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Wesley Granberg-Michaelson

The Rev. Wesley Granberg-Michaelson served for 17 years as General Secretary of the Reformed Church in America and plays an active role in ecumenical organizations.

All Stories by Wesley Granberg-Michaelson

Behind Gallup’s portrait of church decline

By Wesley Granberg-Michaelson — March 31, 2021
(RNS) — America’s religious life will be shaped not by secularization alone.

Where is Christianity headed? The view from 2019

By Wesley Granberg-Michaelson — January 10, 2019
(RNS) — The Western church's powerful shaping of Christianity for the past four centuries is being challenged in ways that may hold the keys to its revitalization.

COMMENTARY: Burying the hatchet (almost literally)

By Wesley Granberg-Michaelson — June 18, 2014
(RNS) Two leading Reformed Protestant bodies are trying to bury differences from 150 years ago.

COMMENTARY: The hidden immigration impact on American churches

By Wesley Granberg-Michaelson — September 23, 2013
(RNS) While millennials are walking out the front door of U.S. congregations, immigrant Christian communities are appearing right around the corner, and sometimes knocking at the back door. And they may hold the key to vitality for American Christianity.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Why the next pope should come from the Global South

By Wesley Granberg-Michaelson — February 18, 2013
(RNS) A non-European pope, drawn from the Global South that's shaping the future face of the church, would be a prophetic spiritual gift to the whole Christian community, and beyond.
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