Sometimes I Need God to Be Male


Hugo Schwyzer doesn’t mind a gender-neutral God, but the last thing he wants is for people to think that only a female God can be nurturing and compassionate.

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A Gay Man and the Church: Trying to Reconcile My Sexuality


Paul Leroux turns to spirituality to reconcile his sexuality.

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How an Atheist Learned to Think About Spirituality

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Lisa Hickey finds something she can believe in. And it has everything to do with “good” and much to do with “men”.

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Can a Manly Man be Spiritual?

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Roland Maimonedes views spirituality as empathy, love, uncertainty, and the surrender of power—none of which he had considered particularly manly.

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Questioning My Faith

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“Even in my most desperate moments, when I was ready to embrace religion, I still couldn’t figure out which one I belonged to.”

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A Moment in Time


Penelope Thompson meditates with prisoners and finds that “one aware moment is as special and unique as another.”

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Here I Am


Chris Wiewiora lives up to these words by facing questions about God, porn, and accountability.

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For a Loving Dad, Spirituality Is Optional

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Fathers who are deeply spiritual have more in common than they might think with fathers who don’t consider themselves spiritual at all.

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Re-Imagining Heaven


Jack Varnell uses free verse to look at religion and the society that needs a God.

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Does Your Soul Have a Goal?


Paul Leroux discusses the ways in which today’s man can find purpose in life.

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Use Everything


Loving yourself is the soul’s work, says Rick Belden.

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The Faith of a Wimp


In Tom Matlack’s last column, “Questioning My Faith,” he declined to choose a particular religion. One reader thinks that makes him a wimp. Here, they talk it out.

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