As a little girl, I'd go with my grandmother Nettie to her church, Beulah Baptist in Harlem, on Sundays. I would sit there, eating the peppermints or...
Leo Santa Cruz is the undefeated, undisputed champion of America's best boxing city, Los Angeles. He won that title after defeating Abner Mares, a fellow Angelino, at the Staples Center last August.
The Lenten season is now upon us. We have met together in worship to receive ashes and Holy Communion. Many of us have made commitments to fast from an item or an attitude.
What you have done is not hid from God. He sees clearly the deeds done in darkness and one day they will be brought to light.
Although meditation originated from the Eastern traditions, it is integrated into many religious traditions around the world. For a Christian, meditation is about pausing to get God's mind in the situation.
What about our family and friends? The people we love and live with. They are not always included in trauma treatment, but their intimate knowledge of us makes them an important tool in our healing. How can they support us in a way that is helpful, balanced and healthy?
I appreciate most of President Obama's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on February 3, and at the Maryland mosque the day before. However, in both venues President Obama ignored the growing elephant in our country, those of us who have no need for prayers
Maybe, in a better world, that is what Valentine's Day would be about? Not celebrating romantic love with awful candies, but remembering love in all its forms -- remembering to send and share it in ever wider and widening circles.
Evangelicals and conservative Christians often seem to get a "bad name" in the press and popular culture. It is true that Christians, and evangelicals in particular, have our own portion of historic and contemporary failings. Nonetheless, there continue to be many redeeming qualities of the evangelical faith tradition and those who call themselves followers of Jesus.
I have been raised in an observant conservative Jewish household, and I frequently wrestle with daily prayer, which is very familiar to me. Therefore, I can readily see how a less observant student, without a regular relationship to a prayer experience outside of school, could find services onerous when thrust upon them in school.
Republican candidates are running on anti-Muslim sentiment as a major political platform for their base, which makes Obama's speech all the more significant and relevant.
What's important to remember is that God cares about people and that our relationship with Him (as well as the sum of our merits) does somehow play a part in the way everything unfolds, maybe even the outcome of the Super Bowl.
The past couple of weeks have been incredibly tough for me. I have been straddled with the burden of stress so much so that it started to affect my ph...
I carry you with me. I am your nurse. So when you don't see me, please know that I'm near. Your life is my responsibility -- your livelihood, my pride. We carry you with us: on scribbled notes in pockets, through aching within worn bodies -- forever in our minds.
Predicting the future is fraught with difficulty in the rapidly changing, competitive marketplace of American religion. But the prospects for a turnaround in mainline Protestantism are growing fainter as the movement enters its second half-century of precipitous decline.
Did you set resolutions on New Year's Day? Did you maybe decide to eat more healthfully? Move more joyfully, love more wholeheartedly, work more pu...