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When Your Friends Don't Believe in God

Kevin Wright | Posted 03.04.2016 | Religion
Kevin Wright

I don't mean "acquaintances" or Facebook friends, but my actual -- call you up on a bad day/let's have brunch on Saturday/help me, I'm nervous about this date -- friends. Perhaps this wouldn't sound so weird except that I'm a minister who works for a church.

After My Son Died, I Kept My Faith

Lexi Behrndt | Posted 03.03.2016 | Religion
Lexi Behrndt

I'm flawed, that's for sure. I'm often weak. I'm often distracted. I'm often judgmental, harsh, and need to have much, much more grace for people than...

Searching for America's Soul: Prologue

LaMonte M. Fowler | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics
LaMonte M. Fowler

The essay I wrote on February 22, 2016 and posted via my Facebook page has gone viral and has been read by over 1 million people in more than 140 coun...

The Great Welcome

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 03.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

An old definition of the word learn, is to welcome. What actually happens when we simply welcome a guest knocking on our door? One response would be...

Why Most Americans Give Little or Nothing to Charity

David Briggs | Posted 03.02.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Forty-five percent of Americans, including nearly four in 10 who said a generous self-identity was important to them, actually gave no money to charity in the past year.

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn For They Shall Be Comforted

Tammy McLeod | Posted 03.01.2016 | Religion
Tammy McLeod

Blessing and mourning may sound like a strange combination, but I experienced the benefit of God's nearness as I mourned the ambiguous loss of our son...

One More Day: An Interview with Kelly Simmons

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 03.01.2016 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Kelly Simmons third novel, One More Day, not only tackles every mother's worst fear of losing a child, she dives deeper into the nightmare, when mothe...

A Moral Imperative to Stop Donald Trump

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 02.29.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Faith leaders must raise prophetic voices to speak the truth: Donald Trump is a threat to what is good and decent about the United States. He is a threat to freedom. He is a threat to pluralism. He is a threat to democracy.

Jane Anastasia and Sons: Philadelphia, October 13, 2003

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 02.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Robert G. Zuckerman

--Original Message-- From: Jane Anastasia Sent: Oct 14, 2003 4:46PM Dear Mr. Zuckerman: I am writing to you to tell you how happy you had made my so...

An Open Letter to the African American Church About Mental Illness

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 02.26.2016 | Religion
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

You have been the hedge of protection around the African American community from slavery through the present day. However, I must respectfully call you out for avoiding the candid conversation about depression; that large pink and purple elephant that has roamed around many of your sanctuaries for years.

The 9th Year...The Story of Rex and Ruth

Nkem DenChukwu | Posted 02.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nkem DenChukwu

Life is about discovery. Love is an adventure. Without friendship, there's no love. Without like-minded hearts, there's no love. When love is felt, it...

This May All Go to Sh*t: An Open Letter to Millennial Church Leaders

Rachel Johnson | Posted 02.26.2016 | Religion
Rachel Johnson

Dear Millennial Church Leader, Do you know what the hell you're doing? Because we're coming clean and admitting that often times we don't.

Faith Requires Us To Look After Vulnerable Children

Dr. Michael B. Brown | Posted 02.25.2016 | Religion
Dr. Michael B. Brown

During this critical year, I think we can call upon candidates for elected office to tell us what their action plans are for at-risk children. I haven't heard enough of that yet from those hoping to inhabit the White House, despite the fact that few topics are more urgent.

5 Lessons From Harriet Tubman in Honor of Black History Month

Sue Shanahan | Posted 02.25.2016 | Women
Sue Shanahan

Studying Harriet Tubman's life has made me a believer in praying for help. When I first began to follow her example, I had a difficult time discerning the guidance coming my way. Yet it's still possible for us to learn how to hear and carry out the internal guidance we receive.

Divining the Meaning of Bernie Sanders' Jewish Ambivalence

Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D. | Posted 02.24.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D.

It's impossible to second-guess Sanders' inability to proudly and explicitly connect his values with his distinct Jewish family history and heritage. That may be a political calculation, a personal quirk, or a sign of things to come.

Faithfully Supporting Access to Abortion Services

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 02.24.2016 | Religion
Rev. Debra Haffner

As a person of faith, I believe that abortion is always a moral decision, and we cannot allow those who would deny people their reproductive rights to claim that theirs is the moral response.

WATCH: Amid Oscars' Glitter, a Film Grim with Wrenching Reality

David Tereshchuk | Posted 02.24.2016 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Though never exactly a yoooge attention-getter, the Best Foreign Language category in this weekend's Oscar shindig contains as often some very powerful cinema among its five nominees.

The Question of Prayer for Foster Parents

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 02.24.2016 | Parents
Dr. John DeGarmo

I can't do it by myself. I can't be a father to 50 plus children (biological, adoptive, foster parent), have a career as an author and speaker, be a...

Faith in the Dark Places

Rev. Peter E. Bauer | Posted 02.24.2016 | Religion
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Rev. Peter E. Bauer

Years ago, I attended a church retreat at a facility called The Mountain in Highlands, NC. This beautiful rustic camp complete with twisted oak trees and panoramic views of the mountains of Western North Carolina was a spectacular setting for a period of personal contemplation.

C. S. Lewis: Mentor in Faith

Greg Cootsona | Posted 02.23.2016 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

In my last post, I talked about two kinds of faith, and it was clear from the responses that some don't think faith can seek understanding and thus undergo scrutiny. I presented the 20th century writer and intellectual C. S. Lewis as an example of that type of faith. I hope to clarify my meaning.

I Used To Be A Republican, And Then I Studied Religion

Susie Meister | Posted 02.23.2016 | Politics
Susie Meister

Once I removed the dogmatic lens that had informed my biblical interpretations, I found a figure that defended a prostitute and ate with the poor. The life of Jesus simply didn't reflect the agenda of the political right, so now neither could I.

Why My Christian Faith Obligates Me to Support Hillary Clinton

Rick Hendrix | Posted 02.24.2016 | Religion
Rick Hendrix

Surrounded by impressive stone walls, elaborate and ornate Biblical images, with bold colors streaming through stained glass windows, the faithful bow their heads in prayer. Seated in the wooden pew of the Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington DC is a humble woman of faith.

The Latest 'God-in-the-bod' Research: How One Kind of Faith Can Help Young Women -- and Men -- Take Their Body Image Higher

David Briggs | Posted 02.23.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Go tell it at the gym, on Instagram, at the mall and everywhere young people compare themselves to their peers. New research has found a potential antidote to the pop culture worship of ultra-thin body types.

Is Christian Faith a Private Matter?

Norman Wirzba | Posted 02.22.2016 | Religion
Norman Wirzba

In a remarkable turn of events, both Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush recently came to the defense of their political arch-rival Donald Trump when Pope Franci...

Passion for Science and Religion on Campus

Patrick Beretta | Posted 02.22.2016 | Religion
Patrick Beretta

It was a little after 7 pm on a Monday. Every seat in the Montana Tech auditorium was filled. In addition, students and faculty were on the stage, on ...