His definition of prayer is simple: conscious conversation with God.
Twelve-step groups have a rule against crosstalk. It’s a good rule for churches, too.
When I learned that white evangelical women are drawing and painting all over their Bibles, I was caught between judging and celebrating the phenomenon.
We began our business meeting in the chapel with dimmed lights. I led the board through several calming prayers, noticing our breath and heartbeats.
Religious communities have long helped cultivate humanistic practices. We don't often think of ourselves in this way—but what if we did?