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Om in the Time of Lent

Ko Im | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Ko Im

I went on a yoga retreat during the Lenten season. and I reflected on finding solace in both practices. One can strengthen the other. Here are five parallelisms from a Catholic yogi.

The Good Son Comes Home to Inspire All Our Sons

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 06.14.2014 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

Why am I writing this? As a single mother, raising two black young men and surrounded by the death of so many young men, I am constantly in search of positive influences that will inspire them, motivate them and keep them on the right path.

Mother Of Gunned-Down Kansas Teen: 'I'm Strong Because I Have Faith'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion

She lost her 14-year-old son and her father to an apparent act of hate this past weekend, but when Mindy Corporon stepped forward to address the world...

Stephen B. Steward Unleashes a "Whole Heart" in Debut Album

Ernest Owens | Posted 06.14.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

It took 53 years for Smithville, Mississippi native Stephen B. Steward to know when he hit "the right time." While many men his age are looking for...

God in a Starfish

Jarrod S. Chlapowski | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Jarrod S. Chlapowski

It's that rare hour when the evening crowd melts into chilly solitude, the rest of the world not quite ready to greet the day. The beach is mine. T...

What Is a 'Christian Movie' Anyway?

Joe Boyd | Posted 06.12.2014 | Entertainment
Joe Boyd

When you ask me my favorite Christian movies, I might say The Apostle, Leap of Faith, Sister Act, Lars and The Real Girl, The Matrix, Wall-E, Elmer Gantry or Les Miserables. Are these Christian films? Does the film need to clearly address God or Jesus?

'Noah' - Epic Filmmaking That Will Test You

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 06.11.2014 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

This film has been greatly criticized for its deviation from the Biblical story. It's good to remember that it is not a documentary. It is a Hollywood film and, as such, a great piece of filmmaking.

Lean In, Take a Leap

Mable Chan | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Mable Chan

When I was young and restless about my future after high school in Hong Kong, I leaned into the headwinds and dropped the "A-bomb" on my mom one night after dinner. "Mommy, I want to go to America."

A Diamond in the Dust

Melanie Young | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

If you look hard enough and stay focused you will find diamonds in the dust. You may need to clear out the debris to find the brilliance. And you should never lose your sparkle.

The Big Picture: Perspective Is Everything

Sue Shanahan | Posted 06.09.2014 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

My sister Ann passed away, without warning, on the morning of Oct. 9, 2008. An undiagnosed heart condition, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, took her life. How could that be?

Have Faith to Face the World

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 06.08.2014 | Religion
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The act of praying itself has the power to bring about transformation. Realize that you are not alone in these difficult times. There is always an unseen hand working for you.

Ann Murray Paige: The Story of Amazing Light and an Unfinished Box

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

Breast cancer claimed and lost an activist on March 16th, but God Himself knows she was so much more than that. A loving family surrounded by scores of close friends lost a mom, a wife, a sister, a daughter and cherished friend.

A Big Bang Easter?

Mark Barger Elliott | Posted 06.07.2014 | Religion
Mark Barger Elliott

Could Jesus' resurrection be plausible in a universe governed by the mysterious and jaw-dropping reality of quantum physics?

iDietology: Why I'm Fed Up, and You Should Be, Too

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Radical fervor and echo chamber distortions do quite enough damage to our world without populating our kitchen tables. Be fed up, as I am, with such nonsense -- and we will all wind up eating better.

Faith Leaders Are Standing With Workers to Confront Economic Injustice

Camille Rivera | Posted 06.07.2014 | New York
Camille Rivera

Faith leaders understand that grave economic injustices can no longer be allowed to continue, because they tear apart the fabric of our society.

A Jewish Response to Noah

Marc Erlbaum | Posted 06.07.2014 | Religion
Marc Erlbaum

Hollywood, meantime, has started paying very careful attention to what the Christians are saying. Not because the industry has suddenly seen the light, but rather because they've seen the money.

On Being a Dictator

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 06.03.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

When we presume to know how God will bless us or deliver our breakthrough, we go from asking of God to demanding of Him.

Opening Day: Hope Springs Eternal

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.03.2014 | Religion
Jim Wallis

As columnist E.J. Dionne also points out, Opening Day always comes, and I believe not accidentally, during the end of the holy season of Lent (marked by waiting in disciplined reflection, sacrifice, and even suffering), and always close to Easter and Passover -- when hope comes alive again.

Towards the Unity of the Human Family

Ron Kronish | Posted 06.03.2014 | Religion
Ron Kronish

We have a religious obligation to keep hope alive through interreligious dialogue. People all over the world live in despair and depression. We need to counter this with optimism and hope.

Nine Values That Could Define the Future of Women's Faith Leadership

Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson

What distinguishes today's 21st century women-led multi-faith movement for justice is the deliberate attention being paid to creating a new leadership model that is more inclusive.

Kick Cancer's Butt

Tenille Livingston | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Tenille Livingston

I write this for those all over the world who are experiencing cancer and those who are cancer survivors. As many of you are in search for a cure to w...

5 New Directions When You Feel Lost

Alexandra Harra | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Your intuition ultimately sends you down the correct path. Do not think of it as being lost. Think of it as a temporary pause on your journey during which you should follow nothing but your heart's desire.

Family Guy and Faith: A Lenten Reflection

Rob Lee | Posted 05.31.2014 | Religion
Rob Lee

Remember that the cross is more than a necklace, a pretty ornate object that we bow to in church, or a means of propaganda. The cross is a reminder of the darkness of human ignorance but more importantly the glory of God's victory over death.

Let Success Chase You

Mike Robbins | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

March 27, 2014 I recently read Wayne Dyer's new book I Can See Clearly Now, in which he said something that had a profound impact on me, "I've nev...

I Once Knew a Girl Who Gave Up Thinking...

Sue Shanahan | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Sue Shanahan

Give up thinking for Lent? How could that be possible? Don't we need our thoughts to help move us through life? No, what Andrea was talking about was obsessive thinking. You know, the kind of thinking that gives you no rest.