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A Postscript on Billy Graham

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Part 4 of series: The Inaugural Prayers of Billy Graham Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series As I wrap up this short series on the inaugural prayers of Billy Graham, I thought I might share a couple […]

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Billy Grahamâ??s Inaugural Prayers, Section 3

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Part 3 of series: The Inaugural Prayers of Billy Graham Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series If you read all four of Billy Grahamâ??s published inaugural prayers, you find some interesting continuities and discontinuities. I have already […]

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Billy Graham’s Inaugural Prayers, Section 2

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Part 11 of series: Rick Warren, the Obama Inauguration, and Praying in Jesus’ Name Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post, I began examining four prayers offered by the Rev. Billy Graham at presidential […]

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Billy Graham’s Inaugural Prayers, Section 1

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Part 10 of series: Rick Warren, the Obama Inauguration, and Praying in Jesus’ Name Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Before I wrap up this series on inaugural prayers, I’d like to examine several prayers offered by […]

Examining Bishop Gene Robinsonâ??s Invocation

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Part 9 of series: Rick Warren, the Obama Inauguration, and Praying in Jesus’ Name Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Two days prior to the official inauguration of President Barack Obama, there was an opening event at […]

Praying for Barack

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Part 8 of series: Rick Warren, the Obama Inauguration, and Praying in Jesus’ Name Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Before I examine some inaugural prayers besides that of Rick Warren, I want to say something about […]

Warren Prays, Not in Jesusâ?? Name, but in Jesusâ?? Names

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Part 7 of series: Rick Warren, the Obama Inauguration, and Praying in Jesus’ Name Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Ya gotta hand it to Rick Warren. He always seems to have a surprise or two up […]

Should Rick Warren Say “In the Name of Jesus” at the End of His Inaugural Prayer? Section 2

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Part 6 of series: Rick Warren, the Obama Inauguration, and Praying in Jesus’ Name Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Yesterday I laid out the strongest case I could make against having Rick Warren say “in Jesus’ […]

Should Rick Warren Say “In the Name of Jesus” at the End of His Inaugural Prayer?

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Part 5 of series: Rick Warren, the Obama Inauguration, and Praying in Jesus’ Name Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series I began this series with the question: Should Rick Warren say “in the name of Jesus” (or […]

Should Christians Say “In Jesus’ Name” at the End of Our Prayers?

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Part 4 of series: Rick Warren, the Obama Inauguration, and Praying in Jesus’ Name Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In this series I intend to answer the question of whether or not Rick Warren should say […]

What Does It Mean to Pray in the Name of Jesus? Section 2

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Part 3 of series: Rick Warren, the Obama Inauguration, and Praying in Jesus’ Name Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post I showed that Jesus himself taught his followers to pray in his name. […]

What Does It Mean to Pray in the Name of Jesus?

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Part 2 of series: Rick Warren, the Obama Inauguration, and Praying in Jesus’ Name Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Note: This is a revised and expanded version of a previous post. Yesterday I raised the issue […]

More Ire to Come?

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Part 1 of series: Rick Warren, the Obama Inauguration, and Praying in Jesus’ Name Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series A recent AP news story featured this headline: “Warren’s inauguration prayer could draw more ire.” The implied, […]

Why I Donâ??t Say â??In Jesusâ??s Nameâ? at the End of a Civic Prayer

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Part 3 of series: Should Christians Pray “In Jesus’s Name” in Civic Gatherings? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series When I have prayed in civic gatherings, such as city council meetings or community luncheons, I have ended […]

What Does It Mean to Pray in the Name of Jesus?

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Part 2 of series: Should Christians Pray “In Jesus’s Name” in Civic Gatherings? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In several passages from the Gospel of John, Jesus instructs us to pray in his name. For example: […]

Praying â??In Jesusâ??s Nameâ? in Civic Gatherings: Introduction

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Part 1 of series: Should Christians Pray “In Jesus’s Name” in Civic Gatherings? Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Recently I was talking with a friend about praying in civic gatherings such as city council meetings or […]

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