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Are You Looking for God?

Patty Kogutek | Posted 04.01.2016 | Religion
Patty Kogutek

God gives us invitations to meet him every day. Every second. God reveals his plan and presence in our lives through, what I term, "G-vites". For much of my life, I ignored G-vites presented to me in my ordinary day. Instead, I let others define the way to connect with God.

When in Doubt, Be Religious

Tara Woodard-Lehman | Posted 02.08.2017 | Religion
Tara Woodard-Lehman

For much of my life I thought being a "true" Christian meant denouncing religion. Mentors would regularly and passionately remind me, "Faith is a RELATIONSHIP, not a RELIGION."

Interfaith Generation: Rev. Erik Martínez Resly

Susan Katz Miller | Posted 01.11.2017 | Religion
Susan Katz Miller

The Sanctuaries, DC. Photo by Erik Martínez Resly We are still fighting the myth that interfaith children grow up to be lost and confused. Rev. Erik...

Spiritual But Not Religious? It Just Doesn't Work.

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 11.16.2016 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

I don't think that you can be truly spiritual without being religious. It just doesn't work. A sociologist of religion named Nancy Ammerman has finished a new study of religion in everyday life. She concludes that the SBNR is a unicorn. By this she means that it is a species that does not exist in reality.

The Nones (Including Interfaith Kids) Are Alright: A Book Review

Susan Katz Miller | Posted 11.13.2016 | Religion
Susan Katz Miller

Interfaith families celebrating two or more religions are not actually "religious nones." I sometimes describe my people as religious maximalists inst...

Millennials May Have Abandoned the Church, But God Has Not Abandoned Them

V.R. Marianne Zahn | Posted 05.19.2016 | Religion
V.R. Marianne Zahn

Where does that leave us who have pledged our lives to this apparently dying institution? As Jesus says numerous times in the Gospels, "Be not afraid."

Let Us Check More Than One Religion Box

Susan Katz Miller | Posted 04.22.2015 | Religion
Susan Katz Miller

Imagine for a moment that you are a teenager, arriving at college for your first year, and that you come from an interfaith family. Perhaps you were raised in one religion, but now, you feel drawn to explore the other religion.

Occupy Is Not Dead: A New Call for an Engaged Spirituality

Adam Bucko | Posted 11.16.2013 | Religion
Adam Bucko

Revolutions will come and go. Movements will change names and forms. But what is emerging in people's hearts will continue. Most likely it will continue quietly, in small communities, among friends, mostly unacknowledged by the dominant media.

LOOK: Surprising Reaction To The Growth Of 'No Religion'

Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion

Surveys have frequently shown that the number of religiously unaffiliated Americans -- including but not limited to atheists, agnostics and people who...

Sacred Activism: The Key to Religious Survival In The Age Of SBNRs

Weston Pew | Posted 08.18.2013 | Religion
Weston Pew

Our religious and political institutions have been polluted by words without action, which have resulted in liturgies and platforms that are hollow and meaningless. Young people are tired of words.

The Church Calendar: New and Improved

Lillian Daniel | Posted 04.07.2013 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

Treasuring the freedom that allows us to honor our unique ancient traditions while keeping up with the times, we propose adjusting these special Sundays in the church year.

I Don't Want To Go Back To Church And Why I Will

Mark Sandlin | Posted 10.04.2012 | Religion
Mark Sandlin

I do not want to go back to Church because life outside of Church is better. It just is.

Daffodils and the Life of Faith

Lillian Daniel | Posted 04.11.2012 | Home
Lillian Daniel

When I was a kid, my mother planned a big garden party, where her yard would be filled with blooming daffodils that she had planted in anticipation. B...

A Meaningful Alternative To 'Spiritual Not Religious'?

Carl McColman | Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion
Carl McColman

This isn't always an easy position to hold. If religious leaders are unhappy about how many people identify as SBNR, perhaps a new category of religious/spiritual experience is necessary.