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Lauren Sharstein Reflects on the Forum for Theological Exploration

The church should be a place where people are profoundly accepted and profoundly challenged, according to Lauren Sharstein. We are called to live as servants, she says, and if we... read more >


The Rev. David Lewicki Reflects on the Forum for Theological Exploration

For Rev. Lewicki, the support provided by the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) was a recognition by an outside entity that his sense of being called to a Christian vocation... read more >


The Rev. Juan Huertas Reflects on the Forum for Theological Exploration

Rev. Juan Huertas reflects on the power and testimony offered by the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) to his call to ministry, and the way that affirmation has been reflected in his... read more >


Nurturing the Next Generation of Scholars

Teaching is a calling; it needs to be taken very seriously. And the voices we hear have to reflect the multiculturalism of our society. The Forum for Theological Exploration seeks... read more >


Lerone Martin Discusses the Forum for Theological Exploration Scholar Support

Doctoral student Lerone Martin outlines the pivotal role the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) has played in allowing him to respond to God’s call to the vocation of religion scholar.... read more >


Vocation – A Conversation with Frederick Buechner

Christian writer and theologian Frederick Buechner discusses the difference between making a living and pursuing a vocation. In this 5:09 minute interview by the Forum for Theological Exploration, Buechner reflects... read more >


Communities of Call – Relationship and Responsibility

God’s Call is through community; communities and leaders are called to set people free to capture a sense of Jesus’ life and God’s concern for the world. In this 2:21... read more >


The Church’s Future – Affirming and Nurturing Gifts

Churches are compelled to find the most talented next generation of leaders. This is holy work, and congregations are called to challenge young people to see the opportunity, and then... read more >


The Call – a Community Operation

Young people ask questions about ultimate meaning and their life calling. Because churches address those questions, they are a key place for young adults to hear God’s call, and to... read more >


Spotting New Church Leaders

A brief video provided by the Forum for Theological Exploration highlights seminarians and clergy reflecting on the diverse ways they first heard God’s call. It includes a brief reflection 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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