8 Reasons I Believe in God and Don’t Care About Heaven.


“Heaven is a cop out” Matthew Hoffman doesn’t care about heaven as a reward for his life on earth, he lives his life well regardless of what “heaven” is or will give him for his belief or behavior.

I Don’t Read Postcards from Hell


Sarah Wells reached a low point in her marriage when she was pursued by another man; it was honesty with her husband and her rediscovered faith that saw her through.

25 Killer Actions to Boost Your Self-Confidence


Our favorite lifestyle guru Leo Babauta returns with tips on how to develop self confidence

Live Fully Practice Completely – One Man’s Guide To Feeling Fully Alive

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Three gifts, no Magi.

The Wish to Sing with Primitive Baptists


In this stirring poem from Christopher Martin, the “wish to sing” is both literal and metaphoric.

Across the Universe: Dealing With Death as an Atheist

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After the sudden, unexpected death of a friend Chris Hicke grapples with what it means to be an atheist.

Can a Tough Man Believe in God?

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Philosopher Jerry Martin asks whether faith is possible for a ruthlessly logical, hard-headed, no-nonsense guy in the 21st century.

Why Didn’t I Leave an Emotionally Abusive Relationship? I Didn’t Know It Was Abusive.

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It was only after David L left his relationship of thirteen years that he realized he had been emotionally abused during that time.

Confessions of a Believer

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Jason Helveston was always a believer. And for a believer, doubt is perceived as the enemy. Can that enemy be faced with opportunity and grace?



As I stand under an apricot tree, a golden set of stairs appears.

“I was the cause of some hurt to a dear friend recently. Here’s how I handled it.”

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This comment was by OirishM in reply to the post “Forgiveness: There is No Should”

Pope Francis, Tom Cruise, and the Power of Belief


If Tom Cruise were to ascend to the position of Chairman of Religious Technology for the Church of Scientology, his coronation would be met with little besides smarmy jokes from chat-show hosts.

“I relate to the rage that comes from kids being little a**holes, but I don’t think physical discipline solves that. It just turns them into different a**holes.”


Do you spank your kids? If you do, why? If not, how do you discipline them? How did you decide what methods to use as a parent?

Faking It

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Who do you put your faith in, who might be faking their belief?

Why Do Men Have a Hard Time Handing Things Over To God?


If pride truly cometh before the fall then we need a strong harness and a good helmet.

Liberals and Conservatives: Ideology over Science


What you believe should be true limits what you are willing to believe is true.