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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.

War, Hate, Prejudice... STOP IT!

Barbara Hammond | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Barbara Hammond

I am so sick of WAR. The war on women, LGBT, drugs, Christianity, all of it! How about a war on stupid?

"Oh, My God:" The Laments of Jesus Echo Throughout All Religions

Bernard Starr | Posted 06.15.2015 | Religion
Bernard Starr

I've always wondered what Jesus would have said about acts perpetrated in His name. On the one hand, Christians called Jesus the Lamb of God, the Prince of Peace, and the Embodiment of Love.

Israeli Court Finds No Evidence 'Lost Tomb Of Jesus' Is A Fraud

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.11.2015 | Religion

An Israeli court has ruled that a claimed “lost tomb of Jesus” described in a 2007 documentary by the same name is not a fraud, reviving a debate ...

If You Love the Duggars But Not Caitlyn Jenner, What Credit Is That to You?

Zack Hunt | Posted 06.08.2015 | Religion
Zack Hunt

We're quick to love like Jesus when the people who need that love are already one of us, but when the people who need loving are people we don't like, people we're afraid of, or people whose lives we "don't agree with," we quickly and unapologetically exchange that love for wrath.

Religious Stereotyping Is Bullying

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.03.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Fortunately, many good people of Phoenix -- Muslim and non-Muslim alike -- intervened against the stereotyping and the bullying perpetrated by Ritzheimer and his malevolent and misguided followers.

How Church Changed This Spiritual Woman's Life

Sarah Haykel | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion
Sarah Haykel

Church changed my life today. Last year, I started attending service at a local Baptist church. I was hired to paint abstract paintings during the praise portion of the church's Easter Sunday Service.

What? God Doesn't Give Us More Than We Can Handle?

Patrick Vaughn | Posted 06.01.2015 | Religion
Patrick Vaughn

When I hear someone say, "Well, God doesn't give you more than you can handle," the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. My skin crawls as if someone has run her nails over a 1962 chalkboard.

Why I Gave Up Being a Salesman for God

Mick Mooney | Posted 06.01.2015 | Religion
Mick Mooney

From both my experience and my observation, there seems to two ways to have faith in God. One is a kind of faith in theory, and the other is a faith of life.

Where's My Pile of Stones?

Zack Hunt | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion
Zack Hunt

If we insist on continuing to equate stone-casting to simple, yet critical accountability, particularly when children are abused and neither their abusers nor those over them are held accountable, then I have just one question. Where's my pile of stones?

19 Hypocrisies and Counting

Domenick Scudera | Posted 05.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Josh Duggar is a role model. Everyone says so. Mike Huckabee has already pardoned him, and he's not even president yet!

Notes From a Dive Bar V

Alan Black | Posted 05.24.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Friday night -- At opening time, the merchant who adds cash to the ATM machine slinks in as quiet as a mouse. He stocks the money nest with tens and...

Who Said It: Fox News or Jesus?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.22.2015 | Media
Jim Wallis

I thought it might be spiritually helpful to compare Fox's language about the poor to the language of Christ, both in substance and tone, and the deep feelings that these completely contrary languages, and their comparison, reveals.

Does God Exist?

Shahram Shiva | Posted 05.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

The English term God is too vague, vastly overused and no longer represents a unified idea. If I ask a hundred people about God in Los Angeles, I mi...

Why I Don't Riot, But Stand With Those Who Do

Jonathan Walton | Posted 05.15.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Walton

With the sermon on the mount and the Beatitudes in mind, we have to ask ourselves. What would Jesus do if He lived today and His community was being oppressed and killed by those in power?