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What is Bittul ha-Tamid?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 06.18.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Bittul ha-tamid. noun. Taking a break from religion, for moral reasons. There has always been an element of protest in Hebrew religiosity. We can pic...

Trump Or Clinton? Who We Should Vote For

Rabbi Pinchas Allouche | Posted 05.09.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Pinchas Allouche

A few days ago, the 2016 U.S. election picture became crystal clear. It is now evident that, in just a few months, Americans will elect either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. Who will it be?

I Am the God

Andrea Quintero | Posted 05.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Andrea Quintero

In the eyes of the most contemporary spiritual movements, this god force is constantly with us -- or gazing over us as we also gaze towards it. Here, both subjects act as observers checking to see if the object of attention remains within the frame of focus.

Balancing Sin and Forgiveness to Improve Mental Fitness

David Briggs | Posted 05.06.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

The desire to live up to divine standards can help many religious individuals cultivate successful, lasting relationships and avoid harmful addictions, some research suggests.

Man Files Restraining Order Against God

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.05.2016 | Weird News

A man in Israel apparently doesn't want God to answer his prayers, so he's filed a restraining order against the Almighty. The plaintiff, identified a...

Morgan Freeman Explains How God Can Be Real And An Invention

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.05.2016 | Religion

Morgan Freeman has played God on the big screen, but in real life he sees the Almighty as an invention of the human mind. It might seem curious, then...

Evangelism Advice From Jesus: Stop Telling People About Jesus

Mick Mooney | Posted 05.05.2016 | Religion
Mick Mooney

When Jesus walked the earth many people had a personal, life-altering encounter with him. They were big moments. He healed people and forgave people, ...

Not in My Name: 6 Reasons This Cisgendered Woman Pastor Stands for Bathroom Justice

Rev. Ashley Harness | Posted 05.04.2016 | Religion
Rev. Ashley Harness

I've watched as people have claimed my faith as a tool of harm against my trans* and genderqueer siblings. I've watched as men claimed to protect me, while really using my safety as a pawn in political games. Not in my name -- as a Christian or as a woman.

Look Up

Samala Carrington | Posted 05.04.2016 | Religion
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Samala Carrington

One of my favorite movies is Contact (1997) with Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey. Foster is a scientist who spends the bulk of her time researching intelligent life forms by listening for abnormal sound rhythms in the universe.

A God Not Like Us

John Colatch | Posted 05.04.2016 | Religion
John Colatch

King's words can be helpful whenever we test the tenets of our faith, or when we hear others who appear to proclaim hatred in the name of religion.

Ewan McGregor Says It Was 'Daunting' To Play Jesus

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.03.2016 | Religion

Scottish actor Ewan McGregor has played many beloved roles, but his latest may be the most iconic yet. In "Last Days in the Desert," a new film by Col...

What is it to Build a Better Idea of God?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 07.28.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Might theists welcome atheist critiques of God and make a better idea of God?

M Is for Mother

Amalia Negreponti | Posted 05.02.2016 | Parents
Amalia Negreponti

It is on a bitterly cold morning, day of the New York City marathon, that my mother starts coughing up blood. She has stoically endured breathing prob...

Rooted in Transition

Rev. Rachel Christine Hébert | Posted 04.28.2016 | Religion
Rev. Rachel Christine Hébert

It's that time of year again. The time when questions about the future start. When black, silver, and gold decorations fill the endcaps in Target. When the dreaded F word starts to circulate. You know what it is: Finals.

Hilarious New LGBTQ Web Series Tackles Love, Sex, Spirituality, Diversity and More

Greg Archer | Posted 04.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Greg Archer

What can possibly go wrong when a spiritual junkie gets a "sign" to work with an atheist? That has been a question I asked myself for years, but sudde...

The New Science of Afterlife Research and Its Benefits to Society

Stafford Betty | Posted 04.27.2016 | Religion
Stafford Betty

One of the most revolutionary ideas ever conceived is that we are more than our bodies and that our true home lies beyond our physical planet. This idea, that we are or have souls that do not die at death, is found in all the earth's religions.

Return to Love

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 04.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dragos Bratasanu

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How the Red Sea (of Traffic) Parted

Francis Levy | Posted 04.25.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

The Red Sea is everywhere. Just try to cross the street. A good 50% of the time you're faced with a red light, which when it changes to green immediat...

What Does the Pope See In His Dreams?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 07.28.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

A story is circulating that in a recent dream the Pope saw original scripture writers in the act, and this might enlighten us.

God Is Living, So Why Does Religion Treat God As Dead?

Omar Naseef | Posted 04.22.2016 | Religion
Omar Naseef

When any religious person claims that a sacred text is "dead" -- in that the understanding of its meaning is fixed forever -- they are directly at odds with their own idea of a living, active God

World Boycotts God Following Death of Prince

Spencer Green | Posted 04.22.2016 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"With so many people available to choose from whom no one would miss in the slightest, you have to take away Prince?" asked Reverend Jonas Falklesson of Armidale, Australia, while tearing off his clerical collar and tossing it in a fire.

Transgender in Right Relationship With God

Stephanie Mott | Posted 04.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

I would say that I am mostly traveling on the right road. The relationship is the journey. I'm still writing the book. This particular chapter gives me hope for a different world. I don't know if I am in right relationship with God. I am finally pretty close to being in right relationship with myself. That'll do for now.

We Aren't Perfect -- And Maybe God Isn't Either

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 04.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara Falconer Newhall

According to that thinking, we are, every one of us, intrinsically depraved sinners, responsible not just for our mistakes and missteps, but responsible as well for the fact that we are capable of making mistakes.

#TalkToMe: Losing a Child and Meeting God

Allison Hudson | Posted 04.20.2016 | Parents
Allison Hudson

As much as our family talks about my brother, Will, who died four years ago from a drug overdose, it dawned on me that I have never asked my parents simple questions, like "what's the hardest thing about losing a child?"

The Unwinnable Wars on Drug and Terror

Abdul Malik Mujahid | Posted 04.20.2016 | Religion
Abdul Malik Mujahid

It seems that any time we use the term "war" it becomes a license to be lawless and, shall I say, valueless.  We have declared something as an enemy and become ruthless toward it while demonizing a whole people.