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Contemplation, Appreciation, And The Book Of Nature

Robert 'Robin' Gottfried | Posted 07.05.2016 | Religion
Robert 'Robin' Gottfried

Reading the Book of Nature requires getting in tune with it by spending time outdoors and by developing attitudes and approaches to life that facilitate communicating with other creatures and hearing and seeing God in her works.

How Did We Wind Up in Such an Unlikely Universe?

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 06.13.2016 | Science
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Michael Bass UCF Forum columnist Not long ago the Public Broadcasting Service program NOVA presented an episode called "The Great Math Mystery." I...

Stop Waiting, Start Creating

Lisa Murray | Posted 06.02.2016 | Books
Lisa Murray

IGNITING THE DESIRE TO CREATE (excerpt from Lisa's new 'Stop Waiting, Start Creating' book, released on Kindle - 2 June 2016) "Moments of creative t...

Rush Limbaugh Just Can't Figure Out Why Gorillas Exist

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.01.2016 | Media

Rush Limbaugh seems to think that Harambe, the gorilla shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo over the weekend after a young boy fell into the enclosur...

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...

Do Trees Have Souls?

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 04.25.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Deciduous trees in winter, shorn of their leaves and their greeniness, seem so full of soul and will and intention -- despite their barren branches -- that I want to say, yes, trees are an expression of the divine.

We Aren't Perfect -- And Maybe God Isn't Either

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 04.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara Falconer Newhall

According to that thinking, we are, every one of us, intrinsically depraved sinners, responsible not just for our mistakes and missteps, but responsible as well for the fact that we are capable of making mistakes.

Work, Rest, And Our Soul

Pete Williamson | Posted 04.14.2016 | Religion
Pete Williamson

This constant stress is toxic to the soul. Rest doesn't seem restful -- it feels like procrastination -- and work doesn't bring fulfillment.

Does Your Dog Have a Soul?

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 04.13.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Julie Barton calls Bunker her soulmate. They were as emotionally close as a dog and a person can be. But, to hear Barton tell it, there was more than just friendship going on here between dog and human. There was healing.

How to Find Joy in the Process and Let Go of the Result

Z Zoccolante | Posted 04.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Z Zoccolante

The Tibetan Buddhist monks ritualistically create, and then ritualistically dismantle, their creation as a symbol of the transitory nature of material life. The jar of sand is taken to a river and released back into nature.

The Bible Unlocked: The Word

Kristina Kaine | Posted 03.01.2016 | Religion
Kristina Kaine

"Every one should consider his body as a priceless gift from one whom he loves above all, as a marvelous work of art, of undescribable beauty and mast...

"Ethiopian Lives Matter--The Social Conscience of The Saint John's Bible III"

Paul N. Anderson | Posted 01.15.2016 | Religion
Paul N. Anderson

Do people share a common humanity, and if so, what is its character? Whereas Genesis 1:1-2:4a calls for setting aside time for worship, renewal, and r...

The Winter Forest Gives Us a Clue About How to Experience God

Robert 'Robin' Gottfried | Posted 12.14.2015 | Religion
Robert 'Robin' Gottfried

I like this winter season because I can see the bones of the earth. Sinkholes and cliffs normally hidden by the leaves now show up. I see things differently. I suspect this reveals to us something about seeing God.

A Catechism of Confucianism: The Absolute Good (至善)

Bin Song (宋斌) | Posted 12.04.2015 | Religion
Bin Song (宋斌)

The first paragraph of the Great Learning (大學)says that the ultimate goal of Confucian self-cultivation is "to abide in the absolute good"(止於至善). So what is this absolute good?

Day 1 Faith & Science Series Part 8: Dr. Luke Powery on Continuing the Conversation in Churches

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 11.12.2015 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

Life has an inexhaustible curriculum, and the lessons are infinite just like God even when it comes to a conversation about faith and science, God and the cosmos, creation and evolution, quantum physics and eternity, imago dei and science, genetics and morality, and health and healing.

How to Ignite Your Personal Power in Two Simple Steps

Carla Schesser | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Carla Schesser

Whenever you blame something outside of yourself for the way your life currently is, you are giving your power away. You convince yourself that you have no power, and that there's nothing you can do because you aren't in control.

Day 1 Faith & Science Series Part 6: Dr. Nancy Duff on the Bible and Genetics: Hear the Animals Singing

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 10.28.2015 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

Animal lovers will enjoy this week's Day1 radio program--the 6th in our "Faith & Science in the 21st Century" series. The Rev. Dr. Nancy J. Duff addresses the topic of genetics through a biblical understanding of our relationships with animals, and reveals some serious issues we all must wrestle with.

Day 1 Faith & Science Series Part 5: David Wood on Science and the "Image of God"

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 10.22.2015 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

In his message on this week's Day1 radio program--the 5th in the "Faith & Science in the 21st Century" series--the Rev. David Wood speaks on "The Imag...

How To Sell Your Art As An Introvert

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 10.14.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com Artists often need to inhabit a dual personality in order to succeed. They need to be comfortable spending...

From Caution to Creation

Ilyana Romanovsky | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Ilyana Romanovsky

It is conceivable that cultures, environments, institutions and labs that support the value of the creative process may just be a fragile link to the future. Assuming that this could be the catalyst to discovery, it remains a challenge to take a risk and bet on a possibility.

Day 1 Faith & Science Series: Katharine Jefferts Schori on Creation and Evolution

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 10.06.2015 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

"How can people of faith best approach scientific endeavors for the good of all?" That was my question to Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jeffert...

Day 1 Faith & Science Series: Ted Peters on God and Cosmos

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 10.02.2015 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

In his 1979 book Disturbing the Universe, Freeman Dyson wrote, "As we look out into the universe and identify the many accidents of physics and astronomy that have worked together to our benefit, it almost seems as if the universe must in some sense have known we were coming."

Oh Foolish Man: A Poem Inspired by Aylan Kurdi

Clara Macri | Posted 09.30.2015 | Arts
Clara Macri

I would like to share a poem I am just finishing. My inspiration was the picture of the body of the Syrian child, Aylan, lying on the beach that made global headlines recently.

Evangelicals Going to the Dogs -- and Cats -- With Major Statement on Animal Welfare

David Briggs | Posted 09.30.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

This is good news for Fido and Kitty and the remaining lions in Hwange Game Reserve in Zimbabwe. And maybe for the rest of us, say spiritual advocates of animal welfare.

Day 1 Faith & Science Series Begins: How Can Faith and Science Inform Each Other?

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 09.25.2015 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

Does the universe make any sense? Does the cosmos have purpose? And what about us human beings? Do we matter? Is there any way to know? Listen to some...