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What Is God

WATCH: How A Controversial Faith Healer Defines ‘God’

OWN | Posted 03.16.2013 | OWN

What happens when we die? Is there life after death? Where is heaven? What is God? These are all profound and complicated questions, but John of God h...

What We Talk About When We Talk About 'God'

Rob Bell | Posted 05.12.2013 | Religion
Rob Bell

I realize that when I use the word God, there's a good chance I'm stepping on all kinds of land mines. Is there a more volatile word loaded down with more history, assumptions and expectations than that tired, old, relevant, electrically charged, provocative, fresh, antiquated yet ubiquitous as ever word God?

WATCH: The Best Definition Of God That Oprah's Ever Heard

Posted 03.07.2013 | OWN

Oprah Winfrey recently sat down with spiritual teacher Panache Desai for an episode of "Super Soul Sunday" on OWN. Take a look at this "Soul to Soul" ...

WATCH: How Do Top Spiritual Thinkers Define God?

OWN | Posted 12.21.2012 | OWN

In this clip from the special "Soul-to-Soul" episode of "Super Soul Sunday," Oprah asks Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson and other spiritual thought...

Can A Movie Make You Believe In God?

Nancy Fuchs Kreimer | Posted 02.11.2013 | Religion
Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

As an interfaith educator, how could I not see a film, whose protagonist, a boy named Pi, is born a Hindu, loves Jesus and practices Islam? The theme of interspirituality intrigued me.

When It Comes To Religious Beliefs, Less Is More

Dan_Weiss | Posted 02.10.2013 | Religion
Dan_Weiss

The more specific you get, the less likely you are to be correct. This is certainly manifest in the inconvenient truth that so many religions describe what God wants from us in such different terms.

The G-Word: What Does It Mean To Believe In God?

Philip Goldberg | Posted 01.30.2013 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

I don't pay much attention to surveys about how many people believe in God; they don't reveal much about people's actual spiritual lives, or how their beliefs manifest in reality. They don't even tell us what people actually believe, because they seldom ask, "What do you mean by God?"

Giving Up God

Jan Phillips | Posted 12.29.2012 | Religion
Jan Phillips

The hard thing about inherited beliefs is that we think we should defend them. It doesn't occur to us that as we evolve, our thoughts evolve; as we mature, our spirituality matures.

Is Faith The Rejection Of Reality?

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 06.29.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Alan Lurie

There seems to be a belief that "faith" is the rejection of the world as it is; a retreat in to fantasy and wishful thinking. As Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, "Faith means not wanting to know what is true."

God Does Not Exist...

Pierre Whalon | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Pierre Whalon

Call this the logic of divine being. Now, this is no proof for God. But it does set up the terms within which conversation about God should take place.

War Of The Worldviews: Let's Talk God

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.24.2011 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

Scientific atheists like Richard Dawkins use every tactic they can find to make it seem that science can disprove God. But in simplest terms, you can't prove that something doesn't exist.

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.

Doubt: A Scientific And Religious Perspective

Victor Udoewa | Posted 11.03.2011 | Religion
Victor Udoewa

Science is naturally skeptical, initially couched in doubt. Though doubt might be a stumbling block for science, it is a stepping stone for faith.

The Soulful Atheist

Dori Hartley | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion
Dori Hartley

And as an "atheist," I can tell you this: I pray. I have faith. I believe in the cosmic consciousness. I live in gratitude. I am moved to tears by the beauty that is nature. I feel the intensity of great love.

Am I Mine?

Judith Acosta | Posted 10.03.2011 | Religion
Judith Acosta

Like everyone else, I have told myself many times that I am very much my own. I have not only told myself, I have repeatedly taught that idea to others. Suddenly the storm said, "Well, not exactly..."

Are Infinities More Scientific Than God?

Matt J. Rossano | Posted 09.04.2011 | Religion
Matt J. Rossano

From where does the deepest order originate? We don't know because we have yet to uncover nature's deepest laws. Even if we reveal these laws, the question will remain a puzzle.

What The Church Can Learn From Artists

Derek Flood | Posted 08.31.2011 | Religion
Derek Flood

While the church has often viewed artists with suspicion (and visa versa), there is a lot that we can learn from the artist's perspective that can enrich, expand and challenge how we approach faith.

'What is God?' By Jacob Needleman

Rabbi Jack Bemporad | Posted 08.21.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Jack Bemporad

If you are concerned with asking and answering the question, "How can one approach the question of God in an honest and authentic manner?" then this is the book to read.

What God Isn't: A Shavuot Reflection

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 08.05.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

The Torah teaches that the earliest civilizations knew God's unified nature quite well but that there was an unfortunate descent of comprehension over the generations.

Church In A Bar: Why Even The Darkest Spaces Can Be Sacred

Pastor Neil Christopher | Posted 07.17.2011 | Religion
Pastor Neil Christopher

When I announced that I was going to create a church in a blues bar in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, Texas, I obviously received some mixed feedback.

The Importance Of Teaching Religion Well

Nausheen Husain | Posted 07.15.2011 | Religion
Nausheen Husain

Most people who decide to leave their childhood religion say they did so before the age of 24. This makes it clear that the role of a religious education teacher is crucial in a young adult's life.

The Question Of Theodicy: If God Is All Powerful, Why Must Evil And Suffering Exist In The World?

Jeffrey Small | Posted 07.09.2011 | Religion
Jeffrey Small

Osama bin Laden's death and the southeastern tornadoes have brought to light one of the fundamental questions of humanity: Why do we have evil, suffering, pain and death in the world?

The Sweet Mystery Of Life

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

In age, mystery comes alive. Nothing is very sure anymore. Everything speaks of maybe and perhaps, might and possibly. Like children, we learn to wonder again.