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America, We've Got a Problem

Jim Wallis | Posted 02.03.2015 | Religion
Jim Wallis

It's past time to fix it, and the church must stand alongside a new generation of young leaders and help the nation find the way forward.

Why I Don't Plan on Telling My Kid About Santa

Tina Donvito | Posted 02.02.2015 | Parents
Tina Donvito

If Santa is your family's cup of tea, go for it. It's just not mine. And I think Christmas is pretty magical without it.

Where Is the Faith?

Rumni Saha | Posted 02.02.2015 | Religion
Rumni Saha

I must confess that I greatly envy those who are able to hold on to their faith firmly no matter what may come. I want to believe; yet can't especially in the light of recent tragedies. Where is that just and loving being that has the power to love me in this life and the next? Where is my faith?

Starve the Vulture: An Interview With Jason Carney

Loren Kleinman | Posted 12.02.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

"People tend to deny their own bravery. Although we clamor for it secretly, everyone wants to be the center of attention for the right reasons. Most people do not believe they have it in them."

The Day God Spoke To Me

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 01.31.2015 | Religion
Kristen Hewitt

I'll never forget that call from the IVF nurse who had become my friend at the clinic: "Your FSH level is down to 13, if you want to try for a second...

Holiday Traditions - Faith, Family, Love

Ronda Lee | Posted 01.31.2015 | Religion
Ronda Lee

I hate cold weather, but Christmas time brings out the warm and fuzzy in me. This time of year, I cheerfully hum a tune, decorate the tree, and anticipate spending time with family. There is an idealist in me that "would like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony."

'I Did What I Was Paid to Do': Race Control and America

Troy Jackson | Posted 01.31.2015 | Religion
Troy Jackson

We are all doing what we are paid to do, and for century after century, people of color have been the ones paying the price.

THE TALK: Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God v. Colorado Springs

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 01.31.2015 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Faith is not a set of ridiculous beliefs, it's a way of being. An artist is still the best theologian. In this talk given in Colorado Springs to 300 people in the stunning Pikes' Peak Library, I introduced my new book and the ideas behind it.

Healing by Degrees

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

For me, truth lies in the faith of forgiveness, and when I surrender to this "faith of forgiveness," a newfound freedom enters my life. I don't believe that forgiveness is a one-time act, but rather an unfolding process.

What My Mom And Daughter Taught Me About Santa

Maria Rodgers O’Rourke | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Maria Rodgers O’Rourke

How could we have fostered this fantasy, all the while knowing one day we'd have to tell them otherwise?

The Comfort of Angels

Sue Shanahan | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion
Sue Shanahan

I learned about guardian angels as a girl. Having my own heavenly helper is a notion that has comforted me many times over the years. I have never believed in the angelic more strongly then when my grandson Logan arrived.

Bible-Based Campaign Aims to Pay-it-Forward This Holiday Season

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 01.25.2015 | Good News
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Will you make a difference in someone's life this Thanksgiving weekend? Beyond the football, the turkey, family and friends, will you take the time to make someone's day?

How Richard Dawkins Lost His Battle with God

Deepak Chopra | Posted 01.17.2015 | Books
Deepak Chopra

I am not saying that science is moving closer to God, only that the possibility of a conscious universe is very real in scientific terms. On that basis, the very things Dawkins defends so vociferously--reason, logic, data, experimentation--can be applied to reality beyond the five senses.

How to Live Your Light...

Alex Kip | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

In a world where we're constantly pushing happiness over the horizon, our views of what success means is often skewed. Pretty soon our batteries to our inner flashlight start to wear out. Then, all at once we can't seem to turn on the switch again.

Gratitude Is the Key to Opening Doors That Seem to Be Closed in Your Life

Lorna Byrne | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I love the idea of Thanksgiving -- a day to remind us to give thanks, and I wish it were celebrated right across the world. Our lives would be transformed if we got into the habit of giving thanks, not just on one day of the year, but every day.

The Problem With Faith

Steve McSwain | Posted 01.24.2015 | Religion
Steve McSwain

I wish it were easier. It is not, however. In many ways, my spiritual walk was easier when it was not so complicated by faith.

Scarred, But Never Closed

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 01.24.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

Our trauma, tragedies and losses (infertility related or not) make us who we are. I have learned that I am a better everything because I wanted and loved those babies so much. I am also a better everything because I lost them.

I Did It Their Way!

Catherine Nagle | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

I've come to learn even more these days that our greatest successes, achievements, and desires flow smoothly when we put the comfort and happiness of those around us ahead of our own wants and desires.

What President Obama's Immigration Reform Speech Says About Us

Maya Mathias | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Maya Mathias

When America, a country that globally champions the ideals of democracy and freedom, starts to develop political apathy of this magnitude, it compromises its ability to inspire other countries on the world stage, or to attract foreign business investment to its shores.

The Least Of These

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 01.24.2015 | Religion
Jeremy Affeldt

Now think about that. If something created by you, a part of you, is under attack, you feel attacked.

Putting People Before Politics

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Jim Wallis

For making a morally responsible choice -- using his discretionary legal authority to focus enforcement resources and prioritize deportations in ways that keep families together and our nation safe -- President Obama has been labeled an "emperor" and a "dictator" by Republicans.

Faith and Marriage Equality: Welcome to the Party

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

The recent appearance of pastors and churches declaring their willingness to perform marriages for same-sex couples has led to some of the most amazing imagery of the marriage equality struggle. Imagery the likes of which seemed all too impossible not long ago, especially in the deeply-red states of America.

The Religious Tension Behind The Boston Bombing Suspect's 'Faith-Based' Treatment

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.20.2014 | Religion

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one half of the sibling duo suspected to have orchestrated the Boston Marathon bombing, reportedly showed signs of schizophrenia be...

I'm the Perfect Mother, I Have the Perfect Marriage, Perfect Children and Perfect Family

Regan Long | Posted 01.19.2015 | Parents
Regan Long

I am proud to say that I am the perfect mother. I have a perfect husband who is likewise, a perfect father. We have a perfect marriage. So naturally, we have perfect children and a perfect family. Before you pass a quick judgement on me, let me explain further.

The Most Important RSVP from Pope Francis

Catherine Nagle | Posted 01.18.2015 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

I have seen examples of people ending a marriage only to realize later that they hadn't been so bad off after all. In the Church, discernment, listening to our hearts, and deep prayer and meditation, are all called for before entering into or ending such a union.