Tag Archive | prayer

Prayer for Scott

Nice video put together by a friend of mine for a close friend of hers who is going through something unimaginable. I’ve met Scott, and he is a young man who was walking with God and learning more about faith. Now he is battling for his life, and walking with God through the process. He […]

No Clergy at the Memorial

Interesting piece at Spiritual Politics about the decision from Mayor Bloomberg to exclude clergy of any sect from the memorial ceremony. (HT: John Fea) Here is a taste of the historical reasoning that may have been the precedent for Bloomberg’s decision. Let’s hark back, in other words, to the way New Englanders used to remember […]

Candorville, the Day After 9/11

I’m planning to post a variety of interesting or thought provoking articles I’ve come across since my posts on Sunday, the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Since I ended those posts with Sunday’s Candorville comic, I thought I would start today’s series with the Candorville comic from Monday. I really hope that we can […]

Education and Faith: Enemies?

A recent article in Inside Higher Ed says that they are not really the enemies that some assume: For years, a commonly held belief has been that more educated Americans are less likely to embrace religion. But an article forthcoming (abstract available here) in The Review of Religious Research suggests that the relationship between education […]

Francis Chan on Knowledge and Humility

Really enjoyed this thought provoking talk that several Facebook friends pointed me to. I’ve begun to appreciate Francis Chan more and more as I’ve come across his writing and speaking. (I commented on his break from the ministry here, and included a video of a part of one of his sermons.) I listened to his […]

Contemplating Sabbath … Part 11

What better way to revive my blog, than revisiting my long-running series discussing Mark Buchanan’s book The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath. If you missed the previous parts, here is a link to Part 10, or you can start at the beginning with Part 1. I now turn my attention to Chapter 8 which is […]

Contemplating Sabbath … Part 10

What better way to revive my blog, than revisiting my long-running series discussing Mark Buchanan’s book The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath. If you missed the previous parts, here is a link to Part 9, or you can start at the beginning with Part 1. We left off (long ago) with Chapter 6. Chapter 7 […]