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Perils of Self-Illumination

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 08.03.2015 | Religion
Liaquat Ali Khan

In dark waters of the oceans, certain created beings generate their own illumination. This illumination is not borrowed from an external source but created from within the body of the being.

Was Jesus Racist?

Trudy Smith | Posted 07.30.2015 | Religion
Trudy Smith

It's a strange encounter, one that I have never heard discussed in a sermon. Christian doctrine professes that Jesus is fully God and fully human, but getting into the messy implications of the Messiah's human side can make for an uncomfortable Bible study

Beautiful Church, Dead Jesus

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 07.28.2015 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

I'm a big fan of architecture and all things beautiful. I'm also a big fan of the religions of the world. So naturally, during a recent trip to Europe, I wanted to get up close and personal with as many Old World cathedrals and churches as my three-week itinerary would allow.

Art Can Inspire Faith. It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies. Renaissance Art Depictions of Jesus Did Both

Bernard Starr | Posted 07.21.2015 | Religion
Bernard Starr

It's not surprising that artworks mirrored propaganda, since the paintings were commissioned by the Church, the biggest patron, and the wealthy, who sought to impress the Church with their devotion to Jesus and the teachings of the Church. Jesus the Jew did not fit into this illusory world.

'Speaking in Bones,' A Conversation With Kathy Reichs

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.21.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist and a professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She's the author of the bestselling series featuring Temperance Brennan, who is also a forensic anthropologist. Kathy's the producer of the hit TV series Bones.

A Meditation on Tribulation, Suffering and Affliction

Eric Simpson | Posted 07.17.2015 | Religion
Eric Simpson

If tribulation is an essential aspect of existence, or even if tribulation is a subjective interpretation of an objectively dispassionate natural environment, why are there not faculties programmed into the human animal to automatically offset its harmful effects? Or are there?

Invoking Camus to Live

Michael Shammas | Posted 07.15.2015 | Books
Michael Shammas

In just two words of five syllables, medieval man brewed a bitter antidote to all from melancholy and regret to hubris and ostentation: memento mori.

To Really Love Something Is To Discover It For Yourself

Amy Crumpton | Posted 07.13.2015 | Religion
Amy Crumpton

I love to read. My son does not. I realize that no amount of coercion can make him love what I love. Coming to love something is a process of discovery. A genuine desire rises within us and we notice it; listen to it; try it; like it; pursue it until it becomes our own.

This Is Why I'm Not Afraid of the Police

Jonathan Walton | Posted 07.13.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Walton

I am no longer a slave to fear because I have surrendered to God's love. I am no longer a slave to fear for I am a child of God.

Jimmy Carter Says Jesus Would Approve Of Gay Marriage

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

Faith is important to former President Jimmy Carter, and he writes about it extensively in his new memoir A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety. But his ...

Living Life to the Fullest

Dr. Nella Ann Roberts | Posted 07.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Nella Ann Roberts

In John 10:10 we find the reported words of Jesus, "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." These words have been translated ...

Israel Family Travel: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and the Golan Heights

David Code | Posted 07.06.2015 | Travel
David Code

"Walk out till you're at least knee-deep in the water, then just sit down as if you're falling into an easy chair." It seemed impossible, but as I fell back into the water, the Dead Sea gently caught me and I floated like I was on a space walk with no gravity.

Why the Bible Is Not the Word of God

Alexander J. Barron | Posted 07.06.2015 | Religion
Alexander J. Barron

I believe that God is all-loving and all-powerful, and that his son, Jesus of Nazareth, was the son of God, who has given us a way to live life fully and abundantly. Yet, I do not believe the Holy Bible is the infallible word of God.

The Face of God: Richard Rodriguez Sees It In ... You

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 07.06.2015 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

When my turn came to to get my book signed and chat with the author, the conversation turned philosophical, and Rodriguez repeated Mother Teresa's words, "I see the face of God when I look at you."

I'm a Christian, Therefore I Support Same-Sex Marriage

Stan Duncan | Posted 07.02.2015 | Religion
Stan Duncan

When the chips are down and the going gets rough, and people are claiming that we need to protect ourselves from a dangerous wave of tolerance, and openness, and acceptance, I think I'm going with Jesus.

Still Against Gay Marriage? Read This!

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

To all my LGBT friends and Americans, this is your time. Congratulations! The bullies and bigots will kick and scream like the small minded manipulators they are, but it hasn't been enough to prevent Americans from doing the right thing.

Mike Huckabee's Blasphemy?

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.27.2015 | Religion
Lev Raphael

Isn't Mike Huckabee, someone who considers himself a man of faith, taking his Lord's name in vain?

Jesus, Forgiveness and Dylann Roof

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 06.23.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Merritt

Perhaps the story teaches that forgiveness is possible in the midst of pressing questions and in the absence of answers. Maybe the point is that forgiveness transcends logic and reason, that it doesn't always make sense.

Pushing Into the Flames: Rev. Charles Moore and the Struggle Against Racism

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 06.23.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

The moisture forming in my eyes caused the screen to grow blurry. The emotion was so heavy that I was having difficulty comprehending the words. On June 23, 2014 around 5:30pm in Grand Saline, Texas, Rev. Charles Moore walked to the front of his car in the middle of a Dollar General parking lot and placed a burning match to his head.

When We See the Power of God at Work

Amy Crumpton | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion
Amy Crumpton

stocksnap.io by Zack Minor I am on a much anticipated and long awaited trip to the gulf coast. I came to relax and push my reset button after nine i...

The Power of Forgiveness

Colleen Turner | Posted 06.24.2015 | Religion
Colleen Turner

despite such an egregious recent tragedy, this Charleston church community is providing an example of what America could be, what every American Christian, Catholic, Jew, Muslim, and Buddhist, etc. could stand for. Are we up to the task?

I Hate Him

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.19.2015 | Religion
David Katz, M.D.

I worry that this primacy of hate over love means he and his kind have won something. I worry that my unwillingness to find forgiveness means I am surrendering something. I worry that for evil to prevail in the world it may be enough for bad people to make good people hate.

Are We All One?

Shahram Shiva | Posted 06.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

Are we really all one, as we are being reminded seemingly on daily basis? The short answer is yes and no. Yes, because if we were to look at oursel...

Kidnapped for Jesus: A True Story

Marie Forster | Posted 06.18.2015 | Comedy
Marie Forster

The ages of 12-15 are pretty horrible years. You're hitting puberty, probably have braces, shitty hair and skin, horrible clothes, and hate everything in the world. I am no exception to the above. I think I have three pictures that are solid documentary evidence that I did, in fact, exist.

From Catholicism to Atheism to Islam and Back to Catholicism

Craig Considine | Posted 06.16.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

My journey has been an unconventional one. I went from Catholicism to atheism to Islam and back to Catholicism. To this day, I'm still in awe about how God plans our life-journeys.