Jesse James DeConto is a writer and musician in Durham, North Carolina.
Against the death penalty
Last year, Connecticut repealed the death penalty and California declined to. Americans are conflicted about capital punishment.
Worship and community in East Austin
Vox Veniae began as a church plant growing out of the Austin Chinese Church's ministry to Asian students. But its members felt isolated.
Breaking the cycle of payday loans
Predatory lenders often exact fees at a rate equivalent to an annual rate of 300 to 800 percent. Grace Period offers an alternative.
Church planting as a first call
Emily Scott had an idea: what if young adults got together for a weekly agape feast? Soon St. Lydia’s was born--but Scott was not ordained.
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