Why Rock Island County leaders say Hope Creek’s debt is growing
Hope Creek Care Center is a county-run nursing home that's been serving the area for over a century.
What Will You Give Him?
"And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother and fell down and worshiped Him" (Matthew 2:11). The Magi did what they…
Willow Creek's crash shows why denominations still matter
(RNS) — To identify as Christians is to inevitably involve ourselves in a deeply human story — a long story of the church, marked by redemption and beauty and marred by violence and catastrophic failure.
5 Ways To Give + Community Celebration
This Fall we’ve been busy spending time cultivating relationships with non-profits close to our hearts to raise awareness and more than $20,000!!!! via special events, raffles, class donations (including Deb's new Wednesday night community clas
Why Willow Creek Crossing Apartments Fort Wayne?
Gayle and Michelle discuss why they love living at Willow Creek Crossing Apartments Fort Wayne. From a wonderful community, affordable rent, senior citizen d...
NCCC 20-Year Celebration
Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church
David Kinnaman is the President of Barna Group and the author of the best selling-book unChristian and his newest release You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church…and Rethinking Faith.
What 1,000 Churches Reveal About Spiritual Growth
Discover how to measure spiritual growth and the four practices common to all churches effectively moving their people toward Christ-centered living.
Why aren’t we growing more willows as an abundant source of pollen for bees?
Willows are sometimes called the Easter Tree as they come into bloom early in spring. Male varieties can be particularly showy and produce prolific displays of golden catkins. They aren’t jus…
As Willow Creek reels, churches must reckon with how power corrupts
(RNS) What Willow Creek and all Christian communities need in our #MeToo /#ChurchToo moment is a sober reckoning with power, including how to mitigate its subtle lure in churches led by magnetic men.
Weekend Announcements for July 20 & 21
Here's what you missed this weekend! Music from Bensound.com AliveChurch.com Alive Church Tucson
About Willow Creek: What Do I Think?
I’ve been asked by at least fifty different people, both in person and via the Internet, what I think about what happened at Willow Creek Community Church. Which means I’m asked “Scot, you were part of the church for almost a decade, so what do you think happened?” What I think can be reduced to …
How Detroit Saved the World, The Willow Run Story
How Detroit Saved the World, The Willow Run Story The Willow Run Bomber Plant played a key role in what became known as the “Arsenal of Democracy” during WWII. Yankee Air Museum's Randy Hotton shares his extensive research on the Willow Run Bomber Plant and a short history of the Yankee Air Museum and its mission to preserve this important local and national history.
Collin Creek Mall hosts farewell celebration before next week's closing
Collin Creek Mall in Plano will pull out all the stops for a farewell celebration.
Willow Creek Church’s Top Leadership Resigns Over Allegations Against Bill Hybels
The resignations at one of the nation’s most influential evangelical congregations came amid apologies to women who had accused the church’s founding pastor of sexual harassment.
What Can We Learn from Willow Creek?
When a high-profile minister like Bill Hybels falls from grace, it provokes us to ask, What are some important lessons can we learn from this?
With second chance, BJ Johnson hopes to take Sand Creek to top of 4A girls' basketball world
The first time the job came open at Sand Creek, BJ Johnson figured he had enough on his plate with his full-time job as men's national team assistant director at USA Basketball But when the job again became vacant last summer, Johnson pondered the possibilities, and the sacrifices, of two demanding occupations. He decided to apply this time. He got the gig. Now, he has Sand Creek (24-1) back in the 4A state girls' semifinals for the second year in a row, but…
Songwriter Willow Welter's sound advice
Willow Welter is a songwriter and performer who lives in Colorado Springs. She has been part of several music projects over the years and currently...
How Willow Creek exposed our sins
(RNS) — We must see the recent fall of pastors as an opportunity to have a new conversation about power in the American evangelical church.
“What A Relief” Podcast 59: Leading With Hope: Inner City Activism
B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Rami Nashashibi in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week B.C.…