The sum of its parts: Tess’ reflection

We asked each of our 2016 summer interns to write a reflection on their time in Three Rivers. Below is Tess De Jong’s reflection: Over the course of interning for *culture is not optional in Three Rivers, Michigan, this summer, I met plenty of new people. As is natural, they would usually ask me where…

The value of contemplative activism

The *cino community gathered again last week to discuss the ninth core value of the summer, contemplative activism, and how it continues to shape *cino’s work and our lives. Our time together began rather untraditionally with the viewing of a stand-up clip by comedian Louis C.K. in which he rants on the stupidity of why…

Culture Make Sale coming soon!

The Culture Make Sale held a wonderful preview event at the Huss Future Festival on July 30, featuring jewelry, stationery, framed photographs, *cino mugs and more. There will be so many great items to choose from when the online store launches on September 1 to help fund the development of a community center and off-campus…

Making Boo Radley come out

If you were to travel north or south along highway 131, you would transect a patchwork of farm fields and a series of small towns that dot southwest Michigan, and one particular whistle-stop by the name of Three Rivers. As I hail from the city of Pittsburgh, whose claim to fame is the presence of…

Festival of Faith & Music 2009

*cino had a display table at this year’s excellent Festival of Faith & Music 2009 (FFM) at Calvin College, organized by the Student Activities Office (SAO). Kirstin and I share a position in the SAO–in addition to our *cino work–and have the distinct pleasure of working with Ken Heffner, the director of Student Activities, who…