Monthly Archives: December 2016

Morning Prayer

Mechanics. Techniques. Method. All these words refer to how something is done.   I am a Methodist.   My Christian denomination was started by an Anglican priest in the 18th Century who emphasized mechanics and techniques of prayer.   He did this so … Continue reading

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Prayer: Public vs. Private

In my teaching career, I have had many experiences with students who like the “limelight.” From a speech teacher’s point of view, this makes life easier. These students do not have stage fright and they can concentrate on other aspects … Continue reading

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Praying to Yahweh

“Some people object to calling God personal” [Hunter*, 70]. Yet, can we make a case that there is some form of personhood for God? The Bible does say that God is spirit but when you explore Scripture, you realize that … Continue reading

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What Christians Can do to Change Our World…

In Luke 10 a certain lawyer arose to try to test Jesus, asking “What am I to do to inherit everlasting life?” Jesus replied “What is written in the law? How do you read it?” The lawyer said “You must … Continue reading

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Praying to an Invisible God…

At the risk of stating the obvious, when we pray, we pray to an invisible God. Now some petitioners may not be bothered by that but does that hold true for all? How can God’s invisibility cause problems for people … Continue reading

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Developing An Attitude…

This is my last post on the topic of “Can Prayer Change God’s Mind”. W.Bingham Hunter* has some excellent pieces of advice for all who try to pray in God’s will. He says that praying in the will of God … Continue reading

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Getting Some Sleep…

It has been sixty-one days since my fall and resulting pelvic break. The treatment for healing from this kind of break is minimal motion. I can get around with a walker [no weight on the right foot] but I spend … Continue reading

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