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How One Of Gospel's Essential Songs Gave 'Selma' Its Soul

Posted 01.15.2015 | Entertainment

The most beautiful thing about Ava DuVernay's film "Selma" -- the first major biographical film feature about Martin Luther King, Jr. -- is its deep r...

Why Is it Popular Theology to Believe Blackmail and Duress Are Central to the Gospel Message?

Mick Mooney | Posted 03.11.2015 | Religion
Mick Mooney

A ticket to heaven, but if you refuse you'll be thrown in the eternal torture chamber, but it's your choice. Is such an offer free will? No. That's duress.

Musical Artist Fernando Ortega On Doubt, Racism and the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 03.10.2015 | Religion
Ryan Thomas Neace

Fernando Ortega is a profoundly gifted musician, singer and songwriter, who grew up in New Mexico near the Rio Grande, and spent time in Ecuador and Barbados due to his father's work with the U.S. Department of State.

Br. Alois of Taizé on Racial Unrest, Jesus Christ, and the Gospel

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 02.23.2015 | Religion
Ryan Thomas Neace

And this is the heart of the Gospel! God is love. This is the truth. Jesus was also speaking of the truth of God, but the truth is that God is love. In a way this message is very vulnerable, but it has to be vulnerable, because love is vulnerable.

Considering the 12 Sides of Jesus #MyJesusProject

Christian Piatt | Posted 02.07.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Not surprising, this whole endeavor to understand what it really means to follow Jesus in today's world is proving to be nothing short of overwhelming.

AJ Jacobs Tells Me How to Be More Like Jesus

Christian Piatt | Posted 02.01.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

For the next 14-18 months, I'm doing a sort of "Human Experiment" project in which I try to figure out what it really means to follow Jesus in the 21st-century Western world.

Love and Equity: The Genius of Silvester Henderson, Gospel Impresario and Social Activist in Public Education

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 01.14.2015 | Education
Joanna Perry-Folino

Where is hope when images of men and women are shown again and again as they're beaten, tasered or killed by police and become so commonplace that our hearts and minds become numb to it?

With the Power Pop of III, Jessica Campbell Can Count Her Blessings

Michael Bialas | Posted 01.11.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

She's a sweet Carolina native with a voice as luscious and refreshing as a glass of iced tea on a sweltering summer day. But don't let that sunny disposition and alluring Southern accent fool you.

When Music Is Like "Sex on the Beach"

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 01.03.2015 | Travel
Susan Sacirbey

A variety of ingredients, all stirred-up with the beach as the backdrop and intoxicating -- that was the music scene in New Jersey this past summer, almost over but maybe a few more warm breezes of sound before the end of the year.

According to Jesus the Real Issue Isn't the Lack of Morals -- It's the Abundance of Hypocrisy

Mick Mooney | Posted 01.03.2015 | Religion
Mick Mooney

When Jesus walked the earth, his focus was ultimately on showing people that the problem in the world is not the lack of morals, but the abundance of hypocrisy.

A Reign of 90 Years, Crown Creates an Unforgettable Howard Homecoming

Rachel Hampton | Posted 12.30.2014 | College
Rachel Hampton

Each year, the Howard University Homecoming continues to reach higher heights. This year's Crown, celebrated 90 years of creating a celebrity-filled week of events to recognize and commemorate the work of the University's students and alumni.

Irish Crooner Hozier Will Have You Singing Gospel Seven Days a Week

JustLuxe | Posted 12.30.2014 | Arts
JustLuxe

I jumped at the chance to interview him and chatted with him right after he completely nailed a performance on Saturday Night Live, something he was pretty nervous about having just lost his voice prior.

Preaching Without Words

Philip Yancey | Posted 12.30.2014 | Religion
Philip Yancey

"There are three kinds of Christians that outsiders to the faith respect: pilgrims, activists, and artists. The uncommitted will listen to them far sooner than to an evangelist or apologist."

When Southern Baptists Get Saved

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 12.28.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

Salvation was always such an important part of my upbringing. We were constantly begged, pushed, prodded and manipulated to go down the aisle. If I got saved once, I got saved a hundred times.

How A Near-Death Experience Inspired Bill Maher's Executive Producer To Write His Latest Play

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.21.2014 | Religion

One can only avoid life's big questions for so long. And when writer Scott Carter finally faced those questions, the result was the creation of his...

Jaweed Kaleem

What Jefferson, Dickens And Tolstoy Can Teach Us About Exploring The Big Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.31.2014 | Religion

In 1804, over three consecutive evenings, President Thomas Jefferson completed a private spiritual project. Using the King James Bible, he took a penk...

New Play 'Discord' Is Like Your Philosophy 101 Class, But Funnier

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts

At some point in our lives, we've all asked ourselves the same two questions: "Why are we here?" and "Does God exist?" Scott Carter's new play "Dis...

Don't Quote Jesus' Words About Hell -- He Doesn't Believe in It

Mick Mooney | Posted 12.02.2014 | Religion
Mick Mooney

What gospel do we believe in? A gospel of works, or a gospel of grace? Do we get into heaven because of what we do, or because of what Christ did on our behalf?

Misreading the Gospel: The Religious Spirit

David Teems | Posted 11.26.2014 | Religion
David Teems

Christianity, for all the good it has done, often becomes its own worst enemy. Any hostility is understood. That is not to say that church is unnecessary. But its relevance depends on its imitation of Christ, that is, how effectively it demonstrates the heart of the gospel and not just to sustain its own sterling image.

Of Monsters and Mars: How Brian Zahnd Is Saving Evangelical Faith (A Review)

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

It would be a mistake to call Brian Zahnd's new book, A Farewell to Mars, "a book about pacifism." It would be an even bigger mistake to call it "a book about Christian pacifism."

Matter and Antimatter: A Closer Look at Christianity's Chief Metaphor

David Teems | Posted 11.12.2014 | Religion
David Teems

Most religions of the world have started with at least one powerful metaphor. Christianity is no exception. And while "simple" may not be the exact way to describe it, the first and chief metaphor in Christianity is darkness and light (the supremacy of the one over the other).

Daily Meditation: Walking, Talking And Praising

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.04.2014 | Religion

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

Kareemah El-Amin Sheds 'No Tears' in Spiritually Exceptional Debut Album

Ernest Owens | Posted 10.18.2014 | Religion
Ernest Owens

When Kareemah El-Amin became a Christian on November 17, 2010, she was not compelled to leave her devout Muslim roots from a dark and adverse place -- but from a quest to find peace within herself.

Migrant Children, Uninvited Guests, and Welcoming the Stranger

Donald Kerwin | Posted 10.13.2014 | Religion
Donald Kerwin

The debate over the large-scale migration of children from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico has characteristically devolved into political theater. The evidence builds regarding the dangers that have driven the children's flight.

Let the Little Children Come to Me

Fr. Peter-Michael Preble | Posted 10.04.2014 | Religion
Fr. Peter-Michael Preble

Yes, we need a comprehensive immigration reform plan, and yes, we need to strengthen our boarders for our own security reasons, but these children are here now and need to be shown compassion.