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Faith

Is Your Calling Worth Dying for?

Mable Chan | Posted 08.29.2014 | Media
Mable Chan

The answers I believe, may well lie in his pure innocence and courage to discover and report the ground truth -- no matter how ugly the truth, how high the price.

Art Elevates

Sue Shanahan | Posted 08.29.2014 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

I had a vague sense that my talent is here to make the world a more beautiful place. But what's the use of beauty? It has no worth that can be measured or weighed.

The Virgin Mary Visited My Very Angry but Lovable Teenage Son

Fiona Finn | Posted 08.28.2014 | Religion
Fiona Finn

He walked side by side next to Mary. Yes, Mary the mother of Jesus, that Mary. She was cloaked in blue and he was calling her 'mom' as they spoke. Mary spoke gently to Connor letting him know he would be getting help for his teeth.

What I Learned From Five Months Of Travel

Cliff Hsia | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

These are the lessons about life that I have learned after five months of travel around the world...

11 Scientific Studies That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

The Week | Eric Barker | Posted 08.26.2014 | World

Reading a lot about the science of human behavior can make you cynical, sometimes deservedly so, but cynical nonetheless. On this blog I try to be ...

Don't Sweat the Advice: Welcome Class of 2018

Wayne Meisel | Posted 08.25.2014 | College
Wayne Meisel

An occupational hazard (or should I say opportunity?) of my profession is that I often get last-minute calls asking me to substitute for some famous commencement speaker who suddenly can't make it.

Outlander Episode 3 Review: Faith vs Logic

Jessica McNeill Azar | Posted 08.25.2014 | Entertainment
Jessica McNeill Azar

As a woman who embraces her career as a nurse, Claire bases her beliefs on scientific fact. When she lands in the 18th century Scottish Highlands, she finds a culture who's beliefs are firmly rooted in an odd marriage of Catholicism and superstition.

A Candid Effort to Help

Phu Nguyen | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Phu Nguyen

My happy days don't give me immunity from depression, nor does my very abundant life. Beauty, money, fame, and even hordes of admirers don't keep anyone safe from this mental illness. It can affect anyone, and when it does, we need help.

The Deep Water Testd

David Kirsch | Posted 08.22.2014 | Parents
David Kirsch

Parenting is a series of "deep water tests." How we love, guide, teach and nurture our children through life's tests will help our children be all that they can be.

What Will You Choose to Wear Today: Faith or Fear?

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Olayiwola A. Alara

But just like every problem hypothetically is supposed to have a solution, fear also has an antidote, which is known as faith.

When Sleep Is Spiritual

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Beyond all the scientific complexities associated with it, falling asleep can be understood as an act of faith. The submission to sleep requires extending trust to something greater than ourselves. Sheep, of course, sleep best in the company of the flock and shepherd.

From the Front Lines of Ferguson: A Community Organizer Explains How People of Faith Can Help

Sarah Cunningham | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion
Sarah Cunningham

I had the chance to interview Wes Lathrop, the Department Directer of Power, as he worked on the front lines of Ferguson. POWER is an affiliate of The PICO National Network, the largest faith-based community organizing organization in the country.

Parents of Addicts and Their Unexpected Change in Citizenship

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

Parents of children who suffer from addiction are a special group. They're members of a club nobody wants to be a member of. In this case, membership doesn't really have any privileges.

postChristian: What's Left, Can We Fix It, Do We Care? -- An Interview With Christian Piatt

Romal Tune | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion
Romal Tune

"I think we've fallen victim to the misapprehension that worship, or church, is the point. Those are simply a means to an end though."

Losing My Religion

Karl Wilder | Posted 08.21.2014 | New York
Karl Wilder

I don't remember the first time Bob hit me. My life was suffering. Our entire family suffered. When the abuse was not physical it was verbal, mental and all-consuming. I learned the commandments and the Lord's prayer, and always I prayed.

Religion Is Alive and Well in Contemporary Art

S. Brent Plate | Posted 08.18.2014 | Religion
S. Brent Plate

On a breezy summer day, I joined a group of artists and writers in the basement of the Liberty Bar in midtown Manhattan to discuss the many places religious life meets the visual arts.

67 Years of Independence: Pakistan's Past and Present

Mariam Khan | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact
Mariam Khan

Despite the perpetual obstacles that Pakistan encounters, the citizens of the nation find a way to stand back up. Only if tolerance is practiced by the public, and education becomes common, will the public be able to make Pakistan prosper and make it rank amongst the list of successful states of the world.

Essential Steps to Success in Life

Anush Kostanyan | Posted 08.14.2014 | Impact
Anush Kostanyan

We only have to seize them and be open for accepting the amazing gifts of life. The steps below will help you go forward to your greatest dreams and feel the glory of true success.

Death, Modern Families and the Saga of Casey Kasem

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 08.12.2014 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

I also spent more than a decade in hospice care, where our care team sought to companion families, many like Kasem's, in finding sacred consonance in the midst of fear, pain, death, and grief, all inherently dissonant experiences.

Why Doesn't God Answer My Prayers?

Patty Kogutek | Posted 08.12.2014 | Religion
Patty Kogutek

Does God REALLY hear my prayers?  And if God REALLY did hear my prayers, how come nothing has happened? How prophetic can one golf commentator be?  ...

Switchfoot's Album & Movie "Fading West" -- It's Grace in Action, Hope Crystallized, Damnation Canceled in Favor of Love...

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

I was just speaking at SoulFest (August 7-9). It's a music festival with evangelical roots. The band Switchfoot played. I'm several things but not...

Connection and Reflection for Healthy Aging

Rachel Verlik | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

I worry that this is a dying art -- the ability to be unconnected to technology, and to instead focus on in person relationships, prayer, connectedness, and reflection.

13 Steps to Recover From Betrayal

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Betrayal leaves us at a fork in the road. We can choose to act in ways that either favor or impede personal growth: we can become stuck in a bad moment forever or we can put it behind us for good. We decide our path.

We Spend Lifetimes Striving to Give Love, Create Beauty and Find Peace. Why?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 08.08.2014 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

A spiritual non-material-based way of life turns out to be the actual way we live no matter what we say we believe. We live by ethics not found in nature and we enrich our lives with art. That says something to me.

Sometimes, Street Photography Is About Having Faith

Joe Newman | Posted 08.07.2014 | Arts
Joe Newman

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