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The Gospel of Timothy

Steven Clifford | Posted 02.03.2016 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

Biblical scholars believe fragments discovered in 2012 in a cave at Horvat Susita near the Sea of Galilee are parts of the Gospel of Timothy, written ...

How to Avoid (or Not Avoid) Your Neighbor

Raleigh Sadler | Posted 01.25.2016 | Religion
Raleigh Sadler

"Love your neighbor!" That's what I said as I challenged my church with the Parable of the Good Samaritan. After concluding the service, I made my way...

Music Talk and Style Inspo from Up and Coming Singer, Katie Steel

Christina Scribner | Posted 01.12.2016 | Entertainment
Christina Scribner

A few weeks ago, Katie Steel was just the name of a pretty singer I was asked to interview. Today, I think of Katie Steel as the name of an unrival...

When Human Trafficking Victims Are Among Your Church Congregation

Raleigh Sadler | Posted 01.12.2016 | Religion
Raleigh Sadler

Everyone is looking to be loved. Anna was no exception. While still in her late teens, she met and fell in love with an older man who gave her what she craved. "Could he be the one to love and accept me for who I am?" she wondered.

Modern Day Pharisees Make Jesus an Idol

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 01.04.2016 | Religion
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

My last HuffPost piece, Refrocked and Ready: Franklyn Schaefer, LGBTQ Faith Hero, provoked debate on a Facebook Christian Blogger group, which isn't...

No, Kirk Franklin, I Don't Accept Your Disingenuous Apology

Chris Sosa | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Sosa

I love gospel music. I love the tradition from which it speaks. Gospel is the music of emancipation, using religious language to demand an end to racial oppression and fight for equality.

Oh, Come, oh, Come, Emmanuel: Entering Into the Pain of Human Suffering

Khristi Adams | Posted 11.16.2015 | Religion
Khristi Adams

May we accept the gospel's invitation to enter into the pain and suffering of our sisters and brothers, and in turn deliver a message of redemptive light in the midst of the darkness that surrounds us.

Making Music, Celebrating Mandela: The Soweto Gospel Choir Takes Its Message To The World

Michael Levin | Posted 11.12.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Levin

It took the Soweto Gospel Choir only a matter of months from its founding in November, 2002 to reach the top of the music world. The group's first album, "Voices Of Heaven," reached number one on Billboard's World Music Chart within three weeks of its U.S. release.

We're Never Gonna Survive Unless... We Get a Lot More Jesus-Centered

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 10.19.2015 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

I am increasingly convinced that the church will not be able to survive the challenges of the coming century unless we get a lot more Jesus-centered.

How Pope Francis Gives Me Hope: A Philadelphia Story

Catherine Nagle | Posted 10.06.2015 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

Last week, one of my dear brothers was blessed to be seated at the Papal Mass in Philadelphia, and also present at the Pope's address to Congress in Washington. He was one who drank from the Pope's water glass, too. I pray that Pope Francis understands my brother's love for him.

Jesus, Ignored

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 09.30.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

I have long wondered how in the world there can be Jesus, with millions of people professing to believe in him, and there can yet be racism, sexism, homophobia, militarism, hatred and enmity.

Bluesin' the Gospel

Greg Carey | Posted 10.06.2015 | Religion
Greg Carey

Despite its essential role in opening the way to other musical forms, the blues remains a bit of a niche genre. I remember touring the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame in Cleveland, where the blues were presented, along with bluegrass and gospel, as a precursor to rock.

Knowing and Remembering Your True Identity can be Life-Changing

Dr. Nella Ann Roberts | Posted 09.28.2015 | Religion
Dr. Nella Ann Roberts

Have you ever asked yourself, "Who Am I?" So many of us have. This is because we are not our names, nor are we our job titles. These are just labels that are used for convenience and ease of reference. Knowing and remembering who you really are can change your life!

The Scandal of the Gospel: Jesus Loves Outsiders

Kelly Ladd Bishop | Posted 09.23.2015 | Religion
Kelly Ladd Bishop

From his birth in a stable, to a criminal's execution, Jesus is all about shaking up our preconceived notions. The strong are weak, and the weak are strong. Outsiders are insiders, and insiders are outsiders.

The Beautiful Red Type That Captured My Heart

Catherine Nagle | Posted 09.21.2015 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

I am an avid reader of most everything spiritual in search for a clearer message for the broken-hearted, including my own. My intentions are dev...

Why Jesus Wants You to Give Up Judging Others -- and Embrace a Graceful Mindset

Mick Mooney | Posted 09.17.2015 | Religion
Mick Mooney

True freedom, the freedom promised by God and made available to all through Christ, is one that starts and ends in our minds. Avoid the poison of judging others, and you'll avoid poisoning your own mental, spiritual and emotional state.

How to Manage Mormon Missionaries

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 09.16.2015 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

I know all the clichés. We Mormons sometimes make fun of them ourselves. But as a mother whose daughter recently returned from the Houston, Texas mission, I've found that I have new insights about what is the best thing to do in various situations.

One Way to Achieve Abundance Might Just Be to Remind Yourself

Catherine Nagle | Posted 09.08.2015 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

My dear friend asked me to write a post on achieving abundance since I haven't touched on this for some time and she needed something to lift her ...

Raising Children Un-Fundamentalist: Part 2

Cindy Brandt | Posted 09.02.2015 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

Once you begin a relationship with God based on fear, it takes years to unlearn the image of the punitive God. It was true for me. If we are really honest with ourselves, we plant fear into our children's hearts because we have not yet uprooted fear from our own.

Religious Liberty, Marriage Licenses and Losing a Job for the Gospel

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 08.14.2015 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

If you really believe doing your job is against your faith, then quitting would be an act of faith. Defying the law so two people you will never see again can't get married? Not so much.

The Gospel and the Black Lives Matter Movement

Andre E. Johnson | Posted 08.03.2015 | Religion
Andre E. Johnson

While the Pew study offered two primary factors behind the changing landscape of religious affiliation -- mainly "generational replacement" and older generations disavowing association with organized religion, they did not offer any reason as to why millennials and older generations leave the faith. While there are several reasons for leaving the faith, one reason could be how the media and society frame manifestations of the faith.

To My Fellow White Christians, Hear My Plea

Natalie Holm | Posted 07.20.2015 | Religion
Natalie Holm

I am not an activist. I do not protest or boycott or wave signs in front of the courthouse. I have absolutely no desire to read political blogs or engage in debates with people who cling to labels and find their identity in promoting 'causes.'

Music's First Interracial Female Duo AsOne Inspires at a Very Timely Moment

Ernest Owens | Posted 07.17.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

An album that has been three years in the making finally found its jolt during a time when the national arguably needed it the most.

Musician Rhiannon Giddens Responds To Charleston Massacre With Devastatingly Beautiful Song

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.16.2015 | Arts

"No matter what level privilege you have, when the system is broken everybody loses," Rhiannon Giddens explained in a statement on YouT...

Shaun Martin Takes the Reins With Debut Album Seven Summers

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 07.07.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

At 6:43 in Snarky Puppy's video for "Lingus," the closer on 2014's We Like It Here, Shaun Martin puts his head in hands. As Cory Henry climbs closer to the finale of a stratospheric keyboard solo, Martin's mock disgust -that "this dude" gesture- embodies what we're all feeling.