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Why You Aren't Losing When I'm Winning: Zapping the Zero Sum Virus

Miriam Ava | Posted 02.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

And isn't it funny that zapping the zero sum virus happens through love, not war. See for yourself. Play with joy. Share with your friends and family. Let it ripple outward. The power to transform things has been in us all along. It's time to appreciate it.

Got Fear? That's Not Faithful

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 02.20.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

This new video by the Faith in Public Life Action Fund opens with an angry Donald Trump and the caption, "The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid." The contrast is clear. Fear is not faithful.

How To Be Angry

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 02.19.2016 | Religion
Jeremy Affeldt

Jesus calls us to follow Him and be His disciples. We are called to serve as Jesus served. Part of our service is helping people achieve greatness, wh...

The Difference Between Faith and Trust

Mara Shapshay | Posted 02.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mara Shapshay

Staying in the wheel barrel is a daily practice, as many days I would like to take my will and life back and start making things happen again. I won't receive the miracles if I do that. Your higher power is there when all resistance stops.

Testimony: Good for the Body, Mind and Soul

Nika C. Beamon | Posted 02.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nika C. Beamon

As a little girl, I'd go with my grandmother Nettie to her church, Beulah Baptist in Harlem, on Sundays. I would sit there, eating the peppermints or...

Time Is Of A Means, Not Of The Essence

Arman Islam | Posted 02.19.2016 | Religion
Arman Islam

Whether its passage assists or steals from you ultimately does not alter the lack of subjectivity that time thinks with. It never speeds up nor does it slow down, yet in the greatest moments of your life, you will find yourself running from its existence.

Mere Belief

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 02.18.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Religious intolerance arose with presumptions of certainty: the sureness that my sect possesses certified knowledge means that I cannot endure your sect's evident error. If it had always been accepted that belief does not rise to the level of knowledge, religious intolerance might not have marred our histories.

5 Reasons Joe Biden's Public Grief Was Important

Mark Liebenow | Posted 02.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Liebenow

Joe Biden and grief were in the news a couple of months ago, notably his interview with Stephen Colbert and his speech to military survivors. Everything Biden said is known to those who are grieving, yet his speaking about grief is important for a number of reasons.

Can Stevie Wonder's Call for Higher Ground in Accessibility Be a Catalyst for Faith-Based Communities?

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 02.18.2016 | Religion
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Most of us eventually develop disabling conditions related to age. I'm hoping with the influence of people like Stevie Wonder, disability will become our next equality discussion in all sorts of venues.

Listening for Lent

Timothy Murphy | Posted 02.18.2016 | Religion
Timothy Murphy

Lent is an opportunity to take up a spiritual practice, as opposed to superficially avoiding sweets. Learning how to listen for the sake of building solidarity is an essential practice for progressive Christians.

To End Systemic Oppression, Non-Black Muslims Must Do This First

Shenila Khoja-Moolji | Posted 02.18.2016 | Religion
Shenila Khoja-Moolji

Non-Black Muslims in the United States, like myself, have to understand that our everyday experiences of Islamophobia today are intimately linked with the racism that our Black brothers and sisters have been experiencing for centuries.

The Satanic Origins of Racism

Rawan AbuShaban | Posted 02.17.2016 | Religion
Rawan AbuShaban

Considering the state of our country's current racial climate, we could all learn something by opening our eyes to the hypocrisy embedded in using religious indoctrination to fuel systematic injustice and discrimination, both in government and community politics alike.

The Two Types of Faith

Greg Cootsona | Posted 02.17.2016 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

Pastors often wanted to teach about faith seeking understanding, but congregation members more often demand faith seeking certainty.

When God Gives You a Do-Over!

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 02.16.2016 | Religion
20 Beautiful Women

When God gives you a do over cherish each precious moment. Not all moments of transition will be comfortable but all should be cherished. God truly does answer prayers.

Our Shameful Reality

Imane Ait Daoud | Posted 02.15.2016 | Religion
Imane Ait Daoud

It is shameful that we live in a world where marriage, modesty in dress and the practice of religion are policed by the government. It is shameful that we are so afraid of difference that we go to incredible extents as a community to persecute those who are different from us.

Living the Good News

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 02.11.2016 | Religion
Jeremy Affeldt

What is the Good News? I mean, what is the Jesus Gospel? The lifestyle of Jesus is a huge part of it! The life He lived, and taught us to live, is very good news! Salvation and justification are part of it. That's the beginning of our life in Jesus.

Overcoming Bigotry Through Cultural Competency

Imane Ait Daoud | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion
Imane Ait Daoud

Last year was a year filled with interfaith controversy and debate. With the coming elections and the continued conflicts between peoples of different...

It's More Than Running

Manteo Mitchell | Posted 02.08.2016 | Sports
Manteo Mitchell

I want to start by saying hello. This is my FIRST blog! I am excited to give you all a peek into my life both on and of the track. Here we go.... Af...

John, Just a Baptist, Seeking the Same Grace

John W. Fountain | Posted 02.08.2016 | Black Voices
John W. Fountain

What chills me to the bone is to ponder the fate of those who have misled, or who continue to mislead others down the path of religion rather than into relationship with Christ.

The Power of Peyton: MVP of Mercy

J. Andrew Daugherty | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion
J. Andrew Daugherty

Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. -Gospel of Matthew 5:7 He has been working on Sundays for 18 years, but he is not a minister...

Will The Real Deepak Chopra Please Stand Up

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 02.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ed and Deb Shapiro

The great Swami Satchidananda always said that we only need to have faith the size of a mustard seed. Such faith proved itself to us in an unusual way.

Never Give Up: 4 Ways to Keep Pushing

Tina B. Ladson | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tina B. Ladson

We may know of 1,000 success and happy-ending stories for others -- but where do we pull our energy from when we truly feel like giving up? I've got four ways to hang in there when the going gets tough.

Stopping Gentrification Is Half the Battle

Timothy Murphy | Posted 02.04.2016 | Religion
Timothy Murphy

The fight for livable cities for all people, and not just the well-off, is underway with living wage proposals passing around the country, but it is only half the battle.

Obama Gives Powerful Sermon: 'Faith Is The Great Cure For Fear'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.04.2016 | Religion

For the last time as commander in chief, President Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC Thursday morning. During his address,...

Knowing You Are Loved

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 02.04.2016 | Religion
Jeremy Affeldt

Our society deals with a lot of hurt and suspicion, right? So how can you let people know that you truly love them? How can you let them know that they can trust your love? Well, how did people know that Jesus loved them? Why did people trust His love?