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Why Do We Trust Ourselves So Much?

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

One of the primary functions of religion is to help us live in the present, that is to stop and immerse in the power of the moment. One of the other functions is to pull us out of the moment to see the bigger picture.

Why We Keep Measuring Our Children's Lives

Heather Choate Davis | Posted 04.06.2014 | Books
Heather Choate Davis

We have sexy, codified assessments for everything: intelligence, aptitude, risk, odds, and the ever-critical return on investment. Still, when it comes to understanding the measure of a life -- a life well lived, a life of value -- statistics are about as useful as a footnote.

On Being Radical

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

Timidity doesn't honor God. There, I said it. I've given a lot of thought to how often followers of Christ find themselves - or more accurately, place themselves - in the role of victim.

Where Faith Meets Justice: Jobs That Will Change You and Your World

Wayne Meisel | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

The only time I can remember wishing for the end of a vacation was winter break of my senior year in college. Mid-January rolled around and I could...

Keep Going: Harriet Tubman's Legacy

Sue Shanahan | Posted 04.05.2014 | Black Voices
Sue Shanahan

Harriet was born into slavery and raised in a world with no hope. Still, she dreamed her dreams and did what she had to do. She broke the law of the land by following the North Star to freedom. Where did a woman who was whipped as a child get that kind of courage?

WATCH: Tapping into Hope and Faith

Brad Yates | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Simply put, part of life is experiencing challenges. I hope this will help at such times ... If you are new to tapping, it will be beneficial to als...

What Is Magick and Why On Earth Do I Want to Do It?

Wes Isley | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion
Wes Isley

I think it's more commonplace than most of us realize, but we're often too busy, our minds too cluttered to recognize it.

Being Beautiful Is Not a Profession

Sue Shanahan | Posted 04.01.2014 | Women
Sue Shanahan

I learned very young that a woman's power came from her looks. Specifically, my beauty, or lack there of, was how my worth was measured.

War, Mathematics and God

Herb Silverman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Herb Silverman

As a youngster with an Orthodox Jewish background and an interest in mathematics, an infinite God with infinite power who lived an infinite amount of time fascinated me. I felt that studying "infinity" would help me understand God.

The Last Shall Be First

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

Ed says his faith is what drives his success. It's what motivates him to make the world better, every hour of the day -- in his job.

Profiles in Ministry: Jim McCloskey, A Champion for the Wrongly Accused

Wayne Meisel | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

Profiles in Ministry is a twelve-part series from the FAITH3 initiative that lifts up courageous, creative leaders who have built innovative ministri...

When You Have to Stand Up

Robin Korth | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Robin Korth

How could an innocent baby be held accountable for the actions -- or lack of actions -- of some stupid adult? There was some mistake. Nervously I stood and I asked, "Sister, are you sure this is right? I know God wouldn't do this."

Tradition, Bicultural Identity and Chinese New Year

Emily Chen | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Emily Chen

This time last year I traveled to Taiwan from California to celebrate Chinese New Year with my 90-year-old grandmother. Born and raised in the United States, it was the first time in my 30-plus years that I'd experienced the holiday in Asia.

Tye Tribbett, the Grammy Winner You Should Know

Ernest Owens | Posted 03.30.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

In an age where music artists blow up and burn out in the blink of an eye, Tribbett's Grammy victory this past Sunday proves that doing what you love and know best might be the greatest achievement in the end.

Faith and Credit: The Life of Rita Haynes

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

"I believe everyone was put here for a reason; everyone has a purpose." -- Rita Haynes As links to speeches and sermons of Dr. King filled my Twitt...

Everything Happens For A Reason?

Zack Hunt | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Zack Hunt

Let's assume for a moment that is true, that the sort of events I've described were the handiwork of the divine. What, then, does that say about the nature of God?

Prepared for a Purpose

Antoinette Tuff | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Antoinette Tuff

The first place he went to was the school's front office, where I happened to be filling in for the receptionist. For the next hour, the gunman and I were alone in that office. For much of that time, I was afraid I was going to die.

How I Got Through My Tough Times, From Sherri Shepherd (VIDEO)

Posted 01.30.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to getting through hard times, Sherri Shepherd, Emmy Award-Winning Cohost of The View, had some great advice to share with us about bein...

How I Found Out My Ex-Husband Cheated On Me, From Sherri Shepherd (VIDEO)

Posted 01.30.2014 | MarloThomas

Sherri Shepherd, Emmy Award-Winning Cohost of The View, went through a painful divorce after her first marriage, and she was courageous enough to shar...

Our Children Should Not Have to Choose Between Science and Faith

Tim Stafford | Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion
Tim Stafford

For decades, belief in evolution has skewed along faith lines, with evangelical Christians as doubters on one side and agnostics and atheists as believers on the other. Now, according to a poll released by the Pew Research Center, the divide is skewed by politics as well. Just what we need.

Can Faith Help You Make Better Decisions?

Yaacov Cohen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion
Yaacov Cohen

Faith can help us make better decisions. Faith empowers us with the humility of our human condition, empowers us to deal with reality and to do our part of the deal, and opens us up to the hope that God will do his part as well.

A Lack of Values in Leadership

John Onaiyekan | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
John Onaiyekan

The question of values in leadership boils down to why people seek leadership positions in the first place.

The Seizure of Our Dis(content)

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

"Bring new eyes to a world or even new lenses and presto, new world." -- John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent Years ago, one of my children...

Wheelchair Wisdom: The Power of Limits

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Linda Noble Topf

It has always fascinated me that creativity and positive thinking are often born out of limitation. When there is adversity, it seems, we humans have all the greater incentive to work out ingenious ways to overcome obstacles, protect ourselves from harm, and chart new territory.

Comfortably Uncomfortable

Tani Brown | Posted 03.23.2014 | College
Tani Brown

"I'm so sorry." Let me start with these three words. We've all been in this situation. Someone suffers a tragic loss, hardship, difficulty. In this m...