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How to Be Happy When Life Is Tough

Erin Cox | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

I have friends who have lived through cancer, divorce, and other substantial losses who claim that periods of expansive growth, newfound gratitude, and authentic happiness followed their deepest and darkest times.

Faith in the Streets

Sara Miles | Posted 04.13.2014 | Religion
Sara Miles

In the years I've been a Christian, a lot of other Christians have left the building, too or, more accurately, they have found ways to encounter God outside the boundaries of what happens inside churches on Sunday mornings.

The Rise of the Allies

Marina Gomberg | Posted 04.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Marina Gomberg

Gone are the days when American men and women could not serve their country openly as lesbians and gays. And gone are the days when the majority of Americans did not support fairness and equality for LGBT people.

Screenwriter of My Girl Writes First Novel About Faith: An Interview With Laurice Molinari

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 04.13.2014 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

The novel chronicles a young boy's discovery and the training he receives in a mystical place called The Ether, as well as the battles he fights in that pit good against evil.

Pipe Organs as a Niche Market

Martin Marty | Posted 04.13.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

The son and brother of three teachers who played the organ in worship as part of their call and calling and someone who haunts sanctuaries when organists are noisily practicing in the quiet of a Saturday afternoon, I have a (literally) life-long passion for the instrument.

In Praise of the F Word

Joan Barthel | Posted 04.12.2014 | Religion
Joan Barthel

Still, a daughter of charity warned me, "The word can turn people off." Too many folks view feminists as a bunch of strident, humorless women alienated from anything spiritual.

Science vs. Faith

Neal Wooten | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion
Neal Wooten

Holding yourself up to be the ultimate authority is not Christian. Drawing a line between yourself and others is not Christian. Mocking, scoffing at, and arguing with others are not Christian traits.

Through the Corridors of All Human Experience Has This Truth Been Echoed

Neale Donald Walsch | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion
Neale Donald Walsch

As we approach Valentine's Day, I thought it might be helpful for us to look at this business of love as it is seen in the eyes of God, from what I have come to understand as a result of the Conversations with God dialogues.

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.