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A Home For Everyone: Reflecting The Life Of The Trinity

Rachael McNeal | Posted 06.20.2016 | Religion
Rachael McNeal

If you truly want to change the world - then reflect the beautiful relationship of the Trinity to each person. I don't care if that person is gay, Muslim, atheist, blonde, foreign, black, redheaded, funny or not funny. To everyone say - Jesus lives inside of me, and Jesus is home for everyone; therefore I am home for everyone.

Why A Mosque Invited A Church To Use Its Space For Worship

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.20.2016 | Religion

When a Michigan Unitarian Universalist congregation found itself homeless as their church underwent construction, a local mosque came to the rescue, o...

Churches Offer To Host Free Funerals For Victims Of Orlando Shooting

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.15.2016 | Good News

The religious community in Orlando is showing support for victims and families of Sunday's horrific mass shooting. Several churches in the Orlando 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...

Beware When Religion Makes You Feel Nostalgic

Rev. Jennifer Wilder | Posted 06.10.2016 | Religion
Rev. Jennifer Wilder

We want to have heroes, and we want to remember the good times, but the times our Bible discusses were not idyllic, not even really good.

Why I'm Leaving My Church

Harry Lewis | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Harry Lewis

The church that was supposed to love, nurture, and support me -- the one I was baptized into, the one I pledged myself to at fourteen when I was confirmed -- has turned its back on me.

They're Just Like Us

Anthony Hatcher | Posted 06.09.2016 | Religion
Anthony Hatcher

One of the most important lessons I took from this experience was that religion does have so many positive things about it.

The Mormon Church Made Me Hate Myself

Abby Van Buren | Posted 06.06.2016 | Religion
Abby Van Buren

The LDS church can be incredible for many people, I believe that. But I also believe that when you search your own heart and allow yourself to be one with the universe (or some may say the spirit) and something doesn't feel right, it isn't.

One Weird Trick to Live Longer Your Doctor Might Not Tell You! (Part One of Two)

Pete Williamson | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion
Pete Williamson

If you spend any time on the internet these days, you'll often find yourself swimming in a sea of clickbait titles (like the one above). They are righ...

#TalkToMe: A Conversation On Blended Family And Faith Between Stepdaughter And Stepfather

Dr. Michael B. Brown | Posted 06.02.2016 | Parents
Dr. Michael B. Brown

Sitting down together in the quiet sanctuary of Marble Collegiate Church, Senior Minister, Dr. Michael B. Brown and stepdaughter Alison Haile begin th...

9 Sacred Spaces That Transformed Into Stunning Secular Buildings

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 05.31.2016 | Religion

What happens to a sacred place when people no longer gather there to seek the divine? A lot of things, actually. As more people find spirituality ou...

On the Importance of Disappointing Your Congregation...

Tim Suttle | Posted 05.26.2016 | Religion
Tim Suttle

Pastors cannot agree to meet the needs and whims of their congregation. We're not allowed to comply to their wishes, if their wishes require a superstar pastor who keeps the church upwardly mobile. This life, however, is not healthy for the pastor.

Your Church Needs Youth, and Your Youth Need Church

Kelly Ladd Bishop | Posted 05.24.2016 | Religion
Kelly Ladd Bishop

If your church youth ministry functions as its own church, completely separate from the rest of the congregation, then you may be failing your youth.

Religious Hypocrites and Their Timeless Tactics: McCrory, Tartuffe, and House Bill 2

Harold Lloyd | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

With HB 2, Pat McCrory fleeces every worker of employment protections including the right to sue in state court for discrimination based on "race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap."

Room at the Table: When Separation Is the Faithful Option

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 05.20.2016 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

I love the hope expressed in the Gospel phrase "that they may all be one". It was Christ's hope for the church, and it's the motto of my own denomination, the United Church of Christ.

Artist Transforms 19th Century Church Into Stunning Kaleidoscope Of Color

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.19.2016 | Religion

The walls of a historic 19th century church are now bathed in rainbow lights thanks to an installation by UK artist Liz West. The 700 colored acrylic ...

Having Trouble Feeling United as a Methodist

John Colatch | Posted 05.19.2016 | Religion
John Colatch

The United Methodist General Conference, our four-year festival of legislation, prayer and bad manners has wound up.

Is Church Membership Still Relevant?

Tim Suttle | Posted 05.18.2016 | Religion
Tim Suttle

Church membership is not only relevant for our lives, it is a radical act of defiance to the self-service gods of our culture.

Why A Round-The-Clock Sit-In At This Catholic Church Is Ending After 12 Years

Reuters | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 05.17.2016 | Religion

The occupation of a Massachusetts Roman Catholic church to prevent its closure will end now that the Supreme Court has declined to hear the case broug...

Of Sex, Gender, and the Universe (Or, My God! How Great Thou Art!)

Bert Montgomery | Posted 05.16.2016 | Religion
Bert Montgomery

Before he was even three years old, my young friend Jonathan became fascinated with the solar system. He could recite the names of each planet, in ord...

How You Can Prep for Pentecost

Jack Levison | Posted 05.12.2016 | Religion
Jack Levison

I'm lying on an ice pack early this morning, doing my back exercises and listening to Pray as You Go, a tool for meditation, with monastery bells, music, and a Bible reading. It warms up my cranky body--and cold morning soul. The reading today is from Acts 2--the story of Pentecost, which goes like this.

What Surfboards and Evangelicals Have in Common

Josh Cobia | Posted 05.12.2016 | Religion
Josh Cobia

Faith and surfing have a lot in common. More specifically, I believe faith looks a lot like the most important part of surfing - a surfboard.

Lack of Water Justice Endangers Peace and Good Life: The World Council of Churches Climate Change Meeting

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Co-authored by Rev. Ilkka Sipilainen Albin Hillert, Communication Officer at the World Council of Churches We two theologians, Rev. Dr. Grac...

First See the Beauty of the Church

Corey MacPherson | Posted 05.06.2016 | Religion
Corey MacPherson

As Christians, we seem to have become obsessed with pointing out the perceived faults, failures and heresies in churches other than their own.

Orvieto's Sistine-like Chapel of San Brizio

Rick Steves | Posted 05.03.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Orvieto Cathedral's Chapel of San Brizio is one of the most jaw-dropping pieces of art you'll see in Italy. Painted by Luca Signorelli (who inspired M...