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What Should Replace the Republican Party?

John C. Wathey | Posted 09.25.2016 | Politics
John C. Wathey

A Party Lobotomized Once the venerable party of Lincoln, the Republicans split off from the Whigs in 1854 to oppose slavery, and for a century sto...

Film Unbroken Delivers Powerful Message of Perseverance and Forgiveness

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 03.14.2015 | Religion
Ingrid Peschke

While adrift at sea, Louis had made a commitment to dedicate his life to serving God if he survived. And that's exactly what he eventually does.

Looking for an Angel?

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 02.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ingrid Peschke

There are times when we all need an angel. Even for the not particularly religious, an angel can come in very handy. My brother and I recently discus...

Too Busy for Work-Life Balance?

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Peschke

Recently, I blocked out a weekday evening, which meant getting carpools for the kids and planning carefully for dinner and homework, so I could devote more time to prayer. It's making all the difference and I'm defending this commitment just like the time I calendar for daily walks.

Want Peace? Try Forgiveness

Sharon McElroy | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Sharon McElroy

Indeed, it can be hard to "swim against the stream" of our reactions to injustice. But heading down the path of forgiveness can be as simple as knowing we each have this spiritual sense that can identify the good that's present even where it seems far from obvious.

These Religions Were Born In The U.S.A.

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion

As we celebrate the 238th birthday of America this July 4, we look back on the religious movements that began right here in the U.S. of A. Here's ...

Hobby Lobby, 1 - Women, 0

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

It is hard not to despair. A woman entering a clinic for personal health care now must wade through potential hordes of obnoxious strangers getting i...

Declare Your Independence for One Day

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Peschke

To me, there's both practical and spiritual wisdom in letting go of mental weights that can impede our progress and even our health.

The Science of Prayer and Service

Michael Morgan | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Michael Morgan

When is the last time you stopped everything you were doing: turned your phone off (yes, totally off!), sat still, closed your eyes and held your city in a thought-space filled with nothing but pure goodness? Does it seem impossible?

Freedom of Religion

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.21.2014 | Religion
Jill S. Tietjen

Today, we are able to exercise our religious beliefs because of the courageous women and men who came before us. Let's learn about some of the women who strove for religious freedom.

This Congregation Can't Wait To Tear Down Their 'Ugly Church'

Religion News Service | Amanda Murphy | Posted 03.13.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) So long, ugly church. Very few people will miss you. After years of protracted legal battles, a small band of Christian Scientists...

Women's History Month: Mary Baker Eddy's Commitment to Health

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 05.03.2014 | Women
Ingrid Peschke

Mary Baker Eddy was no ordinary woman. Behind her Victorian-era velvet and lace dress was a 21st century power suit. At a time when women could not vote, rarely preached from a pulpit or took part in medical professions, her work in the healthcare arena broke through the glass ceiling that had yet to become a metaphor.

Botox or the Bible? Finding the Key to Longevity

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Ingrid Peschke

My family and I recently watched the fourth installment of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean series, On Stranger Tides. The story focuses on finding t...

10 Positive-Thinking Books That Might Change Your Life

Mitch Horowitz | Posted 10.23.2013 | Religion
Mitch Horowitz

The gospel of positivity grew out of mystical and occult subcultures in America starting in the mid-19th century and went on to become closest thing America has to a national creed.

Ritual Child Sacrifice Is Alive and Well in 21st Century America

Nate Phelps | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Nate Phelps

In 2009 Herbert and Catherine Schaible lost their two year old boy to pneumonia. As third generation members of the First Century Gospel Church in Philadelphia, they chose to ignore the medical choices available to them and sacrificed their little boy on the altar of Christian-based faith healing.

Sasha Bronner

Will Val Kilmer Be Redeemed? | Sasha Bronner | Posted 03.28.2012 | Los Angeles

Actor Val Kilmer's once illustrious career has grown dim in the past decade. But over tea at the Viceroy Hotel on an overcast Santa Monica afternoon, ...

The Positive Health Effects Of Prayer

Russ Gerber | Posted 10.02.2011 | Religion
Russ Gerber

Researchers who have concluded (once again) that more and more Americans are praying about their health. As striking as that is, it's not the big surprise in the latest study.

The Theological Dilemma Of Medieval Neuroscience

Matt J. Rossano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Matt J. Rossano

The 12th and 13th centuries witnessed a flourishing of natural philosophy in Christian Europe. This Medieval natural philosophy included the biological basis of the human mind.

Spirituality: A Powerful Factor for Health Care Reform

Gary Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Gary Jones

Like the 36 percent of Americans who say they've experienced or seen healing through prayer, my lifestyle of spirituality includes the practice of healing through prayer. I've found that prayer "works."

Murder by Faith? A Tale of Two Worldviews

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

What should be done when parents rely on religion instead of medicine to heal sick children?

Survivor Tocantins: Sandy Wastes

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

I'm not normally a vengeful person, unless you cross me in some trivial manner, but Taj must die.