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Music's First Interracial Female Duo AsOne Inspires at a Very Timely Moment

Ernest Owens | Posted 07.17.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

An album that has been three years in the making finally found its jolt during a time when the national arguably needed it the most.

Despite Honest Attempts at Universality, "Amazing Grace" Falls Short

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.17.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

As the curtain closes, Amazing Grace gets a standing ovation, with shouts and tears to boot. Maybe, I missed something. Maybe, I don't understand. It's okay that I don't like it because someone else did. But for me, it is not enough. It's too trapped in "history" to acknowledge the history that resides inside us.

The 8 Top Spiritual Sites In America

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.16.2015 | Fifty

    SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Lori Erickson From Wild to Eat, Pray, Love, spiritual journeys have been on the pop culture radar....

Saying No to Affluenza: 5 Ways Faith Can Help Parents of Teens Raise Healthy, Caring Young Adults

David Briggs | Posted 07.14.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

How can parents help their own children say no to affluenza? Or to become caring young adults, forsaking refuge in addictive behaviors? One answer may be right down the street: Their local church, temple or mosque.

A Fairy Tale Still In The Making: The Beautiful Dress I Borrowed

Catherine Nagle | Posted 07.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

With my daughter only nine years old, I was very discreet in dating and careful about bringing anyone into our home, or in allowing men to meet my da...

Brunelleschi and a Leap of Faith

Lisa Condie | Posted 07.09.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

It is the essence of the human experience to push the boundaries of what is, and believe that there is something else, sight unseen, that could be. It happens every day. Falling in love, choosing to have a child, buying a home or moving to a foreign country, it's all a leap of faith.

America Is Not a Christian Nation

Robert Crawford | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion
Robert Crawford

We have not abandoned our Christian roots. We are simply slowly abandoning a general sense of religious culture as the norm, and this is a good thing.

We've Decided to 'Dance Our Way Through Cancer!'

Tenille Livingston | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Tenille Livingston

Two sisters, in two different states, and four hundred and sixty one miles apart, but not even the distance could keep them from supporting each other...

Universal Notice

Nathan Timmel | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion
Nathan Timmel

It is New Years Eve, with 1998 breathing it's dying gasp and 1999 crowning like a baby's head. I am in a small, sparsely attended dive bar in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with my friend Troy. We are here because Troy is a good person.

Bigger Than Climate Change

Jeremiah Sierra | Posted 07.07.2015 | Religion
Jeremiah Sierra

There's something I need to tell you all about myself. Recently, I've become one of those people with clipboards who stands on the sidewalk near Union Square.

What Inspires You? (Part 2)

Jessica Denis | Posted 07.06.2015 | Women
Jessica Denis

What inspires you? It's a question I dove into last week in one of my blogs and put my friends and family to the test with trying to answer the question. As I predicted, it just isn't a simple cut and dry answer.

I Will Run to the Rock

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 07.06.2015 | Religion
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

As a believer in Christ, I know that death is the birthing room between my physical and eternal lives. I cannot say that I have faith in God and then not trust Him in all things including the death of a loved one.

Let Freedom Ring for All

Sue Shanahan | Posted 07.02.2015 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

When the founders of our nation landed on the shores of Cape Cod, it was with the pursuit of religious freedom. All the other truths we've fought for since that time, stemmed from this same quest.

The Baptism of Grief

John Thatamanil | Posted 07.06.2015 | Religion
John Thatamanil

The hope of resurrection can never be a naïve wish to recover what once was. To long and pray for resurrection is to hope that by grace the fabric of our lives, our being together, might take some new shape and texture that cannot now be seen or perhaps even sensed.

Afraid That You Don't Add Up?

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 07.06.2015 | Religion
Jeremy Affeldt

We all make mistakes. We're only human! But we're also forgiven. When we mess up, we don't have to live in guilt. Jesus is right there. He lives in us, and He walks through the mess with us.

The Way of Hope

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.02.2015 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I believe that hope isn't a feeling, a mood or a personality type. Rather, hope is a decision, a choice we make because of this thing we call faith.

I Flinched At Their Forgiveness

Rev. Martha Spong | Posted 07.02.2015 | Religion
Rev. Martha Spong

When I first heard they forgave him, I flinched. Why should they have to do that? So quickly? My visceral response gave way to self-examination. Maybe the family members of those who died at Mother Emanuel are better Christians than I am, with a deeper faith.

The Struggle For The Soul Of The Church

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 07.01.2015 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

The story of the church and LGBT rights is also my story. I first came back to church as a gay, recovering alcoholic. The church taught me that I was beautifully and wonderfully made; and that to love myself and care for myself was a form of gratitude to my Creator. Years later, after I had been with my partner for 11 years, I was married in the Episcopal church we now attend, and It was one of the most moving events of my life.

Having Faith and Picking a Partner in Prime

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 06.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

Even the skeptic folks in my life are opening at least one eye to the magic and manifesting and now made mainstream wonders we read and hear about eac...

Why 'At Peace' Will Never Describe Survivors of Infertility

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

Surviving through infertility changes us forever. Choosing to thrive thereafter simply means we figure out how to live the rest of our lives with our forever scarred soul, and yet do the work of healing every day

Dear Millennials Who Haven't Found Their Passion Yet: Do Not Settle

Liv Raimonde | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Liv Raimonde

When pursuing your dreams the only thing you can do wrong is never dare to step past the starting line. All you need is a little faith that fate will guide you in the right direction. If you do, the rewards can be truly remarkable.

What the Heart of a Tiger Looks Like: Faith Instead of Fear

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 06.30.2015 | Religion
SreyRam Kuy, MD

Dr. SreyReath Kuy and Dr. SreyRam Kuy were recently interviewed by Aimee Herd, Editor of Breaking Christian News (BCN).

If We Repent, Then We Can Talk About Marriage

Jonathan Walton | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Walton

If Christians actually modeled intimacy in singleness and marriage and not fake pictures of happiness and how-tos on managing loneliness, then maybe people would want to know the Christ that we profess and the marriage He defines.

You Have Permission to Walk Out

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Caroline Garnet McGraw

My guilt gauge is overly responsive. It goes off at the slightest 'infraction,' so I can't look to it for a true reading. Instead, I can acknowledge false guilt, then make a deliberate choice about what I want to do.

Still Standing - It's Not Over Until God Says It's Over

Eldonie Mason | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Eldonie Mason

One again she thanked God that she escaped another brush with death, physically intact.