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Kurt Kolka

Kurt J. Kolka is the Editor of N. Michigan Christian Voice. He grew up in the small community of Grayling, Mich., near the forested AuSable River. After majoring in English at college, he began a career in writing and newspapers spanning more than two decades. In his spare time he creates a Christian comic strip, The Cardinal, which has a 28-year history of publication. He has also authored a book, “Bullying is No Laughing Matter” (Front Edge Publications, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2014) and is working on his first novel. Kurt and his wife Diane have been married for more than 25 years and have one daughter, Rebekah, and an overprotective dog, Alli. Of life, Kurt says, “Life is never dull with God at the steering wheel, but, man, does He have a lead foot!” More about Kurt and his musings may be found at www.betweenthepines.org.

Karen Kingsbury: Changing Lives with Inspiring Fiction

With more than 80 novels written and more than 25 million copies sold, Karen Kingsbury is a well-known and well loved author. She considers her unique genre life-changing fiction.

John Eldredge: ‘Get Your Life Back’

“Jesus gets us going [toward His goal for us] one step at a time. If you want to make real changes in your life, you can't set the bar too high.

Gloria Gaither encourages believers to ‘be the Church’

ALEXANDRIA, IND. -- World famous Gospel song writer and Clare, Michigan graduate, Gloria Gaither is telling fellow believers now is the time to “be...

Outspoken: Katie Leigh’s story

Once you hear the voice of Connie Kendall from Focus on the Family's “Adventures in Odyssey” radio drama you never forget it.

“Gasoline Alley”

  Comic strips have been entertaining American newspaper readers for more than 120 years. This month, November, marks a huge anniversary for one comic strip...

Human trafficking in Michigan: Two women’s stories

Mary, 31, a stay-at-home mom, is a survivor of child sex trafficking. The nightmare encompassed 13 years of her childhood.

Lauren Duski heads home to N. Mich.

GAYLORD, MICH. – Country singer, Lauren Duski is back in her hometown in Northern Michigan for her first concert since becoming a national celebrity...

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Franklin Graham Preaches to Over 17,000 in Mongolia

Evangelist Franklin Graham shared a message of hope to more than 17,000 people in Mongolia on September 10 and 11.

King Charles Vows to Protect All Faiths

King Charles III met with 30 faith leaders in Buckingham Palace on September 16 and vowed to protect the multiple faiths in Britain.

Only a Minority of Pastors Favor 10% Tithe—Barna

In its latest study, Barna Group found that tithing is not widely understood or practiced in today's church.

Queen Elizabeth II Dies at 96

Queen Elizabeth II has died peacefully at Balmoral Castle on September 8, 2022 at aged 96. The Queen was the longest-serving English monarch, having ascended to the throne in 1952. During her reign, she has witnessed an immense social change in the UK--- the transition from empire to...

Pastor Rick Warren Says Final Sermon at Saddleback

Pastor Rick Warren delivered his final sermon at Saddleback Church on August 28, 2022 with a message going back to the theme of his first sermon 43 years ago.

Israel Invites US Christians to Biblical Archaeological Tours

Israel launched a tourism plan to attract U.S. Christians in a biblical archaeological excavation across the country.

Kel Mitchell Reads ‘Sermon on the Mount’ in Prayer App

Former Nickelodeon star turned youth pastor Kel Mitchell has joined Pray.com, a prayer and faith-based app, as a voice talent for its Bedtime Bible Stories.

Behold Europe 2022 to Train Young Evangelists

Behold Europe, a gathering of young evangelists in Europe, will be held in Hintersee, Germany from November 11-14, 2022.

Free Education at Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary

The Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary announced they will provide education to students for free during the war.

New App Connects Americans to Persecuted Christians

Christian persecution watchdog, Open Doors USA, developed an app that lets users to pray for believers who are suffering for their faith.

Christianity Endures in Afghanistan Despite Taliban Rule

Christianity appears to be growing in Afghanistan despite the Taliban takeover for a year now.

Stunt Bikers Spread the Gospel Worldwide

Action Sports Outreach (ASO) was in Festival Manchester with a mission to share their faith as they do artistic twists and jumps with their bicycles.