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We Must Rebuild God's Home By Saving Each Other's

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

This massacre occurred on the very anniversary of a failed slave revolt, a rebellion that played a significant role in the African American liberation movement in South Carolina. Last night, that church that was torn by bullets. Violence is not God's path. We must sing louder than weapons.

When Sex Does Not Sell: How Faith Influences What We Buy

David Briggs | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

Be sensitive to local markets with targeted campaigns, some scholars advise. What sells in Beverly Hills may not go over so well in Manhattan, Kansas.

For Me, It's About Power #transracial

Jonathan Walton | Posted 06.16.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Walton

I place no trust in those in power because I don't even trust myself. I am sinful and we are sinful. Everything is broken, save for The Trinity and His Kingdom.

Catholic Couple Embraces 'Who Am I to Judge'

Nick Stevens | Posted 06.16.2015 | Religion
Nick Stevens

Deb and Steve Word have recently been praised by many media outlets including CNN, for taking in LGBT homeless youth. But for Word family it was an easy decision. That's why it's hard for them to understand why the Church refuses to help LGBTQ homeless youth in the first place.

Family Matters: DreamMakers, Unapologetically Investing in the Underserved

Michele Hunt | Posted 06.16.2015 | Good News
Michele Hunt

I believe we can change the world. My passion is seeking out and shining a light on people, businesses, organizations and communities that are doing just that. I call these people DreamMakers. Family Matters of Greater Washington led by their visionary President and CEO, Tonya Jackson Smallwood are DreamMakers.

It's on Us to Stop Americans From Joining ISIS

Wardah Khalid | Posted 06.15.2015 | Religion
Wardah Khalid

News of the latest American arrested for attempting to join ISIS in Syria hit extremely close to home for me. 20 year old Asher Abid Khan, who was charged with conspiring to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization, was a member of my mosque in Houston, Texas.

Nepal Calls: Part Three

Debbie Davis | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
Debbie Davis

This is third in a series of 'Nepal Calls:',(Nepal Calls: One and Nepal Calls:Two published earlier); emails and images from a pastor, and head of an ...

The Good Intentions of Fathers Today, and Yes Even of Yesterday

Catherine Nagle | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

These days I am surrounded by exceptional father role models everywhere I turn. Fathers with hands-on involvement in their children's lives, actively ...

How I (Didn't) Destroy a Fundamentalist Christian

Mike Neergaard | Posted 06.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Mike Neergaard

Our PFLAG chapter recently sponsored a session on the so-called "clobber verses" in the Bible. These aptly named verses are the pretext Christians use to oppose GLBT rights. A twenty-something woman came to the session, and afterwards, she had a question for the speaker.

Give Them Something to Eat

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact
Jeremy Affeldt

Generation Alive stages Something to Eat events two to three times a month. They are so fulfilling. They give kids a chance to say, "We're going to help someone who needs to be helped." That's the greatest thing. These kids show completely selfless love.

Is it Time for Fast Track Atheist Security Checks at Airports?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.10.2015 | Weird News
Zoltan Istvan

I can't help but wonder if I really have to wait in hour-plus lines since no atheist--so far as I can discover--has ever been accused of bombing or highjacking a plane.

Goodness Isn't Relative

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 06.10.2015 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

One of the core tenets of the postmodern theory that swept through academia since the middle of the last century was an assertion of moral relativism.

How I Survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Celebrating a Mother's Determination to Save Her Family

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 06.10.2015 | Good News
SreyRam Kuy, MD

It was 1978, in Talien, Cambodia, when the Khmer Rouge soldier came for my mother. An acquaintance had betrayed her, informing the Khmer Rouge leadership about her past as a teacher.

5 Ways to Fall in Love Again

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Falling in love again is impossible and unrealistic, isn't it? I'm here to tell you that it's not. Yet I'd be lying if I said that after 36 years of being together, every moment has been bliss. In fact, we've fallen in love again a number of times! Here's what I've discovered.

The 7 Killers of Hope

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Why Hope Doesn't Float If you have no gratitude, you're disappointed If you have no confidence, you're doubtful If you have no faith, you're pessimis...

God Loves Caitlyn Jenner

Chris Boeskool | Posted 06.08.2015 | Religion
Chris Boeskool

Life is about learning the lesson of who you are and who the people around you are... But ultimately how you answer those questions depends on who you believe God to be. If you believe God to be the Great Judger, that has an effect on how you treat other people. And yourself. But when you start to see God as the Great Lover, the world changes.

Top 10 Things a Pastor Can Do With His New Gulfstream Jet

Chris Boeskool | Posted 06.08.2015 | Religion
Chris Boeskool

Some of you may have already heard about Creflo Dollar, the pastor of Atlanta's giant World Changers Church International, asking for financial help to "achieve our goal to purchase the Gulfstream G650 airplane."

Lessons Learned From Being The 'Fallen' Daughter of a Pastor

Nancy Laws | Posted 06.04.2015 | Black Voices
Nancy Laws

I was one of those girls who looked down on teenage moms and women in the church who had children out of wedlock. I couldn't imagine what on earth could convince someone to make such a stupid and embarrassing mistake. I was sure that I would remain a virgin until marriage.

Faith in Our Streets

Geoffrey Nelson-Blake | Posted 06.03.2015 | Religion
Geoffrey Nelson-Blake

There may be fewer people in the pews but faith is playing a powerful role in our streets.

Single Mom Goes From American Hustle To Living Her Dreams in Abu Dhabi

Tenille Livingston | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Tenille Livingston

Who would have thought that a single mother of three who once lived in the projects in Southeast Texas would one day live the life of her dreams in a far away land? It is her faith and great determination that leads to endless possibilities.

What? God Doesn't Give Us More Than We Can Handle?

Patrick Vaughn | Posted 06.01.2015 | Religion
Patrick Vaughn

When I hear someone say, "Well, God doesn't give you more than you can handle," the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. My skin crawls as if someone has run her nails over a 1962 chalkboard.

Why I Keep the Fact That I'm a Muslim to Myself

TueNight | Posted 06.01.2015 | Women
TueNight

There are a few reasons I choose to be anonymous with my religion. I don't need to talk about my religion or get people to convert to my side. I don't need to debate the merits of my religion versus another religion or having no religion at all. I know what I believe and I'm firm in my faith. I have no desire to make sure you believe what I believe or to give you some spiel on why I needed to change religions.

Why I Gave Up Being a Salesman for God

Mick Mooney | Posted 06.01.2015 | Religion
Mick Mooney

From both my experience and my observation, there seems to two ways to have faith in God. One is a kind of faith in theory, and the other is a faith of life.

Christian and Karen Glymph: New York, September, 2014

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 05.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Robert G. Zuckerman

In the fall of 2003 I'm in the streets of Washington, DC doing stills for the filming of "National Treasure." A young man and his Mom, Christian and Karen Glymph, are closely watching the proceedings. Christian, then aged 17, is a passionate filmmaker, who already has made a number of short films. He shares his work with me and it displays a distinct sense of style and knowledge of technique and conventions.

Camp Counselor as Modern-Day Superhero: Summer Camps that Change the World

Wayne Meisel | Posted 05.28.2015 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

Being a camp counselor gave me confidence and taught me to be grounded, kind, firm, graceful, and faithful. I got to grow into these characteristics at camp. It was a serious business, but because it was camp, no one was allowed to take him or herself too seriously.