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They Are Our Children Now

Fred Lundgren | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion
Fred Lundgren

The question must be asked. Where is the empathy or Christian charity among those who protest children? Did these children choose their fate? Did they maliciously and knowingly choose to be born into poverty and strife? The idea is as absurd as protesting their presence.

Ramadan Reflection Day 13: A Love Supreme

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.10.2014 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Growing up, my understanding of God was always tainted by a negative framing. Through Sunday schools and Friday sermons, I learned that God was watching me, but only later on in life I understood that God was watching over me-- two very different things.

Thank God for Atheists!

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 09.08.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chris Glaser

I believe people of faith need to imagine a world without God. We then might take greater responsibility for our own lives and the circumstances of others, as well as life on this planet.

God in Big History (VIDEOS): Factual Faith, Sacred Realism

Rev. Michael Dowd | Posted 09.04.2014 | Religion
Rev. Michael Dowd

Big History is humanity's first and only creation story derived from global collective learning. While secular, it nevertheless reveals a way of thinking and speaking about God that is undeniably and inescapably real.

A Slender Tether Between Us

Robert Hoch | Posted 09.04.2014 | Religion
Robert Hoch

It seems like the rising of waters, like the howling of winds, the way natural disasters transform or savage our worlds, is something that will always captivate us.

Theological Reflections on "Gangnam Style"

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 09.06.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Western music comes with Western privilege and, like white privilege, this type of agency does not need to crossover to the margins because Western pop stars are already idolized the world over.

What Does 'Put God First' Really Mean?

Terri Britt | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Terri Britt

On this 4th of July week, I invite you to step into freedom. Try a new way of putting God first. It starts with loving and accepting yourself unconditionally!

A Journey Through Time, Space, and the Imagination

Staks Rosch | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Staks Rosch

Just as the religions of the past are today's myths and the tribal religions of the present are seen as primitive to modern society, the religions of today will be the primitive myths of tomorrow.

Discerning and Hearing Divine Guidance Isn't Always Easy

Angela Jamene | Posted 08.30.2014 | Religion
Angela Jamene

Sometimes guidance can feel terrifying, I won't lie. Being guided to do the right thing is hard, we worry how it will be received. But, that starts to go away.

Daily Meditation: Leaving

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion

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

The Choice

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

He stepped outside. He looked up at the top of a tree. He listened to a bird sing. He inhaled and, for the first time in a long time, heard and felt the intake of breath through his nose and the stream of air as it left his mouth.

Was Jesus a "Hillbilly?"

Joe Boyd | Posted 08.25.2014 | Religion
Joe Boyd

People of faith tend to do themselves very little service by condemning non-believers as closed-minded. As an educated, thinking Christian I cringe more at the comments of other Christians than I do at the comments of atheists.

What an Atheist Told His Daughter When She Asked About God

David Lesser | Posted 08.24.2014 | Parents
David Lesser

I choose to put my faith in the things I can see or that can be proven: my family, myself and, yeah, science. I do not always understand these things -- hence, the faith part. But, through my own experiences, I know these things are real. Other people may feel the same way about God.

Invisible Bird

Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 08.24.2014 | Religion
Peter Baldwin Panagore

Strapped into My stilts I am The Great Blue Heron

Interview With a Philosopher -- A Great Book on the Grand Finale

Tom Morris | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Death gets a lot of bad press, when it gets any at all. But it may be much different, and incredibly more interesting, than we might think. From the...

9 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me in 1990 (When I Was 19)

Brian Leaf | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Leaf

1. Don't worry so much about what your parents think -- they secretly want you to be free and frolic in streams and make love and find God and pursue ...

Why Jack Bauer Reminds Me of Jesus

Bethany Blankley | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion
Bethany Blankley

I've never been a big television watcher. I abhor commercials, and even more so, cable company monopolies legitimized by legislators dismissing the co...

Does the Bible Need to Be Set Free?

Joe Boyd | Posted 08.22.2014 | Religion
Joe Boyd

When I was eight years old, my family started going to church. There I discovered something that changed my life. I was immediately smitten -- head over heels captivated. What I found there, I love now more than ever.

Talking With Strangers About God

Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.22.2014 | Religion
Antonia Blumberg

This young man arrived at the beach that Sunday with beat up sneakers and circles under his eyes. Call it proselytizing, but he wasn't getting anything out of this other than the pleasure of talking about God.

Heaven and Hell Revised: Updates From the World of Spirit

Stafford Betty | Posted 08.19.2014 | Religion
Stafford Betty

It would be disingenuous of me to claim that I know for certain what happens when we die and what follows. Mediumistic communication is a slippery subject, and I am aware of its potential pitfalls. But I am also widely read in the area, and what I've tried to show here is the remarkable richness of the best of spirit literature.

My TEDx Talk: Reality Reconciles Science and Religion

Rev. Michael Dowd | Posted 08.20.2014 | Religion
Rev. Michael Dowd

Reality is my God and evidence is my scripture. Big history is my creation story and ecology is my theology. Integrity is my salvation and ensuring a just and healthy future, not just for humanity but for the entire body of life, is my mission.

Conversation

Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 08.19.2014 | Religion
Peter Baldwin Panagore

Sitting on a dark deck under one star in the clouded sky, listening to bullfrogs croaking to each other in regular conversation and watching as the fireflies light up the night as iridescent dots Against darkness.

Voices of WLI: Where Love Is

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Arzu Kaya Uranli

I understand now more than ever that women, regardless of their religion, culture, or social status, have very similar challenges and needs. Because of this understanding I am better able to embrace myself as a woman. Furthermore, I am better able to be supportive of other women.

The Blessed Talk-Radio Airwaves

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.19.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Maybe you hate conservative talk radio, but we should be grateful to the medium for giving political candidates the chance to talk openly about how re...

The Fourth Dimension Is Real, But Who Owns It?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

That science and spirituality should have even this much in common is fairly astonishing. The problem, however, is that reality has no ownership. It's simply real.