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The Faith-Climate Connection

Peter Adriance | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion
Peter Adriance

Our teachings convey that nature is a reflection of the divine; through it and through the world's sacred scriptures we can learn of God's attributes and work to mirror them in our own lives.

Yoga and Baseball: 108 Degrees of Harmonic Convergence

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.11.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

Spring and baseball. Baseball and Spring. They arrive together just as surely as winter and spring converge at the vernal equinox.

How to Get Around Jesus

Neal Wooten | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion
Neal Wooten

I'm all for loving my neighbor, as long as they are good, churchgoing folk, but this whole love-and-forgiveness-for-everyone thing is crazy. Luckily there are a lot of Christian leaders and organizations that can steer you around this nonsense.

A Yogi Embraces Pope Francis

Sister Jenna | Posted 05.08.2014 | Religion
Sister Jenna

As I approach my upcoming birthday, I am drawn to remember Pope Francis. There are moments that touch our lives and I remember where I was on March...

What Is Spirituality? A Lenten Reflection for All Spiritual Traditions

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

What is spirituality? "It is," as Rabbi Kaplan puts it, "the progressive unlearning of the strange ideas about God you've been taught..." Consider t...

Imagine All the People Together As One

Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson

My hope is that by promoting the deserving "bright spots" in our burgeoning multifaith movement for justice -- the leaders I've worked with and walked alongside -- they'll captivate our youth, as they've captivated me.

Gen X Faith and Culture: A Conversation With Bill McGarvey

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Growing up in a Catholic household and attending Jesuit schools gave him a religious vocabulary he then brought to deep questions. His discovery of music became a search for truth. Over time he learned that art is not truth but points to truth.

Hope Isn't Optimism

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

The Russian occupation of Crimea brings back memories of how the Soviets infiltrated and took over my homeland when I was growing up next door to Ukraine. I've been pondering whether it was optimism or hope that kept me alive.

Lent: Spring Training for Christians

Wayne Meisel | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

Starting Wednesday, I will forsake all sugar, salt, meat, junk food, fast food, coffee, soda, caffeine and all things alcoholic (I do drink non alcoholic beer which I affectionately call Lent beer).

A Relationship of Mutual Respect and Admiration: His Highness the Aga Khan Becomes First Faith Leader to Address Joint Session of Canadian Parliament

Rizwan Mawani | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
Rizwan Mawani

The Shi'a Imam spoke about the increased conflict that characterized our world, the tensions between Sunni and Shi'a interpretations of Islam and that pluralism -- an ethic in which diversity, not just in its spirit, but in practice -- needed to be valued and championed.

5 Innovative Christian Businesses You've Never Heard of

Cat Knarr | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion
Cat Knarr

You know the Christian-run businesses that are always in the headlines, like Chick-fil-A and Hobby Lobby. But what about the smaller businesses that are doing something remarkably creative?

Faith Leaders Call for Limits On Carbon Pollution

Molly Rauch | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

When EPA held a public hearing earlier this month on its proposed rule to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, I expected to hear comments...

Eternity in an Hour: In Tribute to Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

This has been the hardest eulogy for me to write. I cried almost every step of the way. I miss him greatly. I know we all do. His smile, sense of humor, warmth, wisdom and vision. We have lost a giant.

Why I Ditched a Shame-Based Faith

Heather Kopp | Posted 04.29.2014 | Religion
Heather Kopp

I often write about the power of shame in the context of recovery. But shame is a human problem, and long-time Christians are in no ways immune. I was a Christian--and a slave to shame--for more than a decade before I became a slave to alcohol.

S. O. S.

Ron Nikkel | Posted 03.22.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Ron Nikkel

Help, I need somebody Help, not just anybody Help, you know I need someone, help But now these days are gone, I'm not so self assured Now I find I've ...

Sojourner's Truth

Sue Shanahan | Posted 04.29.2014 | Black Voices
Sue Shanahan

Sojourner went on to meet presidents Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses Grant. She developed a friendship with fellow human rights activist Harriet Tubman. She tried to vote on two occasions, but was turned away both times.

Christian Women in STEM Are a Vulnerable Minority

Lynn Billman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Religion
Lynn Billman

As the President of Christian Women in Science, I hear many stories about the struggles of women of this faith who are interested or work in science, technology, engineering and math. Some stories are encouraging, but others are enough to break my heart.

Profiles in Ministry: Phillip West, Being Present by Walking the Talk

Wayne Meisel | Posted 04.28.2014 | 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 ministrie...

Remember Where You Come From

Jeremy Balkin | Posted 04.28.2014 | Impact
Jeremy Balkin

Values are important because they are the things that matter. They make up the core of how we live our lives by keeping us grounded and remembering our raison d'être. Remember where you come from.

A Sin at the Intersection of Faith, Religion and Mental Health

Josh Rivedal | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Josh Rivedal

It's easier to help a person stay alive and open the dialogue on reasons to live slowly, with a delicate pair of pliers, rather than the sledgehammer of "suicide is a sin."

Asking the Right Question

Antoinette Tuff | Posted 04.27.2014 | Religion
Antoinette Tuff

Giving yourself too much glory is being closed to God. Likewise, being humble is being open to God.

In Defense of Snake Handlers

Herb Silverman | Posted 04.26.2014 | Religion
Herb Silverman

A live and let live attitude on most matters of religion could lead to a more peaceful world, but sometimes it would also mean a live and let die attitude--including by snakes or suicide.

Why Believe in God but Not Santa Claus?

Nigel Barber | Posted 04.23.2014 | Science
Nigel Barber

Why do religious people trash some implausible beliefs but keep others? Perhaps they get something out of the beliefs they keep.

Is Following Your Religion a Good Way to Live?

Dirk Hughes | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Dirk Hughes

Faith is not reserved for the religious, nor does any religion have a monopoly on it. To the contrary, at one level, faith is a common and important psychological coping mechanism used every moment of our lives to allow us to function as normally as possible.

I Love You to the Moon and Back

Sue Shanahan | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Sue Shanahan

"I love you to the moon and back." Hmmm, what would that look like? Would the moon be crescent shaped or full? And how does one get to the moon and back? On an airplane? A rocket ship? Or does one simply sprout wings and fly?