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God Shares 'It Getteth Better' Video, New Memoir Clarifies Bible Passages On Homosexuality

Posted 12.20.2011 | Gay Voices

According to its book jacket, "The Last Testament," written by God (with the help of Emmy award-winning comedy writer David Javerbaum), came about as ...

The Purpose of Prayer in a Modern World

Jeffrey Small | Posted 12.15.2011 | Religion
Jeffrey Small

Do problems with seeing prayer as divine intervention mean that prayer is a pointless exercise? Not at all. Maybe we just need to rethink the purpose of prayer in a modern world.

War Of The Worldviews: Where Science And Spirituality Agree And Disagree

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.13.2011 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

People are asking about the major points of contention between science and spirituality. Do we always disagree or are there some points of agreement?

Time, Eternity And Sukkot

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 12.12.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

The sukkah is a symbol of impermanence. We must sit in something that is fragile, fleeting, sure to disappear tomorrow, for that is our fate as well.

We Loved You, Sarah, Because You Made Us Feel Smart

Christina Patterson | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics
Christina Patterson

It's a fine line between politics as fun, and politics as farce. Sarah Palin crossed it the first time she spoke, but at least if you're laughing, or scowling, or even if you're wincing, you're probably still awake.

I Am: Therefore God Is

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.09.2011 | Books
Deepak Chopra

Deepak talks about the role of consciousness and the observer in creation. These and other topics are discussed in his new book co-authored with Leon...

"But... I Love My Meat": Hinduism And Vegetarianism

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 12.09.2011 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Animals live and care for each other as much as humans do... How is it that we can be so callous towards these creatures of God?

Have We Forgotten How To Cry?

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 12.07.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

On Yom Kippur in traditional synagogues people would weep. They would beat their chests as tears streamed down their faces. But for many to display genuine feeling in public is an embarrassment.

With Perfect Trust And Doubt: A Yom Kippur Reflection On The Dynamics Of Faith

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

Today the word "faith" is often understood in the popular mind with something that I consider a caricature of real faith. Real faith, in my opinion, is complex, transformative and dynamic

Can You Laugh With God?

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 12.04.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Previously, I had imagined God creating me, caring for me, maybe even taking an interest in my life, but certainly not delighting in me. But why not? Doesn't a parent delight in a child?

For Kids, God Makes It True

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Young children do a pretty good job of distinguishing fantastic stories from realistic ones.

Evolution: Is God Just Playing Dice?

Matt J. Rossano | Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion
Matt J. Rossano

The more we understand evolution, the less it seems like either the bogeyman creationists fear or the universal God-dissolving acid some atheists crave.

If You Meet God On The Road, Kill Him

Christian Piatt | Posted 12.02.2011 | Religion
Christian Piatt

By killing all preconceptions we have about who or what God is, we do indeed free God simply to be, as stated in Exodus and by great theologians and philosophers ever since.

WATCH: 6 Words About High Holiday Services

Rabbi Dan Ain | Posted 11.27.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Dan Ain

Six words that might get you yo WANT to go to services this year. Performed live at 92YTribeca as part of Smith Magazine's Six-Word Story Show on The Jewish Life.

Israel, the Jewish New Year: Lord, Rescue Us From Ourselves

Bradley Burston | Posted 11.26.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

On the High Holidays when I was small, Jews wore clothes they were not comfortable in, in order to ask themselves questions they were not comfortable with. Some things don't change.

In The Shadows Of The Sacred: Indecent Exposure For Our Children

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion
Carol Smaldino

Even before the most recent economic crisis, we have allowed our children to see the devastation of our earth, of our country, of our Native Americans, of our poor people and of our sick people.

Finding God And Community In Simple Dwellings

Michael Rossmann, SJ | Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion
Michael Rossmann, SJ

The nicer places felt colder. Rather than getting to know the other guests through communal dinners and the staff through informal encounters, they sat at separate tables and were served by waiters who kept their distance.

The Old Integrity

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

We're reeling toward our ecological and political comeuppance in a state of narcissistic denial; there is too little public seriousness about the issues that face us.

The Solution to Our God Problems

Wes Nisker | Posted 11.22.2011 | Comedy
Wes Nisker

Why should anybody care if someone uses a different name for god? I simply can't imagine any respectable deity saying with menace, "Hey buddy, what did you call me?"

A Moral Predicament

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 11.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrew Z. Cohen

This, in a nutshell, is the evolutionary predicament of the postmodern narcissist: We don't want to make the effort to change. And from a cultural perspective, this is a moral issue.

Embracing An Imperfect God, Embracing Responsibility

Beth Green | Posted 11.14.2011 | Religion
Beth Green

One day, back in 1983, I had a major spiritual experience. I felt that I was in God's presence, and I heard a voice saying, "Remember, Beth. God is changing." Suddenly, I realized that God is not perfect.

How Kids Deal With Grief And The Afterlife

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 11.13.2011 | Religion
Susan McCorkindale

According to the experts, there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. We also have -- and I respectfully suggest this as a sixth stage -- Hell.

A Cosmic Book With Human Insight

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.12.2011 | Books
Deepak Chopra

When religionists and atheists clash, or when science places itself as the alternative to myth, a larger trend is at work, the trend from a unified sense of humanity to a splintered sense of humanity.

New Allies In The Culture Wars

Steve Volk | Posted 11.06.2011 | Religion
Steve Volk

Newberg asked people to draw an image of God ... Believers in fact most often drew the sun, light, mirrors and even nothing -- abstract images that reflected a conception of God as vast and unknowable.

Cows on the Beach: Exposing Our Political Shadows and Lessons on Sharing

Carol Smaldino | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

It is true. There were cows on the beach -- on a beach of a deliciously gorgeous, multicultural, blue-violet-turquoise sea in Corsica, the French isla...