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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...

Let it Snow: Hercules Couldn't Keep Me from My Son's Wedding

Sue Shanahan | Posted 03.23.2014 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

She and her husband had managed to drive from Vermont to Boston and were at the rehearsal dinner. The message read  simply, "Your flight has been cancelled. I'm so sorry."

7 Ways To Be Sure You Are A Martin Luther King Jr. Kind Of Christian

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 03.21.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

As we honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. it is worthwhile to to consider the kind of faith King embodied. Because there isn't just one kind of Christian -- and not all faith, or all faith leaders, lead towards freedom.

It's Not About You

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion
Zachary K. Pearce

Christians need to be focused on living their life the way God commanded his followers to so that they may be a part of his Kingdom of Heaven for eternity.

What Happens When East Meets West?

Sister Jenna | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

I've been traveling to India for over 20 years, and each time I visit I find out something new about myself. I find that I have more space to love, accommodate, care, give passage and smile more.

The Spirit of Now

Roger Housden | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
Roger Housden

They are drawn to take the journey toward individuation rather than individualism, and for many, that journey is not just a progression toward a healthy ego--invaluable as that is in itself--but also an opening to the transcendent dimensions of human experience.

The 3 Ways Martin Luther King Jr. Saved Your Soul

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

I would argue that in many ways, this is King's greatest legacy. His courage to proceed in a mission that, by any rational calculation would have been doomed to fail, is a lesson for all of us to learn. Without hope, without faith that there can be a better future, there will not be one.

Patiently Standing Together for Change

Areva Martin | Posted 03.16.2014 | Black Voices
Areva Martin

As we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and continue to mourn for Nelson Mandela this month, I'm reminded of the power of patience.

The 7 Lessons Life Will Teach You

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Far superior to a formal education, life is our greatest teacher, sending us down winding paths to help us gain a profound awareness of our potential. We may be tested, but by recognizing the truth of our tests and applying necessary wisdom, we can triumph over every one of life's challenges.

On Faith and Data

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I have clung to the conviction that truth is often immediately furtive, but relentless and ultimately indomitable. Seekers of truth are patient of necessity, obliged to be disciples of time. So far, I have kept the faith that eventually enough data would rally us to common understanding and common cause.

What Motivates People of Faith to Serve Thy Neighbor? Studies Find Prayer, Beliefs, Social Ties All Matter

David Briggs | Posted 03.11.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Increased belief and attendance were both associated with greater service to others in a new study examining religion and volunteering throughout adulthood based on four waves of the Americans' Changing Lives study.

How Pope Francis Renewed My Faith in Religion

Literally, Darling | Posted 03.10.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

My Catholic school education equipped me with the ability to do well in school, an extensive knowledge of religion and, as so often happens, a cynical and jaded approach to organized religion.

On Keeping the Faith

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 03.08.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

Parenting is tough. Being married is tough. Running a household -- whether solo or with a partner -- is hard work. But I believe that I was created to do exactly what I'm doing right now. And so were you.

Forgiveness Is The Right Kind of Cash

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

One of the most powerful scenes from the new movie, Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom, which is based upon his autobiography, is the speech that he ma...

Giving to the Future

Megan McFeely | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan McFeely

I have been listening... watching more dazed and removed than I like to admit, as we unravel. Every day there is a barrage of insurmountable issues wh...

How People Come to Faith

Greg Carey | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Greg Carey

Back in the '80s, Josh McDowell was extremely popular among evangelicals. Maybe he still is. Unfortunately, I can remember reading his stuff as a relatively uninformed college freshman and thinking, 'This stuff looks like Swiss cheese.'

Hope in the New Year

Sue Shanahan | Posted 03.02.2014 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

2014 is going to be a good year. It's the year for reaping what we've so patiently sown. It's the year when our long-held dreams will be brought to fruition.

Brighter View... Bigger World... Better Year

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

Unfortunately, many people today choose to view God as distant, observable and manageable. To them, he is close enough to consider, yet distant enough never to impose nor interfere.

A Do-Gooder's Dilemma

Diana Mao | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Diana Mao

As we enter the New Year, it is important to take a step back and ask the question of why as opposed to what. So many times we get asked what do you do, who do you work for?

Consecrated Sexual Attraction (Part 3)

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 02.26.2014 | Religion
Ryan Thomas Neace

(This is post 3 of 3 entitled, Consecrated Sexual Attraction. Read part 1 here or part 2 here.) ***Several years ago, I worked with a woman who I fi...

Searching for God at the Shopping Center

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

No more swearing. Be a better boyfriend. Make more money... so I can give it away. What is your New Year's resolution? Do you believe in making New ...

Snakebit: Parshat Va'Eira

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 02.24.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

G-d sends Moses and Aaron to confront Pharoah again. Staffs turn into snakes during the showdown. But there is more going on than meets the eye.