, 2017
Monique El-Faizy

We discuss the Coptic Church with Paris-based journalist Monique El-Faizy.   

Rev. Gary Dorrien

Jul 3, 2017
Episcopal Digital Network

Rev. Gary Dorrien is our guest. He joins us to talk about his Religion Dispatches article, “Irony Repeats Itself: Reconsidering Reinhold Niebuhr in the Trump Era.”

What is the Bible?

Jun 26, 2017

The author of ‘What is the Bible’ and former pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church, Rob Bell, joins us to discuss how an ancient library of poems, letter and stories can transform the way you think and feel about everything.

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