Arely Mayen

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Have Atheists Hijacked Humanism (And How Humanists Can to Get it Back)

Recently the American Humanist Association asked for feedback on its Facebook page, which seems to focus less on humanism, per se, than on the admittedly very worthy issues of separation of Church and State, religious extremism, and atheists' rights. Some would argue that humanism <i>should</i> be …

Halloween, Jesus, and Giving the Devil His Due

This Halloween there will be plenty of opportunities to have our wits scared out of us by the usual array of haunted houses, horror flicks, and devilish pranksters, but I wonder what a real encounter with El Diablo would be like if such a being exists. Curiously, the Bible's most famous story about …

What Jesus Said No Longer Applies

A while back I was called "a special kind of stupid" for sharing the screenshot above in response to a conservative evangelical Christian's post about the Caitlyn Jenner hype.<p>In the same thread, another person said I was preaching "the Gospel according to Suzanne" because I suggested that when the …

How We Begin to Shift the Christian Stereotype

<i>Photo at stocksnap.io by Benjamin Faust</i><p>The church was quiet except for a few adults clearing their throats and us kids fidgeting restlessly in our slick seats. The sanctuary, bright as the morning sun, flooded through the windows. The song leader said, "Turn your hymnals to 'Standing on the …

Women in Leadership: The Only Thing That Matters is What the Bible Says

When it comes to the issue of women in leadership, I often hear that the only thing that matters is what the Bible says. I completely agree.<p><b>What does the Bible say about women in leadership?</b><p>To answer this question, people usually jump to the passages that they read as limiting the roles of women. …

Two Obstacles to a Relationship with God

<i>Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through</i> …

Can We Look at the Old Testament to Predict How God Will Deal With America Today?

HBO's <i>Game of Thrones</i> won the Emmy Award last Sunday for Best Drama. What does its popularity say about us?<p>Writing for The Atlantic, Christopher Orr …

'I believe in the Bible': Trump courts Christian right

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump recently showed up at a gathering of Iowa conservative Christian voters with a copy of the Bible in hand.<p>"See, I'm …

Is the Coming ‘Blood Moon’ a Biblical Sign From God That Something Earth-Shattering Is About to Happen to Israel?

This Sunday night will mark the fourth and final “blood moon” in a series of four total lunar eclipses over the past two years that some Bible experts view as prophetic signs from God.<p>The theological proposals behind the “blood moon” phenomenon are nothing new, having gained support and attracted …

3 Dating Deal-Breakers: How to Know if He or She Is Not the One

It's always an exciting feeling to get that knot of anticipation in your tummy before a first date. Part of that is because there's always the chance that this will be the one -- the person you've been waiting for to share your life, to be your true partner. Part of it is that most people seem to …

Four Prayers for Bible Reading

When we open our Bibles to read, we’re never alone. The Holy Spirit hovers over and in the words of God, ready to stir our hearts, illumine our …

How to Live By Faith and Not By Fear

What would happen if you let go of the need to have faith? Instead you were in complete connection with your source?<p>I would love to share with you the principles that have helped me in times where life has been thrown up in the air or I simply desire to experience more connection with God.<p><b>Acceptance</b><p>…

How to teach … sugar

Sugar is everywhere – like it or lump it. It’s in drinks, cakes, bread and even the milk you pour over your breakfast cereal. But too much of it can be dangerous, leading to health issues including obesity, tooth decay and diabetes.<p>The popularity of chocolate and fizzy drinks among young people …

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