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I Can't Breathe and the Widow's Cry—A Guest Post

Date: 12/11/2014

Fellow saint and sinner Saskia de Vries is a neuroscientist in Seattle, Washington and has posted before at this intersection between God and life. She, like so many of us, is grappling with the tragedies of Eric Garner and Michael Brown and the larger systemic problem they seem to reveal—namely, a pattern of police brutality against African Americans in this country. And, on the heels of this ...

Related Topics: Faith And Prayer, Racism, Civil Rights, Ferguson, I Can't Breathe, Eric Garner, U.S. Senate Report And Torture, Race Relations In America, Race In America, 9/11 And Torture

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The Inadequacy of Corporate Prayer

Date: 12/12/2014

Although it's been years since I've been in a regular church situation, I can still conjure up the feelings of dread I felt at "prayer time," sitting around a circle (we're told it's "intimate") and sharing details about our lives. The worst part was when we all bowed our heads and prayed for one another, for several reasons: P rayer -- whether it is individual or in a group setting -- is int ...

Related Topics: Faith And Prayer, God, Jesus, Church, Community, Group, Bible, Christianity, Personal, Corporate, Lord, Commonsense, Share, Activity, Intimate, Private, Punctuation, Conversation

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