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What I Learned About Prayer

Tami Shaikh | Posted 02.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tami Shaikh

Over the years I have matured a lot and learned many aspects of "prayer" that I didn't as a child. I realized that prayer has many forms; it's when we have conversations with God through His creations.

Oscar Winners Thank God A Lot In Speeches, But Not As Often As You'd Think

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.22.2015 | Religion

Oscar winners always thank God, right? Wrong. The stars who win big at the Oscars aren’t looking to heaven during their acceptance speeches --...

Is Masturbation a Sin?

Angela Jamene | Posted 02.20.2015 | Religion
Angela Jamene

Look. No one wants to hear what they can or cannot do with their body. We came by free will in the hardest way and we feel like we've earned it. "This is my life!" But, the whole free will thing isn't without its catches.

Is There a Croesus Complex?

Francis Levy | Posted 02.20.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

No matter how much credit card debt you retire, you may still suffer from bigger problems than just money or love. For example, you might be suffering from the kind of existential anxiety that comes from the realization that God is Dead.

Writer's Runs

Edie Weinstein | Posted 02.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

One of the most gratifying pieces of feedback that I can receive is how much a reader can relate to my offerings, as if it was written just for them. I love hearing that, as I imagine other writers do as well. It keeps fueling the fire.

For Lent... I Will Give Up The Lies

Christine Carter | Posted 02.18.2015 | Religion
Christine Carter

I've never given up anything for the Lenten Season...I'm not sure why. Maybe because I haven't fully embraced the mission of its purpose. And I should. I know I should. But I think much of what people give up for God, is in some way not enough.

Heart, Hope and the Holy Spirit

Debbie Davis | Posted 02.15.2015 | Religion
Debbie Davis

I once asked someone, familiar with the Bible for many years, to explain to me the Holy Spirit. My friend pointed me to read Romans and Acts in the Bible to learn more. And as I read, and studied, it became clear to me.

Lessons From Our Lives: We Share the Same Story

Catherine Nagle | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

It is said that some of the simplest cultures on Earth are also the happiest. Does this mean that by not being so involved in formal study and str...

Walking the Via Dolorosa: Young People in Solidarity--Until the End

Jordan Denari | Posted 02.13.2015 | Religion
Jordan Denari

Accompanying others selflessly is not the result of a state of enlightenment, nor is it a constant, deep emotion. It is a decision we make, a path we undertake consciously and with perseverance.

In Rejecting Measles Vaccination Are You Defying God's Will?

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.12.2015 | Religion
Bernard Starr

If one believes in the doctrine of creationism--that God created man--one should also embrace its corollary: that God's creation of humans includes the manifestation of human intelligence to improve life on this planet.

Why Spirituality Matters More than Ever

Deepak Chopra | Posted 02.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

In troubled times, when the world seems to be on fire, people think about God and the religion they were raised in -- a source of solace and hope matt...

Lessons I've Learned from a Feral Cat

Carl McColman | Posted 02.10.2015 | Religion
Carl McColman

We first noticed feral kittens in our front yard last spring. At the time we just thought they were cute, and didn't try to interact with them -- like all undomesticated animals, they ran away if my wife or I walked anywhere near them.

Cialis Moments in Harvard Yard

Francis Levy | Posted 02.06.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Every once in a while all your ducks line up and you're sitting pretty. You have one of those Cialis moments with the wife. You get a parking space in front of the house or if you're younger you get accepted to Harvard and laid on the same day.

God, Volcanos and Circumstantial Evidence

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 02.06.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

Oftentimes, the smoke and lights obscure the truth rather than reveal it. Sometimes evidence seems so obvious and so compelling that we think it just must be so.

Are You Rushing or Are You Dragging?

Heather Choate Davis | Posted 02.04.2015 | Religion
Heather Choate Davis

If you watch the film with "the mind of Christ," you might see in the two father figures both the essential discipline and the infinite mercy of Law & Gospel theology.

Who Is God?

Steve McSwain | Posted 02.02.2015 | Religion
Steve McSwain

God...is everything I see. And, for me, that makes all creation sing a different kind of song. And, everything sings it, from the spider on the wall to the snow-covered Matterhorn of Switzerland.

'Charlie Hebdo' and Our American Churches

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.31.2015 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Let's not mix religion and politics. We need gifted leadership in both government and religion. I strongly recommend that the individual members of our Mainline Protestant churches dedicate themselves to becoming the talented and ethical political leaders our country and the world so badly need.

The Positivity of Givers and Takers

Catherine Nagle | Posted 01.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

It seems that we are both the givers and the takers; it's only until we tip the scales of justice that we truly see who is the true giver of us all...

Daily Meditation: Give Each Other Love

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.30.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Super Bowl XLIX is Between Lex Luthor and The Joker

John A. Tures | Posted 01.30.2015 | Sports
John A. Tures

Of course Americans will watch the game. But who will we root for? Who are we supposed to cheer for when it is Lex Luthor going against the Joker? Maybe football needs a villain, but not two of them.

Pope Francis' Silent Response to the Filipino Girl: What He Might Have Been Thinking

Stafford Betty | Posted 01.21.2015 | Religion
Stafford Betty

God doesn't intervene, not because he fails to recognize an atrocity for what it is, and not because he doesn't love us enough to intervene, but because he knows that nonintervention is the lesser of two evils.

The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven, Or Not?

Ritoban Mukherjee | Posted 01.20.2015 | Weird News
Ritoban Mukherjee

Needless to say, this will shroud the realm of near-death experiencers with a blanket of disbelief. And perhaps that is justified, to an extent. But as I said, you cannot of just one opinion in matters like these.

My Pursuit of Happiness

Anthony D'Ambrosio | Posted 01.18.2015 | Divorce
Anthony D'Ambrosio

I had a difficult time imagining spending my life with another woman. It's not that I couldn't love someone else, I just didn't want to. Even coming home didn't feel quite the same. It was lifeless, for lack of a better term. It no longer served it's purpose, and that too would be something I'd eventually walk away from.

Exodus the Movie, God, and the Power of Stories

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.16.2015 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Let me say right off the top that this post isn't so much about the movie Exodus as it is about God... and story. Still, I should probably warn, "spoiler alert."

I'm With Stupid: Bow Wow Wow Yippie Yo Yippie Yay, Amen

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.16.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Every other sheriff in America has rugs reading "In God We Trust," and people evidently care so little about that statement that they'll walk on it for months before noticing it's misprinted. But if you tell folks to trust in dog, then you're doing something noteworthy.