Terry’s Picks: January 2015

Written by Terry DeBoer on . Posted in Local

EVENTSWest Michigan Christian News writer Terry DeBoer surveys the landscape for the area's faith-based arts and entertainment events over the coming month. Here are three highlights for January:

*"John, His Story" – Seven miracles from the biblical gospel of John are told by eye-witnesses from the scriptures in a dessert/theatre presentation at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16 and 17 (and 2 p.m. Jan. 17) at Master Arts Theatre, 75 77th St. SW. Members of the close-knit cast assume multiple roles as the stories come to life in this compelling "serious comedy." The play is written by veteran playwright/actress Jeannette Clift George, best known for her portrayal of Corrie Ten Boom in the 1975 feature film "The Hiding Place." Tickets are $18 and include dessert. Visit  Master Arts online or call 616-455-1001.

*Alyce Claerbaut – The niece of jazz great Billy Strayhorn speaks as part of the Calvin College January Series at 12:30 p.m. Mon. Jan. 19 in the Covenant Fine Arts Center. Her presentation, in honor of Martin Luther King Day, is titled "Beyond the Peaceful Side" and offers reflections on Strayhorn's immense talent and legacy. Claerbaut is a Calvin graduate and previously served as executive director of the Chicago Jazz Orchestra. The presentation is free and will be webcast at 45 sites, including in Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon, Grand Haven and Hastings, and the audio is streamed online. www.calvin.edu/go/live. For more information visit www.calvin.edu/january.

*Isaac King – The author of the new book "Just Be Born Again" will speak and sign copies of the book at 3 p.m. Sat. Jan. 31 at Baker Book House, 2768 East Paris Ave. SE. Rev. King is founder of the gospel preaching ministry, "Heaven Is For You, Inc." He is a church planter, teacher and preacher as well as an author and evangelist. The book, published by Creation (Charisma) Publishing House, outlines the process of developing an intimate relationship with God which includes a born again experience. There is no admission charge for the session. Call 616-957-3110 or visit the author's website.

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Terry DeBoer
Writer: West Michigan Christian News August 2011 – Present (1 year 6 months) Monthly publication and web site with news, features, and information of interest to the West Michigan Christian community Feature writer: Muskegon Chronicle April 1996 – Present (16 years 10 months) Writer: Kalamazoo Gazette July 1991 – Present (21 years 7 months) beat includes convering contemporary Christian and Gospel music feature writer Grand Rapids Press May 1988 – Present (24 years 9 months)

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