Madison Believers


Jamie Stark

While touring Luther Memorial Church before being hired, Pastor Franklin Wilson wondered to himself, "Is Charlemagne tromping around in here?" more

Dec 23, 2010 6:00 PM A & E

I've always wanted to attend a United Church of Christ service, after hearing from friends about what a progressive, open-minded denomination it is. more

Dec 2, 2010 9:00 PM A & E


Jamie Stark

Shabbat Shalom! Never before have I heard a phrase uttered so frequently and with such positivity save, perhaps, "Yes We Can!" at an Obama rally. I recently visited UW Hillel at the Barbara Hochberg Center for Jewish Student Life on Langdon Street. more

Nov 11, 2010 10:00 PM A & E


Jamie Stark

Ornate and traditional, with a focus on glorifying Christ, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church offers English, Spanish and even Latin speakers opportunities for worship and community. more

Oct 28, 2010 9:00 PM A & E


Jamie Stark

On a sunny fall Friday, I was invited to the Islamic Center of Madison Area (ICMA), the mosque closest to downtown, to see how some members of the UW campus Muslim community worship. more

Oct 14, 2010 8:00 PM A & E


Jamie Stark

Tucked just behind Mickey's Dairy Bar near Camp Randall is a small, yellow house with an unvarnished porch. If not for the sign that reads "Campus Community Church," you would never know that an eclectic mix of Christians meets there Sundays... more

Sep 30, 2010 8:00 PM A & E


Jamie Stark

Upon surfacing into the cavernous main floor of Blackhawk Church, I asked my friend, "Where's the Orange Julius?" Heavenly skylights arc over a giant hallway that cuts the top floor in two. Well-stocked coffee carts and smiling churchgoers fill the s more

Sep 16, 2010 10:00 PM A & E

Madison Believers is a very personal project of mine. Every other week, I'll visit a different religious establishment in town and type up my thoughts, essentially reviewing houses of worship around Madison. more

Sep 16, 2010 10:00 PM A & E