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Men and Prayer

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Honest to God

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God, Why?! The Power of Lament

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Three Essentials of Marriage: # 1–Praying Out Loud

We are down to three wedding dishes: one salad plate and two (chipped) cereal bowls. If I’m remembering correctly, that’s reduced from 40 original pieces, 8 each of the aforementioned dishes plus 8 dinner plates (all gone) and eight goblet drinking glasses (alas, all long gone). I vaguely remember when the first dish broke, probably sometime […]

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A Short Guide to Listening Prayer

Central to the practice of being a Christian is the discipline of listening to God in prayer. Jesus often withdrew to listen to the Father, and his followers are to do the same. What follows is a simple (and not at all complete) guide to this practice. 1. Set a Time to Listen. Listening to […]

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Prayer: A Slow Conversation

Of all the beings in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, the Ents are my favorite. They’re trees–trees that move, and who have lived for thousands of years, trees that shepherd and protect other trees. They’re trees, trees that talk–v e r r y   s l o w l y. Entish, the language of Ents, […]

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