New today from the Century:
- Tom Long on prayer: "Prayer is not a violation of the laws of nature. It's woven into God's ongoing act of creation, as fully as the tides."
- Emory Gillespie's lectionary column for Sunday, December 9 (subcription required)
- Amy Frykholm's year-end picks in fiction
- Carol Howard Merritt's second post on building a publishing platform
- Steve Thorngate on his aspiring farmer-priest wife
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