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'Heaven Is For Real' Film Offers An Accessible Look At The Afterlife

USA Today | Claudia Puig | Posted 04.16.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A wide-eyed 4-year-old makes a fairly convincing case for the existence of an afterlife in “Heaven Is for Real.” But it’s Greg Kinnear, wi...

Heaven Quotes Reveal The Mystery Of The Afterlife

Posted 04.12.2014 | Religion

Is heaven real? Cultures and faiths since time immemorial believe so, though their concepts of paradise are as diverse as life itself. Lisa Miller,...

Daily Meditation: Paradise

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.11.2014 | Religion

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

The Healing Power of Animals

James Van Praagh | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
James Van Praagh

I am the proud dog-parent of two rescues, Boo Radley and Maisey Mae, which many of you have come to know through my various posts on Facebook and Yout...

Heli-Skiing Is the Best Drug I Have Ever Taken

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 04.08.2014 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

Maybe it's the altitude, but heli-skiing is like the best drug I have never taken, and it's certainly as addictive. I want to go back again and again. And it's probably the most dangerous and expensive drug I have ever tried, as well. This is not a sport for sane people.

God's Way or the Highway

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Last week we worked our way through the main body of the Parable of the Wedding Feast (Matthew 22:1-14). But then we came to the surprising finish. ...

Dying to Be Me Author, Anita Moorjani, on Healthy, Fearless Living

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Peschke

Anita Moorjani has a recipe to fight cancer that might catch some by surprise. The New York Times bestselling Dying to be Me author revived from a...

The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like...

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.22.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

The Parable of the Wedding Feast (Matthew 22:1-14) starts out by these intriguing words: "The kingdom of heaven is like..." In the Gospels there are ...

The Judgment of Fred Phelps

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

The Judgment of Fred Phelps might be an interesting watch. Since we have no clue what will go on, we are left to speculate. Here is my impression...

Same-Sex Marriage in the After Life?

Thom Nickels | Posted 03.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Thom Nickels

Emanuel Swedenborg, the Swedish mystic who claimed that he was guided by God to visit the realms of the afterlife in spirit form, posited the premise that there's a cosmic sex in the afterlife, but only among married (heterosexual) couples.

Can Heaven Be "Revealed"?

Pierre Whalon | Posted 03.14.2014 | Books
Pierre Whalon

Skeptics must themselves confront the logical fallacy of claiming that such experiences are impossible, since the brain is the origin of the mind, and a dead brain produces nothing.

How I Die: No One Gets Anywhere With Words

Erik Hinton | Posted 03.13.2014 | Arts
Erik Hinton

Most one-act plays want for subtlety. Starved for time, they dial up the stakes immediately, cramming pathos and emotional urgency into every stage direction and line of dialogue.

What Is Spirituality? A Lenten Reflection for All Spiritual Traditions

Steve McSwain | Posted 03.07.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

What is spirituality? "It is," as Rabbi Kaplan puts it, "the progressive unlearning of the strange ideas about God you've been taught..." Consider t...

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."

Heaven Is A Place On Earth With Angelic Map Of America

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Designer Jonathan Hull exposed America's dark side a few months ago with a devilish map of the nation's most hellishly named places, but now he's come...

Bells

David S. Simon | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts
David S. Simon

Teacher says that every time a bell rings an angel gets a pair of wings and that troubles me, because a civilization of bells have been lost, and that...

The One True Answer I Can Give My Son

Devon Corneal | Posted 02.26.2014 | Parents
Devon Corneal

He's so innocent and I'm so jaded and I want to preserve this curiosity and openness forever, but I can't. He thinks I know the answers.

The Importance of Awakening Your Inner Spiritual Authority

Judith Johnson | Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion
Judith Johnson

How do you erase a concept that you have preached as truth to millions of people without so much as an apology for messing with our worldview all these years? Why was this taught in the first place?

Pope Francis, Trickle-Down Economics, and Heaven on Earth

BJ Gallagher | Posted 02.15.2014 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

Pope Francis knows that Heaven is created in community. The Kingdom of God is among us. Will we heed his teachings? Are we ready to follow his example? Are we willing to love our neighbors as ourselves?

Celestial Express

Mona R. Washington | Posted 02.08.2014 | Religion
Mona R. Washington

CAST All Good Intentions and Things, Ancestors, Positive Cosmic Energy, Divine Spirits, Faith, Hope, Courage, Sympathy, Forgiveness, Peace, Empathy, ...

Hell Is Nearer Than You Think In This Devilish Map Of America

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 10.31.2013 | Religion

Whether you believe in Hell or not, the Devil is probably a lot closer than you think. Designer Jonathan Hull has created a map of America's most hell...

Dr. Eben Alexander Says It's Time for Brain Science to Graduate From Kindergarten

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Peschke

I read Proof of Heaven when it was first released, and I met Dr. Alexander briefly at a talk he gave in New Bedford, Mass. in the spring, but I relished having an hour of his time recently to discuss the questions I'd considered since I first followed his story in the headlines.

The Hope That Is Inherent in Near Death Experiences

Lorna Byrne | Posted 11.30.2013 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I know that I and others have been given near death experiences so we can share our experience and make people understand that death is not to be feared and that Heaven is real.

Pope Francis: The Church Has Many Obsessions

Steve McSwain | Posted 11.25.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Instead of asking, however, why people are running away from churches faster than a squirrel will cross a busy street, most fundamentalist Christian leaders point to those leaving as if something were wrong with them.

Father Greg Boyle: Kinship & Kingdom (Video)

Travis Reed | Posted 11.23.2013 | Religion
Travis Reed

"No kinship, no justice. No kinship, no peace." Father Greg Boyle on kinship, compassion, unity and the Kingdom of God.