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Belief in God

When Life Knocks You Down...

Sonia Gul Baluch | Posted 11.24.2015 | Religion
Sonia Gul Baluch

In my life... I've learned to make new friends, which creates a strong bond. I learned to be there for them, when something goes wrong. I gave them m...

Room: Hope, Fairytales, and Faith

Kutter Callaway | Posted 10.28.2015 | Religion
Kutter Callaway

Room presents viewers with an important question--one that, at least in my mind, is profoundly religious in nature, even theological. That is, why do we tell fairytales? I don't mean the Disney-fied kind. I mean the ones that are found in the pages of the Grimm brother's collection.

God Over Everything: Black Spirituality and the Paradox of Religion

Julian Mitchell | Posted 10.23.2015 | Black Voices
Julian Mitchell

Spirituality should be about embracing who you are, developing your own sense of belief, and walking boldly in the fullness of your potential. Instead of succumbing to the pressure of treading against or thriving for an idea of perfection that's forever out of reach, be empowered by the process of your spiritual evolution.

Oprah: 'What do you believe?'

Tony Lobl | Posted 10.16.2015 | Religion
Tony Lobl

Such communion with the Divine has resolved issues for me as diverse as chronic career concerns, health problems, loneliness, and lack. It has also rescued me from self-destructive habits, masked as the false promise of finding happiness in self-centered indulgence.

What Must I Believe to Be a Christian?

Christian Chiakulas | Posted 10.02.2015 | Religion
Christian Chiakulas

I am a Christian, and I don't believe that Jesus was God. I don't believe Mary was a virgin, or that God exists as a "trinity." I certainly do not believe Jesus died for my sins or those of anybody else, and perhaps most shocking, I do not believe Jesus rose from the dead.

Why God Is Funny

Kara Post-Kennedy | Posted 09.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kara Post-Kennedy

Recently there have been a lot of people in the news blaming their bad behavior on God. A contemporary version of "the devil made me do it," it got m...

Unfriending God on Facebook

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 09.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Erris Langer Klapper

It wasn't the first time I woke up to something like this on my Facebook newsfeed: "Grandma is sick and we're not sure how long she has... Please ke...

How to Live By Faith and Not By Fear

Lyn Mac | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Lyn Mac

Let go of trying to control the outcome and the need to know how things will work out because you don't need anything. You are everything.

Carson's Far Right Christian Attack on the Constitution

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

There is no ambiguity in Carson's statements during his Meet the Press interview on September 20. He's clearly stated his belief that Islam is fundamentally incompatible with the Constitution.

God Helped This Agnostic End a Toxic Relationship

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 07.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I was raised Mormon, which didn't suit me. The "One True Church" aspect smacked of hubris and the focus on "Sin" made me rebellious toward a judgmenta...

Universal Notice

Nathan Timmel | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion
Nathan Timmel

It is New Years Eve, with 1998 breathing it's dying gasp and 1999 crowning like a baby's head. I am in a small, sparsely attended dive bar in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with my friend Troy. We are here because Troy is a good person.

Still Standing - It's Not Over Until God Says It's Over

Eldonie Mason | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Eldonie Mason

One again she thanked God that she escaped another brush with death, physically intact.

Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder - But What If There Is No Beholder?

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 06.26.2015 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Something big and white and cloudy was lurking in the steep canyon below our house. I stood up from my computer and peered out the window for a better look. It was flowering tree, growing wild.

When We See the Power of God at Work

Amy Crumpton | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion
Amy Crumpton by Zack Minor I am on a much anticipated and long awaited trip to the gulf coast. I came to relax and push my reset button after nine i...

Actually, He Will Give You More Than You Can Handle. That's the Point.

Mary E. Graham | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion
Mary E. Graham

God never gives us more than we can handle. Gag. You know that's completely untrue, right?

Prayer and Miracles: Cokeville Bombing Lessons Told to a Columbine Survivor

Liz Carlston | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact
Liz Carlston

As a society we tend to talk around or mock prayer and having faith in God. What is sacred to some, is smeared by others - even after we hear eye-witness accounts of miracles.

Where Is God in Nepal?

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 06.27.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

God is not a cosmic magician. God is the ground of being. God is the power that fuels the world. And the existence of the world depends on freedom.

You Are My Bae

Lisa Page Rosenberg | Posted 06.14.2015 | Religion
Lisa Page Rosenberg

Boo is sweet term, but bae is something else altogether. Before anyone else. That's serious talk. Who is your before anyone else? Would my bae be my son? My husband? It took a few moments, but I realized that my bae is my God.

Overcoming a Devastating Loss to Live Again

Eldonie Mason | Posted 06.09.2015 | Religion
Eldonie Mason

In three short years of togetherness he was gone. I went from planning a wedding to planning a funeral; from making the final alterations on my wedding dress to buying a dress for his funeral.

For Those Who Don't Believe...

Christine Carter | Posted 05.29.2015 | Religion
Christine Carter

My daughter shared quite an extraordinary experience ... "Mommy! Guess what happened last night? I saw three ANGELS!!!" Angels. My baby saw angels.

The Day I Learned to Trust in the Deliverer

Christine Carter | Posted 05.12.2015 | Religion
Christine Carter

Many years ago, when I was wandering recklessly in my twenties, I went on a weekend getaway with my best friend far off in the country away from the city's scurry and bustle.

Oscar Winners Thank God A Lot In Speeches, But Not As Often As You'd Think

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.22.2015 | Religion

Oscar winners always thank God, right? Wrong. The stars who win big at the Oscars aren’t looking to heaven during their acceptance speeches --...

On Battling Cancer and a Belief System

Jasmine Jaksic | Posted 03.22.2015 | Women
Jasmine Jaksic

One day as I sat there holding my mother's hand, I asked her if there was anything that could be done to make her feel better. She said, "I want god to take away this cancer and instead give me something that would let me die with dignity." I tried but didn't really know how to comfort her.

So Miracles Aren't Really Your Thing

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion

Angelic appearances, celestial signs, the birth of God -- the stories told during the holiday season are accounts of fundamentally miraculous events t...

Why I Choose to Live My Faith Outside of Organized Religion

Mick Mooney | Posted 02.16.2015 | Religion
Mick Mooney

While some say only one religion leads to God, and others might say all religions lead to God, I would say the opposite: That no religion leads to God.