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Cafe-Bar-Church: Seeking New Ways to Model Christ

Martin Luther was known to invite his students to his house, where he would serve homemade ale and engage in theological conversation. Reflecting that earthiness of faith is “Luther’s Table,”... read more >


7 Ways Congregations Can Embrace People With Special Needs

7 Ways Congregations Can Embrace People With Special Needs wheelchair accessibility Insights into Religion News Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Woman

Fewer than half of the parents surveyed in a recent study said their faith community is supportive of their child with special needs. A church must include all, and here are some ways to do that.


Walter Crouch on the Appalachia Service Project

Hear how the Appalachia Service Project brings 16,000 volunteers — mostly high school students — from 32 states annually to convert and upgrade substandard housing in central Appalachia. In the... read more >


At War With Ourselves, An ON Scripture Feature

by Greg Carey (Romans 7:15-25a) At War With Ourselves, An ON Scripture Feature. A reflection by Greg Carey with a focus on Romans 7:15-25a ( Jul 06, 2014) On Scripture Video.


Preventing Child Abuse in Church

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. It offers an opportunity for communities of faith to focus attention on the ongoing legal and moral crime of diminishing and harming children. However,... read more >


Gambling And The Church

What kind of influence have religious communities had on gambling? Today, all but two U.S. states have legalized gambling, and lottery sales and casinos are a $100-billion-dollar industry. The Association... read more >


The Role of Faith Communities in HIV Health

In the United States, the rate of HIV infections has stabilized in all age groups except young men aged 13 to 25. In that age group, there has been a... read more >


States Enact Laws Limiting LGBT Protections

In 2014, Mississippi's State Senate passed a law that makes it "very hard for the government to prevail when … a government statute runs up against religious practice." Authored by... read more >





Holy Week Inspiration

In a few weeks, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus...

Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...

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