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Faithfulness Is Perseverance In Purpose: An Interview With Roland Martin

Lavaille Lavette | Posted 06.05.2012 | Religion
Lavaille Lavette

As a journalist and author, he is candid and meticulous, and faith plays a major part in his success at making the most of his God-given time.

Skipping Small Talk For The Sake Of Big Questions

Kerry Weber | Posted 08.04.2012 | Religion
Kerry Weber

It is said that when making polite small talk, one does not discuss religion, sex or politics. But that becomes more than a bit difficult when you work for a church whose keen interest in all three of these topics has been widely discussed of late.

Faith, Hope and Reason

Phillip A. Ortiz, Ph.D. | Posted 06.04.2012 | Science
Phillip A. Ortiz, Ph.D.

Why the laws of nature came to exist is an unknowable, but on the other hand how the laws of nature function is not only knowable but also important to know.

Honoring The Honesty Box

Ree Varcoe | Posted 07.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Ree Varcoe

A good many people here still have an intrinsic trust in others in this age when we are quick to doubt, find fault or simply don't trust as easily as did our ancestors. Why is it so hard for us to believe that people will do the right thing when given the opportunity?

Live Without Fear, Because God Loves You Like A Mother

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 07.24.2012 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

Each person will have to come to terms with their own fears in their own way. The most helpful first step is to have the intention to live without fear and then to seek every path that will help in realizing that intention.

Religion Study Reveals Faithful's Conflicting Impulses

Posted 05.23.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/22/2012 07:14 PM EDT on LiveScience Believing in an involved, morally active God m...

Trusting God As Some Leave The Presbyterian Church

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 07.22.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Like most new church planting pastors, when someone chooses to leave, no matter the reason, my heart and soul aches: I question my pastoral abilities, grieve the loss of relationships and always have an urge to do something to get them back.

Taking Back Our Souls: A Reaction To Sexual Abuse

Chava Tombosky | Posted 07.22.2012 | Religion
Chava Tombosky

As G-d stands watching our reaction, we are forced to create an initiative that I dare say, can take on a new day if we are willing and open. As a first step in destroying the silence, I invite you all to belong to a new community and a new higher consciousness.

Language Explosion

Posted 05.20.2012 | Arts

The mission of Lesley Dill's 'Faith & the Devil' could not be any more ambitious: the artist aims to examine the eternal struggle between faith and ev...

Paradise Is In Your Mind

Nitika Chopra | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Nitika Chopra

Believe in your power, broaden your perception and be present with it all. Paradise is in your mind. Start there and never stop having hope.

Seek Your Own Truth

Aaron Anson | Posted 07.16.2012 | Religion
Aaron Anson

We must seek those quiet spaces in our life that are safe for vulnerable explorations of meaning. These spaces are not found inside physical institutions or places where demagoguery slays reflective, rational and factually grounded discourse.

An Interfaith Earth Day Celebration In Roanoke

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 07.16.2012 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

Local communities are often confronted with proposals that suggest we sacrifice these priorities for the sake of jobs, development or progress. We can have both.

You Can Get Through Anything, If You Know Who Is In Charge

D.J. Wilson | Posted 07.13.2012 | Religion
D.J. Wilson

These words of prophetic wisdom were delivered, last week, to me at the very height of my own crisis, from a very close friend and mentor, a spiritual warrior, who has endured many valleys of his own.

Faith According To The Bible(s)

Christopher Lane | Posted 07.11.2012 | Religion
Christopher Lane

The devout understandably want to view their faith as inevitable -- as existing beyond chance, contingency and debate. Close examination of key passages in the Bible underscores, by contrast, that the book they worship is far from reliable.

Better to Walk With Friends Who Limp Than Count on Friends Who Have Never Limped at All

D.J. Wilson | Posted 07.11.2012 | Healthy Living
D.J. Wilson

Communicate often, say thank you frequently and without reservation, and let them know you care. These friends are forever priceless. We can and will always count on them to be there for us.

Interview With Hakeem Jeffries, Candidate for New York's 8th Congressional District

Andrew Wilkes | Posted 07.08.2012 | Religion
Andrew Wilkes

Our conversation explored what Jeffries' election would mean for residents of the district, particularly on the issues of education, health outcomes and jobs.

Congress Needs Bipartisan Friendships Now More Than Ever

Ambassador Tony Hall | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Ambassador Tony Hall

Bipartisan friendships don't erase our political divisions, but they do fundamentally change how political opponents view one another and engage with one another in the public arena.

I'm Sorry

Lisa Schultz | Posted 07.07.2012 | Impact
Lisa Schultz

There are many things I forget these days -- those that I remember are significant, usually because they touched me in some way, caused me to think, to question, and possibly to change.

Guantanamo: Using Religion As A Tool For Torture

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 07.06.2012 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

Speaking to former Guantanamo detainee 727 was like talking to a prisoner of Azkaban, that terrible prison guarded by soul-sucking Dementors from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.

Faith Leaders Support Reproductive Justice

Sally Steenland | Posted 07.04.2012 | Religion
Sally Steenland

Religion and reproductive rights are usually pitted against each other in public debates and the media. But in real life, they are not on opposite sides.

The Idolatry of Politics and the Promise of the Common Good

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Jim Wallis

How we live and what we do for the common good is much more important than how we vote. Political affiliation with candidates, parties, and structures is waning -- especially among young people -- and that's good news.

Time The Church's Old Story Of Jesus Dies

Steve McSwain | Posted 07.03.2012 | Religion
Steve McSwain

The story of Jesus is vastly more beautiful without the baggage of killing and bloodshed. It is time for a new reading of the redemption story. It is time the church allow the old story of Jesus to die.

Analytic Thinking Erodes Religious Belief

Rob Brooks | Posted 07.01.2012 | Religion
Rob Brooks

Although there is considerable disagreement about whether education kills religious faith, people's chances of identifying as religious believers declines with scientific education and education in rational thinking.

Is Faith The Rejection Of Reality?

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 06.29.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Alan Lurie

There seems to be a belief that "faith" is the rejection of the world as it is; a retreat in to fantasy and wishful thinking. As Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, "Faith means not wanting to know what is true."

Embracing The Intuitive AND The Analytical

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

A study has just come out that argues that analytical thinking weakens religious belief, while at the same time, intuitive thinking may strengthen religious feelings. So what does this mean for religion today?