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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...

From Hurt to Healing: More LGBTQ Reclaiming Faith

E.C. Iwata | Posted 05.13.2016 | Religion
E.C. Iwata

As we see the affiliated "none" numbers rise, religious shifts, from doctrinal reforms and latest church cultures, are criticized for their apparent hollowness. But what is to make of the other stat reports?

The Green Light Beckons

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 05.12.2016 | Religion
Bil Hitchcock

All world religions have a certain amount of mystery about them that is hard to understand...someday, we will, but on earth that mystery sometimes reveals itself in small measure from time to time.

Lack of Water Justice Endangers Peace and Good Life: The World Council of Churches Climate Change Meeting

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Co-authored by Rev. Ilkka Sipilainen Albin Hillert, Communication Officer at the World Council of Churches We two theologians, Rev. Dr. Grac...

'This Too Is Sacred' -- Finding the Crack That Opens the Way for Gratitude

Jesua | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living

Many years ago my teacher Gangaji said to me, very simply: "It is impossible to suffer when we are feeling gratitude." What a life-changing teaching t...

Simple Sisters

Amanda Waggener | Posted 05.10.2016 | Religion
Amanda Waggener

And with that I was off to pick up kids from after school activities and to argue with them over the music volume in the car. I could sense that my Mary-N-Martha-Prayer had as much significance and was a lot less stressful than my typical pray-with-instructions prayer I usually did.

Faith Moves Mountains on the Keynote TV Show

Zach Rinkins | Posted 05.10.2016 | Media
Zach Rinkins

The Keynote TV show participants with host Delatorro L. McNeal, II Today's media landscape may cause some people to wonder whether media is imitating...

A Time For Prayer And Action At Commencement

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 05.10.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Prayer is a form of conversation with the Divine. We can lift up our hopes and dreams, sorrows and concerns, thanksgivings and misgivings, and be heard.

Do Science and Religion Conflict? Yes - And It Matters

Connor Wood | Posted 05.09.2016 | Religion
Connor Wood

Is there a conflict between religion and science? Some say yes. Others say no. Regardless of their answer, nearly everyone thinks that the relationshi...

Unraveling and How to Prevent It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The questions to ask is: What uproots and what anchors us? Discovering the answer and following the steps that connect and stabilize us, may prevent the treacherous state.

A Threat to Women's Health, Equality, and Religious Liberty

Marcia Helfant | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women
Marcia Helfant

Serving as a reminder of just how much courts matter, the US Supreme Court ruling in Zubik may make a woman's ability to access birth control dependent on the religious views of her employer. No employers should be allowed to impose their personal religious views on their workers.

You're Not a Failure

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 05.06.2016 | Religion
Jeremy Affeldt

Who really cares what people think of you? I don't let it stop me. Just ask yourself: are you living in righteousness? Are you living your life in Jesus? Yes? Then that's all that matters. God is smiling on you.

The Spiritual Consciousness of Marvel's Daredevil

Scott Gardner | Posted 05.06.2016 | Religion
Scott Gardner

Whenever I tell someone I study religion and comics I get a subtle head turn and then, as if on cue, "Oh, how interesting." It takes a minute, but you can see in their eyes the connections being drawn together.

THE NARROW VIEW: The Architecture of Intolerance

Ted Gup | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Ted Gup

History is replete with instances of believers convinced they can identify God's blunders, separating the human wheat from the chaff.

What You Can Do To Help A Child in Need. Right Now! Today!

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents
Dr. John DeGarmo

I get it. Not everyone can be a foster parent. I certainly understand. As one who has been a foster parent for over 50 children the past 13 years, ...

I'm (Not) Fine. An Open Letter to Moms on Mother's Day About Not Being Okay

Abbie Ginther | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents
Abbie Ginther

The fear and anxiety that crept up during pregnancy never really let go. I didn't feel sad but everything started to seem overwhelming. I became angry and anxious and if you asked the people closest to me, there might be another "a" word that isn't so flattering. I prayed about it. I claimed every truth I know and believe about it. I exercised about it. I ate better and tried to sleep more about it but the anxiety is still here.

The People We Don't Know and the Stories We Don't Hear

Zehra Naqvi | Posted 05.05.2016 | Religion
Zehra Naqvi

Iraq is also home to the living - millions of people, families, and hopes and dreams. During my trip, I was fortunate to encounter a young man who also defies characterization. He has forever changed my perspective on Iraq.

Evangelism Advice From Jesus: Stop Telling People About Jesus

Mick Mooney | Posted 05.05.2016 | Religion
Mick Mooney

When Jesus walked the earth many people had a personal, life-altering encounter with him. They were big moments. He healed people and forgave people, ...

When Mr. Go-Get-'Em Can't Get Up and Go

Charles Redfern | Posted 05.04.2016 | Religion
Charles Redfern

A life dominated by mouth cancer, the biblical writers have shown me that God is big enough to take it when we shout, "Why are you sleeping in my storm?" In the case of the disciples, Jesus responds by stilling the wind with the same language he used to cast out demons.

What Kind of Christian Are You? 5 Habits Christians Should Break

Melissa Curley Bogner | Posted 05.03.2016 | Religion
Melissa Curley Bogner

Many Christians feel that suppressing judgment is a form of accepting, disregarding, and even sustaining sin. That's not the case. Only God can judge the sins of others, and I don't believe The Creator of the Universe needs our help in doing so.

What Is Good About Living With Depression?

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

A few months ago someone asked me if there was anything good about living with depression. I answered the question but I must admit that I was stumpe...

The Double Vision of Blind Faith

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Faith is blind when we believe in something unseen without any or sufficient evidence. Underlying many of our actions is our belief that it will lead ...

So You Want to Date My Son?

Brittany Fryman | Posted 04.29.2016 | Parents
Brittany Fryman

He stands less than three feet tall and yet still I think about his future incessantly. Will he be a baseball player or an engineer? Will he be a picky eater or an adventure seeker? I don't know the answers to these questions but the one thing I can guarantee is that no matter what my little guy grows to love, I will always love him. I am after all his Mama. I'm the #1 women in his life, at least for now.