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Don't Ignore The Past, Believe In The Future

Shayne Looper | Posted 07.25.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

To accept someone as Christ accepted you means welcoming that person into your life warmly, like the father of the prodigal welcomed his son. He did not present his son with a catalogue of grievances but with a party. He made sure his son knew that he was wanted.

Why These Evangelical Leaders Are Firmly Against Trump

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.22.2016 | Religion

Donald Trump may claim to have “won with evangelicals,” but he has a long way to go if he wants to win over many of their leaders. Rank and file ...

'Garden Of Eden' Becomes World Heritage Site

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.19.2016 | Religion

A wetland in southeast Iraq, thought to be the biblical Garden of Eden and almost completely drained during Saddam Hussein’s rule, has become a UNES...

Conclusion of Gita, Bible, Quran And Tripiṭaka

Rajan Thapaliya | Posted 07.18.2016 | Religion
Rajan Thapaliya

Gita, Bible, Quran and Tripitaka often said to be the word of God by followers of various religions are the works of the Supreme Being. They describe how we are related to the ultimate God and how we should live our life so that we do not incur any kind of sins while doing what we must do. They describe how every work becomes worship when our heart is set upon the maker.

Atheism Advocate: Religion Is Harming Society And Lives

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

The fundamental problem with religion is that believers--about 5 billion people right now on Planet Earth--are so sure they're "correct" on anything and everything they believe.

Running Inspiration In The Bible

Miriam Diaz-Gilbert | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Miriam Diaz-Gilbert

Survey Shows A 2014 telephone and online survey to gauge Bible trends in the United States shows that 88% of American households own a Bible and have...

It's All About Sex, Says Christianity

Matt Hawley | Posted 07.13.2016 | Religion
Matt Hawley

When we refer to bigotry against the LGBT community, where exactly does it from? Opposition to gay marriage has traditionally been a mainstay on the Republican platform, which has a predominantly Christian base.

Judge Rules On Family Dispute Over Martin Luther King Jr.'s Bible

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.03.2017 | Religion

The Bible that Martin Luther King Jr. carried during the civil rights movement in the 1960s belongs to his estate which voted in 2014 to sell the heir...

Daily Meditation: Rebuild

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.11.2016 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

You Are Being Called To Care For Children. Will You Answer?

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 07.08.2016 | Religion
Dr. John DeGarmo

The four-year-old boy, suffering from so much pain in his life, smiled at me as I took his hand in mine. When I looked into my son from foster care's bright eyes, my own eyes began to fill with tears, and I was quickly reminded of the Bible verse, Matthew 25:35-36.

What Giants?

Jonah C. Steinberg | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion
Jonah C. Steinberg

(detail from "The Grapes of Canaan" by James Tissot, image via Wikimedia Commons) In our reading from the Torah this week, ten of the twelve scouts w...

The Ancient Roots of Liberty

Jonathan Kaplan | Posted 06.30.2016 | Religion
Jonathan Kaplan

As the United States commemorates its national independence, the eyes of America will be drawn back to Philadelphia, to Independence Hall, where the D...

The Bible Is For The Birds

Michael Gilmour | Posted 06.27.2016 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

Avian language is everywhere in the Bible. But what, if anything, does it say about ethics? Quite a lot, I suspect. For whatever reason, God does not want humans killing mother birds.

Dealing With Religious Literalists

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 06.25.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

My daughter (who is no longer Mormon) spent her last day in church listening to a Sunday school lesson about Noah's Ark. In the midst of this lesson, ...

Will Heaven Be Boring?

Michael Gilmour | Posted 06.25.2016 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

In a Gary Larson Far Side cartoon, a man in heaven sits on a cloud wishing he brought a magazine. The heaven of pop-culture cliché--white robes, ange...

World of Wondering

Jonah C. Steinberg | Posted 06.30.2016 | Religion
Jonah C. Steinberg

Divine words resonating from one age to the next, reflecting from event after event, and echoing from interpretation to interpretation, tossed back and forth from sage to sage - and what, in the end, do we learn?

How To Pray When You Don't Know How To Pray

Gary Jansen | Posted 06.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gary Jansen

Like many people, I have shed a lot of tears in the wake of the three tragedies that have fallen upon Orlando in recent days. And like many people, an...

New Evidence Suggests 'Gospel Of Jesus's Wife' Papyrus A Forgery

The Atlantic | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.16.2016 | Religion

On a humid afternoon this past November, I pulled off Interstate 75 into a stretch of Florida pine forest tangled with runaway vines. My GPS was homin...

The Narrative of Orlando: An American Fatwa?

Ted Gup | Posted 06.14.2016 | Media
Ted Gup

The problem that few are emphasizing is not that the gunman is American-born, but that the zealotry and homophobia that played out in the killings is equally homegrown.

Please Stop Killing Us. Please.

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 06.14.2016 | Religion
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

This is what I read on a friend's Facebook page on Sunday. She was responding to the mass murder at Pulse in Orlando, but she's no stranger to the rea...

14 Potential Product Placements of Biblical Proportions #7 Could Get You to Convert

Paul Lander | Posted 06.14.2016 | Comedy
Paul Lander

14 Potential Product Placements of Biblical Proportions #7 Could Get You to Convert Olive Garden of Eden Burning Busch Beer and Burning Busch Light S...

Lesson Of The Pulse Massacre: Old Time Religion Kills

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 06.14.2016 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

How could anyone do that? It's a question that burns in us after the dreadful slaughter at Pulse. Now we have a clue.

The Surreal June 8th Terror Attack in Tel-Aviv - Small Deatails

Lev Hakak | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
 Lev Hakak

In the 2005 film "Paradise Now," two Palestinian friends get ready to commit a suicide attack in Tel-Aviv, Israel. The suicide bombers pretend they ar...

Don't Call Me a Christian.

Corinne Rogero | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
Corinne Rogero

I told myself I wasn't going to do this. I said I was going to wait until my trip to Montana was finished before I processed these last several months...

Does God Recognize Race?

Robert J. Benz | Posted 06.14.2016 | Religion
Robert J. Benz

Rev. Dr. Terence K. Leathers is pastor at Mt. Vernon Christian Church in Clayton, North Carolina and a member of People For the American Way’s Afric...