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God Speaks: Humanity's Call

Maria Portas | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion
Maria Portas

Humanity's Call on this life, is to get the whole place back to what it is meant to be! Where children are not suffering. Where people are being fed, and where we are all taking care of each and every person here on Earth.

God Speaks: The Reason We Are Here On Earth

Maria Portas | Posted 09.17.2014 | Religion
Maria Portas

There is a reason that we are all here in this world, and it is all about the discovery of your Self. Your Self, that very real part of you that is wa...

Matter and Antimatter: A Closer Look at Christianity's Chief Metaphor

David Teems | Posted 09.12.2014 | Religion
David Teems

Most religions of the world have started with at least one powerful metaphor. Christianity is no exception. And while "simple" may not be the exact way to describe it, the first and chief metaphor in Christianity is darkness and light (the supremacy of the one over the other).

For the Good of Our Shared Earth: The World Council of Churches and 'Religions for the Earth'

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 09.10.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

If everyone does their part, we can move towards cleaning up the earth and living sustainably. Each person, community and religious organizations must work toward saving the earth.

3 Steps to Creating Like The Creator

Lorna Bright | Posted 08.28.2014 | Religion
Lorna Bright

Like many of you, I was taught that the Fourth Commandment simply means, "work all week and go to church on Sunday." But the reality is that most of us work only five days per week, not six, so by not taking a full six days to do all our work, we've broken the commandment.

A Slender Tether Between Us

Robert Hoch | Posted 09.04.2014 | Religion
Robert Hoch

It seems like the rising of waters, like the howling of winds, the way natural disasters transform or savage our worlds, is something that will always captivate us.

Landscaping for Heaven or Hell on Earth

Lisa Novick | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green
Lisa Novick

It is time to recognize the wrongdoing at the heart of ornamental non-native landscaping and to make amends. It is time for people to extend the love and respect they show for one another to the land that surrounds their homes and places of worship.

Artistic Residencies and European Support for Young Artists

Bernard Foccroulle | Posted 07.28.2014 | Arts
Bernard Foccroulle

Why do European opera institutions not have in-house residencies for composers? It is said that contemporary opera does not have an audience but that is an obvious misconception.

Advocacy and Action on Climate Change: World Council of Churches

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.19.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Failure to recognize the reality of climate change can be due to one's views on the Bible and faith. Others believe that it is not the role of the church to address climate change, feeling that it is not religion's job to engage political issues.

Environmental Injustice and Economic Issues: WCC's Working Group on Climate Change

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.13.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

It is becoming ever more important to recognize the urgency of climate change within our religious outlook on life. We cannot continue to ignore the topic of climate change while all of God's creation is suffering.

The Mind Of God

Maria Portas | Posted 07.11.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Portas

It's time to be blown away by the Greatness that surrounds us. It is time to tap into that Mind that lives in and through us, and listen to what it is telling us. Our potential is here!

Watch That Stunning 'Creation' Scene From 'Noah'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 05.11.2014 | Entertainment

For those who haven't seen Darren Aronofsky's "Noah," there is one scene in which the titular character (Russell Crowe) recants the Christian creation...

The Creation of Wow

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

You are your own greatest treasure, equipped with everything you need. Brilliance built in. What are you doing with that sparklingly magnificent life of yours?

World Council Of Churches And The Urgency Of Climate Change

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

We have often misunderstood Genesis 1:28, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground" to legitimize human domination of the earth and reinforce our own selfish agenda.

How to Use Intentions to Create Your Dreams

Maria Portas | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Portas

When we come from the place of wanting to create the biggest dreams that life has to offer us, it is only our limitations that keep us from achieving it. So setting an intention for what it is that you want to create is definitely a principle to creating everything that you have desired.

Creation In Peril: 'For Everything Created by God Is Good'

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

The God of all Creation is calling us to be the stewards we have been called to be and save this Earth before it is forever altered in ways that harm the world's people and the rest of life. We're all busy. But if we wait longer we sentence our children and grandchildren to a harsh existence very far from the Kingdom of God envisioned for this planet.

This Is the Night: The Darkness of Holy Saturday

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

Unlike the hosannas of Palm Sunday and the yearned-for glory of Easter Day, this day in Holy Week, Holy Saturday, speaks most directly to the daily reality of our lives. After the shock of death or words that bring despair -- words like cancer, divorce, terminal, downsizing -- we find ourselves entering the dark void of unknowing.

'Noah' - Epic Filmmaking That Will Test You

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 06.11.2014 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

This film has been greatly criticized for its deviation from the Biblical story. It's good to remember that it is not a documentary. It is a Hollywood film and, as such, a great piece of filmmaking.

Sleep Your Way To Creativity (And 9 More Methods For Better Ideas)

Belle Beth Cooper | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Belle Beth Cooper

If you're in the same boat, and you find it's difficult to remember what will improve your creativity and when you should do your most creative work, hopefully this list will help you get it all straight.

Fundamentalist Christians Do Not Take the Bible Literally Either

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.20.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Those who insist the Bible is "literally true" have all but destroyed the very Bible they want everyone to take seriously.

The Faith-Climate Connection

Peter Adriance | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion
Peter Adriance

Our teachings convey that nature is a reflection of the divine; through it and through the world's sacred scriptures we can learn of God's attributes and work to mirror them in our own lives.

The God Who Sings Creation

Rev. Kenneth Tanner | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion
Rev. Kenneth Tanner

If I believe in the resurrection of the dead, it is not that hard to believe that God could make the universe in 144 hours. If this same God chose to...

Creationism Versus the Bible

Joel S. Baden | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion
Joel S. Baden

If you tuned in to the Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye creationism vs. science debate, you may well have found yourself thinking, 'This guy just doesn't get it.' And, regardless of which side you're on or which guy you were referring to, you were probably right.

Trust

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

While driving three friends, four counting Chip, I listened and recognized a beautifully shared teaching for me and an invitation to humanity. Chip i...

Creationism Versus Evolutionism: When Will This Debate Ever End?

Steve McSwain | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

The story of Genesis, is the story of the creation of humanity and community and a new humanity and community, respectively. When you get this, my friend, every Adam and Eve you meet, which is to say, every person you meet, will be a member of your extended human family... your human community.