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Thanksgiving and Political Correctness

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Thanksgiving has been celebrated by Native Americans, Christians, Jews and whoever else wants to since 1621, and I firmly believe we should continue unapologetically to celebrate giving thanks to God Almighty for our many blessings.

What Would Mister Rogers Eat? Thanksgiving in the Neighborhood

Michael G. Long | Posted 11.21.2014 | Religion
Michael G. Long

Fred Rogers practiced a spiritual vegetarianism grounded in gratitude to God, and in his own subtle and quiet way, he modeled this radical spirituality for his millions of viewers.

Faith and Marriage Equality: Welcome to the Party

Stephanie Mott | Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

The recent appearance of pastors and churches declaring their willingness to perform marriages for same-sex couples has led to some of the most amazing imagery of the marriage equality struggle. Imagery the likes of which seemed all too impossible not long ago, especially in the deeply-red states of America.

Daily Meditation: Tend The Garden

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.20.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Here's Something To Consider Next Time You Refer To God As 'He'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.16.2014 | Religion

Referring to God as 'Father', 'Lord' and 'King' may have wider implications than people think. Clemson University sociologist Andrew Whitehead ha...

How to Make God Love You

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.15.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

Although the modern controversy over God centers on the famous headline from Time magazine, "Is God Dead?" this isn't really the key question. By defi...

I Got Sober When the Pain of Staying the Same Was Greater Than the Fear of Changing

Allison Hudson | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

So now I am 29 months sober. I know, right? That seemed impossible 883 days ago, but I must say, life is so unbelievably good today. So, what does life look like for me 29 months sans booze? Well...

Understanding Victory with a World Series Pitcher

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 11.12.2014 | San Francisco
Jeremy Affeldt

Suppose I knew ahead of time that the Giants were going to win the World Series this year. Suppose God came to me in a dream and said, "Jeremy, here's what's going to happen. The Giants will win the Wild Card game." I wish!

Deepak Chopra's Quest To Find 'God 2.0'

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.11.2014 | Religion

In his latest book, The Future of God, Deepak Chopra seeks to illustrate how a different version of God lies within each individual and what that mean...

Freedom for Kenneth Bae! His Family's Enduring Faith

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

We are grateful to have been able to help in the release efforts of Kenneth Bae. As we worked with the Bae family during this past year, their hard work, dedication, and love were punctuated by Bae's release this past weekend.

You Know God's Going to Change His Mind and Save Everyone in the End, Right?

Mick Mooney | Posted 11.11.2014 | Religion
Mick Mooney

Is it possible that God has a 'Damascus Road experience' ready to give to all mankind before his throne, like he also gave to the Ninevites in Jonah's story?

Here's Why Veterans Don't Talk About It

David W. Peters | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
David W. Peters

In my conversations with veterans I often hear from their family members that, "He just never talks about it." Stories connect people, and veterans' families and friends want that connection, but veterans still don't talk about it. Why?

God Is Love

Debbie Davis | Posted 11.10.2014 | Religion
Debbie Davis

I have often said "It's all about the love." When I think about anything and everything that could possibly be significant: I believe it always has to do with... love.

God Esteem and Self-Esteem

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.10.2014 | Religion
Mark Goulston, M.D.

I am not religious (in the organized religion sense), but I have been on a journey to become and feel spiritual. Why? Because I know there is more and even much more to life than "living in a material world."

Mythbusters: Bill Maher Edition

Omar Sarwar | Posted 11.06.2014 | Religion
Omar Sarwar

Since his highly controversial exchange with Ben Affleck and Nicholas Kristof on October 3rd, Bill Maher has insisted that he's simply stating the unpleasant facts about the Muslim world. But there are two particularly noxious myths that need to be debunked.

In Defense of God

Julia Fehrenbacher | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Julia Fehrenbacher

Contrary to popular belief I am not an asshole. It may come as a surprise but I do not, under any condition condemn or punish or banish any...

Art & the Tyranny of the New

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.06.2014 | Arts
Steven Crandell

I think it's time to create a market for art that deepens the spirit, not makes it shallower, a market to encourage art that taps into wisdom and truth that has lasted for generations, eons, as long as memory has served humanity.

Daily Meditation: Sweet World

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.06.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Somehow, They Knew Better

Catherine Nagle | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Catherine Nagle

Most parents want their children's lives to be abundant and want to give them more than they had. But sometimes the only help they can give is by sharing what they've learned through their own life experience, telling their children the best of what they know. I

Why God Doesn't Care What You Do

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.04.2014 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

In a word, the personal God has a future only if we are willing to transform who we are. The longing for transformation is universal -- no one is satisfied with the mixture of pleasure and pain, success and failure, love and hate, peace and violence that defines life in separation.

Holy Safety Net! Religion and Recklessness

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.30.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Psychological scientists suggest that belief in God could actually increase the tendency to take certain risks -- specifically, risks with no moral overlay. Their reasoning is that God is for most believers a source of security and protection, and feeling safe in God's care could diminish fear and boost bravery and daring.

A New Enlightenment?

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 10.30.2014 | Religion
Richard W. Kropf

In a recent PBS interview with Charlie Rose, 85-year old Harvard University professor emeritus of biology, E. O. Wilson, talked about his latest book, The Meaning of Human Existence, and what he calls "the new enlightenment."

The Right's Urge to Kick Down: Doing Unto Others as Has Been Done Unto You

Andy Schmookler | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

It is not at all surprising that it is in those parts of America that conceive of moral requirements in the most harsh and absolutist terms that we find the strongest impulse to deal with those below them not with compassion but with punitive demands.

Keep Brittany Maynard's Legacy Alive and Legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide

Steve Siebold | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

This whole argument boils down to a simple premise: who is in charge of our lives? Doctors? Politicians? Religious leaders? Or Us? Are we so feeble minded that we cannot be trusted to be responsible for our own existence?

When Southern Baptists Get Saved

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 10.28.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

Salvation was always such an important part of my upbringing. We were constantly begged, pushed, prodded and manipulated to go down the aisle. If I got saved once, I got saved a hundred times.