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Belief in God

What Is Strength?

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion
Umar Zulqarnain

We try to display ourselves as strong, independent beings, as confident and un-phased by the events around us. In reality, it is often a show, a facade, a cry for attention rather than an element of fortitude.

An Open Letter to G-d

Mimi Minsky | Posted 07.17.2014 | Religion
Mimi Minsky

This letter is a reminder; a reminder for myself. A reminder that there is a bigger picture than the picture we're certain we've seen before. This here is reminder that there is more to life than dollar bills and shiny cars. A reminder that we still have so much more living left to do.

What Do You Really Believe?

Judith Johnson | Posted 07.17.2014 | Religion
Judith Johnson

When was the last time you challenged your own beliefs? When I work with couples to design their wedding ceremonies, I always ask them how they were raised in terms of religion and spirituality and where they are now in those terms in their lives.

Put On Your Armor of God

Antoinette Tuff | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Antoinette Tuff

Here is how I've learned to control how I react: I take a pause and put on the armor of God. Reacting emotionally means we are allowing the situation, or other people, to dictate how we feel and how we act. And if we do that, we will never come out of a bad situation victorious.

Navy Chaplains Obstruct Religious Liberty

Tom Carpenter | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion
Tom Carpenter

Just last month, the Navy Chief of Chaplains rejected the application of Jason Heap, a highly qualified chaplain candidate who would have been the first Humanist military chaplain.

On the Journey Towards Sincerity

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Umar Zulqarnain

While working on our own sincerity, we have to realize that the reality is, we will rarely meet sincere people. We will rarely meet people who will genuinely step out of themselves to attempt to see things from our perspective and act accordingly.

Is It Necessary To Believe In God To Be Religious?

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.01.2014 | Religion

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines 'religious' as a belief in god or a group of gods -- but is this a necessary component of a religious life? ...

Peaceful Words of God

Antoinette Tuff | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion
Antoinette Tuff

It is important that we bring the words of God into our lives, because if we don't, we may only hear the words of the enemy.

'Heaven Is For Real' - a Loving Story About a Community That Experiences Something Extraordinary

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 06.22.2014 | Entertainment
KIDS FIRST!

I thought this film would be about a 9-year-old kid dreaming about heaven and speaking about it across the country. Boy was I wrong!

Cancer: Heaven or Hell?

Lisa Masters | Posted 06.20.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

We are all going to die. Everyone knows that. Having cancer just makes it a little bit more real. I am not a religious person. I know that the majority of the world population do believe in God, heaven and hell and/or some sort of afterlife. That's ok.

God in a Starfish

Jarrod S. Chlapowski | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Jarrod S. Chlapowski

It's that rare hour when the evening crowd melts into chilly solitude, the rest of the world not quite ready to greet the day. The beach is mine. T...

Do You Have 10 Minutes for God? A Practical Way to Pray for People Who Think They're Too Busy

William Stillman | Posted 05.24.2014 | Religion
William Stillman

While I would never discourage anyone from participating in religious service with a congregation, it's not about a place -- it's about a purpose. Please know that God is patient and always accessible to you no matter your environment or circumstances.

A Plea to Stop Underestimating Purim: The Most Modern Jewish Holiday

Rabbi Jordie Gerson | Posted 05.11.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Jordie Gerson

Though we don't often speak of ourselves this way, we as American Jews live in the diaspora. We live outside the land of Israel. Though we may have risen to great heights outside of the Land of Israel, we are always, in some sense, strangers in a strange land.

Spiritual and Religious

Netanel Miles-Yepez | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
Netanel Miles-Yepez

Religion is a tool that performs a service for us, something we utilize for our own spiritual development. Unfortunately, we sometimes end up getting used by the tool! But that's not the fault of religion.

Holy Doubt

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 04.29.2014 | Religion
W. Hunter Roberts

We sow the seeds of fundamentalism whenever we pretend our representations are real. It is a mistake of logic to apply literalism to something that can only be apprehended symbolically.

Atheism: The New Fundamentalism?

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion
W. Hunter Roberts

A fundamentalist is unwilling to consider the unsettling possibility that the universe is more complex, mysterious, and multi-dimensional than anything our symbol systems, descriptions and analyses can apprehend.

One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters by Larry Dossey, MD

Suna Senman | Posted 03.15.2014 | Books
Suna Senman

In my journey for new perspectives on meaningfulness, I discovered a newly published book, One Mind. At last, the iron curtain between science and spi...

On Keeping the Faith

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 03.08.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

Parenting is tough. Being married is tough. Running a household -- whether solo or with a partner -- is hard work. But I believe that I was created to do exactly what I'm doing right now. And so were you.

Do We Need to Rename God?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 02.11.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

I think we must rid ourselves of the old Name -- Adonai, Lord, King, dominating Dominus -- and address Divine Reality as the Interbreathing Of All Life. That is the Truth, and we are Called to say it.

One Man's Journey From Obesity and Diabetes to Health

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Peschke

Today, three years later, John has lost the 70 pounds (after formerly weighing 230 pounds), changed his lifestyle permanently, and no longer suffers from diabetes. In fact he says he feels good every day.

The Sad State of the Christian Church in light of New Atheist Congregations?

Andy Braner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Andy Braner

For my new friends building congregations without God at the center, good luck. I hope you manage to find that mysterious yearning in the heart of every human who has the privilege to walk on this great planet.

Yoga in America: Where Bowing to God Is Not Religious

Jill Lawson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jill Lawson

The concept of God is a shaky subject. Add to it the yoga-inspired faith in the God within us all, and you have a huge mess on your hands. Calling yoga non-religious isn't just about altering yoga to make a buck. It is to avoid starting a war.

Living With and in Gratitude

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 12.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Sriya Chakravarti

This letter is addressed to God and "cced" (carbon copied) to people of the world, so the atheists and agnostics can read it for fun, if they like. D...

Why I Still Believe in God

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Kristin Meekhof

Often during these conversations, the question that I am most frequently asked is this: How do you trust in God after your husband died? My answer is always hesitant because there are days when I'm not sure how or why I continue to believe.

Was Jesus Nothing More Than a Fabrication? Biblical Scholar Says Yes!

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Steve Siebold

Was Jesus Christ really the son of God? It's probably one of the most heated debates in all of history. On one side, the devout Christians believe s...