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Faith Forum: Where would you draw the line between religious fervor and unhealthy obsession?
June 15, 2013
The Rev. Matt Sturtevant and Dennis Karpowitz, emeritus associate professor of psychology at Kansas University, answer.
Shamanic healing has a foothold in Lawrence
From ‘soul retrieval’ to transformative dance, believers say spiritual practice fills a void
June 10, 2013
Shamanic healing has a foothold in Lawrence, and followers of the practice say it seems to be growing here as it grows in Western culture as a whole. Shamanism is not widely accepted as effective, but those who practice it say it’s filled voids in their lives they previously couldn’t quite put their fingers on. By Sara Shepherd
Faith Forum: Can prayer really heal people?
May 25, 2013
The Rev. Dr. Pam Morrison and the Rev. Shaun LePage answer.
Faith Forum: Who is your favorite lesser-known Bible character and why?
May 18, 2013
The Rev. David Rivers and the Rev. Marshall Lackrone answer.
Film screening revisits former Lawrence photographer’s project, ‘Revealed’
May 16, 2013
In the seven years since its first subjects were photographed in Lawrence, Scott Indermaur’s “Revealed” project has developed a resume spanning multiple states and artistic media. The project will have a homecoming of sorts this weekend, with a film screening at Unity Church. By Sara Shepherd
Faith Forum: Why does God allow events that kill innocent people, like the recent Texas fertilizer plant explosion and Boston bombings?
May 11, 2013
The Rev. Darrell Brazell and the Rev. Dr. Ira DeSpain answer.
Faith Forum: What has been the most faith-defining experience of your life?
April 27, 2013
Deacon Godsey and Charles Gruber answer.
Green’ theology scholar preaches return to our roots
April 26, 2013
Area congregations and universities are welcoming “green” theology scholar Larry Rasmussen to Lawrence from Sunday through Tuesday to discuss what they say is the most critical issue facing mankind: our treatment of the environment. By Giles Bruce
Faith Forum: Would Jesus recycle?
April 20, 2013
The Rev. Matt Cox answers.
Faith Forum: How is paying taxes different from tithing?
April 13, 2013
The Rev. Rob Baldwin and the Rev. Mitch Todd answer.
Seder dinner tells story of Passover through food — bitter, flat and otherwise
March 26, 2013
A holiday story that can be passed down from generation to generation through a slice of horseradish root? Taste can be a powerful thing. A chunk of the bitter root — joined by other symbolic foods — graced each table Tuesday at the Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation’s Seder dinner, the first the congregation has organized in several years. By Sara Shepherd
Faith Forum: How does your family celebrate Passover?
March 23, 2013
Rabbi Moti Rieber and David Berkowitz answer.
Turning the tide: As traditional churches see interest wane, upstarts draw in young people
March 18, 2013
Bars aren’t the only venue downtown where patrons can find dim lights, loud music and 20-somethings swaying rhythmically. Visit Velocity Church, Greenhouse Culture or Vintage Church on any given Sunday morning and you likely will see a similar scene. By Arley Hoskin
Faith Forum: Do you expect an uptick in attendance at your church on Palm and Easter Sundays this month? Is that good or bad?
March 16, 2013
Ron Channell and Justin Jenkins both say yes.
Faith Forum: Do you have to pray daily to be a good Christian?
March 2, 2013
The Rev. Kara Eidson and Pieter Willems answers.