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The Role of Media in Constructing Religious Identity among Teens

Teens tend to see themselves as the ultimate authority in determining which symbols are or can be made spiritually meaningful. They are likely to pick religious symbols from a variety... read more >


The Impact of Religious Involvement on Health

Analysis of data from the 2001 U.S. Congregational Life Survey reveals a strong correlation between the frequency of depressed worshippers’ engagement in private devotional practices and satisfaction with their health.... read more >


A Sabbatical Reflection on Sabbath Rest

“A week is not complete until there is rest in it.” That articulation of the concept of Sabbath marks the beginning of a profound new reality for the Rev. Dorisanne... read more >


Singing as a Christian Practice

There is something about human beings that needs to make music. Much is shared in the act of singing that goes beyond the words and melody alone. What and how... read more >


Dying Well

For many people, death is a frightening prospect. The exploration of this spiritual practice, teaches about facing death in ourselves and others while embracing both lament and hope. In doing... read more >


Healing as a Christian Practice

Healing practices are daily signs of divine mercy. These acts may be as simple as sharing a pot of chicken soup, as complex as the performance of delicate surgery or... read more >


Practicing Forgiveness

Almost all of us yearn for resolution to conflicts, but, even if we understand that forgiveness is the right response, at times we don't want it. The goal of this... read more >


The Practice of Shaping Healthy Communities

In order for our lives to flourish, we must decide how we assemble together. The questions of how we divide life's basic goods and how we will record our history... read more >


The Spiritual Practice of Discernment

What does God want us to do? What decisions make us cry out for guidance? Discernment is the intentional practice by which a community or an individual can learn to... read more >


Testimony as a Christian Practice

This spiritual practice is a deeply shared experience between witnesses who testify to the truth and others who receive and evaluate that testimony. It is a necessary discipline for congregational... 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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