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The Other Resurrection

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 04.19.2014 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

Hope is never more needed than on the Saturdays we face. Something has gone. Something has died. Something or someone that once filled a great place within has left us just as empty as we were once full, just as lonely as we were once befriended, just as uncertain as we once were so sure.

Easter Week for Stoics: Why I Love Jesus But I'm Kind of 'Meh' About Easter

Kristen Howerton | Posted 04.18.2014 | Religion
Kristen Howerton

The idea of forcing myself to enter into a certain mindset because of the date on the calendar just doesn't jive with my personality.

The Easter Moth

Mary Beth Holcomb | Posted 04.18.2014 | Parents
Mary Beth Holcomb

Leaning in for closer review, Sadie and I both catch a slight body quiver, but our excitement dissipates as we realize its leg is broken. The two of us make a grim, silent eye pact to do what we can to save it, or at least make it more comfortable dying.

Life Lessons From a 4-Year-Old

Sue Gober | Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion
Sue Gober

My daughter-in-law was doing a much better job in the "Christian" parenting department than I ever did -- that was painful to admit, but at the same time, it was so uplifting.

Tombstone Jesus

Ron Nikkel | Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion
Ron Nikkel

Some years ago, during a visit to Jerusalem, I went to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, reputed to be on the place of Jesus' tomb. I was rather underwhelmed, and wondered where Jesus really was amid all of the tourists and souvenirs.

To the Mother of My Patient

Kateri Allard | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kateri Allard

Because of you, I am beginning again to believe in miracles. Because in the depth of despair over losing your beloved son you took me into your arms and guided me back onto a track where love is real, positive thinking is a choice that saves us, and miracles do happen.

Om in the Time of Lent

Ko Im | Posted 04.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Ko Im

I went on a yoga retreat during the Lenten season. and I reflected on finding solace in both practices. One can strengthen the other. Here are five parallelisms from a Catholic yogi.

The Good Son Comes Home to Inspire All Our Sons

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 04.16.2014 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

Why am I writing this? As a single mother, raising two black young men and surrounded by the death of so many young men, I am constantly in search of positive influences that will inspire them, motivate them and keep them on the right path.

Mother Of Gunned-Down Kansas Teen: 'I'm Strong Because I Have Faith'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion

She lost her 14-year-old son and her father to an apparent act of hate this past weekend, but when Mindy Corporon stepped forward to address the world...

Stephen B. Steward Unleashes a "Whole Heart" in Debut Album

Ernest Owens | Posted 04.14.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

It took 53 years for Smithville, Mississippi native Stephen B. Steward to know when he hit "the right time." While many men his age are looking for...

God in a Starfish

Jarrod S. Chlapowski | Posted 04.14.2014 | 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...

What Is a 'Christian Movie' Anyway?

Joe Boyd | Posted 04.15.2014 | Entertainment
Joe Boyd

When you ask me my favorite Christian movies, I might say The Apostle, Leap of Faith, Sister Act, Lars and The Real Girl, The Matrix, Wall-E, Elmer Gantry or Les Miserables. Are these Christian films? Does the film need to clearly address God or Jesus?

'Noah' - Epic Filmmaking That Will Test You

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 04.11.2014 | 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.

Lean In, Take a Leap

Mable Chan | Posted 04.09.2014 | Education
Mable Chan

When I was young and restless about my future after high school in Hong Kong, I leaned into the headwinds and dropped the "A-bomb" on my mom one night after dinner. "Mommy, I want to go to America."

A Diamond in the Dust

Melanie Young | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

If you look hard enough and stay focused you will find diamonds in the dust. You may need to clear out the debris to find the brilliance. And you should never lose your sparkle.

The Big Picture: Perspective Is Everything

Sue Shanahan | Posted 04.09.2014 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

My sister Ann passed away, without warning, on the morning of Oct. 9, 2008. An undiagnosed heart condition, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, took her life. How could that be?

Have Faith to Face the World

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The act of praying itself has the power to bring about transformation. Realize that you are not alone in these difficult times. There is always an unseen hand working for you.

Ann Murray Paige: The Story of Amazing Light and an Unfinished Box

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

Breast cancer claimed and lost an activist on March 16th, but God Himself knows she was so much more than that. A loving family surrounded by scores of close friends lost a mom, a wife, a sister, a daughter and cherished friend.

A Big Bang Easter?

Mark Barger Elliott | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion
Mark Barger Elliott

Could Jesus' resurrection be plausible in a universe governed by the mysterious and jaw-dropping reality of quantum physics?

iDietology: Why I'm Fed Up, and You Should Be, Too

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Radical fervor and echo chamber distortions do quite enough damage to our world without populating our kitchen tables. Be fed up, as I am, with such nonsense -- and we will all wind up eating better.

Faith Leaders Are Standing With Workers to Confront Economic Injustice

Camille Rivera | Posted 04.07.2014 | New York
Camille Rivera

Faith leaders understand that grave economic injustices can no longer be allowed to continue, because they tear apart the fabric of our society.

A Jewish Response to Noah

Marc Erlbaum | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion
Marc Erlbaum

Hollywood, meantime, has started paying very careful attention to what the Christians are saying. Not because the industry has suddenly seen the light, but rather because they've seen the money.

On Being a Dictator

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 04.04.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

When we presume to know how God will bless us or deliver our breakthrough, we go from asking of God to demanding of Him.

Opening Day: Hope Springs Eternal

Jim Wallis | Posted 04.03.2014 | Religion
Jim Wallis

As columnist E.J. Dionne also points out, Opening Day always comes, and I believe not accidentally, during the end of the holy season of Lent (marked by waiting in disciplined reflection, sacrifice, and even suffering), and always close to Easter and Passover -- when hope comes alive again.

Towards the Unity of the Human Family

Ron Kronish | Posted 04.03.2014 | Religion
Ron Kronish

We have a religious obligation to keep hope alive through interreligious dialogue. People all over the world live in despair and depression. We need to counter this with optimism and hope.