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Born Again

What People Are Really Thinking When They Invite you to Church

Angela Jamene | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Angela Jamene

Just over two years ago, I picked up a free Bible. I had read it before but, this time, almost instantly, in a wave of emotions and realizations and revelations and a wide variety of indescribable sensations, I became a Christian. It happened.

Movie Review: C.O.G.

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.18.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Coming-of-age stories tend to be about innocents who have the veil pulled from their eyes. Which sort of describes C.O.G. - except for the innocent part.

Mary J. Blige Sounds Off On Gay Marriage

Posted 01.09.2013 | Gay Voices

Although she identifies herself as a born-again Christian, Mary J. Blige fully supports same-sex marriage. The Grammy award-winning hip-hop supers...

Is Your Belief System The Result Of Choice -- Or Epiphany?

Margaret Placentra Johnston | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
Margaret Placentra Johnston

If everyone were coming from the same place, then being born-again thanks to an epiphany would be a valid prescription to cure all spiritual ills. But it is just not that simple.

Rush Limbaugh's War On Christmas

Richard Schiffman | Posted 02.20.2013 | Religion
Richard Schiffman

Rush routinely rejects the teachings of the Christian savior even as he gives lip service to the religion that Christ founded.

Oprah Bursts Into Tears

Mark Steinberg | Posted 08.27.2012 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Oprah Winfrey said that she and her staff intend to hunt for situations in which crying or even tearing-up will be a surprise to the network's audiences.

Reborn on the 4th of July

Logan Mehl-Laituri | Posted 09.03.2012 | Religion
Logan Mehl-Laituri

God came into my life because I allowed it to happen. I had no choice but to respond to the call of discipleship; to pick up my cross, I had to put down my gun.

Is Barack Obama a 'Born Again' Christian?

Stephen Mansfield | Posted 07.22.2012 | Religion
Stephen Mansfield

As he stepped into office, President Obama was without a primary spiritual mentor, without a spiritual home and still bruised from the religious bludgeoning of the campaign. Some administration officials report that it was just at this moment that a change began.

Walking The (Catholic) Plank

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Sarah O'Leary

Why doesn't my Catholic Church get its own house in order first? Get the plank/log/boulder/semi truck/elephant out of its own eye before it tries to remove a speck from another's eye?

The Path Of Returning To God

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Perhaps a new tradition speaks more clearly to them. Perhaps they return to their original religion but in a different, and often more committed, way than when they were young.

Jesus and the Son of Scam

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wayne Besen

Time and again, fundamentalists buy the fantasy that the world's worst reprobates can fundamentally change. It never seems to occur to these credulous Christians that perhaps they are being had by the unusually bad.

I, a Rabid Anti-Christian, Very Suddenly Convert

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

In the comment threads of some of my posts here on Huffington Post, people have speculated about whether or not I'm "really" a Christian. So, I thought I'd share the story of my conversion.

An Ode to a Disappearing Texas

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vivian Norris

I left Texas, sadly, because it was changing and becoming what it has now become. But there are some great people there and they will make their voices heard...because Texans are not wimps!

Things About Money You Don't Learn in College

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Don McNay

College seniors are entering a world of money -- and without very much preparation for what is about to hit them.

Abortion, Health Care and the Soul

Stephen Gyllenhaal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen Gyllenhaal

How many of us would give up much of anything in an attempt to save our souls? I mean this seriously -- really -- how much would we be willing to sacrifice?

Renegade and Dreams of My Absent Father

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Don McNay

Obama's election was not only a door opener for people of color. It also showed that people with absent dads, or no dad at all, can grow up and live in the White House.

Christian Belief Through the Lens of Cognitive Science: Part 4 of 6

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

The born again experience doesn't require a specific set of beliefs, but rather a specific social/emotional process; dogmas or explanations are secondary. It's not an experience unique to Christianity.

The Obamagelical Reformation

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

The 2008 election may mark the moment religious voters put reason above rhetoric. The birth of the Obamagelical.

Obama and McCain Tied Among "Born Again" Christians! Says Shocking New Barna Poll

Steven Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Waldman

Keep in mind that Barna defines "Born Again" differently than most pollsters. They base it on a series of theological questions, while most pollsters just ask people if they're "evangelical or born again."

Media Whitewashes Dobson, Hides 'Beat-Your-Child' Dogma

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeffrey Feldman

The media has ignored that Dobson is best-selling author famous for advising parents to whip their children with sticks. Why should he have a prominent place in American politics at all?