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I Don't Need Your Mediation to Access God

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 11.21.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

I've recently come to some surprising and perhaps even blasphemous conclusions regarding church as an institution and my personal access to God. I D...

'We Will Do:' Sinai and Creative Judaism

Heather A. Paul | Posted 06.09.2016 | Religion
Heather A. Paul

On June 11th and 12th, Jews will celebrate Shavuot, a holiday that commemorates the receiving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai. This is the moment when we truly became Jews as a people after escaping slavery in Egypt.

4 Tips to Help You Cope With a Surprising Revelation in Your Relationship

Rhonda Milrad | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Milrad

Here are 4 tips to help you cope when a secret is shared by your partner early on in your new relationship.

What Is Revelation?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 05.16.2017 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Revelation, classically understood. noun. Concealed information, inaccessible to unaided human intelligence, requiring supernatural disclosure through oracular and literary media, and occurring long ago. There are three problems with the classic idea of revelation, expressible in three sets of questions.

What Does the Pope See In His Dreams?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 04.24.2017 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

A story is circulating that in a recent dream the Pope saw original scripture writers in the act, and this might enlighten us.

Day 1 Faith & Science Series Part 6: Dr. Nancy Duff on the Bible and Genetics: Hear the Animals Singing

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 10.27.2016 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

Animal lovers will enjoy this week's Day1 radio program--the 6th in our "Faith & Science in the 21st Century" series. The Rev. Dr. Nancy J. Duff addresses the topic of genetics through a biblical understanding of our relationships with animals, and reveals some serious issues we all must wrestle with.

More Atheists Might Actually Strengthen Religion

Rev. Stephen Kendrick | Posted 09.16.2016 | Religion
Rev. Stephen Kendrick

Since religious people are in the business of hope, some believers like myself think this decline might just be the best thing that ever happened to organized religion. Though painful and confusing, the time we are entering offers opportunities for renewal.

Mr. Summer: Thank You For Making Me Feel Beautiful Again

Kelsey Phariss | Posted 07.17.2016 | Women
Kelsey Phariss

Mr. Summer, you took many forms and faces over the course of these last few months. You came to me in romance, in friendship, and in inspirational moments of miraculous enlightenment . You reminded me that I'm vibrant, sexy, smart, ambitious, driven and most of all: alive.

Replace 'Should' With 'Could to Live a Happier Life

Erin Bahadur | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Bahadur

I am my harshest critic. I know I am not unique and I am not the only one this applies to. I challenge everyone to just pause and appreciate where you are today without any expectations. Be patient with yourself. You are right where you are supposed to be.

Moses, Jesus, Mohammed and Company: The Critical Problem with the Prophet System

Ronald A. Lindsay | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Ronald A. Lindsay

You can claim you talk to God in your prayers, but if you want to remain a member of one of the major religions you cannot claim that God has provided you with a revelation that contradicts the views of the accepted prophets of your religion.

How Revelation Ruined (and Saved) My Life

Christian Piatt | Posted 12.22.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

The book of Revelation and I have a complicated relationship. We flirted a little bit, back in high school, at least until it got me kicked out of church. I suppose I had a little something to do with it, given that I was an uppity teenager, full of questions and doubts in -- of all places -- a Baptist church in Texas.

#YesAllWomen Awakens the Beast

Lynn R. Huber | Posted 07.26.2014 | Religion
Lynn R. Huber

It is the Beast's pervasive and pernicious nature, as well as its tendency to destroy those who are innocent, that Revelation seeks to reveal and ultimately resist. It is patriarchy's pervasive and pernicious nature, as well as its tendency to destroy the innocent, that #YesAllWomen seeks to reveal and ultimately resist.

This Is Pop: Take It or Leave It

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 07.05.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

If you know nothing about the band Latimer House from Prague and their debut, All The Rage, a look at the cover art might have you expecting a Dali-esque sound paradox, a collage of varied distorted sounds creating a new whole.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Revelations with Los Lonely Boys; Igniting Fire & the Romance

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.31.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

In 2004, Los Lonely Boys broke through the mainstream faster than a vintage Rickey Henderson on roller skates in an ice storm with their inspiring son...

9 Times When Life Cracks Open

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

By Leigh Newman There are those perfectly ordinary yet exquisite times, when we hit that eureka moment that suddenly makes life happier -- and a lo...

A Humbling Moment In Alan Alda's Career (WATCH)

Posted 09.16.2013 | Home

When Alan Alda joined me on Mondays With Marlo, he told me about a career-defining moment that he experienced while he was appearing in a play called ...

Time Revolution

Richard Koch | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Richard Koch

Everyone needs a time revolution. It is not that we are short of time or have too much of it. It is the way we treat time that is both the problem and the opportunity. Time revolution is the fastest way for anyone to take a giant leap in happiness and value to other people.

Wake Up: God Is Speaking

Rabbi Joel Sisenwine | Posted 07.14.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joel Sisenwine

God speaks each and every day. Naso is a reminder to pay close attention and wake up to the world around us. Turn off the noise and see the beauty. Don't sleep through the sacred dimensions of life.

Idolatry Of The Written Word

Rev. Michael Dowd | Posted 07.01.2013 | Religion
Rev. Michael Dowd

Christianity is shipwrecked on the rock of "biblical authority." Twelve hundred people a day leave the church. The Bible, once an asset, has become a liability.

Revelation, Politics And Injustice

Craig S. Keener | Posted 06.17.2013 | Religion
Craig S. Keener

There is a God of justice, and those who unjustly indulge their comforts at the expense of others will one day have to face reality. Numerical calculations of 666 aside, perhaps Revelation still has something to teach us today.

Trying To Make Sense Of God's Judgment

John Backman | Posted 01.28.2013 | Religion
John Backman

Bible readings in November are drag us unremittingly through the Book of Revelation. Much of the book's wild symbolism portrays God's vengeance upon evil. It's pretty horrible reading for postmodern folks like us. Can we scrap it and just feel the love?

Art Heals

Wendy Silvers | Posted 12.21.2012 | Impact
Wendy Silvers

Arts move, inspires and transforms us. In times of great change, it is art that captures and preserves what is occurring.

Eureka, Epiphany and Enlightenment

Robert Fuller | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

The deep similarities between the eureka of science, the epiphanies of art, and the revelations and enlightenment of religion provide a bridge that helps close the gap between the two vocations.

Elaine Pagels On Revelation -- and Revelations

Greg Carey | Posted 09.22.2012 | Religion
Greg Carey

Pagels attempts not only to explain the Bible's mysterious last book but also to place it in a narrative about conflict and suppression in early Christian history. The book features vivid historical imagination, along with helpful explanations and provocative, sometimes dubious, judgments.

Why Does God Hide Himself?

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 09.11.2012 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

A biblical perspective in God's hiddenness encourages us not to become overly anxious. God does, in fact, reveal Himself but perhaps not in the way some demand.