A place for all God's children

How can we be more welcoming of people unlike us?
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Belonging to the body of Christ

Most of the time, I hate my feet. They’re tiny, have terrible circulation, get puffy sometimes, and I had a wound on one toes that stuck around for almost six years. As a paraplegic who was born with spina bifida, my relationship with my feet and legs is just strange anyway. I don’t walk, so what do I need to take care of them for? MORE ›

Boldcafe group: We are one body

A place for all God’s children
by Lisa Heffernan

We are one body in Christ. How do we welcome those unlike us?

Faith reflections: Belonging to the body of Christ
by Lisa Heffernan
How can we work together, with our abilities and disabilities, to strengthen our lives together as followers of Christ?


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There’s something pretty awesome about going to a cafe. Of course, there’s coffee, but besides that, it’s a welcoming space whether you are alone or with friends. It’s comfortable. It’s casual. It’s a place for everyone. MORE ›

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Café is a magazine for and with young adult women who want to build their faith.

Café incorporates a Lutheran perspective for young, adult women of Christian faith or simply for any woman who is interested in how faith relates to the issues that women face today. Readers and writers of Café include pastors, seminary and college students, and other young adult women who use Café as a Bible study resource individually or with their congregation. Pictured: The Young Women's Bible Study at Clemson University. They read and discuss Café articles once a week.

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