The spirituality issue

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Cover Design Credit:

Kathleen Soriano Taylor

Cover Photography Credit:

Pat Barcas
In the emerging milieu of the 21st century, many traditional churches are being challenged to find new strategies to meet a rapidly changing culture. Xpress explores how some of them are meeting the demands of the millennial generation.


  • The future is now: Where to ring in 2015

    -by Alli Marshall
    Ready or not, here comes the new year. Whether you can’t unload 2014 soon enough or you could actually use another month or two to tie up loose ends, the…
  • Smart bets: Carolina Wray

    -by Kat McReynolds
    When it comes to genres, brothers Dillon and Jantzen Wray refuse to pick just one … or two. Their band Carolina Wray’s 2014 single “America,” for example, combines uncharacteristically slow…
  • Smart bets: Jamie Laval’s Christmas in Scotland

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Internationally renowned Celtic violinist Jamie Laval’s Christmas in Scotland performance calls on a patchwork of art forms to revive traditional Celtic celebrations of the winter solstice and Christmas. Local guitarist…
  • Xpress readers weigh in on the best performances of 2014

    -by Alli Marshall
    “There’s nothing to do” is a complaint rarely heard around Western North Carolina. There are rivers to raft, trails to hike, breweries to visit, galleries to browse, shops to consider,…
  • The Goodies reunite at Asheville Music Hall

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    Looking back to 1995 when The Goodies moved from Atlanta to Asheville, frontman Holiday Childress recalls a time of cheap rent, three restaurants and just as many bands. The first local…


  • Cheers to the new year: Holiday tipples for the home bar

    -by Jonathan Ammons
    It's amazing how a little whiskey allows the continuous sniveling of your cousin's little ankle-biters to fade into the distance like white noise. Here to assist in your holiday relief…
  • Labor of love: The long-suffering Asheville diner

    -by Jonathan Ammons
    The Med opened in 1969, which makes it the oldest operational restaurant in downtown Asheville. The Apostolopoulos family bought it in 1975. It has always served a simple menu of…
  • Beer Scout: Hi-Wire expands the circus

    -by Thom O'Hearn
    If someone told you an Asheville brewery was expanding by opening a second location in the center of town, whom would you think of first? Highland would make sense. Or…


  • Conscious Party: And a furry New Year

    -by Michael McDonald
    WHAT: New Year’s Eve Masquerade Furball WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. WHERE: Céline and Company, 49 Broadway, Asheville WHY: Want to ring in the new year with style?…