As one who lived through a popular vote in Minnesota about whether my family is equal to others, is worthy of respect, and deserves protection under the law, I feel called to lift up a prayer for LGBT people in Indiana.
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During Holy Week, I knew I needed to carry my cross down and share the love of God. I cannot let hate and violence continue without question. For the follower of Jesus, the biggest questions are always in the form of a cross.
Career burnout: It's a problem anyone can face, but perhaps especially those in jobs requiring intense concentration and long hours. That well describes America's health care providers.
The deaths of unarmed black individuals at the hands of law enforcement and the shootings of members of law enforcement has forced America to take a deeper look at the legacy of our problematic racial history.
It has been a good while since the PCUSA has led our country by our witness to justice, love in action.
I don't know why God allows cancer. But I do know that we should pray in the face of illness and death. And while I've appreciated the many prayers for healing that I've received, I sense that often they could be enhanced by combining them with prayers of lament.
Many years ago, when I was wandering recklessly in my twenties, I went on a weekend getaway with my best friend far off in the country away from the city's scurry and bustle.
As medical professionals rushed into the room, my anxiety grew exponentially with each passing second. When I started to pray, there were no words coming out. I just kept sending thoughts and emotions to God. Somehow out of my hope that God would see our family through, I managed to whisper, "Thank You."
Do you believe in miracles? I do. I have witnessed so many unexplainable situations over the past few years, and this morning I awoke early with a...
At some point I accepted that God was never going to be a large part of my life, but, then I really began to rethink my original perception of Him. My attitude towards religion and religious people began to soften.
Spock was my guy: calm, rational, and funny in that understated way. He didn't bluster, he observed, and he solved problems with Hemingway-style grace under pressure. I admired that.
In a nation where rising numbers of people are dropping out of organized religion, one dynamic religious movement continues to display remarkable strength. The black church.
Over the years I have matured a lot and learned many aspects of "prayer" that I didn't as a child. I realized that prayer has many forms; it's when we have conversations with God through His creations.
It's a beautiful answer, completely true, but it doesn't help when you are older. When we see what goes on in the world, we often ask ourselves the very same question, "Where is God?"
The families of three Muslim college students killed last week in Chapel Hill, North Carolina received more than 3,000 messages and prayers of love and support from people across America.