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'Catholics Aren't Christians' and 3 Other Uncool Things (Some) Evangelicals Say

Laura A Boggs | Posted 04.12.2016 | Religion
Laura A Boggs

I've never heard unpalatables from the pulpit. Mostly the heresies rear their heads behind closed Sunday school doors, in small groups, at Tuesday morning Bible studies. They're said with a wink and a nod, like we should all be on the same page. But we're not.

The Love of Me

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 04.11.2016 | Women
20 Beautiful Women

Photo Credit FineArts by Shurvon Written by: Sharon Blake Today I will be tolerable of me. Today I will allow myself to make mistakes. Today I am ok...

Climate Change: Theological Considerations

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 04.11.2016 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

This would not be the first time that theological revisioning has been called for throughout history; seismic shifts in political and economic realms have called into question theological beliefs which previously brought people some modicum of comfort and certainty.

Being an Intentional Neighbor: 5 Things I Learned from The Dream Campaign

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 04.11.2016 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Their refrigerator is covered with artwork, homework, drawings and special notes. Scattered about the house are toys, craft supplies, and evidence of...

Secret Shame: The Spiritual Costs of Online Porn

David Briggs | Posted 04.11.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

As the secular culture marches on in its acceptance of pornography, one group of Americans is not finding it as easy to adapt, research indicates. The widespread access to graphic sexual images may be particularly damaging to religious individuals.

4 Questions to Reshape Your Life

Alexandra Harra | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

If you're seeking to reshape your life, reflect on the answers to these four questions to increase your awareness, expand your mindset, and change your outlook:

33 and Single: Faith, Spirituality, and Finding Love

Sajdah Nubee | Posted 04.07.2016 | Religion
Sajdah Nubee

I have to let go of this notion that things are supposed to happen by a certain time. I have to let go of cultural expectations that women are "old and washed up" if not married by a certain age, somehow undesirable, or something is wrong with them.

On Religion

Dana Agmon | Posted 04.07.2016 | Religion
Dana Agmon

I don't believe in religion. It is not out of disrespect, it is just something I sincerely am unable to comprehend; the fault is mine. I don't belie...

Blessings from Heaven

Sue Shanahan | Posted 04.06.2016 | Religion
Sue Shanahan

Last September my friend Nancy, got in touch to tell me of the death of her beloved daughter. I was saddened to hear the details of Meghan's passing. ...

What if the Prodigal Son had Xanax?

Steve Austin | Posted 04.06.2016 | Religion
Steve Austin

Anxiety has been my constant companion for as long as I can remember. For several years, I lived under a cloud of shame because of it. I believed I wo...

Happy In Grace

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 04.06.2016 | Religion
Jeremy Affeldt

Freedom in grace is freedom from anger. How often do you feel angry when someone reacts to you in a way that you don't like? Maybe they speak sharply...

Haunted by a Childhood Story -- Restoring Your Freedom to Be

Kasia Jamroz | Posted 04.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kasia Jamroz

Once upon a time there was a boy named Mark. He was the most adorable little angel with long curls who sought to be seen and treasured, and belong. W...

Study Reveals Women Are More Religious Than Men

Live Science | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.04.2016 | Religion

Despite the fact that most historical figures are male — such as Jesus, Muhammad and the Buddha — and that most conservative religious institution...

Facing Hard Truths About Life, Death and Faith at 60

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 04.03.2016 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Faith is about conceding that hardship may lie in one's own future, but that ultimately things will work out for the best. In that sense, at 60, knowing full well that my life will inevitably worsen and end, I have faith in the future.

The Book That Changed My Life

Karen Pallisgaard | Posted 04.01.2016 | Books
Karen Pallisgaard

This month Elizabeth Gilbert celebrates the 10-year anniversary of her (beyond) bestselling book. Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It: Life Journeys Inspired by the Bestselling Memoir will be out on April 5th, and I can't wait to read it.

Faithfully Doubtful

Laura Lowery | Posted 04.01.2016 | Women
Laura Lowery

Maybe the questioning of our own abilities is what causes us to look for something larger than ourselves.

Four Words That Change The World

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 04.01.2016 | Parents
Dr. John DeGarmo

"Kelly, our caseworker Susan just called me; the children are going back to live with their mother tomorrow." After leaving the message on my wife's ...

Are You A Caregiver? Then This Book Could Change Your Life

Trish Vradenburg | Posted 04.01.2016 | Fifty
Trish Vradenburg

In 1986, when my mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, I had no idea what is was -- except that it was a disease and it was fatal. I knew no one who had it or, at the very least, talked about it. So I entered into the enigmatic maze of Alzheimer's without a clue about how to navigate or what to expect.

He Lives in You!

The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2016 | Religion
The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.

Sometimes, we need our faith in the resurrection. Praying, I said that the resurrection is not about ghosts. It is about the hope that we will meet the ones we love on the other side. And that, in the meantime, those who have died live in us as memory, as experience.

The Mess They Call Motherhood

Lynnette Sheppard | Posted 03.30.2016 | Parents
Lynnette Sheppard

It had been one of those mornings. The kind where I wondered why in the world I make the same mistakes over and over again.

Letting Go of What You Think Should Happen

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Many of us are caught up in the "making things happen" kind of mindset. We push ourselves and try to force things to happen. There's a lot of tension and a lot of trying to control and manipulate things in a way to force them to happen. There isn't a level of trust there.

A Violent God is a Fiction

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 03.30.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

An image of God has power to come back upon the image-maker as an agent of real-world activity. An image of God, portrayed with a specific human trait, will burnish and amplify that very trait in a person.

Talking Religion in Davos: Faith in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Frank Fredericks | Posted 03.29.2016 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

This year at the World Economic Forum, I had the profound privilege of joining faith leaders to discuss Modern Faith, exploring what religion may look like as we continue deeper into the 21st Century.

Meeting Jesus on the Street

John Schlimm | Posted 03.29.2016 | Religion
John Schlimm

One of the most stunning lines in the Bible is where Jesus says: "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sister...

Embodied Easter Faith

Matt Carriker | Posted 03.28.2016 | Religion
Matt Carriker

"No matter what else you were doing before you came here," Abel told us, "this week you were following in the footsteps of Jesus."