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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...

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

Sue Shanahan | Posted 04.24.2014 | 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.