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Searching for Grace in the New Year

Zach Wahls | Posted 02.17.2014 | Good News
Zach Wahls

I've been thinking about grace a lot lately. I think you're supposed to think about grace during the holidays. I'm thinking about it because I've had a really rough last two and a half months and grace feels like the hardest thing in the world to find right now.

From Death Row to Restorative Justice

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 01.29.2014 | Crime
Marina Cantacuzino

Restorative justice is a system that fundamentally views crime as injury rather than wrong-doing, and justice as healing rather than punishment. Whilst visiting New York, Minneapolis, Hawaii and Texas I've uncovered some remarkable US-based programs that bear this out.

'This Thanksgiving Retail Craze Represents The Opposite Of Counting Our Blessings'

Mary Novaria | Posted 01.29.2014 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

Some of my friends can't wait for the holidays. The rest can't wait for them to be over. It's no wonder we're conflicted. We've allowed our most traditional, warm and fuzzy holiday to be smothered by an avalanche of consumerism and immediate gratification.

Do Not Say Grace This Thanksgiving

Amanda Deverich | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Deverich

Saying grace is a blessed thing to do -- offering grace via action brings blessings to the table. Serving up grace is no easy task in the midst of a Thanksgiving hullabaloo.

Grace

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jack Schimmelman

Being chronically ill is learning about love. Whether I believe I can recover or not, I am blessed.

Humanity's Paradoxical Story

Rev. Kenneth Tanner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Rev. Kenneth Tanner

Women and men are made good by a wise and infinite community that John and Paul call Love and then, tragically, by sin and submission to dark powers, we are found lost, drifting from our Maker, hopeless and dying, yet never ceasing to bear God's image.

Just Generosity

Ron Nikkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Ron Nikkel

Justice is not a pre-condition to grace but rather, grace is necessary for justice to exist in the first place. And I suppose, looking at it from another perspective, justice is something everyone deserves but grace by its very nature is always undeserved.

Joy Secret Number 12: Inner Peace

Amanda Gore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Sitting in God's hand! The most peaceful moment of my life that I remember was an experience I had with a counselor one day. Without warning, I imagi...

Underwear As Outerwear: What's Under Your Clothes Matters

Marisa Leigh | Posted 12.08.2013 | Style
Marisa Leigh

You remember when you were younger and your mom told you never to leave the house wearing dirty or unseemly underwear? She was right.

The Joy and Grace of Loving

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Love is not something that is generated from within us. Love is what enters our mind and heart and soul when we open to it. Love is what we live in -- it's the intelligence of the universe and the life force that keeps us alive.

Billy Graham's Grandson Reveals Major Evangelical Scandal

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 10.02.2013 | Religion

AUSTIN, Texas (RNS) The Christian mission field is a “magnet” for sexual abusers, Boz Tchividjian, a Liberty University law professor who investig...

LGBT: What Does It Really Mean?

Stephanie Mott | Posted 11.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

LGBT. These letters stand for "lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender." They also stand for "love, grace, beauty, and truth." The challenges of, and the solutions to, creating a different world are intertwined in these two representations of these four letters.

Jesus, Healing and Grace-Filled Gray Areas

Rev. Michelle L. Torigian | Posted 10.29.2013 | Religion
Rev. Michelle L. Torigian

This story in Luke makes me wonder: are we as Christians called to follow the steps of Jesus and advocate for unconventional medical treatments? What does it mean to be a person of faith and someone who thinks alternative healing options should be considered?

Loving Strangers Like Babies

Shawna Kaszer | Posted 10.19.2013 | Religion
Shawna Kaszer

Why don't I coo at these grown adults with the same unfailing love I have for babies? Shouldn't I love them the exact same way?

Seven Years to Live?

Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D. | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D.

Once we experience the fragility of our lives, we realize how precious that life is. Knowing I might not see another summer, I can't tell you how much I am enjoying watching the colors on the trees and the squirrels and chipmunks playing on the ground.

Why Are Humans So Cruel?

Michael Shammas | Posted 09.07.2013 | College
Michael Shammas

Recent science is shedding light on this question, and the main culprit at work seems to be envy. The more we envy someone, the more pleasure we derive when that person meets some horrid end.

My Reunion With The Open Door

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2013 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

My heart and my thoughts will always be turned toward the oppressed and the outcasts of our world. My work will always be focused upon trying to do everything possible to create the Beloved Community which will be free of racism, sexism, poverty, militarism, hetereosexism, violence and all other false constructs of polarization.

The Path of Grace

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

The question is, how do we strengthen our spiritual practice of receiving grace? How do we build a heart that is open enough, empty enough, clear, and ready for grace? How do we become less distracted and more present to be awakened and loved by the many touches of grace?

Recharging Activist Batteries

Kat Katsanis-Semel | Posted 07.10.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Kat Katsanis-Semel

Absorb daily news headlines, and one can conclude that "the common good," must be defended with great courage, wisdom and love. What is the solution? What is the remedy that can both prevent "activist burnout," and alleviate it when it occurs?

Give The News Back To God

Rick Hamlin | Posted 07.07.2013 | Religion
Rick Hamlin

The world is full of heartache, sorrow, disasters, anxiety, tragedies in-the-making, bad news both big and small. I'm just as happy as anyone to log on to one news site after another, but if it starts pulling me down, if it makes me angry, I do just what Dad did: give it back to God.

Meet Will and Grace: How They Can Help You Direct and Star in 2013's Greatest Feel-good Film

Jennifer Grace | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Grace

During a manifestation ceremony, on top of a mountain, I made this bold statement, "I feel thrilled that I am now a Hay House published author." It was a bold statement, because I had not even written the first page of the book that had been living inside my head.

In A Self-Righteous Religious Culture, Brennan Manning Reminded Us 'All Is Grace'

Matt Litton | Posted 06.15.2013 | Religion
Matt Litton

God bless you, Brennan Manning. The candid story of your life will prove more lasting and deeply affecting than all of your best-selling books and successful preaching.

Amazing Grace

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.19.2013 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The stories behind the fight against slavery, the struggle to secure women's equality, and the bitter battle for civil rights are reminders that all the virtues implied in that term grace are within reach.

Creativity and the Three Graces

Lisa Levart | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts
Lisa Levart

On a recent, chilly winter afternoon, the three of us met at Grace's magical home. Clay, concrete and painted steel spheres dotted the landscape as though they had rolled down the hill in some prehistoric era, settling in gentle clumps.

A Church Of Non-Christians

Peter Rollins | Posted 05.19.2013 | Religion
Peter Rollins

An influential movement speaks beyond the confines of its origin, crosses tribal boundaries and touches people who might otherwise have no connection with each other. These communities do exist, they always have. But they are often hidden away and hard to track down.