Your tax-deductible contribution of $68 or more makes you a member of the Village Square with perks like restaurant discounts and invitations to all of our pre-dinner receptions hosted by our board of directors. Think $68 is kind of a weird number? Well, there is a method in our madness. Read all about it HERE. Learn all about memberships HERE. (Memberships do not include dinner tickets.)
Purple State of Mind DVD
Whatever you do, don’t miss The Village Square’s favorite Purple pair – college roommates John Marks & Craig Detweiler – in the film that started it all: Purple State of Mind. The Charlotte Observer calls it “irreverent, accusatory, supportive, blunt, profound;” The Iowa Press-Citizen “A cultural phenomenon…more ambitious than My Dinner with Andre.” Check out their visit with us HERE.
Reasons to Believe
Must read by novelist, journalist, former 60 Minutes producer John Marks. Reasons to Believe is John’s first work of non-fiction, a portrait of American Christianity that unflinchingly and empathetically seeks to understand the difficult cultural issues surrounding faith in our civic life. The book received a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly. The book has been signed by the author. Check out John’s visit with us HERE.
Purple State of Mind Book
A companion book to the film Purple State of Mind, ordained minister Craig Detweiler does what he does best in understanding the world of media and entertainment as it relates to his Christian faith. By doing so, Craig builds a bridge between these worlds at tension, seeking to draw Christians more squarely into the a constructive Purple State of Mind dialogue. The book has been signed by the author. Check out Craig’s visit to The Village Square online HERE.
Threads of A Nation sticker
Perfect patriotic fare to adorn either your bumper or car window, our Threads of A Nation sticker was originally a 5×7 foot quilt, made of teeny tiny 1.5 inch squares by Village Square Executive Director Liz Joyner. The sticker version measuring in at 3×5 inches will fit much better on your car and is a little less pricey than the original. Click HERE to read the story behind the quilt. Also available as a magnet.
The Battle for God
At a time when so much of our political dissent has its foundation in differences over religious and secular worldviews, Karen Armstrong’s “Battle for God” forms a basis for moving forward in the culture war. Full of bridge-building wisdom like the importance of understanding the difference between mythos and logos (and modern American has shifted into only validating logos), if today’s culture wars concern you, this is a must-read.
Community partners are local organizations, businesses or individuals who have made a $250 or greater tax deductible contribution to The Village Square – or – if you are a business that has a substantial amount of public traffic, we’ll waive the $250 if you participate in our Lunch Across the Aisle project. Community partners get their linked logo on the front of our website and more. For all the info, click HERE.