GENIUS: The Man Behind the Mind
National Geographic's GENIUS takes Einstein's story beyond the halls of academia. How did faith factor in his remarkable life? That's what Patheos writers are here to explore, along with the relationship between faith and science in this exclusive symposium. Read more.
John BeckettThe 3 Forms of Immorality
To be human is to live with the realization that we are alive but some day we will die. Will we really cease to exist? Or will we live on, in one form or another?
Erin WathenYour Church Does Not Need Volunteers
The language of volunteerism is a pretty recent addition to the church lexicon. "Volunteer" is not quite the right word for what our people do at church.
Bob RobinsonThe Mission of God Is Not Limited to Humanity, But Humanity Is the Key to It All
In our enthusiasm for the cosmic redemption, we must not forget that God's redemption of all things begins with his redemption of humanity.
Ilchi LeeExpanding the Meaning of Earth Day: Celebrating Our Earth Human Identity
We are like the Titanic headed toward the iceberg. We know it's there, but we can't seem to change course. Is there any hope for us?
Tom RapsasThe Fantastical Story of Dr. Seuss and Fate
Fate interceded and put the author's life on a different path. His world—and our world—were made all the better for it.
Daniel ScharpenbergAre You a Bodhisattva?
The Bodhisattva is willing to be authentic, willing to get hurt and maintain a fully exposed heart.
Roger E. OlsonIs "Social Innovation" Sufficient?
Does it go far enough to address and solve the social problems boiling just beneath the surface of American society?
Pamala OslieAura Color Personalities and Pets
Are those with certain aura colors drawn to specific types of pets?
Richard OstlingWhy Do Hindus Believe That Cows Are Sacred?
There's been riots and even a vigilante killing over cow issues during recent years. What is behind this belief?
David ScharpenbergMaitri and Karuna
Bodhicitta, the mind of awakening, arises by paying attention to the interconnectedness of things.
Morgan Guyton7 Ways Jesus Died For Our Sins
"Jesus died for our sins" actually has a much richer meaning than previously thought.
Sunil DamanThe Benefits of Meditation
Meditation is a powerful tool for spiritual growth and is essentially a process to take one beyond the limitations of body and mind.
Neil CarterMaybe Fighting God Isn't the Point
People have been saying for centuries that religion was going to die away, but they've always been wrong. It always comes back in a new form that's better adapted to the new environment.
Nadiah MohajirRed Light Reflections: The Reality of Sexual Coercion
When I find myself at that same traffic light, I take a deep breath in and remember that I am not just physically in the driver's seat but I am also mentally and emotionally behind the wheel of my life.
Fr. Dwight LongeneckerMary: You Complete Me
If Mary is the "crusher of all heresies," all we need to do is look at the results in our culture that has denied Mary.