Vision: Amanda Jane & the Meximaple by Howard Hanger

As a little girl, Amanda Jane had always loved autumn.  It was, hands down, her favorite time of year.  OK, her birthday was in the fall, but that wasn’t why she loved the season.  She loved the weather – the nights when the parents haven’t yet turned on the heat, so you could throw open […]

Upcoming Events: 10.27.2017

Join the CROP Walk …Sunday, October 29th at 2 pm Help end world hunger by raising money and awareness. This year’s CROP Walk begins at the First Baptist Church (5 Oak Street). Look for the Jubilee!/Asheville Interfaith sign and walk with us! Go to www.crophungerwalk.org and search for Jubilee! to register and/or to make a […]

Vision: Heros & Woosies by Howard Hanger

My buddy, Jake, and I had decided to take a road trip.  A one-day-road trip.  We had both wanted to get up to the top of Cat Tail Creek up in Yancey County.  We had heard that an eccentric scientist had built a house up there just after WWII.   This fellow had, supposedly, worked with […]

Upcoming Events: 09.29.2017

Elections Are Coming…Are You Registered to Vote? This year, five municipalities – Asheville, Black Mountain, Montreat, Weaverville and Woodfin – will hold elections.​ Only Asheville has a primary, on October 10th, with early voting starting September 21st. The Voting Rights issue group of the Social Justice team can register you if you are not registered. If […]

Upcoming Events: 09.15.2017

Nacho Mama’s Bible Study at Jubilee! Continues …The next session happens Thursday, September 21st at 7 pm Join us for a study of the Hebrew Scriptures led by five Jubilee! Ministers and one Ph.D. The purpose of the study reflects one of the purposes of Jubilee!: to lift the scriptures out of the stagnant puddle […]

Vision: All the News that’s Fit to Print by Howard Hanger

Frankly, I love reading the New York Times.  Frankly, I hate reading the New York Times. The Times has some of the best journalistic writers in the game.  But, their subject matter inevitably gets stuck in politico jibberish – who said or tweeted what about whom and how that might affect whomever else. From my […]

Upcoming Events: 09.01.2017

Nacho Mama’s Bible Study at Jubilee! …Starting Thursday, September 7th at 7 pm                 Join us for a 6-week study of the Hebrew Scriptures led by five Jubilee! Ministers and one Ph.D. The purpose of the study reflects one of the purposes of Jubilee!: to lift the scriptures out of the stagnant puddle of religion […]

Vision: 3 Other R’s by Howard Hanger

OK, quickly: how many words can you think of which rhyme with “ritual?” Come on, now, you can do it.  No… “mutual” won’t work.  Nor will eventual, casual, perpetual, factual, actual, conceptual, pansexual or consensual.  All of those are ineffectual, thank you very much; though a consensual pansexual does sound intriguing. One (maybe the only) […]

Upcoming Events: 08.18.2017

The Michael Jefry Stevens Trio in Concert … Friday, August 25 at 7:30 pm The trio will be performing original music from their recent CD release “Perfect Dream” as well as music from the Duke Ellington songbook.  Members of the trio include Michael Jefry Stevens on keyboard, Rick Dilling on drums, Zack Page on bass […]

Vision: Mark, Bill & Tarzan by Howard Hanger

If I lived now in closer proximity to Jubilee!, whose worshippers, like spiritual Tarzans, regularly swing on metaphoric vines in the free space between heaven and earth, there’s an excellent chance I’d be a member there.   —Tom Robbins, “The Main Thing” Circa Summer, 1988 Mark Bennett, Bill Burton and I were on the back deck […]