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Faith Healing

Paul Simon's Spiritual Fascination: 'Stranger to Stranger' and Sonic Inspiration

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 06.08.2016 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

While he waits for the Brazilian faith healer to arrive, Paul Simon is supposed be meditating quietly with his eyes closed. Instead, he's peeking. "...

The Power of Prayer

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 10.31.2014 | Religion
Lillie Leonardi

For all too long I have pondered the question, "What is my purpose?"  I have often raised my eyes toward Heaven and asked God, "What is it you want me to do?" I have even had the audacity to scream at the great above. 

What Is Strength?

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 09.28.2014 | Religion
Umar Zulqarnain

Strength is to let go, to let be, to simply exist. Strength is to know that we are nothing and that we have no strength. It is to know that strength is in God and is not acquired but provided.

What Is Strength?

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 09.25.2014 | Religion
Umar Zulqarnain

We try to display ourselves as strong, independent beings, as confident and un-phased by the events around us. In reality, it is often a show, a facade, a cry for attention rather than an element of fortitude.

A Personal Guide to Healing From a Loss

Joan E. Childs | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Joan E. Childs

A life that ends from any cause is horrific and a tragedy for the family left behind. I believe everyone grieves in his or her own way. There is no right or wrong. Losing a child to suicide is unnatural. Parents are supposed to die before their children.

Faith Healing Couple Will Go To Jail For Son's Death

Religious News Service | Amanda Murphey | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A Pentecostal couple who believes in faith healing has been sentenced to 3 1/2 to seven years in prison for neglecting to take their sick son to...

Amish Parents Wishes On Chemo Treatment of 10 Year Old Daughter Overruled

Reuters | Kim Palmer | Posted 10.08.2013 | Religion

(Reuters) - An Ohio hospital can force a 10-year-old Amish girl with leukemia to resume chemotherapy over the protests of her parents who decided to s...

WATCH: Pat Robertson Struggles To Explain Faith Healing

Posted 09.16.2013 | Religion

Likening the practice to Santa Claus giving out gifts, Pat Robertson struggled to explain faith healing to the viewers of the "700 Club" this week. ...

Where Do We Draw the Line on Religious Abuse?

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 09.03.2013 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

The recent push in Quebec to ban religious clothing and symbols such as the burka and niqab reignited the heated debate about the role of the state in...

Pastors Tell HIV Patients To Stop Taking Medicine And 'Rely On God'

www.bbc.co.uk | Alex Strangwayes-Booth | Posted 08.19.2013 | Religion

Some young HIV patients are giving up their medicine after being told by Pentecostal Church pastors to rely on faith in God instead, doctors warn. ...

When Faith Kills

Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D.

I am deeply saddened by the inevitable results of "faith" misguided, "faith" turned from a blessing to a curse, "faith" twisted from the spiritual tool of strength and inspiration it was meant to be into an instrument of pain, sorrow and death.

It's Cancer: God, Why Didn't You Heal Them?

Rick Hendrix | Posted 06.18.2013 | Religion
Rick Hendrix

The Bible says God gives good things to those who ask. God cannot give me a bad gift. He loves me too much. So what was the gift in losing my best friend and mother to cancer?

Is Magic A Social Service?

Saumya Arya Haas | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Saumya Arya Haas

Magic to the People isn't out to convince anyone that magic is real, and it's not intended to replace qualified medical or psychiatric guidance. It's for those who already believe.

Ever Seen A Real Miracle?

Christine Wicker | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Christine Wicker

They asked about the preacher's affairs. About the money he made. They asked if Donna Johnson, the woman who considered the preacher her stepdad, had forgiven him. But what they really wanted to know was had she ever seen a miracle that she believed was real?

WATCH: Oprah Almost Fainted When She Saw THIS

OWN | Posted 03.19.2013 | OWN

John of God is a man with no medical degree and little formal education. Yet the controversial faith healer performs surgeries in an effort to help th...

WATCH: A Family Experiences John Of God’s ‘Spiritual Surgery’

OWN | Posted 03.14.2013 | OWN

Some say John of God can perform miracles, healing the sick and dying. Others say he is a fraud. This Sunday, Oprah travels to Brazil to visit the wor...

Fear, The Medicine Buddha And Me

Cindy Bird | Posted 03.25.2013 | Religion
Cindy Bird

I knew that the force I was calling on was not really a Buddha, but my own body's ability to heal itself. I was calling on my own Buddhanature. I needed wisdom and healing. I had to turn to the Medicine Buddha to connect with it.

Thank You, God, For Cancer

Rev. Catherine B. Dempesy | Posted 12.04.2012 | Religion
Rev. Catherine B. Dempesy

My prayer, as I was listening to the doctor say the words, "invasive, lobular carcinoma," came suddenly and clearly: "Gracious God be with me through this journey, allow me to walk it with dignity and grace. And help me to be grateful, whatever may be."

Good Talks With The Doctor

Bill Calhoun | Posted 09.27.2012 | Religion
Bill Calhoun

In the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, Elijah and Jesus were more into listening and seeing than into talking and being busy. Having a good talk with your doctor, the doctor listening, the patient asking important questions, is a central piece of real health care reform.

No Jail For Parents Who Didn't Take Dying Son To Doctor

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.21.2012 | Crime

An Oregon couple whose teenaged son died from a burst appendix because they don't believe in modern medicine accepted a plea deal to avoid jail. L...

Why I Don't Need Your Faith-Healing

Beth Hopkins | Posted 11.04.2012 | Religion
Beth Hopkins

The problem I have with faith-healing is not the faith. I have been given that gift, by Grace and the example of others. The problem I have with faith-healing is not the healing. I certainly believe healing and other "big" miracles are possible.

What Physicians (Need To) Know About Religion And Spirituality

Wendy Cadge | Posted 09.30.2012 | Religion
Wendy Cadge

Most of the physicians I interviewed in the last eight years received little formal training around religion and spirituality in medical school or residency. Some describe learning on the job while others speak of trying to avoid such topics.

Compassion Fatigue: Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

Rev. Eric C. Shafer | Posted 09.17.2012 | Religion
Rev. Eric C. Shafer

Jesus Christ's compassion does not wear thin, even as he must repeat his saving activity for us again and again as we all fall short of his hopes for us. But like the disciples, we are not Jesus.

Desperately Seeking Jesus

Tara Woodard-Lehman | Posted 09.02.2012 | Religion
Tara Woodard-Lehman

In God's upside down kingdom we're invited, even instructed, to be honest about our weakness. In God's counter-cultural kingdom its always better to be desperate, than deceptive.

Taking Jesus Seriously: Mark 5:21-43

Rev. Dr. Lewis Galloway | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Lewis Galloway

It is a tale within a tale. It begins with a desperate father, a leader of the synagogue, pleading with Jesus to come heal his critically ill daughter. It is no laughing matter.