Jesse James DeConto is a writer, musician, and worship pastor in Durham, North Carolina. He is author of the spiritual memoir This Littler Light: Some Thoughts on NOT Changing the World.
A fight against North Carolina’s voting barriers
In North Carolina, civil rights leaders are focused on the one political issue that undergirds all others: the right to vote.
The homebrew movement goes to church
In local churches, brewing clubs have formed for fun and fellowship. They’re also extending a deep tradition of hospitality to non-Christians.
A new kind of church
Christians have long found spiritual meaning in running. But the church has held this sort of personal experience at arm's length—until recently.
A curb on panhandling
A new law in Durham makes standing in the highway median illegal. One night in March, six pastors broke the law by panhandling there.
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