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Belief

What If I'm Wrong?

Matt Murrie | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Who is Ethan Porter? According to Ethan, he is: a Philosopher of Science, Professor of Darkness, Harbinger of Despair, and (among plenty of other thin...

Writer-to Writer: A Talk With Simon Toyne

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.15.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Simon Toyne is the author of the highly acclaimed Sanctus trilogy. Simon graduated from Goldsmith's College in London with a degree in English and Drama. He worked in British television for nearly 20 years as a producer. I

Faith as a Way

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 09.14.2013 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

Faith is about finding ourselves again; helping our neighbor do the same; and trying to figure out how together we might heal the places of brokenness in our lives and the world around us. Faith demands that we keep a place for hope and meaning at our center.

My Preferred Jesus

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 09.09.2013 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

In our culture and too often in the Church today we are quick to make Jesus after our own image. There are several "preferred Jesus" models we tend to invent.

Lifting the Veil: Obama Has Compromised My Notion of Hope -- Which Has Led to Greater Faith... And Not in O

Loren-Paul Caplin | Posted 09.09.2013 | Religion
Loren-Paul Caplin

My loss of hope in the vision of change that Obama inspired -- and it's subsequent morph or collapse into my individual Faith -- is not a binary phenomena. It's not an either/or, all or nothing, in or out thing.

God Is Pulling Me Through Depression

Stanice Anderson | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion
Stanice Anderson

Maintaining long-term recovery from addiction is one thing. Add to that, a diagnosis of clinical depression and severe degenerative arthritis and we'r...

Is Mediation About Reaching the Same Result in a More Efficient and Economical Manner?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.31.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

My last article on mediation, titled "Should Divorcing Couples Who Mediate Be Talking Through Counsel?," was the first of a series of articles on medi...

Nelson Mandela: The Greatest Spiritual Leader of Our Time

Lorna Byrne | Posted 08.31.2013 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

Nelson Mandela is the greatest spiritual leader of our time. He always listened to God and did everything God asked him. He has been able to change the world because of his deep belief and trust in God. This level of faith is exceedingly rare.

A Big Mistake Ministry Teams Make

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 08.21.2013 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

Is my team sufficiently challenged? If they are, then their gifts and capacities are being stretched and utilized. If they are not, the team is, at least in some ways, probably languishing.

Seekers, Nones and the Age of Doubt?

Alan Jones | Posted 08.20.2013 | Religion
Alan Jones

The seekers and the nones have got it right. There's something fishy about the way we've reduced language to mean only one thing. The way forward is to stop clobbering each other with dogmas and start exchanging stories. And be unafraid of an open, endless conversation.

The True American Gods: Comic Book Heroes

Carl Pettit | Posted 08.12.2013 | Entertainment
Carl Pettit

These fictional men and women, who wear inappropriately tight-fitting spandex costumes and only exist in our imaginations, bring hope to millions of real people on a daily basis, and have become an integral part of American cultural life and identity.

I Have God, So Why Do I Need A Guardian Angel?

Lorna Byrne | Posted 08.10.2013 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

Your guardian angel is one of the most precious gifts that God has given you. If only we would all acknowledge that our guardian angels are real and listened to them, our world would be a much better place.

What Does 'Religion' Mean?

Gary Laderman | Posted 08.08.2013 | Religion
Gary Laderman

Christians used to be the prime authority on these matters in American society. Now the media and Internet do not have as much of a stake in maintaining traditional boundaries and have instead leveled the playing field completely. Religion can mean everything and anything.

Why I Am Not A Believer

T. Thorn Coyle | Posted 08.06.2013 | Religion
T. Thorn Coyle

When I say I am not a believer, it doesn't mean I believe nothing. It is that belief is not central to my religious and spiritual life. As a matter of fact, belief holds little importance to me at all.

Believe in Something

Shelby Doherty | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Shelby Doherty

It's life-changing decisions like these when you really need to believe that this is all part of the plan. Don't look at bad decisions or bad outcomes as a negative thing; instead find the positive that comes out of them, because there is always a positive even if you don't realize it yet.

The Brotherhood Of Man And The Politics Of Dignity

Robert Fuller | Posted 07.31.2013 | Religion
Robert Fuller

If science and religion cooperate to uphold and extend dignity, and left and right remove the inequities that thwart fair competition, we can build a global society that's as close to heaven as we need.

Open Up Your Mind and Let Your Brain Shut Off

Sharon Hill | Posted 07.29.2013 | Weird News
Sharon Hill

If you refuse to admit you might be wrong -- rejecting the evidence and the plausible alternatives in order to hold on to a cherished belief -- and nothing can convince you otherwise... then who's the closed-minded one?

10 Steps to Successful Goal Setting

Bradley Foster | Posted 07.07.2013 | Small Business
Bradley Foster

Setting goals puts you in the driver's seat, giving you the power to transform your life or take a company into the future. As enticing as that sounds, it is more common than not those goals are abandoned.

Peekholes Into Terrorism: Boston, Apostates And 'Argo'

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 06.23.2013 | Religion
Terry Kelhawk

In the aftermath of this month's Boston Marathon bombings, many are left scratching their heads. Why such senseless violence? What gain could equal the pain brought upon innocent people and ultimately the suspects themselves?

The Source of Indignity

Robert Fuller | Posted 06.12.2013 | Religion
Robert Fuller

What people really want in relationships is dignity, not domination. While it's not hard to understand why people who have suffered oppression might fantasize taking a turn at domination, to actually do so is to over-reach.

'All The People I Respect Are Non-Christians'

Victor Udoewa | Posted 06.10.2013 | Religion
Victor Udoewa

My friend was having trouble reconciling the fact that I am both a scientist whom she respects and someone who calls himself a Christian. How do I tell my friend that being a Christian has not always been foundationally defined on belief, but a transformative way of newly living, a faith?

Suspend Your Skepticism and Just Listen

Sharon Hill | Posted 06.01.2013 | Weird News
Sharon Hill

People who berate paranormal believers really ought to consider how emotionally affected are those who have had their own unexplained and frightening episodes. You might stop calling them silly and weak-minded. They are human and these are human experiences.

The Three Nails In Christ's Cross

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

There is so much to consider and experience at the Cross. So much we cannot afford to miss. Unless we look long enough at the Cross, the Resurrection will never mean nearly as much to us as it did to Christ.

What Baseball Can Teach Us About Faith And Belief

Christine Organ | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Christine Organ

In the Church of Baseball, there are a million different kinds of strike-outs, homeruns, curve balls, fastballs, bunts, stolen bases, pitching changes, errors, pop outs, grounders and foul balls. And without a doubt, every season will have its share of rain delays.

Change Our Story: When The Hallowed Become Hollow

Peter Buffett | Posted 05.19.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

It seems that institutions that once seemed paramount to a "civilized," prosperous and growing culture are crumbling -- or at least being brought into question -- like never before.