Detroit: Mission in the Motor City
What happens when a city shrinks? Detroit is finding out. The city has been the center of outsized stories its whole life, from the booming days of the Motor City (and Motown) to the painful upheavals of the 1967 riots. Yet Detroit also has outsized hope, a muscular refusal to give up, and, not least, resilient and committed churches and Christian leaders. And the city is seeing an influx of artists and entrepreneurs who see in Detroit's lovely bones a chance to create something new and beautiful.
Alongside all the moral arguments against gambling, it turns out casinos simply are a bad investment.
Some leaders say their city could become the first to practice restorative justice across the board.
How Reformed church leaders are bridging the wide divide between East and West Michigan.
Ernestine Sanders and Clark Durant attribute their school's success to its Christ-centered focus.
How Peacemakers International is giving Detroit drug dealers and prostitutes a hope and a home.
How the Motor City became America's whipping-boy city--and how Christians can stop the hate.
Covenant Community Care is the only faith-based, federally funded health center in Michigan. It may also be the most Christlike.
Riet Schumack is growing more than flowers among her Brightmoor neighbors.
Detroit native Timothy Addy says his Handyman Ministries provides a doorway into people's lives.
In a city Billy Graham called one of the most divided he'd ever seen, a new church-unity movement is all the more profound.
The new documentary is part of the same paternalism that it critiques.
How the vision of a restored city informs Detroit artist Yvette Rock's haunting work.
How Christians are spearheading the urban farming movement in Motor City.
Detroit's list of maladies is long. But some Christians' commitment to its renewal is longer.