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How The Obama 'Ground Game' Was Church For Me

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 01.13.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

The days were long, but the dedication of these volunteers was inspiring. When I would look around the room, I knew I wasn't surrounded by my regular church family, but I was surprised that it still felt like church for me.

How I Explained To My Children The Reasons Our Family Goes To Church

Christine Organ | Posted 12.30.2012 | Religion
Christine Organ

Last Sunday morning began like most other mornings around our house. The mood was carefree, relaxed and lazy. Until, that is, I announced that it was time to get dressed so that we could leave for church.

New Republican 8-Point Platform to Balance the Budget & Create a Healthy America!

Nick Bassill | Posted 12.25.2012 | Comedy
Nick Bassill

Women should not be allowed to drive so that they do not pose a risk to the men drivers who are driving for a good reason, such as going to work, to the golf course or to meet their buddies for a beer or a trip to the local strip club.

FaithStreet: A Company Connecting Communities

Diana Mao | Posted 12.19.2012 | Religion
Diana Mao

FaithStreet is doing something right: connecting people to churches and empowering churches to serve even more people in the community, increasing the common good.

Why Christianity Is Dying While Spirituality Is Thriving

Steve McSwain | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Steve McSwain

There is within this new emergence an affinity for those matters of social and personal justice, compassion, spiritual wholeness and unity within and among all people and faiths. These were the obsessions of Jesus while here on earth.

Vatican II: A Call To Break Down Barriers

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 11.25.2012 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

We should look to the Second Vatican Council for guidance and wisdom as we seek to make our house a place where no door is ever locked, but only awaiting a knock.

The Role and Importance of the Church in the Community

Pastor Gilford T. Monrose | Posted 11.19.2012 | Religion
Pastor Gilford T. Monrose

We must start to look deep within ourselves and arise to serve the needs of all people in the name of Christ. The time is closer until the coming of Jesus Christ and the church has much work to do. Now is the right time to become the church Christ expects it to be.

What The Body Of Christ Can Learn From Fantasy Sports

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 11.13.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

As I have jumped into fantasy sports this year for the first time, I found myself watching the game differently. I wonder what would happen if we applied this same kind of lens to those things that we church folks so easily demonized every day.

Mitt Romney and the Tithing Gimmick

Michael D'Antonio | Posted 11.13.2012 | Religion
Michael D'Antonio

No modern presidential candidate has made a show of his church donations in the way Mitt Romney has made a show of his Mormon tithing. But his donations say nothing about his worthiness to hold public office, let alone his goodness.

That's My Kind of Church!

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Rev. Chris Glaser

Last week I found a church to my liking -- of all places, a megachurch in the South on television. Or maybe I should say, a "congregation," because it included people of many faiths, including atheism.

The Church's Doomed Pursuit Of The Elusive Young Adult

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 11.06.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

It seems that everywhere you look today, "the church," especially within historic traditions, is talking about reaching that ever-elusive young adult demographic.  Sometimes it feels like we are on some National Geographic safari trying to observe and conserve some rare creature.

The Growing Contemporary Church

Rick McDaniel | Posted 11.05.2012 | Religion
Rick McDaniel

Walk in and hear rock music, see people wearing jeans and flip flops, and look at big video screens. Messages that focus on sex, success and decision making are also common fare. Welcome to the contemporary church.

Rick Warren's Real Reason: Why the Pastor Cancelled the Candidates

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

When you walk through the doorway of the polls later this year, vote your conscience and remember the pastor who had to close his doors on the candidates ... and why.

Bishop Charles Blake Reveals Mega Churches Political Impact and Social Responsibilities

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 09.04.2012 | Los Angeles
Tanya Young Williams

The jury is still out as to whether mega churches are good for our society or not. As a culture, we have learned that bigger isn't always better. Either way, mega churches, with their vast outreach, do have responsibilities to their communities, state and nation.

Back To Church Again

Mark Sandlin | Posted 11.01.2012 | Religion
Mark Sandlin

At the end of this sabbatical journey, I realize the journey has just started. Experiencing, seeing and understanding some of the things I did on my sabbatical away from Church is not enough. Now is the time to act.

Announcing The Church Of The Homosexual

Mark Olmsted | Posted 10.28.2012 | Comedy
Mark Olmsted

I mean, really, if Scientology can call itself a Church, why can't we? I don't know about you, but I could use some tax-exempt status when I bang the old headboard. And we could finally use protections afforded freedom of religion by the Constitution.

Patrice Peck

A Black Church Steeped in History Strives To Regain Glory Days

HuffingtonPost.com | Patrice Peck | Posted 08.29.2012 | Black Voices

Deaconess Mary Cooper sat in an empty, front row pew at the Rossville A.M.E. Zion church reflecting on the summer roasts held in the congregation’s ...

A Call For Conversation From A Gay Christian: To My LGBT Community

Richmond Schmidt | Posted 10.23.2012 | Religion
Richmond Schmidt

It took years to appreciate the enormity of God's acceptance and compassion for me. I am a Christian because I know a very different God than who the gay community has often been shown.

A Call For Conversation From A Gay Christian: To My Fellow Christians

Richmond Schmidt | Posted 10.23.2012 | Religion
Richmond Schmidt

Rather than talk about the freedom to eat chicken sandwiches or of my own personal salvation, I want to tell you about a few gay friends of mine. They seem to get this whole values thing.

Far Too Little Sabbath In The Sabbath

Mark Sandlin | Posted 10.21.2012 | Religion
Mark Sandlin

Sabbatical is about rest and recuperation. It is about communing with God in a restorative way. For a lot of church-going people that is not the way they would describe Sunday mornings.

American Christians Cannot Claim Persecution

Emily Timbol | Posted 10.16.2012 | Religion
Emily Timbol

Christians have gone from a group of believers willing to die for a man that preached loving your enemies, to people who are known more for who they are against, than who they love.

Gay Marriage And The Church: What Not To Say

Rev. Joanna Harader | Posted 10.15.2012 | Religion
Rev. Joanna Harader

Whether or not you agree with my belief that the church should be fully inclusive and affirming of sexual minorities, I hope you will agree with my belief that we should all listen more and categorize less.

David Lohr

You've Never Heard A Judge Scream Like This In A Courtroom

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.10.2012 | Crime

A West Virginia pastor who was recently on the receiving end of a volatile outburst by an incensed family court judge said he is not ready to forgive ...

I Don't Want To Go Back To Church And Why I Will

Mark Sandlin | Posted 10.04.2012 | Religion
Mark Sandlin

I do not want to go back to Church because life outside of Church is better. It just is.

Remembering Brett McLean

Frank Fredericks | Posted 10.03.2012 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

I think it's time we take off our hats to him. My heart goes out to his family, and thank you Brett for reminding me what it means to truly live like Jesus, even when it costs you dearly.