New pastor in Lawrence seeks to bridge divides
September 13, 2014
On a recent Sunday morning, the Rev. Kathy Williams stood at the front of a big, modern church on a hill west of Lawrence, talking about the importance of exploration. By Giles Bruce
First-ever Torah scroll written in Lawrence to be started at Sunday ceremony
September 10, 2014
The Jewish community in Lawrence will have a special opportunity to buy a letter in a Torah scroll and see it written at a Torah-writing ceremony at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Chabad Center, 1203 W. 19th St.
Faith Forum: In light of Robin William’s recent passing, do you think faith can help fight depression? How?
August 23, 2014
Rob Baldwin, Trinity Episcopal Church, and Edna Mosher, Unity Church of Lawrence, answer.
Faith Forum: How do I share my faith to new friends in college without forcing my beliefs on them?
August 9, 2014
Jill Jarvis, Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, and Justin Jenkins, Velocity Church, answer.
Faith Forum: What makes the outcast worth loving?
July 26, 2014
Zalman Tiechtel, Chabad Jewish Center, and Elizabeth Schultz, Oread Friends Meeting, answer.
Stripper-turned-author coming to Signs of Life
July 20, 2014
Louis Agnello, the author behind the spiritual thriller “The Devil’s Glove,” will share insight into his “PG-13-rated morality tale” at a book signing at Signs of Life this week.
Faith Forum: What is the significance of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan?
July 19, 2014
Moussa Elbayoumy, Islamic Center of Lawrence, and Nader Hakim, Muslim Students Association at Kansas University, answer.
Faith Forum: What is your opinion on people getting ordained online to perform weddings?
July 13, 2014
Robert Minor, Kansas University religious studies department, and Jeff Barclay, Christ Community Church, answer.
Faith Forum: Why should we not judge others?
July 6, 2014
Darrell Brazell, New Hope Fellowship, and John McFarland, Christ Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church, answer.
Faith Forum: What are the best biblical lessons about being a good father?
June 15, 2014
Peter A. Luckey, Plymouth Congregational Church, and Doug Heacock, Lawrence Free Methodist Church, answer.
Faith Forum: Why do you think so many young people are more comfortable now identifying as non-religious?
June 7, 2014
David Berkowitz, Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation, answers.
Faith Forum: What can faith communities do to help achieve justice in our Society?
May 25, 2014
Joanna Harader, Peace Mennonite Church, and John McDermott, Morning Star Christian Church, answer.
Faith Forum: What does a just society look like?
May 18, 2014
Matt Cox, EastLake Community Church, and Tom Brady, First United Methodist Church, answer.
Faith Forum: Is there a mandate for justice in your scriptures?
May 11, 2014
Mike Scully, Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church, and Mark Rich, Trinity Lutheran Church, answer.
Lawrence congregations move forward with social justice ministry
May 5, 2014
What could happen if Lawrence were a city for justice? That’s what Justin Jenkins, pastor at Velocity Church, asked at a recent meeting of local religious leaders who have come together to make Lawrence what they describe as a more socially just community. The group, which had its orientation in March, includes leaders from 22 local congregations who have been gathering monthly to discuss what the tentatively titled Lawrence Justice Ministry might look like. This month, several of the clergy members will be giving “City on a Hill” sermons in which they will outline to their congregations what the scriptures say about social justice. By Giles Bruce