There are things I'm proud of have achieved in my life and there are things I have failed to achieve. However, I have learned that to accomplish something big and rewarding, there are 10 key rules I need to stick by in order to guarantee success.
We lose patience often, even with God. Why doesn't He answer my prayer? Sometimes we just have to give in - surrender to something or someone bigger than us. The disastrous fires in the Northwest have provoked this feeling of helplessness and sometime hopelessness in my prayer life.
Can a gentile say Kaddish? Is it blessing enough to say it only once, at the burial? And what if the minyan -- the traditional gathering of at least ten Jewish men required to say Kaddish -- is neither Jewish, nor 100 percent male?
In his recent performance art tour de force, Joss Carter presents Salvation. This work is meticulously put together, deeply researched, and brilliantly effective.
"War Room" is a movie with a message, and that is a good thing. But this time the Kendrick Brothers stumble and fail to deliver the entertainment. You can get the message in church; you need to be entertained at the movies.
The one finding I would most like to share after more than a quarter-century of traveling throughout this country reporting on issues of faith is how similar people are in their basic desires and ambitions.
As a foster parent, I look to prayer to not only get through the day, but to best help these children in need. I look to prayer to not only be the best father figure I can to the children in my home, but to give them the love they need to heal from their pain and abuse.
It reminded me -- each time -- that if a human could handle my doubts and my rage, and understood that they came from a place of pain, then, of course, so could God.
Research in the emerging field of religion and aging suggests significant relations between an active religious life and positive health outcomes, from lower rates of depression to reduced death anxiety. The upshot for congregations: Do not take older worshippers for granted.
How do you reprogram a teen to recognize that the cyberworld is actually fake? That's not an easy question to answer, and it's one that's being grappled with in treatment centers.
A question I hear a lot from clients is how do I know what to do? How do I know what action to take? Where to live? How to follow my passion? Whethe...
photo at stocksnap.io by Chelsea Francis It was a Thursday morning at 5:00 a.m. I drug myself out of bed and headed toward the kitchen to make a cup...
Listening to his story, I have to agree that yes, haggling can be fun -- on the streets of Beijing. But do I really want to haggle with Spirit? I can afford to live in trust, knowing that all I love, all that I dream about, will return to me.
About a month ago, we were watching the NBA finals and enjoying the back and forth battle between Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors vs. LeBron...
We both go to church. We both believe in Jesus. I am a Christian. You are something else. Such is the message I often hear from organized religion, and as a gay man and ex-fundamentalist, I find it divisive and presumptuous.
"Mom, where are you? Why is your phone off? I've been trying to get you for hours!" my son said in a voice filled with urgency. Here is what happened....