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Speaking at Harvard Law, "Making a Murderer" Attorney Dean Strang Highlights Our Troubling Rate of Wrongful Convictions--and Suggests a Solution

Michael Shammas | Posted 07.12.2016 | Crime
Michael Shammas

The vast majority of prosecutors are true professionals, keenly aware of their immense power and its consequent responsibility. They form accurate conclusions on guilt far more often than the converse. Still, cognitive bias and overconfidence touch us all.

What You Need More Of Right Now

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 06.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Metta is the act of extending our love, kindness and friendship equally towards all beings, proving that love is more powerful than any negative force. Rather than trying to deal with negativity, we cultivate the opposite; seeing and knowing pain, we bring loving kindness. Then amazing change is possible.

Can You Meet God Outside the Bible?

Paul Perkins | Posted 05.17.2016 | Religion
Paul Perkins

Although I didn't know it at the time, my faith was all brain and no heart. Like learning algebraic formulas, I treated God as just an intellectual belief.

Is Your Faith Water or Cement?

Steve Austin | Posted 04.15.2016 | Religion
Steve Austin

Every person of faith must choose if faith is water or cement in their lives. That choice is sometimes a lifetime in the making. A faith that is cement is meant to be absolute, definable, tangible, and - most importantly - defendable.

Faithfully Doubtful

Laura Lowery | Posted 04.01.2016 | Women
Laura Lowery

Maybe the questioning of our own abilities is what causes us to look for something larger than ourselves.

How to Have Brand Confidence Like a Superstar

Maureen P. Price | Posted 03.31.2016 | Business
Maureen P. Price

If you're struggling to communicate with your target audience, it's time to take a look at your brand.

But Is It Real?

Patrick Vaughn | Posted 03.23.2016 | Religion
Patrick Vaughn

Easter makes a bold affirmation about God. Easter means that nothing can separate us from God's love in Jesus. Not Parkinson's. Not divorce. Not the death of a daughter. Not poverty.

The Moment Casey Gerald Realized The Importance Of Doubt

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.15.2016 | Religion

In a recent powerful TED Talk, writer and business leader Casey Gerald used the metaphor of his experiences with his childhood faith to talk about the...

Gwen Stefani Is 'Still In Shock' Over The End Of Her Marriage

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 03.10.2016 | Entertainment

“If I could, I would just tell you everything, and you would just be in shock. It’s a really good, juicy story," Gwen Stefani tells The New York T...

5 Steps to Overcome Doubt

Fani Stipkovic | Posted 03.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Fani Stipkovic

So as you continue on your journey I employ to feel the fear and make a decision anyway. You are the captain of your own destiny.

Mere Belief

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 02.18.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Religious intolerance arose with presumptions of certainty: the sureness that my sect possesses certified knowledge means that I cannot endure your sect's evident error. If it had always been accepted that belief does not rise to the level of knowledge, religious intolerance might not have marred our histories.

When in Doubt, Be Religious

Tara Woodard-Lehman | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion
Tara Woodard-Lehman

For much of my life I thought being a "true" Christian meant denouncing religion. Mentors would regularly and passionately remind me, "Faith is a RELATIONSHIP, not a RELIGION."

Advice For Anyone Who Has Ever Doubted Their Religion

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.28.2016 | Religion

America is increasingly becoming a land of religious doubters. The latest Pew Religious Landscape Study suggests that a full 34 percent of American a...

Moses Kept a Diary?!

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 01.12.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Here is a translation from the recently discovered Diary of Moses, originally scratched onto sheep's skin by an steady and ornamental hand. The passage seems to suggest a moment of doubt in Moses, right before a theophany.

Unreasonable Gratitude: An Artist Talks to God

Samantha Bennett | Posted 12.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Samantha Bennett

I've had a partly-finished work laying around for some time now, and, frankly, I've been too shy to share it with you because it's kind of... spiritua...

Advent: Restless in the Waiting

Shea Watts | Posted 12.07.2015 | Religion
Shea Watts

Another mass shooting. More hateful rhetoric from politicians and their supporters. Another Facebook post by the one person who knows all the inflammatory things to say. Of late, I am struggling to remain hopeful. How do we reconcile peace with a violent world?

Walking Dead: Rorschach Test for Faith

Loren-Paul Caplin | Posted 11.25.2015 | Religion
Loren-Paul Caplin

Our core cast of characters in The Walking Dead, have more going on than solely surviving. And that is why we love them and root for them and suffer when they suffer.

Why Your Many Fears Deserve Attention and Love

Aruna Evan | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Aruna Evan

Fear deserves as many distinct concepts and words as the Greeks have for love. Your friend says, "I love you" for the first time, and you might have to take a peek at his face to see what he really means.

Maintaining Faith in the Midst of Doubts

Wes Isley | Posted 11.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Wes Isley

Late last week, I found myself in one of those proverbial dark nights of the soul. You know, those times where you question the existence of God, the ...

The Gift of Doubt

Shea Watts | Posted 11.04.2015 | Religion
Shea Watts

One of the greatest sources of angst I have felt is the religious faithful's responses to my doubt. At first, I tried to be honest about it, but I began to feel that my doubt was not welcome -- in fact, it appears to have been treated as weakness, which carries the social stigma of shame.

Are You Buying Into the Illusion?

Ashley Navarro | Posted 10.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ashley Navarro

Imagine you're standing at the edge of a cliff and the world is crumbling to pieces right behind you. You are too afraid to jump, not knowing where yo...

The Ten Most Heart-Wrenching Scenes From "A Little Princess"

Elizabeth Logan | Posted 10.22.2015 | Comedy
Elizabeth Logan

Sara and Captain Crewe being reunited at the end of A Little Princess.

What Rumi and Khalil Gibran Would Tell Us About Love

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 10.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jesica L. Santos

I have selected 60 excerpts from poems infused with the mystic wisdom of two greatly gifted poets, Persian Jalal al-Din Rumi and Lebanese Khalil Gibran.

What To Do When You're a Pastor of Little Faith

Tara Woodard-Lehman | Posted 10.05.2015 | Religion
Tara Woodard-Lehman

Faith isn't something we can simply will to happen with gritty determination and spiritual stubbornness. Faith isn't something we can magically muster when we're feeling particularly "right with God."

Why God Is Funny

Kara Post-Kennedy | Posted 09.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kara Post-Kennedy

Recently there have been a lot of people in the news blaming their bad behavior on God. A contemporary version of "the devil made me do it," it got m...