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A Job for Professionals?

A Job for Professionals?

As I’ve mentioned before, prayer is not what makes us Christian. In some way, all people pray. And while there is comfort in actually breathing a sigh under our breath to whichever god we think listens (does this mean a narcissist prays to themselves?), sometimes we may suspect a professional is needed.   This is […]

Holy Ground

Holy Ground

One day, while living in Budapest, I climbed the hill not far from our home. At the base of the hill sat a church building and school right next to each other. Looking out over the city, my view was dominated by commi-condos (condos build in the communist era that lack beauty as much as […]

Common Prayer

Common Prayer

Liturgy for ordinary radicals… Hold that thought. Prayer is not what makes us Christian. In fact, just about every religion I’ve studied includes some form of ‘prayer’. I suspect a case could be made to show that even atheists pray if only to themselves through self-talk. Unfortunately for most Protestant Evangelical Christians who think they […]

Stuttering Prayer

Stuttering Prayer

 Our souls are deeply connected to God and each other through the indwelling of God’s Spirit. Yet, too often, this connection gets buried under obligations, routines, and distractions–we lose sight of our truest self. That disconnection leads to all sorts of things–the most obvious is feeling lonely or empty. Unfortunately, the most obvious thing we […]