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Finding God's Presence in the Midst of Hardship
Originally Posted: 12/07/2012 - 3:13pm | Type: Blog

It’s interesting that in the midst of overwhelming need and crisis, Jesus first prayed before offering provision. Joey Ekburg, Executive Director of the North Park Friendship Cent ...

Food Pantry’s Prayers Violate Federal Rules
Originally Posted: 03/28/2012 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

This month, prayer at the food pantry was found to be against federal policy, leaving the its founder with a Solomon-like choice: Stop the prayers or give up truckloads of free food provided through the federa ...

Praying After Your Food
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 9:55pm | Type: Blog

While I believe in the principle of church-state separation, there are times when it is taken too far. Today’s example is a food pantry in Seymour, IN. While I believe in the pri ...

Human Circles of Protection: 16, 23, 24 is the Combination to Guard the Needy Against Budget Cuts
Originally Posted: 05/23/2012 - 1:54pm | Type: Blog

With the Nov. 23 deadline looming for Congress's final decisions about deep cuts to the federal budget, on Nov. 16 throughout the nation people will form human circles of protection to physically surround ...

10 Ways to Revive a Dying Church
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 1:11pm | Type: Blog

You don't need a ton of proof to know that more and more churches are struggling to survive. It seems churches that are in this predicament have one of two options: revive or die ...

The Faith Community and the Wisconsin State Budget
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Jesus never said anything about collective bargaining. He never called for the continuation of the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income workers. Jesus never said anything about ...

Tread Lightly During Spring Break Travel
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 12:26pm | Type: Blog

My family, while I was growing up, was not much for spring breaks. As other families we know flitted about preparing for palm trees and sand, my sister and I would pout and lament to my mother that we had the ...

The Story of One Unemployed Man
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

He has been working since he was a teenager. He graduated from high school, went to college, graduated, got a good job with a good company, married, had children, and bought a house. ...