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Parable Austin

We are seeking the seekers of the truth to join us at Parable, a reimagining of worship. We invite all people of any tradition to join us for food, conversation, and community every Sunday. We only ask that everybody enter into this place as equals, refusing to privilege any one belief system over any other. How will we worship? We will worship through dialogue and through a mutual desire to go deeper than we do in everyday life. We will worship ...

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Unplugged on the Front Porch

The Front Porch has always had a fascination with music and its ability to bring people together and communicate across social, racial, gender, and linguistic divides. We've been involved with various musical undertakings since 2009, but didn't really find our niche until we partnered with the Live Music Capital Foundation and developed Unplugged on the Front Porch in 2013. Since then, we've brought some of central Texas' finest musicians into the visually and acoustically stunning space of All Saints' Episcopal ...

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Elephant in the Room

Elephant in the Room is our quarterly discussion series designed to spotlight some of our community's deepest and darkest problems in a dialogical and constructive fashion. We partner with people and organizations that are working on the ground against these problems, giving them a platform to educate and engage with the public with an eye towards a sustained civic response. Mission Whether they're taboo or just poorly reported, some of the world's most pressing problems are nearly invisible. We want to shine ...

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Monday, July 28th

Happy Monday, Front Porchers, and happy birthday to the Kennewick Man; it’s either his eighteenth or his nine thousand seven hundredth-ish, depending on how you look at it. Anyways, thanks to everyone who came out to Parable last week to hear Evan Smith and John Burnett’s conversation. We sure enjoyed it, and we hope yall did too, even with the crowds. We’re doing it again next month with screenwriter, actor, and …read more

Monday, July 21st

Happy Monday, Front Porchers, and happy 115th birthday to Hart Crane and Ernest Hemingway. While it’s pretty astonishing that two of the modernist movement’s greatest writers were born on the same day, it’s not so surprising that a lot of you made it to Parable yesterday (how’s that for a segue?), where we heard real wisdom about hope and despair from Evan Smith; check out TWC News’ video for one …read more

Monday, July 14th

Happy Monday, Front Porchers, and happy Bastille Day. To celebrate the breaking open, both literally and figuratively, of an oppressive French regime, we’ve schedule a very appropriate Parable. Come by Opal Divine’s Penn Field to hear Evan Smith, journalist extraordinaire and founder of the non-partisan Texas Tribune, interviewed by NPR’s incomparable John Burnett. Our own Rev. Dr. Steve Kinney will celebrate the non-denominational service, and Dave Madden will curate the live music. …read more