Category: Events Around Town

Christine Caine: 'Impossible is Where God Starts'

Christine Caine: 'Impossible is Where God Starts'
“Starting when I was only three, I was sexually abused by four men in my life for twelve years. Now I’m almost 47. I was abused for 12 years, but I’ve not been abused for 35. Today I choose to step into the future believing God’s word to pursue the abundant, purpose-driven passionate life Jesus... Read more »

Tastes of the Taste of Chicago

Tastes of the Taste of Chicago
I’m a Minnesota State Fair kind of girl. I grew up attending the third largest state fair in the country religiously. I even wrote my college entrance exam on the cream puffs I enjoy every year from the stand on the corner of the Midway across from Famous Dave’s BBQ. The state-wide party features every-food-on-a-stick,... Read more »

How Should Christians Respond to SCOTUS' DOMA ruling?

How Should Christians Respond to SCOTUS' DOMA ruling?
It’s been a big week for the Supreme Court, SCOTUS, DOMA, Prop 8, and churches nationwide. As I’ve watched profile pictures change on Facebook, hashtags trend on Twitter about #equality, and browsed online photo galleries displaying happiness and tears of joy come from couples who can finally, legally, engage in federally-recognized unions, I’ve been bothered... Read more »
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Nik Wallenda Crosses the Grand Canyon: 'Thank You Jesus'

Nik Wallenda Crosses the Grand Canyon: 'Thank You Jesus'
Nik Wallenda crossed the Grand Canyon successfully tonight, without a safety harness, while proclaiming his faith and trust in Jesus. “Thank you, Jesus,” he said several times during his walk across the 1,400-foot tightrope over 1,500 feet above the canyon (a height taller than the Empire State Building). During my interview with him last week,... Read more »

West Chicagoland Anti-Trafficking Coalition Launch: Refuse to Do Nothing

West Chicagoland Anti-Trafficking Coalition Launch: Refuse to Do Nothing
Tonight over 50 people gathered at Glen Ellyn’s Blackberry Market for the launch of the West Chicago Anti-Trafficking Coalition. Representatives from churches, nonprofits, and organizations gathered for an evening of networking and conversation about what needs to be done in West Chicagoland to combat human trafficking of all kinds, including labor and sex trafficking happening... Read more »

Expressing faith, hope and creativity at the Write to Publish Conference

Expressing faith, hope and creativity at the Write to Publish Conference
I sat on an editors’ panel on behalf of Today’s Christian Woman and Christianity Today at the Write to Publish Conference hosted at Wheaton College today, and the most poignant thing I heard was about the creativity Christians so often fail to express authentically. “So many Christians are afraid of offending God,” artist, poet, and... Read more »
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The Millennial Miracle #3: 'It's nice to know there are good people out there'

The Millennial Miracle #3: 'It's nice to know there are good people out there'
“It’s nice to know there are good people in the world like you.” My new friend Matt said these words to me at the end of our two-hour flight from Chicago to Denver Wednesday. He was a 22-year-old guy flying to Denver to spend four weeks in the Rockies camping out and mapping terrain to... Read more »

How Do We Save Journalism?

How Do We Save Journalism?
With the way the journalistic economy is trending right now (downward spiral), it would be a miracle to think all print publications will survive worldwide. As stated in this Guardian article, “Losing money is not a business model. It is a going-out-of-business model.” The Washington Examiner will cease daily publication in June, and every time... Read more »

Willow Creek Celebration of Hope: Compassion, Justice, and Prayer Make a Difference

Willow Creek Celebration of Hope: Compassion, Justice, and Prayer Make a Difference
Beginning April 20, Willow Creek Community Church embarked on their annual “Celebration of Hope“, a three-week series dedicated to celebrating the local church both here in Chicago and in Willow Creek partner churches in Latin America and Africa. The Celebration kicked off with a 5K Run for Shoes that raised money to provide shoes for... Read more »
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Free Music Friday: Kari Jobe on American Idol and Human Trafficking

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Wednesday night, Top 6 American Idol contestant Angie Miller sang chart-topping CCM artist Kari Jobe’s song “Love Came Down” and received a standing ovation from both the crowd and the judges. Her performance evoked responses from Keith Urban and Mariah Carey, and garnered a heartfelt response from Jobe as well (watch the performance at this... Read more »