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Bring Jesus and the GOP to Thanksgiving! A Music Video Viewing Guide for the Whole Family

Katie Halper | Posted 01.23.2012 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Since the liberal media refused to show the tender face of the Family Leader Thanksgiving GOP debate on national television, most Americans missed out.

Why Americans Dismiss Sin

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 12.20.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Fresh from the jarring experience of Yom Kippur prayer, I find myself wishing that we would struggle with sin more than we do.

Did Jesus Really Die For Our Sins?

Christian Piatt | Posted 12.18.2011 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Why would God send Jesus as the sacrificial Lamb of God, dying for the sins of the world, instead of just destroying sin, or perhaps offering grace and forgiveness to the very ones created by God?

An Environmental Confession For The High Holidays

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

The Jewish concept of repentance is called Teshuvah ("return" in English) and one of the critical aspects of repentance is the act of confession.

Welcome Those Returning To Integrity

Brad Reid | Posted 08.07.2011 | Religion
Brad Reid

Individuals who return to integrity may find themselves forever stigmatized, set apart, and not welcomed back into relationship and community. Sometimes the harshest critics are themselves lacking integrity.

The Ten States That Profit Most From Sin

24/7 Wall St. | Ashley C. Allen, Charles B. Stockdale, Michael B. Sauter | Posted 07.14.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: As state budgets strain under huge debt loads, they are counting increasingly on "sin taxes", one of the few reliable sources of r...

Sin, Redemption And The Path Of Healing

Becca Stevens | Posted 07.04.2011 | Religion
Becca Stevens

Jesus through his action and words reminds us all that the issue of morality and culpability lies in our response to suffering and in our ability to love with compassion, not judgment.

Who's to Blame for Human Suffering?

Scott Cairns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Scott Cairns

I daresay that if the innocent suffer they do so because one of us -- you or me or some other thug -- now or in the past has set their pain in motion.

'God Hates Fags': Q&A with Pastor Fred Phelps

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Pastor Fred Phelps led the congregation that gained notoriety in recent years for picketing the funerals of soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. He spoke with me about hell, homosexuality, and the Supreme Court.

Charlie Rangel Must (Politically) Die

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danny Schechter

It took him 80 years but Harlem's war-hero turned Congressional elder, Charles Rangel, is this week's media poster boy for all the ills of an institutionally corrupt system.

Political Haiku: How Many Policemen Can Dance on the Head of a Pin?

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

Pope admits Church sins. Good: something for God to do. Now, how about crimes?...

What Underlies Reactions When Islam Is Insulted?

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Terry Kelhawk

In the West, we believe that when someone moves a disagreement from the issue to a personal attack, it is because their case is weak. But can we make that assumption with other cultures?

Interview with a Philosopher: Zombies Are People, Too

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Today I'll be talking with Kim Paffenroth, a philosophical professor of religious studies at Iona College who is fascinated with - of all things - zom...

Sin As The Closet, Grace As Coming Out: Rethinking Sin And Grace For LGBT People Today

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

According to Christian theology, God reveals Godself most fully in the person of Jesus Christ. As such, it follows that sin is the closet, or the resistance to revealing ourselves fully to God and to others.

More Than Our Beliefs

Rabbi Irwin Kula | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Irwin Kula

Next Fall, which recently opened on Broadway, is the most profound, hilarious, and culturally important play I have seen in years.

Sin Isn't the Problem with the World, Theology Is

George Elerick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
George Elerick

In its original context, sin is not a personal weakness but a necessary stumble in the road toward whom we are meant to become. Looking at it this way may deepen our experience of life.

In Defense of Religion

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

"Spiritual" is great. So is "Religious"

How Does God Respond To Corruption And Violence?

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

There is a saying that we are more punished by our sins than for our sins. In other words, there is a price to pay for going off track.

Surviving A Loved One's Suicide

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Once someone you love commits suicide, you become a suicide survivor. That is what you are called. If someone you love dies of natural causes, you are not called a survivor. Suicide is different.

In the Wake of Tiger's Sins, What Matters Most -- Reputation or Reconciliation?

Larry Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Larry Ross

Anyone who has submitted to the process of recovery on which Tiger seems to have now embarked discovers that they are far better in their brokenness than in their grandiosity.

The Tone of Our Atonement: A Meditation for Yom Kippur

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

I want to dare to pose the notion of making Yom Kippur a time for softer and longer reflections, about how to make things better, truer, safer for our insides and freer from inner terrors.

Three Moral Issues of Health Care

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

With an issue like health, deeply personal but of great public concern, the faith community has a unique and important role to play: to define and raise the moral issues that lay just beneath the policy debate.

Governor Sanford Needs an Intervention Before It's Too Late

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

Sanford needs more than just a few Republicans calling him up, and asking him to step down. He needs someone who can come and help save him from himself.

What Comes Next After Sin?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Improvement is a simple, natural impulse -- everyone wants to see a better life for his family and society. But is it an improvement to deny women education and health care?

Avoiding the Wrong Goals

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Self-deception is such a powerful force in our lives that we cannot guarantee, even if we do spot it in action, that we'll be able to resist its subtle lure.