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Faith

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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On Bedside Baptist

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 08.06.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

I recognized the heaviness and sadness to be a tremendous feeling of guilt. Guilt that I would somehow impairing or negatively impacting my children's spiritual development all in the name of a few extra winks.

Does Evolution Explain Human Nature?

Victor Udoewa | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion
Victor Udoewa

Perhaps at the heart of this question are really two deeper questions. First, are humans special and unique, above and beyond other animals? Second, is the specialness or unique nature due to a God? In other words, is there a God?

Interviewing the Gospel Ambassador: How Bobby Jones Impacted the Culture of Television

Ernest Owens | Posted 08.05.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

Standing atop a stage dressed in a jeweled suit with custom designer shoes, an electrifying roar automatically fills the studio. It feels as though a rockstar has just surprised the crowd, but this is no new face.

Was Rialto Unified School District's Holocaust Assignment Really About Critical Thinking?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.05.2014 | Education
Mark Baer

Although a great deal has been written about the "critical thinking" assignment given to eighth graders in the Rialto Unified School District on whether or not the Holocaust ever occurred, I feel compelled to provide my perspective.

Progressive American Muslims Challenge Taboos

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 08.03.2014 | Religion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Omar Akersim prays regularly and observes the dawn-to-dusk Ramadan fast. He is also openly gay. Akersim, 26, is part of a smal...

'Out of Many, One'

Trey Lyon | Posted 08.01.2014 | Religion
Trey Lyon

In 1782 an act of Congress determined that the latin phrase "e pluribus unum" would become the motto of a fledgling nation.

Comfort Our People, Compassion for All God's People

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 09.29.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

This year, amidst the war that rages on the ground, in the shattered remnants of our hearts, we believe the world needs an extra Shabbat of Comfort, an extra dose of compassion, an extra week to seek comfort for all of God's fragile creation.