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Parable Austin

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

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

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. [tribulant_slideshow gallery_id="2"] Mission Whether they're taboo or just poorly reported, some of the world's most pressing problems are nearly invisible. We want to ...

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Monday, May 5th

Happy Monday, Front Porchers. Buckle up, because we’ve got a pretty crazy May planned out for you. Unplugged on the Front Porch’s final iteration of the season is Thursday the 15th, starring Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines. Then, Parable returns on Sunday the 25th with Tom Spencer, who is both the director of I Live Here, I Give Here and a gardener extraordinaire. But our biggest news is that we’re …read more

Monday, April 21st

Happy Monday, Front Porchers, and happy one hundred and seventy-eighth anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. In celebration of such a landmark in the history of Texas, we’re featuring one of the landmarks of the Texas music scene this week at Unplugged on the Front Porch: Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Colin Gilmore will play Thursday at All Saints’ Episcopal Church. It’s also the traditional date of the founding of …read more

Matthew Dow: Why I Front Porch

Here’s Front Porch Board member Matthew Dow on why he does the Front Porch: The Front Porch is about listening to others.  It’s about dialogue.  It’s about having a conversation, even with different folks from different backgrounds.  It’s about learning from one another.  It’s about community.  Without being religious, it’s about gathering with a group of people and searching and being surprised.  That’s why I am committed to the Front …read more