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The Unusual Question That Can Help You Work Through Heartaches

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.15.2016 | OWN

When you’re faced with heartache, author and former pastor Rob Bell suggests asking yourself one admittedly weird question. Have you gotten in the h...

Of an Invisible Rabbit and an Unbelievable Resurrection (Ode to Jesus and Elwood P. Dowd)

Bert Montgomery | Posted 03.28.2016 | Religion
Bert Montgomery

"Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say ... 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart...

From Jerry Falwell to Barack Obama: 3 Lessons From the Extraordinary Life of Ed Dobson

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 12.30.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Here I had an evangelical pastor who had once worked for Jerry Falwell now supporting Barack Obama while living as a first-century Jew for a year. Call me intrigued.

One Thing That Moves You

Brooke Warner | Posted 12.29.2015 | Books
Brooke Warner

It's resolution time, and whether you commit to annual resolutions religiously, or you believe they don't merit a special time of year, the year's end provides a unique opportunity to consider where you've been and where you're going.

Spearheading the Spiritual Revolution: Reflections on Oprah's New 'Super Soul Sessions' Program

Brandan Robertson | Posted 09.22.2015 | Religion
Brandan Robertson

Last weekend, when I stepped onto the campus of UCLA I could feel the buzz. A line extended throughout the campus of energetic people chatting with one another they waited to enter Royce Hall.

Rob Bell Reaches Out To Millennials With Tour On Mysticism, Science

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.28.2015 | Religion

DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) Hipster preacher Rob Bell is mashing up quantum physics, Jewish Kabbalah and Catholic mysticism to explain humanity’s future evol...

Why I Do Not Believe in Hell

Steve McSwain | Posted 07.09.2016 | Religion
Steve McSwain

There are many reasons why the storyline about hell does not work for me. Not anymore, anyway. There was a time I tried to believe in it, afraid I might just end up there if I did not.

Traditional Worship Is the Future

V.R. Marianne Zahn | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion
V.R. Marianne Zahn

What Conservative Christians are really upset about, deep down, is not that one or a few or dozens or hundreds of their fold are being attracted by liturgical traditions and progressive theology. What they are really upset about is that their ways and their positions of privilege in the world are dying.

Former Megachurch Pastor Rob Bell: A Church That Doesn't Support Gay Marriage Is "Irrelevant"

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.21.2015 | Religion

Rob Bell, the widely popular and controversial former megachurch pastor, is now convinced that a church doesn’t support same-sex marriage will "cont...

The Right Way To Fight With Your Partner

OWN | Posted 02.13.2015 | OWN

After more than 20 years of marriage, progressive pastor Rob Bell and his wife, Kristen, have learned quite a few lessons about relationships. One of ...

4 Words That Can Bring You Closer To Your Partner

OWN | Posted 02.12.2015 | OWN

Progressive pastor Rob Bell and his partner of 20 years, Kristen, say they know the secret to having a more joyful and connected marriage. The Zimzum ...

The Feeling To Ignore When You're On An Emotional Roller Coaster

OWN | Posted 12.20.2014 | OWN

When we're feeling stressed, it's easy to spin out of control and let our emotions take over. Is it your ego talking? Is it fear? Progressive pastor ...

LISTEN: Who Is Jesus For Us This Christmas?

Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 12.20.2014 | Religion

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how religious ideas and spiritual practice inform and shape our personal liv...

The Only Way To Heal After Someone Has Hurt You

OWN | Posted 12.17.2014 | OWN

Anyone who has suffered a wrong at the hands of someone else -- be it a life-altering betrayal by a trusted person or a critical remark that seems stu...

The Best Way To Handle Your Family Dysfunction

OWN | Posted 12.15.2014 | OWN

For many of us, our most dysfunctional relationships are with the people we love most, our family members. Progressive spiritual leader Rob Bell, bes...

33 Inspiring Quotes on Living the Life You Want From Oprah, Deepak Chopra and More

Renee Lo Iacono | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Renee Lo Iacono

Here are 33 quotes to inspire us to rise up and step into the life we want from some of the most inspirational people of our time.

Here's What Happened To Rob Bell, The Pastor Who Questioned Hell

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 12.02.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Rob Bell was once the evangelical It Boy, the hipster pastor with the thick-rimmed glasses and the skinny jeans whose best-selling theology was ...

6 Lessons I Learned From Oprah's 'The Life You Want' Tour

Paige Smith | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Paige Smith

I left Oprah's "The Life You Want" tour feeling empowered and excited to author my own story. Here are a few of my takeaways and interpretations from the seminar. May you be as inspired as I was to begin living the life you've imagined for yourself.

Rediscovering My Power at 'Oprah's Life You Want Weekend'

Jenee Darden | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenee Darden

I realize that throughout life's challenges, my power has always been there. While I thought it was low, it was actually building up. Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend reenergized my spirit. I definitely left the arena feeling more empowered.

A View from Row 3 of Oprah's Life You Want Tour

Brooke Warner | Posted 01.10.2015 | Entertainment
Brooke Warner

For me the power of the weekend was the connection. This was about the Life You Really Want.

How To Reboot When You're Stuck In A Rut

OWN | Posted 11.03.2014 | OWN

Have you been stuck in the same lane for longer than you'd like to admit? If your career is on a path to nowhere or your relationship is in a rut, ren...

What To Say When Your Family Doesn't Approve Of Your Fiancé

OWN | Posted 10.31.2014 | OWN

What do you do when you meet your soul mate -- but your family doesn't approve? Shawn, age 40, says she found the love of her life six months ago. She...

4 Ways To Tell If The Voice In Your Head Is Worth Listening To

OWN | Posted 10.08.2014 | OWN

Every so often, an inner voice emerges from the depths and speaks to us with a force we can't help but hear. The voice is always persistent -- but is ...

5 Things I Learned From Oprah's Life You Want Weekend, Part 1

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Oprah Winfrey is on tour with her own version of a rockstar band that includes influential people she calls trailblazers. These trailblazers are: Dr. ...

The Bible's Violent God Isn't

Pete Enns | Posted 11.16.2014 | Religion
Pete Enns

There's no escaping the fact that Christians who take the Bible as a God-given dependable, trustworthy, and accurate source of information about God have some thinking to do.