The American River Current

A different approach to evangelism

Religious protesting on campus may grab attention at first, but this method of evangelism can be frightening and turn people away. (photo illustration by Ariel Caspar)

Ariel Caspar

May 2, 2019

When you’re on the receiving end, religious protesting can be a total spectacle. There are usually one or two individuals standing with a crowd circled around them. There is usually some kind of a sign involved with questionable material and then the blunt commentary of the protester that involves ...

Controversial protester in code violation on campus

Captain Chris Day from the Los Rios Police Department speaks to a protester in front of the Student Center on Oct. 31, 2018. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Hannah Yates and Christian Sutton

November 7, 2018

By Hannah Yates and Christian Sutton A protester made a direct campus code violation while preaching controversial messages on American River College’s campus on Oct. 31. The individual held a sign and used a speaker in the quad between the library and Student Center, while a Los Rios Police D...

Reflection on the burial of Matthew Shepard

The burial of Matthew Shepard brings awareness and understanding to the existence of LGBTQ+ people of faith. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Christian Sutton

November 6, 2018

I am often confronted by those who believe I live a dichotomy as a gay Christian. But I believe the way I live my life is as a coexistence between the way I was born and the way I was raised. I am an openly gay Christian, who was raised Catholic and influenced by my Episcopal godmother. I am als...

Opinion: Pope still misunderstood after U.S. trip

Pope Francis sits in the back seat of a Fiat as he is driven away from Andrews Air Force Base on Sept. 22, shortly after arriving in the United States. The Pope visited Washington, New York and Philadelphia (Photo courtesy of the White House).

John Ferrannini

October 5, 2015

Even after the wall-to-wall media coverage of the Pope’s visit to the United States, he is still very misunderstood. Pope Francis is often portrayed, in the press, as a Pope who wants to bring the Catholic Church in line with modern American liberalism. This misconception is based in a profoundly...

A spiritual happy medium

Symbols for Atheist Society, Society of Friends, and the Luther Rose.

Jonathan H. Ellyson, Assistant Web Editor

February 27, 2013

Atheists and theists can get along despite major differences  The other day, I was perusing through some news and found coverage of another one of the Westboro Baptist Church’s many pickets promoting their extreme religious ideology. While walking around outside, I saw someone with a copy of Richa...

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