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Why I Am Religious and Not Just Spiritual

Laura Hanby Hudgens | Posted 01.04.2016 | Religion
Laura Hanby Hudgens

When I was in college I was involved in an Evangelical campus ministry. I attended a weekly Bible study (most of the time) and went to occasional soci...

An Alternative Approach to New Year's Resolutions

Dr. Michael B. Brown | Posted 01.04.2016 | Religion
Dr. Michael B. Brown

Again this year I will no doubt make personal commitments. There is nothing wrong with that. I need to eat less and exercise more. But if history can be trusted, I'm not confident those resolutions will still be in force by February.

A Most Beautiful Story

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 01.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dragos Bratasanu

Two monks were walking slowly across the hills of Sri Lanka, trying to reach their monastery before the beginning of the rainy season. They've been wa...


Nkem DenChukwu | Posted 01.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nkem DenChukwu

Finally, we said goodbye to 2015. Many goals were accomplished; many dreams came true as much as many were aborted. Death visited many homes, uninvite...

My Friend Died 10 Years Ago, And I Never Imagined The Ways It Would Change Me

Avelist | Posted 01.03.2016 | Healthy Living

Of course as time goes on, life moves forward. You never forget. And you'll never be the same. How could you be? There are some things in life that are so big and so profound that we can't experience them without being changed. Here are some of the lessons I've learned and the ways I've changed:

Love, In Actuality

Sarah Nechamkin | Posted 12.30.2015 | Religion
Sarah Nechamkin

Why do mythological romantic tales resonate so much? Why do people remain faithful to these narratives that depart from our lived experiences, when so many people are choosing to buck tradition?

From Jerry Falwell to Barack Obama: 3 Lessons From the Extraordinary Life of Ed Dobson

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 12.30.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Here I had an evangelical pastor who had once worked for Jerry Falwell now supporting Barack Obama while living as a first-century Jew for a year. Call me intrigued.

These Are Scary Times for Muslims and Not Just Because of Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Sajdah Nubee | Posted 12.30.2015 | Religion
Sajdah Nubee

There is a place in America for Muslims and Islam, but that doesn't mean it will be without struggle. It is our test filled with winding roads, but we can't forget our belief system that we hold dear and true.

The Next Frontier for LGBTQI Inclusion: Engaging Religion

Mychal Copeland | Posted 12.29.2015 | Religion
Mychal Copeland

Until we address the complexity of American religious traditions and their relationship to LGBTQI issues, ensuring equality for all sexual and gender orientations will not be realized.

15 Blogs From 2015 That Showed How Faith Can Be A Force For Good

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.30.2015 | Religion

HuffPost Religion has been blessed with a wonderfully diverse group of bloggers who practice many of the world's great religious traditions. Over the ...

Welcoming the Stranger Q&A: Embracing Immigrants and Refugees

Stephen Seufert | Posted 12.29.2015 | Religion
Stephen Seufert

Welcoming the Stranger's name is derived from the Matthew 25:35 passage. Our mission is to welcome the strangers in our midst by providing free classes in English, computer skills, and citizenship classes to immigrants and refugees.

What Bereaved Parents Want You to Know (But May Not Say)

Kathleen B. Duncan | Posted 12.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathleen B. Duncan

Bereaved parents aren't completely honest with you. However, if we could be truly honest and vulnerable, here's what we would tell you:

The Armor of God

Bethany Piechowicz | Posted 12.28.2015 | Religion
Bethany Piechowicz

Our battle is not with the people who do evil deeds; our battle is with the evil that drives the evil deeds. So, if you ever hear the question, "Why?" you can answer with the truth of the gospel of the Lord. The spiritual battle is real, and it's here. Don't ignore it, and don't brush it aside. Fight it with the armor of God!

A Nation Divided by Fear: Studies Reveal How and Why We Target Muslims, Immigrants

David Briggs | Posted 12.28.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

Fifty-six percent of Americans believe houses or rooms can be haunted. One in five believes Bigfoot is a real creature; about the same percentage are afraid of zombies. Yet at least until the walking dead put up their own candidate in the New Hampshire primary, those are not the concerns that should frighten us the most.

Happy Holidays and Death to Old Men

Dr. Robert Lusson | Posted 12.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert Lusson

Sorry, this is not an article about murder. It's about faith, imagination, and the inevitable change that must proceed from conviction to belief. It'...

Letting Love Have Its Way With Our Deepest Fears

Jesua | Posted 12.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul

A couple of nights ago I woke in the middle of the night from a terrifying dream, with my heart pounding, my mouth still mouthing the emotional word...

Winter Holidays: A Transitional Experience

Hope Schmid | Posted 12.22.2015 | Religion
Hope Schmid

This holiday season, let us acknowledge our similarities, celebrate our diversity, and encourage each other to look forward to the longer days and the hope of spring to come as well as the hope for a better world.

Spread Love Around the World

Sue Shanahan | Posted 12.22.2015 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

The absence of a Christmas card for my nephew this year leaves a bit of a hole in my heart. I've decided to fill that hole by honoring him in different way.

End of the Beginning on Climate, Beginning of the End for Fossil Fuels

Rev. Fletcher Harper | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
Rev. Fletcher Harper

Going into the Paris climate talks, world leaders faced a do or die moment. Strong action in Paris would offer a chance to avoid devastation. Weak com...

Finding the Meaning

Zainab Abdali | Posted 12.21.2015 | Religion
Zainab Abdali

Muslim. Muslim woman. Muslim student. Muslim immigrant. Muslim American. Muslim Students Association member. Muslim. Muslim. Muslim. You know how whe...

What Kind of Leaders Are Needed for Our Rapidly Changing World?

Homaira Kabir | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Homaira Kabir

Perhaps the greatest characteristic of our times is the speed of change. The world we knew growing up is vastly different to the world we face today.

I Am Your Greatest Companion...

Reetu Gupta | Posted 12.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Reetu Gupta

As the new year approaches, we tend to subconsciously or consciously go through the past year and look at what we have accomplished. But more often t...


Liza Dora | Posted 12.17.2015 | Religion
Liza Dora

I used to pray every night. Starting in the 4th grade, every night before bed I slipped my rosary over my head and slept with it on. The dreams I had were terrible. I've always had a ton of nervous energy, and at night it led to dreams of running, and falling, and fighting for my life. I prayed not to dream. I asked God to take them all away.

An Adoption Story: Planting the Seeds of Hope Part 2

Michelle Colon-Johnson | Posted 12.18.2015 | Parents
Michelle Colon-Johnson

If you have the opportunity to be a part of a child's story, you will not only be making a difference in their lives, but in all the lives of those who they might touch throughout their lives.

Standing in Solidarity: A Faith-Rooted Call to Action With and for Black Women and Girls

Andrew Wilkes | Posted 12.17.2015 | Religion
Andrew Wilkes

Together, we can stand in solidarity, striding to a faith-filled future of freedom from sexism, freedom to live into an economy that values that worth and work of black women and girls.