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Belief Days of Compassion

Sister Jenna | Posted 09.11.2015 | OWN
Sister Jenna

It has been a few months since the beginning of my journey with "Belief," a new TV series to be aired by the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on Octobe...

That's Me in the Corner, Losing My Religion

Domenick Scudera | Posted 09.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Governor John Kasich (R - OH) worries that the Kentucky spectacle of Christian extremism will turn people away from religion. He is right to worry. I am disgusted by the un-American, hypocritical, mean-spirited rallies and shows of support for Kim Davis.

The Power of Kindness

Susana K. McCollom | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Susana K. McCollom

While we have the power to reinforce optimism through a small gesture, it also means one wrong move can be hard to recover from. We will get our feelings hurt and feel unappreciated, and despite our best intentions, we will also make someone else feel that way. Anyone who braves the world risks disenchantment.

25 Celebrities Get Real About Their Spirituality

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 09.08.2015 | Religion

"The Big Bang Theory" star Mayim Bialik recently told Fox News that "Hollywood is not friendly to people of faith."  Yet some religious...

How to Survive Widowhood

Honey Good | Posted 09.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Honey Good

I was sitting at my desk making out my dinner menu for my husband's homecoming that evening. He was attending a business meeting in Utah. My daughter had just arrived back from the floris with gorgeous orchids for the house. Then my brother-in-law called from Colorado.

One Way to Achieve Abundance Might Just Be to Remind Yourself

Catherine Nagle | Posted 09.08.2015 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

My dear friend asked me to write a post on achieving abundance since I haven't touched on this for some time and she needed something to lift her ...

More Than You Can Handle?

Tara Woodard-Lehman | Posted 09.08.2015 | Religion
Tara Woodard-Lehman

I'm stretched thin. I'm not just tired. I'm bone tired. I feel like Bilbo Baggins when he says, "I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped o...

Brené Brown: Love Made Flesh (Video)

Travis Reed | Posted 09.05.2015 | Religion
Travis Reed

Brené Brown talks about Jesus and what love looks like. "Jesus is what love looks like made flesh. And it's hard and it's not the default and it has...

Grief for Aylan Kurdi and the Syrian Refugees

Kelly Ladd Bishop | Posted 09.05.2015 | Religion
Kelly Ladd Bishop

The body of a two year old boy named Aylan, a refugee from Syria, washed up onto a beach in Turkey. The photo of his little body has caused international grief and outrage, as it should.

The Business of Faith - An Interview with Al Erisman

Romal Tune | Posted 09.05.2015 | Religion
Romal Tune

For much of my career I've worked in the faith community but lately I've been asked by a few companies to conduct workshops on professional and person...

Cinemia: Cancer Goes to the Movies

Bret Hoekema | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

Perfect viewing for any old Tuesday night. The Broken Circle Breakdown is a transcendent meditation on what it means to be alive and where we go when we die. It speaks to the cancer experience without being a cancer movie. I'm not interested in any other kind.

The 'Set of the Sail'

Debbie Davis | Posted 09.03.2015 | Religion
Debbie Davis

I remember several years ago I asked my Bible Study teacher "please explain The Holy Spirit to me as best you can." She pointed me in the direction of the Book of Acts in the Bible, which I read and she said "The Holy Spirit is the voice that talks within you, our Counselor and our Comforter.

Why It's Important to Have Faith

Honey Good | Posted 09.03.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

It is important to have faith. Faith is part happening and part the faith you have in yourself to make something happen. This is the lesson to pass on to our children and grandchildren and a lesson for you, as well.

Done and Almost Done: Renewed Hope For The Church?

Patrick Vaughn | Posted 09.02.2015 | Religion
Patrick Vaughn

35 million have left the church and abandoned their faith. But while the Dones, numbering 30 million, have given up on church, they have not given up on God.

Finding Healing in 'Portraits in Faith'

Tajci Cameron | Posted 09.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tajci Cameron

"At age 36 the world brought me to my knees. And I prayed to a God I did not know." I paused the video on the Portraits in Faith website to take these...

The Dream of My Heart

Nkem DenChukwu | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Nkem DenChukwu

I do know one thing for sure: Dreams really do come true when you believe in your dreams, when you give God something to work with (doing your part), and when you believe in and trust God.

#Katrina10: How Trust Faith and Grace Got Us Out of New Orleans in the Knick of Time

Laura Aiisha | Posted 08.31.2015 | Impact
Laura Aiisha

I watched as the stories came in that covered the destruction, fatalities and the chaos that ensued. And my heart ached for all those who were missing, dead and displaced as a result of this storm and the busted levies. This experience had an impact on me I will never forget.

In The World's Largest Muslim Country, Some Millennials Are Questioning Their Faith

Nick Street | Posted 09.02.2015 | Religion
Nick Street

A few of the young men and women I met in Yogyakarta said they had experienced ostracism and even threats as a consequence of their questioning the faith.

Hope for Mental Illness

Kay Warren | Posted 08.27.2015 | Religion
Kay Warren

When my cancer-stricken, elderly father passed away at home with family by his side, I grieved and wept, but my grief was gentle because my dad had lived a very full and rich life. I can tell you the experience of losing my 27-year-old son on April 5, 2013 to suicide was not at all the same.

Jackie Robinson Demonstrated Courage in Brooklyn; He Learned Courage Growing Up in California

Christopher Lamb | Posted 08.27.2015 | Sports
Christopher Lamb

Robinson lived in the East from 1947 until his death in 1972. Robinson found his greatest success in Brooklyn, but he could not have become the man he did if he had not grown up in Southern California.

The Movement for Black Lives is Full of Elders, But Maybe Not Old People

Derecka Purnell | Posted 08.27.2015 | Black Voices
Derecka Purnell

Elders ask questions and learn how to build intergenerational movements, even when they do not understand younger generations. Elders build. Old people? They die. They judge and die. I submit that they kill young people in the process.

Katrina: Where Faith and Interfaith Groups Picked Up as Federal Government Failed

Abdul Malik Mujahid | Posted 08.27.2015 | Religion
Abdul Malik Mujahid

The failure of the strongest government in the world was of historic proportions. But faith and interfaith communities made history. They were the first responders, if not the only help, for most people over the course of several weeks. After 10 years, their work with survivors continues.

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Undermine Your Leadership Integrity

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

When you possess leadership integrity, people trust your decisions. They understand you have a vision, and because of your positive influence they take ownership in the plan, the process and the product.

Thoughts From an Evangelical Woman Pastor

Kelly Ladd Bishop | Posted 08.26.2015 | Religion
Kelly Ladd Bishop

Christ didn't call us to find groups of people who agree with us on everything, and then hang out with them so we feel good about ourselves. He also didn't call us to be disagreeable people, belittling those who disagree with us, with a self righteous attitude.

There Is a Ferguson Near You

Leah Gunning Francis | Posted 08.25.2015 | Religion
Leah Gunning Francis

I interviewed more than two-dozen clergy and young activists that helped fuel the movement for racial justice in Ferguson, and listened to their stories about what and why they did what they did.