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The Mechanic

Matt Wilson | Posted 06.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Wilson

It's not every day that you get away to visit family and friends. Years go by in some cases before the next connection. This year was no different, fi...

I Love You More Than My Ideologies (Or that Time I Was A Sh*tty friend)

Kelsey L. Munger | Posted 06.07.2016 | Religion
Kelsey L. Munger

I met Ashley the summer I charted a transatlantic flight to Hungary in order to volunteer at one of my former denomination's bible colleges.

Sikh Man Removes His Turban To Save Dog Drowning In Canal

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.07.2016 | Good News

This man is a picture of compassion. Sarwan Singh, a Sikh man, took his turban off and used it to help save a drowning dog in Punjab, India. The 28-y...

Do You Have Religion or a Relationship With God?

Tim Rymel | Posted 06.06.2016 | Religion
Tim Rymel

I can't begin to count how many messages and emails I've received from people telling me the reason I'm gay is because I didn't do God the right way. ...

10 Lessons The Birds Taught Me About Worry

Kelly Balarie | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Kelly Balarie

I spun like a crazed woman on a treadmill, except for the fact that I was actually on an elliptical. My arms moved as if they were ready to punch the world right out of my way. I was really going to finally get myself somewhere. I was going to knee pressing issues right out of the way.

As Trump Uses Fascist Germany's Playbook, A Faithful Democracy Must Fight Back

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Faithful adherence to democratic values will be the key to defeating Donald Trump in November. Trump is a demagogue and such people feed on chaos.

Get a Faith Lift

Christine Arylo | Posted 06.03.2016 | Women
Christine Arylo

Get a Faith Lift. Where could you use a faith lift? A place in your life where there's doubt, anxiety, stress or fear blocking the flow? There is a...

The Myth Of Darkness

Ryan Phipps | Posted 06.27.2016 | Religion
Ryan Phipps

"Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light over this world can alone help us." - Walt Whitman - BLOTTING OUT THE SUN ...

#TalkToMe: A Conversation On Blended Family And Faith Between Stepdaughter And Stepfather

Dr. Michael B. Brown | Posted 06.02.2016 | Parents
Dr. Michael B. Brown

Sitting down together in the quiet sanctuary of Marble Collegiate Church, Senior Minister, Dr. Michael B. Brown and stepdaughter Alison Haile begin th...

Gays In Spaaaaaaace

Domenick Scudera | Posted 06.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Gohmert asked "if you could decide what 40 people you put on the spacecraft that would save humanity, how many of those would be same-sex couples?" Less than a year after he made those remarks, a plan was hatched to send exactly 40 gay people into space to put his hypothesis to the test.

Teaching Your Child About Jesus With the Help of a Nun

Lis Luwia | Posted 06.01.2016 | Parents
Lis Luwia

What do you imagine the life of a nun looks like? As a child, you might have imagined the lifestyle of a cloistered nun to be similar to Julie Andrews' whimsical life in the abbey in the Sound of Music. Basically, your definition of a cloistered nun would include a lot of praying, singing, and helping each other out.

Saving grace: The leadership virtue that can help congregations work through conflict

David Briggs | Posted 06.01.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

There is a popular joke about displaced pastors preparing three envelopes for their successor to be opened each time the new person runs into trouble....

How I Learned I Was Praying Wrong

Tyler Speegle | Posted 05.25.2016 | Religion
Tyler Speegle

Don't make the same mistake I did. Prayer is far too powerful to allow routine or religion to steal its' effectiveness.

Moral Revival Comes at Critical Moment

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 05.24.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

It has been said that the only thing that is effective against organized money is organized people. The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, president and se...

It's Not Up to You to 'Figure It All Out'

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Notice your inner mind chatter. Observe it, but don't attach to it. Recognize it as fear and only fear, as the thoughts are not of your higher self, but wounded parts of yourself. Love them and let them pass.

Faith and the Politics of Fear

Jacob J. Erickson | Posted 05.23.2016 | Religion
Jacob J. Erickson

What would it look like for people of faith and no faith to live into our present political moment not out of fear but out of courage, justice, and love? It's a complicated question we should be asking of ourselves, posing to our communities, and instigating in our public discourse.

16 Ways We Can Pray for Children in Foster Care

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 05.23.2016 | Religion
Dr. John DeGarmo

There are a number of ways we can pray for our foster children. We need to become prayer warriors for our foster children, lifting them up in prayer on a daily basis. Not only should we pray for the children, but our foster children's case workers also need prayer

Margot, Oprah and Patti: Chicago, February 2007

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Robert G. Zuckerman

This picture represents several things, including hope, frustration, patience, understanding, persistence, faith, gratitude and love.

But Then #LIFE Happened

Kaitlyn Stephens | Posted 05.19.2016 | Religion
Kaitlyn Stephens

I've thought all week about what I wanted to share with you. In fact, I thought about it for, four extra days.

5 Ways You May Be Damaging Your Kid's Reputation

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 05.18.2016 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

There are many ways teens can damage their own reputations without our help. After all, their frontal lobes aren't even fully developed, so they are ...

Faith: The Practice of Leaping and Being Caught

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

It's taken me quite a while, but after enough Leaps of Faith, I've learned to trust that my spirit is much better at this game than my mind is, and that both are much wiser than my fears.

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.

Faith Is to the Soul What Life Is to the Body!

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 05.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Eleni Makedonas

I relate faith and prayer to humanity as a whole, to everything we share as living breathing beings, to life on earth and to love for one another.

Against All Hope: My 22 Years In Castro's Gulags

Armando Valladares | Posted 05.13.2016 | Religion
Armando Valladares

I am old enough to remember when there was no Amnesty International. I am also old enough to remember a Cuba before Fidel Castro. Indeed, my seemingly simple life trajectory dramatically changed course right as the two were coming into existence.

When Prayer Changes Things (For Janet)

Biko Mandela Gray | Posted 05.13.2016 | Religion
Biko Mandela Gray

I sat in the Station museum, crying uncontrollably. As Nina Simone sang "Strange Fruit" and "Feeling Good," pictures of a proud mother with her son an...